God's Tipster's Wednesday Saratoga Pick: The 9th is the Suzie O'Cain, a turf route for 3yo NY bred fillies
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Good morning racing fans. We’re back with another exciting week of racing at Saratoga. We are expecting fast and firm conditions with balmy temperatures for Wednesday’s races at this time but I’ll add a disclaimer that at Saratoga, it can pour at any time without warning so we’ll keep our eyes on the sky.
**Two rare things that I saw on this race card:
- In Race 1, a steeplechase race there’s a runner named Redicean who won his most recent start by a whopping 54 lengths ! I’m not sure I’ve ever seen that before but he’s 6/1 on today’s morning line.
- In Race 3, the three horse named White Hot is actually registered as a pure white horse. This is something I’ve only seen a handful of times.
I’m not selecting either horse for wagering purposes but found that interesting.
Now let’s get to work!
Bombs away Wednesday!
Wednesday at Saratoga:
Race 9: Dream Central - 1 pt win (US Morning Line Odds: 8/1)
Today’s feature race is the Suzie O’Cain, named after a former member of the New York Thoroughbred Breeder’s Inc. board of directors who passed away earlier this year. The race is run at a mile and a sixteenth on turf and is restricted to three year old fillies bred in New York. It drew a field of six runners and three main-track-only entrants who will probably scratch. Our morning line favorites are winless at this distance so I’m taking a shot with an up and comer named Dream Central who blew up a bet I had last time out winning at nearly 40/1 odds (I had the runner up). That day, Dream Central was able to save ground then powered through in the stretch for the win despite being leaned on. She retains the same rider she had in that race and while that race showed quite a form reversal for her, trainer Gary Sciacca has had horses improve by leaps and bounds this year at the right time. Dream Central’s dam, Dreamed to Dream, spent her career racing at distances similar to today’s mile and a sixteenth and this one is a half to several runners who improved when stretched out on turf. The pace should play into her hands with all the early speed and despite winning last time out her odds will be high.
Best of luck to everyone playing Wednesday’s races from Saratoga!