Archive for August 17th, 2018

It’s A “Land Mine” At Saratoga (8/17/18)

Aug 17th, 2018 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Friday card withe races 1, 4 and 6 off the turf — it’s raining and there are thunderstorms in the forecast so expect some late changes to the track and maybe some additonal races moved to the main track.  Been very cold the last few times I handicapped, so hopefully a hot streak is on the horizon, so let’s see how I do today.

In race 2, Land Mine (#5) is the in-form closer in a short field where everyone else wants the lead — runs these down late.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 1.

In race 7, Dancing All Night (#5) ran great for Shug off the layoff and should get a perfect stalking trip here and handles it wet — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 6.  By the way, Michelle Nevin has several live horses running today and although she hasn’t won many races so far, her horses have finished second 10 times, so she is do for some winners!  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 4, 3 and 8

Race 2: 5 (Best Bet) with 3 and 1

Race 3: 7, 3 and 5

Race 4: 2, 5 and 7

Race 5: 9, 6 and 1

Race 6: 6, 4 and 1A

Race 7: 5 (Best Bet) with 8 and 6

Race 8: 3, 1 and 8  Dirt: 14, 10 and 11

Race 9: 9, 2 and 12   Dirt: 12, 9 and 8

Race 10: 3, 1 and 9