Friday at Saratoga: Mike Dennis picks the 7th and 9th races and recaps his Thursday picks
Saratoga July 16th
Recap: July 15th
Race 1 - Wagon Boss (7-2)
Wagon Boss was amongst a field that looked to struggle to even finish the race. For a second there I thought I had eaten too many edibles and was seeing horses trying to move in quick sand. Irad Ortiz, Jr. held on to win with the chalk, Charlie’sarchangel . Diodoro trained the winner, which paid $5.90 for $2. As far as Wagon Boss goes, a sluggish 3rd place finish and no reason seen to add to a playback list.
Race 6 - Alba’s Star (4-1)
In my head I am thinking of a short note to put on the form for the race Alba’s Star ran. My observation leads to using “pressed with a better horse, pack your bags”. First time against winners is not an easy angle to win at, when I saw she was taking a few bucks though I had some high hopes. It led to nothing but a last place finish and Five Alarm Robin came flying home to pull the upset at 11-1. Shout out to DRF Mike Beer, I saw he had this horse listed as his best bet. Not many cappers will throw 11-1 horses up as a best bet or even a bet in general.
After day one I will refer to my friend @godstipster , Onward.
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Friday, July 16 - Saratoga Selections
Race 7 - #3 Mumbai (6-1)
In a load race where I can make a case for most, my forgiveness of the race at Monmouth and a nice speed # two races back lead to using Mumbai. The 5½ Furlong distance is a bit weird because you get that extra ½ panel for any want to be closing horses. I am going with inside speed, break and go Luis Saez. This is all I ask of you, is a shot.
Race 9 - #3 Value Proposition (GB) (5-2)
In the past anytime I tout a chalk pick he or she usually has a rough trip only to overcome it and lose at the wire. The Forbidden Apple has a pace set with two horses who will press each other and hopefully work up enough fractions for Irad Ortiz to do his thing timing wise prior to pulling the string sitting right behind pace. It really is this easy, maybe.