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Ready For “Combat” At Saratoga (7/25/17)

Jul 25th, 2017 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Heading up to Saratoga for my annual trip to my friend Scott’s house in Lake George so I am posting Wednesday’s card on Tuesday without scratches — so bet accordingly.  I expect a fast main track and a good turf course with drying out conditions for Wednesday.  The first 4 days of the meet have been a mixed bag — only 7 for 41, but best bets are 3 for 12 with a 58% return on investment, so clearly you have to save the biggest bets for races you like.  Also, I have listed a lot of winners with several of my top choices running second, so let’s see what happens over the next few days and I will be handicapping every day through the weekend, so let’ see what today brings!

In race 3, Combat Controller (#6) prefers two turn routes, gets Castellano and a perfect pace scenario to set up late run — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 5.

In race 5, A Dixie Twister (#7) gets top rider and should run down the leaders and win this turf sprint with a fast pace on tap — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 11 and 4.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 3, 5 and 2

Race 2: 3, 6 and 9

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

Race 4: 1, 5 and 2

Race 5: 7 (Best Bet) with 11 and 4

Race 6: 1, 7 and 9

Race 7: 2, 8 and 3

Race 8: 10, 5 and 3

Race 9: 2. 3 and 4

Race 10: 8 (Best Bet) with, 13 and 9  (use #6 if scratches)



Can’t “Miss” At Saratoga (7/24/17)

Jul 24th, 2017 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Muddy and good for the Monday card  with races 2, 6 and 9 off the turd– best bets are profitable after the first 3 days, but I am not picking a lot of winners on top, so let’s see what happens today in the rain!

In race 8, Miss Ella (#9) will be flying late in this competitive turf sprint and can get there with a clean trip at a decent price — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 12 and 2.

In race 9, Royal Power (#14) wanted dirt and is bred for the wet going — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 7 and 16.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 12, 6 and 2

Race 2: 14 and 8

Race 3: 4, 2 and 6

Race 4: 5, 4 and 1

Race 5: 2, 8 and 1

Race 6: 6 and 9

Race 7: 5, 7 and 2

Race 8: 9 (Best Bet) with 12 and 2

Race 9: 14 (Best Bet), 7 and 16



Setting The “Table” At Saratoga (7/23/17)

Jul 23rd, 2017 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Sunday card and it looks like the rain will hold off and just affect Monday’s card — decent showing after two days with 4 winners on top out of 21, but best bets are now profitable after getting 7-1 on Penjade yesterday, plus listing lots of doubles and pick 3′s, so let’s see how I do today!

In race 8, Table of Six (#1) is not a win machine, but loves the local course and gets cozy post and has the numbers to break through here at a decent price — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 12.

In race 11, Chapin (#1) has speed to overcome outside post and goes for crafy turf outfit — key in all multi-race wagers and play an exacta box with #’s 6 and 10.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 5, 3 and 11

Race 2: 7, 4 and 2

Race 3: 3 with 5 and 2

Race 4: 10, 9 and 3

Race 5: 7, 8 and 2

Race 6: 7 (Best Bet) with 5 and 11

Race 7: 11 (Best Bet) with 4 and 6

Race 8: 1 (Best Bet) with 8 and 12

Race 9: 11, 9 and 3

Race 10: 7, 5 and 2

Race 11: 1 (Best Bet) with 6 and 10



Taking A “Baff” At Saratoga (7/22/17)

Jul 22nd, 2017 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Saturday card — had a great start yesterday with 2 winners in the first 3 races, but the later races were tough and although two best bets ran second, the later races were not good, so I will try and bounce back today!

In race 9, The Grade 3 Sanford, Baffin (#6) looked great winning debut and his daddy liked it up here — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 5 and 1.

In race 8, Penjade (#2) won comeback and gets cozy inside post to sit a good trip and get up out the wire — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 6 and 5.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 5, 2 and 1

Race 2: 5 (Best Bet) with 1 and 4

Race 3: 5, 6 and 2B

Race 4: 4 with 7 and 3

Race 5: 2, 5 and 4

Race 6: 9, 12 and 13

Race 7: 4, 9 and 10

Race 8: 2 (Best Bet) with 6 and 5

Race 9: 6 (Best Bet) with 5 and 1

Race 10: 2, 3 and 4

Race 11: 9, 8 and 3