Saratoga

Seeking “Perfection” At Saratoga (8/26/18)

Aug 26th, 2018 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Sunday card — a disaster of a Travers Day yesterday and the last few weeks have not been good here.  One week left to break out and get ready for Belmont, so let’s see how I do today.

In race 6, Three Perfections (#8) needed last and Jerkins has had a great meet up here — sits off a very fast pace and runs them down late. Key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 9 and 3.

In race 9, Epping Forest (#12) is the in-form closer in a turf sprint stake packed with speed and Clement ships up for this — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 11 and 3.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 1, 3 and 5

Race 2: 2, 4 and 8

Race 3: 6, 1 and 4

Race 4: 4, 3 and 7

Race 5: 7, 5 and 3

Race 6: 8 (Best Bet) with 9 and 3

Race 7: 11 (Best Bet) with 8 and 7

Race 8: 1, 3 and 6

Race 9: 12 (Best Bet) with 11 and 3

Race 10: 8, 5 and 6



Needing Some “Vino” On Travers Day At Saratoga (8/25/18)

Aug 25th, 2018 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the 13-race Travers Day card — a stakes filled bonanza that will drive handicappers everywhere to drink!.  This handicapper is experiencing severe overload after posting almost every card at the meet and picking winners on top is a chore.  The best angle has been exacta boxes — 4 listed on yesterday’s card and maybe it will work again today, so let’s see how I do!  By the way, there seemed to be a speed bias yesterday on the dirt (especially early in the card) and that may be the case again since they like to make the track super fast for big days.  Also, Mike Maker has been pretty cold at the meet, but have a feeling he might break through with a winner today (maybe even two).

In race 11, The grade 1 Travers Stakes Vino Rosso (#5) was victimized by a speed favoring track in the Jim Dandy, but still managed to close late to be beaten less than a length and should appreciate the pace scenario here and the extra 8th — the price should be right in a very competitive race.  Key in all multi-race wagers and play an exacta box with #’s 9 and 3.  It may be that Good Magic is the best horse, so let’s see what happens.

In race 12, The Grade 2 Ballston Spa, Hawksmoor (#4) is the absolute speed and with the course firming up finally, it may be possible to wire these — especially at 1 mile and a sixteenth.  Key in all late muilti-race wagers and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 1.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 5, 2 and 1

Race 2: 2, 5 and 4

Race 3: 4, 7 and 8

Race 4: 5, 3 and 7

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

Race 6: 3, 1 and 8

Race 7: 6, 4 and 1

Race 8: 5, 6 and 2

Race 9: 8, 2 and 1

Race 10: 2, 7 and 10

Race 11: 5 (Best Bet0 with 9 and 3

Race 12: 4 (Best Bet) with 3 and 1

Race 13: 9, 5 and 7



“Tapping” Into A Winner At Saratoga (8/24/18)

Aug 24th, 2018 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the fantastic day before Travers card — two winners on top yesterday and just missed the late pick 5, but haven’t really had the kind of day that’s been a “home run” since the meet began, so let’s see how we do today!

In race 10, The West Point, Tapitation (#4) goes for overdue crafty trainer –  has been beaten by some of these previously, but will get a wicked pace here and should be in mid pack and get the first run on Offering Plan (#6) who will be a heavy favorite.  I will take 6-1 and hope for a clean trip to post a minor upset here –  key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 11 and 6.

In race 5, La Fuerza (#7) should get a rapid pace to set up late run as the second choice — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 4 and 5.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 8, 3 and 1

Race 2: 6 with 2 and 4

Race 3: 6 with 7 and 1

Race 4: 4, 10 and 7

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

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

Race 7: 7 with 4 and 1

Race 8: 5, 7 and 3

Race 9: 3, 9 and 11

Race 10: 4 (Best Bet) with 11 and 6

Race 11: 14, 12 and 2

 



“Good Things Take Time” At Saratoga (8/23/18)

Aug 23rd, 2018 | By | Category: Saratoga, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Thursday card — not picking many winners on top lately, but listing a lot and listed 5 exactas and 3 triple boxes yesterday, so let’s see how I do today.

In race 9, Goodthingstaketime (#9) has faced better and should sit a comfortable trip right off the lead and prevail late — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 4 and 5.

In race 10, Identify Politics (#5) goes for the hottest turf trainer in the country and should win this as the favorite — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 8 and 4.  Here’s the entire card and good luck!

Race 1: 9, 4 and 3

Race 2: 5, 1 and 3

Race 3: 6, 1 and 2

Race 4: 1, 2 and 3

Race 5: 7, 3 and 1

Race 6: 5, 6 and 8

Race 7: 6, 1A and 7

Race 8: 4, 8 and 6

Race 9: 9 (Best Bet) with 4 and 5

Race 10: 5 (Best Bet) with 8 and 4