Archive for August 25th, 2018

Needing Some “Vino” On Travers Day At Saratoga (8/25/18)

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

Fast and firm for the 13-race Travers Day card — a stakes filled bonanza that will drive handicappers everywhere to drink!.  This handicapper is experiencing severe overload after posting almost every card at the meet and picking winners on top is a chore.  The best angle has been exacta boxes — 4 listed on yesterday’s card and maybe it will work again today, so let’s see how I do!  By the way, there seemed to be a speed bias yesterday on the dirt (especially early in the card) and that may be the case again since they like to make the track super fast for big days.  Also, Mike Maker has been pretty cold at the meet, but have a feeling he might break through with a winner today (maybe even two).

In race 11, The grade 1 Travers Stakes Vino Rosso (#5) was victimized by a speed favoring track in the Jim Dandy, but still managed to close late to be beaten less than a length and should appreciate the pace scenario here and the extra 8th — the price should be right in a very competitive race.  Key in all multi-race wagers and play an exacta box with #’s 9 and 3.  It may be that Good Magic is the best horse, so let’s see what happens.

In race 12, The Grade 2 Ballston Spa, Hawksmoor (#4) is the absolute speed and with the course firming up finally, it may be possible to wire these — especially at 1 mile and a sixteenth.  Key in all late muilti-race wagers and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 1.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 5, 2 and 1

Race 2: 2, 5 and 4

Race 3: 4, 7 and 8

Race 4: 5, 3 and 7

Race 5: 6 (Best Bet) with 5 and 1

Race 6: 3, 1 and 8

Race 7: 6, 4 and 1

Race 8: 5, 6 and 2

Race 9: 8, 2 and 1

Race 10: 2, 7 and 10

Race 11: 5 (Best Bet0 with 9 and 3

Race 12: 4 (Best Bet) with 3 and 1

Race 13: 9, 5 and 7