Saratoga Picks

Saratoga is killing the Conductor. Let’s Ride.


Race 1: 6 Furlongs. F.Mdn 90k

#3 Strike Magic (6/1) – This filly was 200k at auction and trainer Mark Hennig is 15% with a +$0.62 ROI with 1st timers this year. Jose Ortiz also rarely rides for Hennig, which is a good sign

Race 2: 5½ Furlongs. (Turf) Mdn 90k

#5 Tench (5/1) – He is very quick early and switches to grass for the 1st time. Trainer Timothy Hamm is 18 % with a +$3.24 ROI moving runners to the lawn this year.

Race 3: 1 1/8 Mile. (Turf) OC 25000n1x

#4 Tide of the Sea (8/5) – He looks tough to beat.

Race 4: 7 Furlongs. F.Clm 25000n2L

#5 Wisconsin Night (7/2) – 1st off the claim for Linda Rice, her early pace figures give her an advantage over this group.

Race 5: 5½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.OC 62500n2x

*Never a Doubt Sunday Night Scaries Preventer Lock of the Day #6 Violent Times (5/2) – She looks to get a perfect trip on or near a moderate pace for a turf sprint.


Race 6: 6 Furlongs. Clm 12500

#8 Scarf It Down (7/2) – The Conductor won’t be scarfing anything but rice down for months.

Race 7: 5½ Furlongs. (Turf) F.MC 75000

#8 Darken a Day (12/1) – Dropping to the claiming ranks for the first time, this filly’s first two starts have been rained off the turf. She’ll finally get a chance on the surface she’s bred for.

Race 8: 1 Mile. (Inner Turf) Better Talk Now Stakes 100k

#1 Front Run the Fed (2/1) – You don’t see colts win by 13 lengths in a turf sprint like she did last time.

Race 9: 1 1/8 Mile. Alw 92000n1x

*Gullet Shot of the Day #6 Felix in Fabula (6/1) – 3rd vs similar at Saratoga last start, this colt has a win at the distance and more wins period than the rest of this field combined.


Race 10: 1 Mile. (Inner Turf) F.MC 40000

#2 Art Theif (7/2) – 1st off the claim for George Weaver, she adds blinkers today and has the strongest late pace figures in the field.

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