Saratoga Picks

Well, Thursday at Gulfstream Park was foolish. 0/1 with a loser in the first race and two scratches. How dare they waste the Ductor’s capping time with scratches. Someone must atone for their sins, and it will be the passengers who don’t bet these ponies today. We seek vengeance. Skip.

Race 1: 7½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.MC 25000

#1 Calling All Angels (4/1) – This filly ran well last time making an early move into a quick pace in a race that melted down. Now she drops in class and shortens 1/2 furlong. This is a large field with many unknowns and the Ductor thinks she’ll be an overlay as by far the most likely winner. If she just repeats her last race she’ll be tough to beat.

Race 7: 1 Mile. F.OC 25000n1x

#3 #Three Witches (7/2) #6 Signal from Noise (8/5) will be hammered here after running a good 2nd behind Classy Edition at Gulfstream Park, who came back to flatter that effort. The Ductor is completely against #7 Inventing (9/5), who will also take money. She’ll have to improve on figures to win. Three Witches took a major step forward last time and will get the early jump on the two favorite. 7/2 would be a generous price on the fastest filly of the bunch. The Ductor thinks they’ll have a tough time passing her in the stretch.

Race 8: 7½ Furlongs. (Turf) OC 75000b

*Gullet Shot of the Day #11 Eamonn (20/1) – The Ductor likes this bomb quite a make it a bountiful Friday for the passengers. #2 Dr Zempf  (3/1) has a major class edge over this field, but he’s coming off a long layoff, making his first start in the US and will be a short price. #6 Slipstream (7/2) is also making his first start off the bench. Eamonn has a race under his belt on synthetic last time and now moves back to his preferred surface and distance. He’s won at this distance at Gulfstream at 14/1 before and this race sets up nicely for him. There will be a contested pace up front and the closers will get good setups. The post isn’t ideal, but with the hot pace Camacho should be able to drop back, save ground and come flying late. Mow baby Mow.

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