All Picks Opening Day Saratoga Day 1


Grass picks for Grass ONLY

SARATOGA race 1 ~ (4 star)
#4 YANKEE FORTUNE – class horse on the drop, 2/2 at Saratoga
#6 SALTO – fresh,working very well for return
#8 WRITINGONTHEWALL – the main speed, course will be very hard carrying speed
#1 ARTEST – fresh, 1st time Nihei, excepting a good run

SARATOGA race 2 ~ (3 star)
#3 QUIEN ES MI PAPA – grass work gave away ability, live firster, pointed here
#8 BOURBONOLOGY – gets blinkers on, may be favorite
#2 FAST AND STRONG – trainer 23% with route debut, won’t be slow and weak
#1 ALWAYSINMYCIRCLE – trouble at start in debut, only beaten 2 lengths

SARATOGA race 3 ~ (3 star)
#2 LIGNITE – experience wins baby races, gets superior speed jock
#3 KIMONO – Pletcher pointed most of barn for Saratoga
#5 LIBERTY GIRL – working very well for debut
#8 OSCAR PARTY – Cat Man can get them ready

SARATOGA race 4 ~ (3 star)
#8 ULLAPOOL – should gas these on the engine
#6 BOOK REVIEW – the one to beat
#2 ABIDE – long layoff, but that’s what Pletcher does best
#5 ODE TO SAMI – very consistent off the pace sprinter

SARATOGA race 5 ~ (3 star)
#6 RUBY LIPS – reported ready from Dutrow
#3 DISTORTION – big bullet work & Castellano up screams ‘good one’
#2 LENDEROFLASTRESORT – live firster, bred to sprint
#4 CHARMING BECKY – trainer 29% making 2nd starts

SARATOGA race 6 ~ (2 star)
#4 TAPANNA – in $$ all three grass starts, bullet work for this
#5 POWHATAN COUNTY – love Saratoga weeds, drops in class to career low
#8 BEST ACTOR – 2nd off layoff, new trainer has his right
#7 UNACCOUNTABLE – re-claimed by Chad Brown, 29% for this layoff period

SARATOGA race 7 ~ (3 star)
#1 LANETT LADY – 1st USA for Clement a 32% move, his Saratoga specialty
#10 LIVING MY DREAM – gets blinkers and Castellano for 2nd start
#2 COSMIC ENERGY – Bravo to Ramon is huge, working well for this
#6 OPALITE – 1st time turf, bred for weeds

SARATOGA race 8 ~ (3 star)
#1 CAIXA ELETRONICA – no chance in Met Mile, has slight edge in here
#4 CROSSBOW – the main speed and one to catch
#7 JACKSON BEND – 2/2 at Saratoga, big favorite
#3 GOLDDIGGER’S BOY – 3rd off layoff, 3 wins at distance.

SARATOGA race 9 ~ (3 star)
#7 SO MANY WAYS – not cranked for debut, kicking barn down for this
#2 BABY J – sire set track record here, one to beat
#5 FULLY LIVING – showed guts in debut, working well for this
#4 CAN’T EXPLAIN – has two good races so far

SARATOGA race 10 ~ (2 star)
#4 WAY TO THE WEST – fats works give him away, surprise package
#7 SPRING WARRIOR – plummets in class off Jake claim
#5 TOP POSITION – Pletcher & JJ, makes 2nd start
#11 MOMENTUM INVESTOR – 1st turf and bred for it, trainer 28% w/ $4.52 ROI in turf sprints


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TOP PICKS & SUGGESTED WAGERS I handicap the races and list Four Horses per race (plus another in case scratches) in order of preference starting with the Top Pick so multi-race and inter-race wagers can be formed. Currently, I am focused on KEENELAND AND BELMONT PARK  providing my Pick5, Pick4 and Pick3 wagering strategies. My selections for turf races are 2nd to none. I find value and Double Digit Top Pick Turf Winner as my specialty.. Spot Plays may also be included in the daily selections, weekends more probable. Tracks for potential Spot Plays include SANTA ANITA, CHURCHILL DOWNS, LAUREL PARK, GULFSTREAM PARK, and CANTERBURY DOWNS. I'll focus around turf races looking to cash nice tickets.

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