Saturday, July 13, 2019
If you played my selections for the late PK. 4 at Saratoga....CONGRATULATIONS !
We hit that .50 PICK 4 for $1290.25 and spent $144 to do it. A nice return on initial investment, no doubt....getting back $9 dollars for ever dollar wagered.
I gave you four winners in the four race sequence, two seconds and two thirds. That's a 50% "in the money" percentage -- eight of sixteen.
Race 8 I had (6) PEACEFUL, who paid $7.40 to win. I also provided (7) FIRST WAVE who finished second
Race 9 I had (4) SISTER CHARLIE on top and "the sis" returned $5.80 to win. I also had (2) Rushing Fall, who finished second and (6) Homerique who ran third.
Race 10 we got a price on (7) RULER OF THE NILE who pulled away in the stretcch after following the pace and won at $27.40 on a $2 dollar wager. (5) Payne finished third.
Race 11 we got lucky with (8) PATRIOT DRIVE, who also used a stretch move from pretty far back to pass them all and paid $12.60 to win.
As we've said here before...sometimes, it takes a little money to make a little money to make a little money. Don't be afraid to keep a few horses in your betting mix instead of being "cost cautious".
Opening weekend at Saratoga. The Spa. Maybe the best racing of the year at the Saratoga meet and a great card for this Saturday !
The first two days have provided a slew of upsets at the New York track...nine of the 21 winners on Thursday have scored at odds of 5-1 or better.
I will try to hit the late Pick 4 today at Saratoga. I've produced two days of 3 out of 4 winners in the sequence so far, so we'll see if I can get add just one more winner to the four-race sequence today. A nice maiden allowance race on the turf, the Grade I Diana, a competitive allowance race and ending with a wide open claiming affair await us. Three out of the four on the turf (depending on weather, of course) but clear skies, 0% chance of rain and temperatures in the mid-eighties are PREDICTED...so it should be a grand day for racing around the canoe lake.
Here's the picks:
RACE 8 -- 5-1/2 FURLONGS (TURF) MAIDEN $92K
6 - PEACEFUL
7 - FIRST WAVE
4 - SO GRACIOUS
1 - BLAHNIK
RACE 9 -- 1-1/8TH MILE (INNER TURF) THE DIANA $500K
4 - SISTER CHARLIE
2 - RUSHING FALL
6 - HOMERIQUE
3 - MITCHELL ROAD
RACE 10 -- 7 FURLONGS (DIRT) ALLOWANCE $92K
5 - PAYNE
8 - HERSE
4 - UBER KIRK
7 - RULER OF THE NILE
RACE 11 -- 1 MILE (INNER TURF) CLAIMING $25K
7 - PROGNOSTICATION
9 - SYCAMORE LANE
11 - BATTLE OF BLENHEIM
8 - PATRIOT DRIVE
Good luck today, play 'em however you want and remember the objective...to end the day with more money that you started with!