Archive for July 2018

“Belgian” Doesn’t Waffle At Saratoga (7/27/18)

Jul 27th, 2018 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and good for the Friday card — more rain possible in the afternoon, but right now all races remain on the turf, so check back for any last minute changes.  only one winner on top yesterday, but some nice exacta boxes and a $432 pick 3 early, so let’s see how I do today.

In race 4, Belgian (#6) should sit a perfect trip right behind the speed for new connections and likes some give in the turf — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 2.

In race 7, Blasted Boss (#9) goes for crafty trainer who knows how to win here and should appreciate a fast pace to set up late run — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 4 and 2.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 6, 4 and 5

Race 2: 7, 2 and 5

Race 3: 7, 8 and 1A

Race 4: 6 (Best Bet) with 3 and 2

Race 5: 9, 1 and 11

Race 6: 2, 3 and 7

Race 7: 9 (Best Bet) with 4 and 2

Race 8: 1 (Best Bet) with 5 and 4

Race 9: 5, 1 and 2

Race 10: 9, 15 and 4



It’s A “Long Haul” At Saratoga (7/26/18)

Jul 26th, 2018 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Sloppy and off the turf  (race 1 cancelled) for the Thursday card — the weather overnight finally created havoc with the card and there are a lot of scratches, but a few decent races still remain to bet including the feature, so let’s see if we can build upon yesterday’s three winners on top (including two best bets)!

In race 9, Long Haul Bay (#3) back with statebreds and should sit a nice stalking trip and wear these down late at 5-2 or so.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with 3′s 8 and 7.

In race 8, Mills (#7) cuts back going turf to dirt and can benefit if the two inside runners go at it early and the track is playing kind to horses who can finish — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 2 and 3.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: Cancelled

Race 2: 3, 7 and 4

Race 3: 3, 1 and 2

Race 4: 6, 10 and 4

Race 5: 1A, 6 and 4

Race 6: 5, 1 and 4

Race 7: 9, 6 and 2

Race 8: 7 (Best Bet) with 2 and 3

Race 9: 3 (Best Bet) with 8 and 7

Race 10: 5, 13 and 2



Joining The “Riff Raff” At Saratoga (7/25/18)

Jul 25th, 2018 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Good and good for the Wednesday card — looks the the weather may hold off until later in the afternoon and at least the early races will remain on the turf.  But I will post selections for both turf and dirt if they come off late.  Went 0 for 9 on Monday, but did have some nice exacta boxes — nothing is profitable in terms of stats 4 days into the meet, so let’s see how I do today.

In race 4, Riff Raff (#2) was beaten by a couple of these recently, but probably needed that race and a wet track should help his late kick — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 5 and 4.

In race 6, Come Dancing (#6) has run well fresh and should be flying late with a fast pace assured — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 5 and 2.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 2, 4 and 5

Race 2: 6, 1 and 5

Race 3: 4, 6 and 9   Dirt: 7, 9 and 3

Race 4: 2 (Best Bet) with 5 and 4

Race 5: 6, 3 and 2

Race 6: 6 (Best Bet) with 5 and 2

Race 7: 8, 1 and 5   Dirt: 1, 10 and 7

Race 8: 5, 4 and 1A  Dirt: 7, 1A and 1

Race 9: 5 (Best Bet) with 6 and 3

Race 10: 7, 2 and 11  Dirt: 7, 4 and 2

 



There’s A “Fire” At Saratoga (7/23/18)

Jul 23rd, 2018 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Sloppy and good (race 7) with all other races off the turf — got away with a dry weekend, but the weather this week will create havoc and turf racing may be sporadic at best so handicap accordingly.  Had a decent first 3 day going 8 for 31 with a small flat bet profit, but best bets have been quiet and stringing races together has been difficult so multi-race wagers have not been profitable.  I guess picking a few winners is good, but I would much prefer to list more winners if it means bigger payoffs in multi-race wagers and best bets must run better going forward, so let’s see how I do today with lots of scratches to navigate.

In race 7,  Fire Key (#6) is the main closer in a turf race packed with speed — handles soft turf and will be flying late.   Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 2.

In race 6, Stretch’s Stone (#2) will love the slop and should get a perfect trip right off the pace and hold off the closers — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 5 and 6.  Here’s the entire card (7th race only on turf) and good luck!

Race 1: 2, 5 and 4

Race 2: 12, 8 and 6

Race 3: 4, 5 and 3

Race 4: 14, 13 and 1

Race 5: 8, 10 and 9

Race 6: 2 (Best Bet) with 5 and 6

Race 7: 6 (Best Bet) with 3 and 2

Race 8: 7, 6 and 9

Race 9: 10, 12 and 8