Crystalle pulls away in the 2019 P.G. Johnson stakes.
Crystalle pulls away in the 2019 P.G. Johnson stakes.NYRA

God's Tipster's Thursday Saratoga Pick: The 10th is a stakes turf route for 2yo fillies with a Fausto runner

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Wednesday’s Race Recap from Saratoga:

(All odds US)

Race replays for yesterday’s races from Saratoga can be found here:


Race 2: 2nd@ 30.50/1

Race 3: 1st@ 3.15/1 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥

Race 10: 4th@ 2.40/1

We began the week with a bit of a heartbreaker as our long-shot selection, Yogi was coaxed from the gate, chased just off the inside until tucked inside through the turn coming under coaxing at the three-eighths, took the inside route into upper stretch and rallied up the rail into contention a furlong from home, ran on through to the finish to be along safe for place honors at 30/1 odds. We exacted a bit of revenge in Race 3 as Closethegame Sugar settled towards the rear of the field, tucked into the three path for the run around the turn, was roused at the five-sixteenths, came five wide into the stretch, rallied outside into the final furlong, took the lead coming to the sixteenth-pole and prevailed under steady urging. In Race 10, Devil Boy raced off a hot pace and rallied only mildly for fourth in a no excuses race.

We’re back again for the final Thursday card of the Saratoga meet. Fast and firm conditions beneath sunny skies are expected. Let’s get to work!

Thursday at Saratoga:

Race 10: Pachuca - 1 pt win (US Morning Line Odds: 8/1)

Yes, I’m skipping all the way to Race 10 because I dislike most of today’s card. Race 10 is the P.G.Johnson for two year old fillies on turf at 1 1/16 miles. Our 7/5 morning line favorite is Be Your Best, who won nicely in her debut by more than three lengths. Tough to fault her off that effort but strange things can happen in these two-year-old turf routes this time of year so I’m taking a shot with a bit of an outsider named Pachuca. Members may remember this name from just about two weeks ago when I swore this runner was given a lower number than she deserved breaking her maiden and I loved her running in the Ellis Park Debutante. She broke from post 13 and came 8 wide to miss by a fast, diminishing length while arguably being best. Fausto Gutierrez isn’t a household name here in New York but he’s an effective trainer in South Florida who wins with 24% of his overall turf starters and with a whopping 33% of his first time turf runners (5 for 15). She’s bred just fine for turf and for the added distance and Luis Saez takes the mount here which boosts my confidence even more.

One and done for us today. Best of luck to everyone playing Thursday’s races from Saratoga!

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