Archive for August 2020

“Harris” Polls First At Saratoga (8/30/20)

Aug 30th, 2020 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and good for the Sunday card with races 1, 4 and 5 off the turf.  Only 1 for 11 yesterday, but it was a $14.80 winner and my top pick just got run down at 5-1, so back to work today.

In race 8, Harris Bay (#8) has had difficult starts in last few, needed last and gets a very fast pace to set up late run if the track is playing fairly — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 7 and 4.

In race 9, The Grade 3 Shuvee, Golden Award (#5) would be better served here to tuck in right behind a fast pace and save something left for the drive — will be a much better price today!  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 6 and 3.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 15, 3 and 1

Race 2: 1, 6 and 2

Race 3: 4, 2 and 1

Race 4: 8, 3 and 5

Race 5: 8, 1A and 15

Race 6: 5, 6 and 3

Race 7: 12 (Best Bet) with 2 and 4

Race 8: 8 (Best Bet) with 2 and 4

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

Race 10: 3, 4 and 1



It’s A “Complex” Card” At Saratoga (8/29/20)

Aug 29th, 2020 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Muddy and yielding for the Saturday card with race 2 off the turf — there is rain in the forecast so pay attention to any other track changes and potential biases!  Decent day yesterday with 3 winners on top, including a best bet and for the first time in a few weeks all win bets and best bets were profitable, so it’s time to move forward with a very exciting card on tap!

In race 8, The Grade 1 Forego, Complexity (#6) steps back up to graded stakes company and if his return race was any indication, he might be set for a top effort stalking a moderate pace for these and holding off the closers late — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 2.

In race 7, The Grade 2 Amsterdam, Basin (#1) cuts way back to a sprint, but has handled it well before and there is a stampede going on the front end here which enhance his closing kick — 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: 7, 6 and 2

Race 2: 2, 10 and 11

Race 3: 10 (Best Bet) with 1 and 4

Race 4: 4, 1A and 2

Race 5: 2, 6 and 1

Race 6: 5, 4 and 1

Race 7: 1 (Best Bet) with 2 and 3

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

Race 9: 7 (Best Bet) with 8 and 6

Race 10: 7, 5 and 2

Race 11: 3 (Best Bet) with 6 and 11



Feeling the “Breeze” At Saratoga (8/28/20)

Aug 28th, 2020 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Good and good for the Friday card with races 5 and 10 off the turf — they made a mess of yesterday’s card with all the late changes, so I passed on officially handicapping.  Only 9 days left to make a big late push…a couple of nice races to begin he process today!

In race 2, Hurricane Breeze (#5) was beaten by a couple of these in last, but the pace should be more honest today and any cut in the turf will help — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 4 and 7.

In race 4, Majestic West (#6) needed last and should appreciate another shot at running late in a sprint with all the speed signed on here — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 2.

Race 1: 5 and 2

Race 2: 5 (Best Bet) with 4 and 7

Race 3: 6, 3 and 4

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

Race 5: 2, 7 and 6

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

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

Race 8: 4, 7 and 6

Race 9: 6, 3 and 1

Race 10: 5, 6 and 7



Having “A Great Time” At Saratoga (8/27/20) _Edit — alll Races Off The Turf…Not Handicapping

Aug 27th, 2020 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Thursday card, but it is raining and races there are storms in the forecast, so watch for any race changes and if other MTO’s are scratched for an indication that races will remain on the turf.  Yesterday, had 2 winners on top and a best bet that ran second at 7-1, plus exacta boxes were profitable.  Due to have a lot of best bet winners in the last 10 cards considering how poorly they have been running over the last few weeks, so let’s see how we do.

In race 7, A Great Time (#4) may be the main speed and the pace figures to be manageable — speed has been good lately in turf sprints.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 6 and 7.

In race 3, Monarch’s Glen (#6) working well for this and the pace should be moderate which will benefit his good positional speed — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 1 and 7.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 6, 4 and 1

Race 2: 3, 2 and 6

Race 3: 6 (Best Bet) with 1 and 7

Race 4: 5, 4 and 2

Race 5: 2, 5 and 1

Race 6: 4, 1A and 9

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

Race 8: 1, 2 and 4

Race 9: 6, 3 and 5