Archive for July 26th, 2013

Saratoga Race Course Free Play + Pick 6 Tickets – July 27

I am offering full card analysis from Saratoga Race Course each Saturday on my Today’s Racing Digest Handicapper page. For the July 27 program, I have posted a free play below, along with suggested Pick 6 tickets.

I also posted my July 20 full card from Saratoga at the bottom.

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Saratoga Race Course Free Play for Saturday, July 27

Saratoga Race 4 (MSW, 9.5T) #1 SUPREME COMMANDER (7-2) finished 4th in his 8f bow at Belmont. He dons the hood for sharp first turf trainer Shirreffs and dam has tossed two turf winners. #2 Parnelli (5-1) goes 3rd off the shelf and McLaughlin excels first lasix. #6 Unitarian (5-2) beat Parnelli June 22. He adds blinkers and also makes his third start off a layoff. THE PLAYS: #1 to win, Quinella 1/2-6  

Saratoga Race Course Pick 6 Tickets for Saturday, July 27

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Saratoga full card analysis for Saturday (7-20-13)
By Jarrod Horak (,
: Scattered T-Storms (60% chance). High 85.  Best Bets (races 6, 7, 8)

SAR 1 Palace Dreams ($15.40), Exacta ($73.50)
SAR 2 Asset Inflation ($5.70), Quinella ($29.60)
Daily Double (race 1-2, $42.60)
SAR 7 Crackerjack Jones/Soul House Exacta (Best Bet #2, $22.40)
SAR 8 Miraculousmo (Best Bet #3, $11.20)
Daily Double (race 7-8, $58.50)
SAR 9 Authenticity/Flashy American Exacta ($10.20)
Daily Double (race 8-9, $21.40)
Pick 3 (race 7-9, $93.50)
Pick 3 (8-10, $56.50)

SAR 1 (Alw-1x, 8.5f inner turf) #3 PALACE DREAMS (6-1) looked great in her 7f maiden win at Belmont June 20 and Duggan excels with his recent grads trying winners for the first time. She was 2nd in her flat mile bow and Ortiz Jr. is a profitable 3-for-10 with Duggan recently. #5 Moonlit Sonnet (5-2) has been competitive in all four turf tries. Solis sticks and Lisa Lewis shows a profit with turf starters. #6 Heart of New York (3-1) is a fresh, late running threat for the productive Rosario/Brown combo. #10 Flirtatious Spring (8-1) is usually a tactical factor for Cornelio V/Rice. She handles firm and yielding ground. THE PLAYS: #3 to win, Exacta 3/5-6-10, Exacta 5-6-10/3

SAR 2 (MSW, 5.5T) #5 ASSET INFLATION (3-1) finished 2nd in his Big A fast track bow April 20 and earned a similar number as the beaten favorite in the Belmont mud second time out. Dam has thrown two turf winners and he has the productive Castellano/Brown team in his corner. #6 Insighting (5-2) found trouble as the beaten favorite when last seen in a turf route at Aqueduct last November. He landed the place in his turf sprint bow and could come out firing under Rosario. #12 Poppy’s Watching (10-1) woke up with a close-up show finish vs. $16k maiden claiming turf sprinters June 26. Englehart excels with this type of class riser and J L Ortiz sticks with the outside stalker. THE PLAYS: #5 to win, Quinella 5/6-12

SAR 3 (My Princess Jess, 8.5f inner turf) #10 CAROLINE THOMAS (4-1) got no pace help in her last three and still managed to only missed by a neck June 16. The splits should be honest today and she could be sitting on a top effort in her third start off a layoff. #8 Wave Theory (5-2) beat my top May 27 and also needs pace help. Chad Brown excels with 46-90 day layoff runners and Rosario ends up here. #2 Kitten’s Queen (8-1) should sit a cozy ground saving tactical trip from the hedge under top notch turf rider Napravnik. THE PLAYS: #10 to win, Exacta 10/2-8, Exacta 2-8/10

SAR 4 (MSW, 5.5T) #11 ROSALIE’S PLEASURE (6-1) landed the place in her local turf sprint debut last summer and went to the sidelines after finishing up the track as the beaten favorite at Belmont three weeks later. She dons the hood for her profitable new barn and Castellano climbs aboard. #8 Therapy (3-1) has had her chances but I like the rider switch to J L Ortiz and she has the speed to succeed. She handles turf/dirt and set the pace in her two best efforts so look out if she shakes loose early. #2 Hot Rendezvous (7-2) has fired Trifecta shots in 3 of 5 turf sprints and will try to get involved late under Saez. THE PLAYS: #11 to win, Quinella 11/2-8

SAR 5 (Alw-1x, 8.5f inner turf) #11 POLIZIOTTO (4-1) is a 5yo with only four starts but he always fires and ran well in both local turf outings under today’s pilot Castellano. Chad Brown is a layoff wizard and I like his running style versatility. #5 Mr Cowboy (12-1) graduated over the local weeds last summer and lost as my top when returning to turf at Belmont July 6. #4 Noosh’s Tale (3-1) added lasix and missed by a neck in his last two turf starts vs. this kind. #2 Toy Cannon (5-1) is usually in the hunt but Mott’s late runner is always at the mercy of the pace. THE PLAYS: #11 to win, Exacta Box 5-11, Exacta 5-11/2-4  

SAR 6 (OC-62.5k/2x, 7f) #3 INTEGRITY (2-1) fired in both local sprints and beat next out winner Bad Hombre at Big Sandy June 8. Another live wire for Rosario and Brown. #8 Night Maneuver (4-1) was claimed out of his June 22 Belmont Park win at 6.5f by Contessa. He has won at this course and distance before. #6 Cozzetti (12-1) showed early interest and earned an improved number with the addition of blinkers in a Churchill turf route June 29. Romans excels route/sprint and 3rd off the shelf. THE PLAYS: #3 to win, Exacta 3/6-8, Exacta 6-8/3

SAR 7 (OC-14k/1x, 6.5f) #8 SOUL HOUSE (4-1) scored in his local debut last year and returned this spring with a pair of even efforts at Belmont. Castellano and Weaver both had a solid meets here in 2012. #11 Crackerjack Jones (5-2) took action and finished 2nd in his May 4 bow and cruised home as the favorite at this distance second time out. His connections are easy to like and he is an obvious forwardly placed factor at low odds. #13 Captain Davrick (5-1) is improving and likes the goo. THE PLAYS: #8 to win, Exacta 8/11-13, Exacta 11-13/8   

SAR 8 (MSW, 7f) #2 MIRACULOUSMO (9-2) finished a respectable 4th from an outer post in his wet track bow under the Twin Spires May 11 and the 1-2 finishers both came back to score. He fired a local bullet July 15. #3 Apex (6-1) was 2nd to Palace Malice and Micromanage in two local sprints here last summer. Mott’s fresh gelding also finished 2nd in a 7f event at the Gulf this winter and did not handle the footing in a productive synthetic route when last seen at Keeneland April 13. #7 Charlie’s Picnic (5-1) ran an improved race at Belmont second time out and Rosario ends up here. THE PLAYS: #2 to win, Exacta 2/3-7, Exacta 3-7/2  

SAR 9 (G3 Shuvee, 9f) #2 FLASHY AMERICAN (12-1) got very good (suddenly) in her last pair. She won at this course/distance last summer and projects a tactical trip at square odds under Rosario. #3 Eblouissante (7-2) won both of her SoCal starts last year and Zenyatta’s baby sis has not been seen since. She is working well for this and figures to appreciate nine furlongs. #7 Authenticity (7-5) is a consistent stalker and Pletcher’s grade two winner is fresh and ready to rumble under Johnny V. #6 Summer Applause (5-2) is expected to contest the Del ‘Cap. THE PLAYS: #2 to win, Exacta Box 2-3, Exacta 2-3/7  

SAR 10 (G1 CCAO, 9f) Joel Rosario has a shot to steal this one aboard #1 MY HAPPY FACE (3-1). She ran well here last summer and has fired Exacta shots in all six outings. She cruised under today’s pilot for new trainer Chad Brown at Belmont June 13 and might get brave if able to sneak away early. I have always liked #2 Cue the Moon (10-1) and she still has some upside with only four races under her belt. The $310k purchase dons the hood and graduated here last summer. #4 Princess of Sylmar (9-5) has not been seen since upsetting the G1 Kentucky Oaks at this distance. She is using this as a prep race for the G1 Alabama and will try to get involved late at low odds. #3 Unlimited Budget (2-1) won four starts to begin her career. She finished 3rd in the Kentucky Oaks and was a respectable 6th of 14 when last seen in the Belmont Stakes. #5 Marathon Lady (5-1) rounds out the compact field. She remains eligible for an entry level spot and is capable of landing a share. THE PLAYS: #1 to win, Exacta Box 1-2, Exacta 1-2/4  

SAR 11 (Clm-20k, 6f) #12 VELVET CAP (4-1) drops below his $50k claimed price (today’s purse – $37k) for Maker, who excels 2nd off the claim. He dons the hood, attracts Rosario, and fired a local bullet July 14. #4 Siero (12-1) is a neck away from a perfect 4-for-4 record and I like his early-pressing versatility. #6 Upward (12-1) was nabbed out of his last by claiming artist Ness and will probably improve. #9 Mr. D’oro (12-1) drops out of the Optional Claiming ranks for sharp trainer Jason Servis. THE PLAYS: #12 to win, Exacta 12/4-6-9, Exacta 4-6-9/12

Double/Pick 3/Pick 4 contenders – in order of preference


1   (3-5-6-10)
2   (5-6-12)
3   (10-8-2)
4   (11-8-2)
5   (11-5-4-2)
6   (3-8-6)
7   (8-11-13)
8   (2-3-7)
9   (2-3-7)
10 (1-2-4)
11 (12-4-6-9)