Archive for August 2021

“Night” Brightens Up Saratoga (8/29/31)

Aug 29th, 2021 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Sunday card — a very exciting Travers Day with the last 9 winners listed, 4 on top, including 2 best bets that were the biggest win payoffs during that stretch of stakes races.  Even though chalky, it’s nice to list the pick 4′s, pick 5′s and pick 6 — especially if you singled my best bets which could have made it more profitable.  Also 4 exacta boxes made those bets profitable for the day!  An interesting card today, so let’s see how I do.

In race 8, Night Time (#4) goes for profitable connections and should sit a perfect stalking trip and prevail late — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 6 and 2.

In race 7, Determined Fury (#7) had excuse in last and trainer making all the right moves lately — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 5 and 4.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 2, 1 and 6

Race 2: 4, 10 and 9

Race 3: 6, 2 and 1A

Race 4: 2, 4 and 7

Race 5: 2, 8 and 7

Race 6: 6, 7 and 1

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

Race 8: 4 (Best Bet) with 6 and 2

Race 9: 6 (Best Bet) with 7 and 2

Race 10: 3, 6 and 8



Living A “Charmed” Life At Saratoga (8/28/21)

Aug 28th, 2021 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the 13-race, stakes packed Travers Day card — always great when a headline best bet wins at a nice price, but yesterday only had 2 winners on top, so I will try and be better today!

In race 6, Charmed (#6) was eliminated in last at the start against some of these and still closed to be third — working bullets and should stalk a modest pace and win this at a decent price — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 9 and 11.

In race 8, The Grade 1 Forego, Yaupon (#7) had useful return against lesser and Asmussen has him ready to go over a surface he likes and should stalk and pounce late.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 2 and 1.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 8, 7 and 1

Race 2: 2, 3 and 1

Race 3: 6, 1 and 8

Race 4: 4, 2 and 3

Race 5: 4, 6 and 8

Race 6: 6 (Best Bet) with 9 and 11

Race 7: 5, 1 and 7

Race 8: 7 (Best Bet) with 2 and 1

Race 9: 4, 6 and 2

Race 10: 4, 6 and 3

Race 11: 2 (Best Bet) with 6 and 3

Race 12: 2, 1 and 6

Race 13: 5, 1 and 10



“City” States Victory At Saratoga (8/27/21)

Aug 27th, 2021 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Friday card — only 1 winner on top yesterday, which is a trend that has continued over the last week or so.  4  second choices won yesterday, but I have to step it up on the win end going into Travers weekend, so let’s see how I do today!

In race 8, City Man (#7) has been facing some good ones in last couple and had tough trips — should sit a comfortable trip here about 3 lengths off the lead and run these down late for hot trainer and owner combination.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 1 and 2.

In race 10, Classic Lady (#2) clearly needed last and gets a contested pace to set up ground saving trip from the hedge and can prevail here — 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: 10, 5 and 4

Race 2: 3, 2 and 6

Race 3: 5, 7 and 4

Race 4: 2 (Best Bet) with 8 and 1

Race 5: 2, 3 and 7

Race 6: 7, 6 and 9

Race 7: 9, 8 and 5

Race 8: 7 (Best Bet) with 1 and 2

Race 9: 1, 2 and 5

Race 10: 2 (Best Bet) with 6 and 3

Race 11: 12, 8 and 9



“Current” Is A Future Winner At Saratoga (8/26/21)

Aug 26th, 2021 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Thursday card — no winners on top yesterday, but both best bets ran well without winning and I did have 4 exacta boxes which made that bet profitable, so I will try and do better on the win end today.   Good luck to my friends Martin & Scott who are together at the track today!

In race 7,, Current (#8) is not a win machine, but definitely has the back numbers to win this and should be flying late — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 9 and 10.

In race 8, Thoughtfully (#2) runs well fresh and has faced some good ones for top trainer — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 5 and 4.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 2, 3 and 1

Race 2: 2 with 10 and 4

Race 3: 8, 1 and 7

Race 4: 1, 3 and 7

Race 5: 6, 8 and 4

Race 6: 5, 7 and 4

Race 7: 8 (Best Bet) with 9 and 10

Race 8: 2 (Best Bet) with 5 and 4

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

Race 10: 1 (Best Bet) with 8 and 3