Every Weekend In Saratoga Is A Great Racing Weekend

Featured, Sports and Bets — July 27, 2013 at 11:05 am by

Today’s card at Saratoga features the Grade 2 Jim Dandy and two Grade 1 races for fillies.  Every weekend matters on the seven weekends in upstate New York.  The Maryland Jockey Club should take notice.  Since Maryland Horseracing has been struggling for so long, it would behoove the MJC to cut racing dates at Laurel in the dead of winter.  This would allow for bigger purses and better racing at Pimlico in the spring.  Pimlico is the history.  Pimlico and the Spring Preakness meet should be the focal point of the MJC.  Not just for the two weeks prior to Preakness, but for the whole seven week spring meet.  More money = better races=more graded stakes=more gamblers=bigger crowds=more money.  Simple math babes.

Meanwhile, back to the now.  Last week we hit two races. Not real good.  One was a 5-1 shot, but the other was a stone cold favorite.  The first Saturday at Saratoga ended in the negative, but that won’t discourage degenerates like us.

Let’s go get ’em babes…

Race 1:  I want to bet the #5 Tuvia’s Force, a gelding that looks primed at nice odds, but the #2 Caixa Eletronica is entered here and is looming large.  Caixa has some back class for real, with graded stakes victories and earnings of over $1.7 million, so I won’t try to beat him.  I’ll put these two up and down in exactas.  You would think after earning 1.7 this gelding would be rewarded with a life of leisure soon.

Race 2: Some first time starters look enticing here (the 1,1a coupling and the 8) but we’ll play the #2 Base Case Scenario.  This colt has had a warm up start on the dirt, and his trainer, Albert Stall, does wonders with two-year olds.  Really like his last work on the home turf as well.

Race 3:  This is easy.  Sometimes when playing the ponies you gotta just bet a name.  The #1 Vigorish.  It reminds me of poor ol’ Morrie in Goodfellas.  “Three points above the vig, what am I fucking nuts?”

Race 4: The #2 Parnelli has raced pretty well over the turf and now gets Lasix for the first time.  Barn does extremely well with this move .  Colt has the breeding and Saez does well piloting for this barn.  5-1 adds to appeal.  Hammer.

Race 5: The first Grade 1 feature of the day.  #2 Wildcat Lily is going for three straight.  She’ll be chasing Kauai Katie on the front end and at 4-1 I’m willing to bet Lily wins that chase.

Race 6:  #2 Laysh Laysh Laysh will need some speed up front.  This sprinting closer looks primed and hopefully Shankopotamus can lead some of the other speed into the necessary duel.

Race 7:  #5 Favor Factor has looked nice on the turf and in his last he had a horrible trip and still got up for second.  Love JJ/Brown combo.  Time to win for the Factor.

Eternal Ruler.  Big play babes.

Eternal Ruler. Big play babes.

Race 8:  The #3 Eternal Ruler is an Irish import who’s been close in his most recent efforts.  He’s coming out of  race in which the winner wheeled back with a huge effort.  Eternal will solidify that last again today.  Looks primed with a great work over the Spa lawn.  All systems go and our biggest play of the day.

Race 9: I am going to be stupid here and try to beat Stephanie’s Kitten who has been a monster so far this year.  For whatever reason I love the #3 Dayatthespa.  Brown’s got two others in here along with Kitten and Centre Court but he still chose to run this front running turfer.  Wire to wire baby.

Race 10:  I’m looking for value and want to beat Palace Malice, the Belmont winner.  I’ll take my stand with the #4 Moreno.  He destroyed the field in the Grade 2 Dwyer, and while the waters get deeper here his front running style may suit this race.  Freedom child will be with him but Moreno’s form is too good to ignore.  Come and catch him at 10-1.

Race 11: The #1 is named Richmond County.  C’mon man.

Good luck and play to win.

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