Mike Dennis picks Wednesday's 2nd race at Saratoga
Saratoga - August 18, 2021
One Play Mike
Wednesday's card at Saratoga may be affected by rain or it might not be. I am typing this on my type writer and it is Tuesday evening. The forecast for Saratoga shows the possibility of precipitation, and continuing through the week. Check the forecast and track conditions per usual.
CLM 32000 - 7 Furlongs - 3 YO
Field Size: 6
ML Fav: 6-Free Enterprise (2-1)
Mike's Pick: 5-Create Again (6-1)
When betting a claiming race my lean is usually to play against the chalk horses or to skip any sort of win bet. Please be advised that in no way do I claim this to be a winning tip or something a bettor must oblige to.
Create Again is 6-1 and literally the only consistent horse in the field who goes to lead or as of 2021 been right off of it. My thinking is Manuel aggressively secures lead by 1st qtr and the rest will play out. Yes, the 6yo has lost a notch on paper 2021. Yes, trips still matter in horse racing and his advantage is being a lead type in a race with none.
Thank you for reading and best of luck on all of your wagers.