A rough day with the selections yesterday in the final five races at Saratoga. I gave you 26 horses to consider, we had one scratch, so the total ended up 25. Out of those, I had two winners, four seconds and four thirds. That 40% "in the money" percentage is nothing to brag about. Out of the 15 possible payout spots, I had ten of them for a 66% success rate.
Race Seven started well enough, as I took the top three in the finishing order in the Amsterdam. Yaupon look like the real deal, winning at 7/5 odds.
Race Eight wasn't as good. I gave you six to consider and couldn't get any of them in the money. Win Win Win got the win here and went off at 7-1 odds.
Race Nine got me again, as far as the winner went, I finished second and third with my picks. Channel Maker looked good in trouncing the field and rewarded backers at 8-1 odds.
Race Ten brought success as I covered the top three finishers. Spun d'Etat went off at 5/2 odds and out-dueled Jouster for the victory.
Race eleven closed out the day of near misses. Bustin Scones upset heavy favorite Eloquent Spender to close the card. A nice return at 7-1.
The sloppy main track conditions and wet turf yesterday at Saratoga no doubt affeced some of the picks I made. What started out as a muddy track got worse and my handicapping was for a fast track, so -- that's how it goes somedays.
So, we'll see ya Tuesday with a week of Churchill! I'd normally be excited to have them back in Louisville, but with no fan attendance mandates in place, it'll be a bit different. I'm tired of 202o...how about you?