Archive for August 2019

Having Some “Vino” At Saratoga (8/31/19)

Aug 31st, 2019 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the incredible 12-race Woodward card — listed a lot of winners yesterday, including the early pick 5, but no winners on top, so it’s tough to get excited when your second and third choices are run better than the top choice, but time to turn things around today!

In race 11, The Grade 1 Whitney, Vino Rosso (#3) didn’t have the most comfortable trip in the Whitney, but still made a wide move on the turn to put himself in the mix before tiring a little late — worked a bullet for this and have a feeling removal of blinkers will put this one in the winner’s circle today with a good trip — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with 3′s 7 and 9.

In race 6, The Grade 3 Saranac, Global Access (#4) ran best turf race in grade 1 prior to this and should be close enough to a moderate pace to get first run and hold off the closers late — 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: 6, 5 and 4

Race 2: 2, 6 and 7

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

Race 4: 4, 8 and 5

Race 5: 1, 10 and 4

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

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

Race 8: 4, 1 and 3

Race 9: 8, 10 and 11

Race 10: 2, 7 and 5

Race 11: 3 (Best Bet) with 7 and 9

Race 12: 4, 5 and 8



Having “A Little Faith” At Saratoga (8/30/19)

Aug 30th, 2019 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the final Friday card at the Spa — 2 winners on top, 7 exactas and all the late multi-race wagers all listed (mostly chalk though), so we will try and find some value today.  Keep in mind that the Ortiz brothers are battling for the riding title here over the last few days and you have to factor in that all their horses may be live!  However, you will get value on other horses, so if you can beat them in a race, you should benefit from a better price.

In race 8, A Little Faith (#2) has done little wrong in 2 starts and now gets a cozy inside post for the money run today — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 7 and 9.

In race 10, Final Frontier (#5) should sit right off a fast pace and you will get better value because of Disco Partner (#3), who should be the heavy favorite, but vulnerable again at 5 1/2 furlongs.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 9.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 8, 5 and 7

Race 2: 2, 4 and 8

Race 3: 2, 4 and 12

Race 4: 5, 3 and 1

Race 5: 5, 4 and 1

Race 6: 9, 4 and 8

Race 7: 4, 3 and 5

Race 8: 2 (Best Bet) with 7 and 9

Race 9: 4, 1 and 2

Race 10: 5 (Best Bet) with 3 and 9

Race 11: 8, 6 and 10



Feeling A “Surge” At Saratoga (8/29/19)

Aug 29th, 2019 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Thursday card — just two winners on top yesterday, so let’s move on quickly to today with a difficult group of races to handicap!

In race 4, Surge Pricing (#7) cuts back to sprint, but can stay close enough to a contested pace and run these down late at a decent price — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 6 and 5

In race 8, Mr. Dougie Fresh (#5) was too close to the pace in last and should revert back to stalk and pounce tactics with all the speed signed on — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 8.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 5, 4 and 2

Race 2: 9, 6 and 1

Race 3: 7, 1 and 2

Race 4: 7 (Best Bet) with 6 and 5

Race 5: 5, 1 and 2

Race 6: 9, 7 and 8

Race 7: 11, 4 and 9

Race 8: 5 (Best Bet) with 3 and 8

Race 9: 6, 8 and 7

Race 10: 5, 7 and 13



“Smiling” Waiting For Wednesday At Saratoga (8/28/19)

Aug 28th, 2019 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Wednesday card — looks like there are showers in the forecast, so keep an eye out for any changing track conditions.  Had a great day on Sunday with 4 winners on top (including 2 best bets) after going 0 for 13 on Travers Day, so let’s see how I do today.

In race 8, Smile Bryan (#6) just missed in last and retains Jose for money run — won’t mind any moisture in the track.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 2 and 7.

In race 3, Classic Lady (#6) just missed to classy foe in last should run down the leaders late with a good trip — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 1. Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 1, 2 and 3

Race 2: 4, 6 and 1

Race 3: 6 (Best Bet) with 8 and 1

Race 4: 3, 8 and 5

Race 5: 10, 8 and 12

Race 6: 4, 6 and 3

Race 7: 3, 10 and 7

Race 8: 6 (Best Bet) with 2 and 7

Race 9: 2 (Best Bet) with 8 and 1

Race 10: 6 (Best Bet) with 5 and 11