Saratoga

“Gypsy” Tells My Fortune At Saratoga (8/18/18)

Aug 18th, 2018 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Sloppy and races 1,2, 7 and 10 off the turf.  The weather has been really tough on Saratoga handicappers everywhere — especially the off the turf races for 2 year olds where you don’t know who can run on the dirt.  I have been a in real funk the last 4 handicapping days with only a few winners on top and best bets continue to either not run well or lose every photo when they do.  Looks like the last few weeks of the meet will have better weather, so let’s see if we can get back on track today.

In race 5, Gypsy Janie (#5) got claimed by crafty trainer and should love a wet track and rally late to win this with Jose — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 4.

In race 9, The Grade 1 Alabama, Eskimo Kisses (#2) has been beaten by Midnight Bisou (#3) before, but the added distance could be the great equalizer today and any moisture in the track should be a benefit — 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: 8, 12 and 13

Race 2: 13, 11 and 8

Race 3: 6, 4 and 7

Race 4: 2, 4 and 7

Race 5: 7 (Best Bet) with 3 and 4

Race 6: 5, 8 and 3

Race 7: 13, 10 and 8

Race 8: 2, 4 and 6

Race 9: 2 (Best Bet) with 3 and 8

Race 10: 6, 8 and 13



It’s A “Land Mine” At Saratoga (8/17/18)

Aug 17th, 2018 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Friday card withe races 1, 4 and 6 off the turf — it’s raining and there are thunderstorms in the forecast so expect some late changes to the track and maybe some additonal races moved to the main track.  Been very cold the last few times I handicapped, so hopefully a hot streak is on the horizon, so let’s see how I do today.

In race 2, Land Mine (#5) is the in-form closer in a short field where everyone else wants the lead — runs these down late.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 1.

In race 7, Dancing All Night (#5) ran great for Shug off the layoff and should get a perfect stalking trip here and handles it wet — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 6.  By the way, Michelle Nevin has several live horses running today and although she hasn’t won many races so far, her horses have finished second 10 times, so she is do for some winners!  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 4, 3 and 8

Race 2: 5 (Best Bet) with 3 and 1

Race 3: 7, 3 and 5

Race 4: 2, 5 and 7

Race 5: 9, 6 and 1

Race 6: 6, 4 and 1A

Race 7: 5 (Best Bet) with 8 and 6

Race 8: 3, 1 and 8  Dirt: 14, 10 and 11

Race 9: 9, 2 and 12   Dirt: 12, 9 and 8

Race 10: 3, 1 and 9



Having A “Party” At Saratoga (8/13/18)

Aug 13th, 2018 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and good for the Monday card with races 1 and 3 now off the turf.  It looks like there will be weather issues later in the afternoon so keep your eye on the sky, but I am handicapping for the remaining turf races to stay there!  Not much of a party happening over the last two days with no winners on top, but lots of exacta boxes, so let’s see what happens today.

In race 6, Orchid Party (#2) drops and gets back to best surface and should get a monster pace to set up late run — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 7.

In race 2, Arewehavingfunyet (#5) cuts back to best distance and Saez stays — should get the money here at a decent price.  Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 6 and 7.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 6, 4 and 5

Race 2: 5 (Best Bet) with 6 and 7

Race 3: 7, 8 and 2

Race 4: 4, 11 and 5

Race 5: 3, 1 and 4

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

Race 7: 1, 4 and 5

Race 8: 3, 5 and 7

Race 9: 4 with 11 and 8



Examining The “Data” At Saratoga (8/12/18)

Aug 12th, 2018 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Muddy and off the turf for the Sunday card — a slew of scratches has made the card almost unplayable, but after yesterday, I need to try and redeem myself so here goes!

In race 3, Data Driven (#6) was claimed by hot trainer and there should be a speed duel and a tiring track to set this up for a closer here — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 1 and 2.

In race 4, Team of Teams (#4) cuts back to sprint and should wire these with plenty left at the end — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 1 and 2.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 5, 2 and 4

Race 2: 8, 14 and 9

Race 3: 6 (Best Bet) with 1 and 2

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

Race 5: 8, 4 and 3

Race 6: 5, 8 and 1

Race 7: 6, 5 and 2

Race 8: 1, 2 and 4

Race 9: 5 and 6

Race 10: 2, 4 and 9