Saratoga Picks

Only one short priced winner Thursday isn’t going to pay the Conductor’s coal bill. We need to get the train humming at Saratoga soon. With scattered storms on the radar, Friday may not be the day. If the races stay on the turf however, then the Conductor has a few spot plays up his sleeve. Let’s Ride.

Race 4: 1 1/8 Mile. Curlin Stakes

#2 Lost Ark (4/1) – This colt showed real talent last summer before getting thrust up against G1 company. He retuned off the bench last time for Pletcher and won nicely. There is no early speed in this race and the Conductor likes that he’s exiting a race with a quick early pace. Irad will either go to the lead or press a slow pace and have the jump on the closers as they turn for home. 4/1 would be more than fair in just a 5 horse stakes field.

Race 6: 1 3/8 Mile. (Inner Turf) Alw 149500n1x

*Gullet Shot of the Day #2 Danzigwiththestars (8/1) – This gelding will be the key to the Conductor’s Friday. This is a wide open allowance race and only the strong will make a stand. Danzigwiththestars is making his 3rd start off the layoff and stretching out off a sneaky strong effort going a mile last time. He was floated 4-wide early on the turn and sustained his move for much longer than he should have. He ran a strong late pace figure too. Now he draws well to the inside and gets to mow the Saratoga lawn that he loves . All three of his career wins have come at the Spa and he’s not done yet. Skip.


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