There are plenty of great horse races across America on Saturday, including at Saratoga Racecourse. We’ve been in good shape with our picks for a long time, making a profit of +268.09 units with our running picks at our recommended stakes dated August 5, 2021. Let’s keep going! Here are our best bets for today’s action in Saratoga.
1:39 p.m. Saratoga (Race 3) – Peaceful Waters 9/5 (2 star game)
She broke her maiden in an inaugural one-and-a-sixteenth mile special weight at Fair Grounds in January and finished on the board in two of her three subsequent starts, including when she finished second, beaten five and three-quarters- lengths falling to six furlongs for allowance here last month. She has raced in the lead in all six previous starts and with a good draw three off the rail, the Dialed In daughter is selected to successfully use cutting edge tactics in this contest.
2:45 p.m. Saratoga (Race 5) – Activist investment 5/2 (2 star game)
Many got it wrong on his debut after knocking his runner down before the race and then being hit several times during the race, but Kingman’s son acquitted himself well finishing fifth and three quarters over this course and distance last month. . He had today’s rival Coach Petro ahead of him that day, but with that experience granted an uneventful passage, the Chad Brown-trained colt looks capable of reversing that form to take a win at the second time.
4:26 p.m. Saratoga (Race 8) – With the moonlight 9/5 (2 star game)
The Godolphin-owned filly showed good form in the UK, winning the Pretty Polly Stakes Listed over a mile and a quarter at Newmarket in May, but she took her form to a new level competing in New York this summer. She followed a 1st grade berth at Belmont Park with a win over a mile and three sixteenths in the 3rd grade Saratoga Oaks Invitational Stakes here. She sets the standard for form and is called upon to perform a double down while traveling.
5:35 p.m. Saratoga (Race 10) – Nest 1/2 (3 star game)
Winner of five of her eight career starts, the Curlin daughter followed that up with a Grade 1 Ashland Stakes victory with two Grade 1 seconds, including against colts in the one-and-a-half-mile Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park in June. She returned to racing against her own gender to claim a twelve-quarter-hour win over rivals here Secret Oath and Nostalgic in the Grade 1 CCA Oaks over a mile and an eighth, and looks capable of recording a third success at the highest level.
6:07 p.m. Saratoga (Race 11) – Aviano 3/1 (2 star game)
Showed good form in the allowance business when recording a length and a quarter victory in a mile and an eighth contest at Churchill Downs in May. Proved a disappointment finishing last of nine increased one yard trip for an optional claimant at Belmont Park thereafter. Gets a significant rating drop here and with Irad Ortiz back in the saddle, Medaglia d’Oro’s son is set to help handler Todd Pletcher improve his strike rate by 22% (20/92) during this meeting.
Late Pick 3
Race 9 – 1, 3
Race 10 – 4, 7
Race 11 – 4, 7
Wager – $2.00
Total bet – $16.00
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