Wednesday Racing Picks: Saratoga

Picks and analysis for Wednesday's card at Saratoga from John DaSilva
John DaSilva
Wed, August 12, 12:08 PM EDT

Three picks and recommended wagers for Saratoga on Wednesday: 

Race 5 – Pick #7 Gunman (6-1 ML) - Click here to bet with TVG

Todd Pletcher has always been a trainer that wins with any type of horse in any type of situation. Doesn’t matter if it is a maiden or winner, what type of surface or class, Todd gets the job done. Gunman faces maiden claimers for the first time as he makes his first start since finishing third in his career debut going six furlongs on the turf at Belmont in October. Pletcher wins at 28% with horses coming off a layoff of at least six months. Bred to go longer, by War Front out of a Street Sense mare, he should be a nice overlay versus these and break his maiden.

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Race 7 – Sandro the Great (7/2 ML) - Click here to bet with TVG

One of the best jockey trainer combos at the meet has been Christophe Clement and Joel Rosario. This year at Saratoga they are 9 for 22 (41%) on turf and in the money 16 for 22 (73%). Sandro the Great cuts back slightly in distance after making a middle move to gain the lead and ended up second when making his first start versus state breds. With the outside post position and Rosario learning from the last start when to make the move ay the right time, Sandro the Great should break his maiden versus these.

Race 9 – Pick #5 Lucifers Hair (3-1 ML)​​​​​​​ - Click here to bet with TVG

After pressing the pace and breaking her maiden as the favorite in her career debut over this course last month, Lucifers Lair makes her stakes debut for Todd Pletcher. Her running style suggests that the stretch out by a furlong should not be an issue for her. Irad Ortiz Jr. Retaining the mount is a plus as well. By Quality Road, who is 8 for 22 (36%) with juveniles in dirt sprint stakes the past five years.

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John DaSilva
John DaSilva is a Horse Racing handicapper that isn't afraid to go against the chalk. There is no mailing it in here.
Aug 2020

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