God's Tipster's Sunday Saratoga Pick: The 6th is sprint for New York maidens and we close week with longshot
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Saturday’s Race Recap from Saratoga:
(All odds US)
Race 1: 7th@ 12.60/1
Race 2: 4th@ 7.50/1
Race 5: 3rd@ 1.30/1
Race 6: 1st@ 1.65/1 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Race 7: 7th@ 1.10/1
Race 8: 4th@ 13.20/1
Race 9: 1st@ 1.85/1 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
In Race 1 Gucci Man never factored in his debut effort. In Race 2 Reverend Moon had a tough trip in his debut. Hampered down inside early and late without much rubbing room. He switched out very late and finished fourth. In Race 5, Eliminate didn’t break particularly fast in his debut effort and checked briefly at the top of the stretch while finishing third. In Race 6, Richies Princess shot to the lead in her debut and never looked back. She got tired late and jockey Irad Ortiz had to bob and weave in the lane, but she held on for the win. In Race 7, Love Reigns was dreadful, never mounting anything resembling a rally during the actual race (although she did gallop out past the field). In Race 8, Lasso was way closer to the early pace than I had expected and that didn’t help his chances as he checked in fourth. In the Grade 1 FourStarDave, Casa Creed, who was somehow not favored, stalked the pace and took aim on favored Annapolis in the stretch before overtaking that foe in a reprise of the Grade 3 Kelso from just about a month ago.
We’ll close out another week at beautiful Saratoga with a little overnight rain, but I’ll still handicap for a fast main track and a firm turf course. Let’s get this party started!!!!
Race 6: Day Away - 1 pt win (US Morning Line Odds: 20/1)
Two-year-old NY bred maiden fillies sprint 6 furlongs to close out our week and we’re pulling the pin and throwing one last grenade over our shoulder hoping for an explosion of cash from the betting windows. I’m loyal to a fault sometimes with horses and trainers who have won for me but some of my biggest wins have come from that loyalty. Trainer Gary Contessa doesn’t have the big name that Chad Brown, Mike Maker or Ken McPeek have so his debuting Day Away is going to be completely overlooked here. Contessa’s two-year-olds, however, have shown me enough this Saratoga meet to give this filly a shot. Of course he trained Becky’s Joker to that debut win in the Grade 3 Schuylerville on opening day here at long odds and he had Class Mischief finish a strong second just two weeks ago going a mile as a longshot. Day Away is a half-sister to a debut winner and while her works aren’t as fast as Becky’s Joker she does own three five furlong workouts, including one on turf, while only one other debut runner in this field where 7 of the 10 runners are debuting has a five furlong workout at all. I love the speed tightening three-furlong workout leading into the race as that pattern matches the work pattern of both Becky’s Joker and Classy Mischief. Bombs AWAY to close out the week.
Best of luck to all our members playing Sunday’s races from Saratoga!!