Saratoga Thursday: God's Tipster picks the 4th and 5th races on what will likely be a sloppy track
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Saratoga Thursday: God's Tipster picks the 4th and 5th races on what will likely be a sloppy track

More rain is in the forecast so the Spa may feature a mud bath.

Wednesday’s Recap from Saratoga:

(All odds US)

Replays from Saratoga can be found here:

Race 5: SCRATCH

Race 8: SCRATCH

Race 9: 3rd@ 12.60/1

We had the expected rainy weather and it took us off the turf. Unfortunately that meant that our selections scratched in Races 5 & 8. In Race 9, Kneesandhips motored late for third at long odds.

We’ve got more rain in the forecast so I’m handicapping for a sloppy track and no turf racing. It’s going to be a sloppy mess of a day so we’ve only got two picks.

Let’s get started:

Thursday picks for sloppy Saratoga:

Race 4: Ice Princess - 1 pt win (US Morning Line Odds: 5/2)

Interesting little allowance race here for fillies and mares and all eyes will be on the flashy debut winner - More Moonshine who may be best. But she’s never been this far and at a short price it’s not worth a bet to us. Ice Princess on the other hand looks a bit intriguing. This graded stakes placed miss has 4 races over a sloppy /muddy track and has two wins and two place finishes including a second place finish in the Grade 3 Comely Stakes - her career best. With a trainer winning at 24% and her rider winning at 20%, I’ll take a stand against the heavy favorite.

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Race 5: Silver Strand - 2 pts win - BEST BET (US Morning Line Odds: 9/5)

Word has been out about this runner for quite some time. This $575,000 purchase is out of a dam who won the Grade 2 Cotillion and is a half to several flashy stakes winners. Rumor has it that she outworked More Moonshine and that one won her debut by 6 lengths.

Good luck to everyone playing Thursday’s sloppy card from Saratoga!

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