Belmont September 9

Race 1

  • 2  My Golden Rose
  • 7  Nisha
  • 6 Claivoyant Lady
  • 4  Gobi

Race 2

  • 10  Devine Entry
  • 7  Factor This
  • 9  Triangulate
  • Secondary (6)

Race 3

  • 1  Portfolio Manager
  • 3  Carlino
  • 6  Cinderela El Crome
  • Secondary (ALL)

Race 4

  • 5  Coal Truth
  • 6  Super Sermon
  • 1  Allured
  • Secondary (2)

Race 5

  • 1  Kahrumana
  • 7  Scheme
  • 10  Fancy Kitten
  • 5  Vagabond
  • Secondary (2, 4, 8)

Race 6

  • 1  Wake Island
  • 5  Length
  • 3  Speighgal
  • Secondary (6, 8)

Race 7

  • 3  Itsinthestars
  • 11  Treatherlikestar
  • 12 High Jingo
  • Secondary (4, 6, 7, 9)

Race 8

  • 6  Far From Over
  • 1  Backsideofthemoon
  • 3  Conquest Windy city
  • 2  Doyouknowsomething
  • Secondary (4)

Race 9

  • 3  Blacktype 
  • 4  Camelot Kitten
  • 9  Night Prowler
  • 8  Revved Up
  • Secondary (2, 6, 7)

Race 10

  • 11  Tu Exageres
  • 6  Minerology
  • 7  Asphalt Paving
  • Secondary (2, 4, 5, 8)

Saratoga September 2

We’re going into the last weekend of the Saratoga meet with a good 12-race Saturday Card. I was there on Travers weekend and had a great time.  On to the Saturday card.

Race 1

  • 5  Lookin at Blessing
  • 9  Borse Vento
  • 1  Driven by Thunder
  • Secondary (6)

Race 2

  • [12  Voting Control]
  • 9  Telecommunication
  • 4  A I Initiative
  • 2  Let’s Go Mick 
  • Secondary (3, 6)

Race 3

  • 3  Bluegrass Jamboree
  • 9  Frosty Gal
  • 6  Quick on the Draw
  • 7  Never Hungover
  • Secondary (4)

Race 4

  • 2  Shalako
  • 11  Turbo Street
  • 7  Dancetrack
  • Secondary (1, 5)

Race 5

  • 3  Funtastic
  • 1  Lunaire
  • 8  J. S. Choice
  • Secondary (2, 4, 5, 6)

Race 6

  • 9  Lionite
  • 6  Bourbon Resolution
  • 5  Slot
  • Secondary (2, 7)

Race 7

  • 6  Gift Box
  • 3  Warrior’s Club
  • 1  Still Krz
  • Secondary (2, 4, 8)

Race 8

  • 4  Create a Dream
  • 6  Thais
  • 2  Wild About Harry
  • Secondary (1, 5, 12)

Race 9

  • 4  Bricks and Mortar
  • 9  Rocketry
  • 8  Makarios
  • 2  Yoshida

Race 10

  • 4  Pure Silver
  • 1  Separationofpowers
  • 3  Lady Ivanka

Race 11

  • 2  Gun Runner
  • 1  Neolithic
  • 3  Rally Cry
  • Secondary (4)

Race 12

  • 7  Sarandia
  • 8  Harmonize
  • 4  War Flag
  • Secondary (2, 3)

Saratoga August 26

Race 1

  • 8  Good Magic
  • 2  Hazit
  • 6  High North
  • Secondary (5)

Race 2

  • 3  Surprise Twist
  • 8  Holiday Bonus
  • 5  Kabang
  • Secondary (7, 9)

Race 3

  • 10  Neepawa
  • 9  Another
  • 6  Fortune Cookie
  • Secondary (5)

Race 4

  • 9  Sticksstatelydude
  • 4  Threefiveindia
  • 6  Shaft of light
  • Secondary (2, 3)

Race 5

  • 10  Cerise’s Prince
  • 8  Ray’s the Bar
  • 4  Cloontia
  • Secondary (2, 1)

Race 6

  • 2  Songbird
  • 3  Going for Broke
  • 4  Forever Unbridled

Race 7

  • 3  Paulassilverlining
  • 4  By the Moon
  • 7  Highway Star
  • Secondary (2, 5)

Race 8

  • 5  AnnArbor Eddie
  • 2  Takaful
  • 1  Practical Joke
  • Secondary (7, 9)

Race 9

  • 6  Mind Your Biscuits
  • 10  Defrong
  • 4  Divining Rod
  • Secondary (5, 7)

Race 10

  • 5  Money Multiplier
  • 7  Idaho
  • 2  Bigger Picture
  • Secondary (3, 6)

Race 11

  • 10  Irap
  • 5  Good Samaritan 
  • 4  Tapwrit 
  • 6  Girvin
  • This is a very competitive Travers, with 9 or 10 horses having a legitimate chance. I went with Irap because the horse really seems to have blossomed over the summer. Throw out the Derby where he all sorts of trouble and he’s never really run a bad race. Should be close to his morning line odds at post time. Good Samaritan was very strong in the jim Dandy. That gives him a win over the track, something none of the other horses can say. Girvin is another one that looks great except for his Derby. Tapwrit has rested since the Belmont, and I’m not sure I like that, but his trainer Todd Pletcher is a solid 20% with layoff horses.

Race 12

  • 1  Lady Eli
  • 6  Dickinson
  • 5 Antonoe

Race 13

  • 8  All About Voodoo
  • 4  Prognostication
  • 10  Nile Prince
  • Secondary (11, 12)

Saratoga August 25

Race 1

  • 7  Northernstreetgal
  • 5  Silverado Mist
  • 2  Codrington
  • Secondary (1, 4)

Race 2

  • 7  Samadi Sky
  • 2  Build to Suit
  • 3  Eye Luv Lulu
  • Secondary (4, 5, 6)

Race 3

  • 2  Sunset Ridge
  • 3  Danielle’s Pride
  • 5  Bonita Blanca

Race 4

  • 3  Barbarossa
  • 6  Battle Station
  • 9  Potomac Two Step
  • Secondary (2, 4, 5)

Race 5

  • 4  Smokin Platinum
  • 8  What a Catch
  • 3  Aveenu Malcainu
  • 6  Morning Breez

Race 6

  • 5  New Canaan
  • 12 Hardly Mate
  • 6  Grandpa’s Arianna
  • Secondary (9, 1, 10)

Race 7

  • 8  Fourstar Crook
  • 7  Ack Naughty
  • 2  Bar of Gold
  • 10 Freudie Anne 
  • Secondary (3, 4)

Race 8

  • 8  I Still Miss You
  • 5  Cause We Are Loyal
  • 7  Newport Breeze
  • 9  Trouble for Skylar
  • Secondary (2, 3, 6)

Race 9  

  • 2  King Kreesa
  • 5  Kharafa
  • 9  Offering Plan
  • Secondary (3, 7, 4)

Race 10

  • 5  Broken Engagement
  • 4  Twisted Tom
  • 3  Can You Diggit
  • Secondary (6, 7)

Race 11

  • 1  Mr. Cat
  • 4  Atwitzend
  • 10  Silky Way
  • Secondary (2, 6, 11)

Saratoga August 20

Race 1

  • 1  Caniform
  • 8  Lightning Buzz
  • 6  Straightaway May
  • Secondary (9, 10)

Race 2

  • 8  Rapt
  • 9  Kantune
  • 7  Air Vice Marshal
  • Secondary (3)

Race 3

  • 9  Equityforall
  • 5  Empressof the Nile
  • 6  Complicit
  • Secondary (1, 3, 8, 10)

Race 4

  • 9  Swift One
  • 2  Pirelione
  • 5  Fortuitous Path
  • Secondary (1, 3, 10)

Race 5

  • 10  Wealth Effect
  • 3  Layla Noor 
  • 1  Fools Gold
  • Secondary (9)

Race 6

  • 3  In Jail
  • 7  Gibbet
  • 10  Perfect Miss
  • Secondary (2, 6)

Race 7

  • 4  Italian Syndicate
  • 1  Wicked Macho
  • 9  Gehrig
  • Secondary (5, 7, 10)

Race 8 

  • 9  Magician’s Vanity
  • 8  Lillie’s Answer
  • 2  Winner’s Dream

Race 9

  • 1  Verve’s Tale
  • 2  Going for Broke
  • 4  Romantic Vision
  • Secondary (5, 7)

Race 10

  • 7  Ventry Bay
  • 3  Helluva Choice
  • 4  Stormin Maclean
  • Secondary (9)

Saratoga August 19

Race 1

  • 2  Turbo Street
  • 5  Docs Legacy
  • 8  Southside Warrior
  • Secondary (7)

Race 2

  • 10  Witch Doctor
  • 7  Blockade
  • 3  Hyndford
  • [13  Another]
  • Secondary (4, 8, 9)

Race 3

  • 5  Hexameter
  • 4  Wildcat Belle
  • 1  Aslan’s Way
  • Secondary (2, 7)

Race 4

  • 1  Hello Don Julio
  • 6  Manitoulin
  • 2  Black Sea
  • Secondary (3, 4, 7)

Race 5

  • 2  Super Sermon
  • 6  Variant Perception
  • 8  Avery Island
  • Secondary (1, 7)

Race 6

  • 1  Blame Us All
  • 8  Meantime
  • 5  Hookup
  • Secondary (2, 6)

Race 7

  • 4  Mom’s On Strike
  • 1/1A  La Sola Ranger/Giada Vegas
  • 8  Glory to Kitten
  • Secondary (2, 6, 9)

Race 8

  • 6  Uni
  • 2  Party Boat
  • 4  Protor’s Ledge
  • Secondary (1, 3)

Race 9

  • 4  Lockdown
  • 1  New Money Honey
  • 2  Holy Helena
  • Secondary (6, 7)

Race 10

  • 4  Speighgal
  • 1  Assertive
  • 8  No Cats Allowed
  • 10  Sweet Avery

Saratoga August 18

Race 1

  • 9  Tiz a Kitten
  • 3  Pinchbeck
  • 7  Ten Penny Princess
  • [11  Bareeqa]
  • Secondary (1, 6)

Race 2

  • 7  Tug of War
  • 6  Saltine Warrior
  • 2  Nonna’s Boy
  • Secondary (1)

Race 3

  • 2  Sportscaster
  • 8  Silver Dagger
  • 6  Boss Man
  • 5  Spin Cycle
  • Secondary (1, 4)

Race 4

  • 7  El Dulce
  • 6  Dial One
  • 1  Mentality
  • Secondary (3)

Race 5

  • 2  Missbigtimes
  • 8  Tayler’s the Boss
  • 1  Under Suspicion
  • 5  Missimpazzi

Race 6

  • 3  Surprise Twist
  • 12  Convivial
  • 6  Lucullan
  • Secondary (1, 4)

Race 7

  • 4  Tommy T
  • 1/1A  Fully Vested/Old Dubai
  • 8  Malibu Action
  • Secondary (6)

Race 8

  • 7  Bluegrass Singer
  • 8  Carve
  • 6  Alex the Terror
  • Secondary (2, 3, 5)

Race 9

  • 4  Miss Katie Mae
  • 9  Ella
  • 6  Wild About Harry
  • Secondary (1, 2, 10)

Race 10

  • 4  Holy Week
  • 2  Sanavi
  • 3  Prize Fight

Saratoga Late Pick-4 August 13

I wasn’t taken with the early part of the card so I focused on the late Pick-4.

Race 7

  • A horses – (1) Galileo’s Song, (3) Earring
  • B horses – (2) Pas de Soucis, (5) Pop By, (7) Spiga

Race 8

  • A horses – (4) Barry Lee, (9) Copper Bullet
  • B horses – (2) Mo Diddley, (3) Hollywood Star, (7) Vino

Race 9

  • A horses – (3) Hollywood Star, (6) First Appeal, (11) Vicki’s Dancer
  • B horses – (2) Aussie Prayer, (9) Noble Freud

Race 10 

  • A horses – (6) Admirals Cove, (10) Wingman
  • B horses – (1) Data Room, (8) Champagne Papi, (9) Noble Freud
  • C horses – (2) Cape Angel, (3) Strong Side

Saratoga August 12

Best Bet: Gift Box, Race 9

Longshot: Sammy Wonder Stone, Race 1

Race 1

  • 7  Sammy Wonder Stone
  • 6  Set the Trappe
  • 5  Scarly Charly
  • Secondary (1, 2, 4)

Race 2

  • 2  Airtouch
  • 9  Base Command
  • 8  Indimaaj

Race 3

  • 2  Six Schillings
  • 9  Space Mountain
  • 4  Dr Edgar
  • Secondary (3, 5)

Race 4

  • 3  Sly Roxy
  • 6  Limited View
  • 1  Pure Silver
  • Secondary (7)

Race 5

  • 4  Azar
  • 12  Blarp
  • 9  Made in Detroit
  • Secondary (2, 10)

Race 6

  • 8  Sportswear
  • 10  Double Bourbon
  • 2  Machtree
  • Secondary (3, 9)

Race 7

  • 2  Coal Truth
  • 1  Wyatt’s Town
  • 9  Coltandmississippi
  • Secondary (5, 7)

Race 8

  • 5  Puca
  • 8  Off Limits
  • 2  Somethingelse
  • Secondary (1, 3, 4, 6)

Race 9

  • 1  Gift Box
  • 5  Lewys Vaporizer
  • 8  Still Krz
  • Secondary (3)

Race 10

  • 7  World Approval. 
  • 3  Time Test
  • 2  American Patriot
  • Secondary (1, 5, 6)
  • This edition of the Fourstardave Handicap has a small but very competitive field. In fact you can make a case for any of the 6 turf horses scheduled to start . The horse with the most natural speed looks like Sassy Little Lila, and I have a feeling she could be out on an easy lead and hard to catch. However, she’s not proven against males and this is a strong field, but she does give some reason to pause. Time Test is the obvious favorite, but given he couldn’t win in a couple of five horse fields he may be vulnerable. American Patriot was no match for the horses in the Queen Anne Stakes at Ascot, but is a multiple graded race winner and has done well at the distance. The horse that has captured my attention is World Approval. He has been consistent and the cutback to a mile should be a big help. I expect him to track Sassy Little Lila and get the jump on the closers, and if he gets a good ride from Franco (an upgrade from Leparoux in my opinion) he can pull off the mild upset.

Race 11

  • 1  Atwitzend
  • 12  Mr. Cat
  • 8  Dab
  • Secondary (7)

Saratoga August 11

Race 1

  • 5 La Inesperada
  • 4  Midnight Bounty
  • 2  Shakespearian Dream

Race 2

  • 7  Lion in Wait
  • 10  Dynamic War
  • 6  Artistic Quality
  • Secondary (2, 9)

Race 3

  • 2  Lone Trader
  • 4  Blue  Belt
  • 6  Alaskan Prince
  • Secondary (7)

Race 4

  • 6  Star Empire
  • 5  Hard Hitter
  • 1  PIrellone
  • Secondary (2, 4)

Race 5

  • 4  Pocket Book
  • 2  Bridaled Temper
  • 1  Latrevo

Race 6

  • 3  Cerretalto
  • 4  Benevolence
  • 2  D’funnything
  • Secondary (6)

Race 7

  • 4  Pence
  • 8  Set Me Up
  • 3  Filius Scat
  • 2  Mr. Massena
  • Secondary (7, 10)

Race 8

  • 3  Weekend Hideaway
  • 6  Stallwalkin’ Dude
  • 2  Cadeyrn

Race 9

  • 8  Objective Complete
  • 10  Sandy Belle
  • 3  Kinky Sox
  • Secondary (5, 7)

Race 10

  • 4  Cashless Society
  • 9  Prado Vision
  • 6  Story Alexis
  • Secondary (2)