Thursday Horse Racing: It's Opening Day at Saratoga and Mike Dennis has two race picks
Saratoga - July 15th
Saratoga kicks off the 2021 meet and one thing I look forward the most to on opening day is being thankful. I lived in Saratoga for one year and experienced a full race meet. It is a special place and I am thankful I will be able to bet on it and visit.
Two Horses To Consider :
Race 1 - Wagon Boss (7-2)
A pretty cool way to kick off the 2021 Saratoga meet is taking a horse who has raced 62 times in a $12,500 claiming race. You can not win every race at the meet if you do not win the first. With Ten Strike racing placing the horse and Joel Rosario up, the question to me is why not? The race seems open going 1 and ⅛ miles with early speed and contention present on paper. Maybe Joel can set off the pace and have first crack heading home prior to closers. To kick off the meet I am taking Wagon Boss at 7/2 for the win.
Race 6 - Alba’s Star (4-1)
One of the easiest betting angles I remember is “Luis on the Lead”. The post set up in the two holes for Alba’s Star with early speed should lead to Luis Saez getting the lead (110). On paper no other horses look threatening to the front, if Luis has his ticker in order he may be able to walk the dog.
If you are playing today best of luck and thank you for reading!