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The Hopeful

This Grade-1 staple for two-year olds at Saratoga wraps up the meet today and is a very competitive and field of eight. As with the Spinaway from Saturday, a few contenders come out of some gold-rail races, creating horses to … Continue reading

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Saturday at the Spa

Let’s look at a couple of spots in the last Saturday of the Saratoga meet. Race 6 – We’ll have to watch the board in this two-year old, seven-furlong Maiden Special Weight but we’re interested in #6 Bourbon Resolution (8-1) for trainer Ian … Continue reading

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Saturday at the Spa – Travers Day

It’s Travers Day at Saratoga! Here is our analysis of the Travers itself. In this post, we’ll look at a few of the different races across the sensational card. Race 3 – #2 Chirping (12-1) stretches out from 5.5 furlongs to 8.5 furlongs … Continue reading

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The Travers (G1)

The Mid-Summer Derby has been run at Saratoga since 1864 and the 2017 version is very deep and contentious. A field of 12 goes postward this afternoon and for the first time since 1982, the Travers features the three different … Continue reading

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Saratoga/Del Mar Cross Country Pick-4

Saratoga and Del Mar team up today on a special Cross Country Pick-4 that features four graded stakes races, including the Alabama at Saratoga and the Pacific Classic (with Arrogate) at Del Mar. Leg 1 – Lake Placid Stakes (Saratoga Race 8) – … Continue reading

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Saturday at the Spa

A few quick spot plays for Saturday at Saratoga. Race 2 – #3 Get the Facts (6-1) was green in his debut going 5.5 furlongs behind and impressive wire to wire winner on the opening Saturday of the meet and comes back in … Continue reading

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Saturday at the Spa

We played Snap Decision in yesterday’s Hall of Fame Stakes and he just moved up on the turn but just didn’t have enough late punch behind the very impressive Bricks & Mortar, who is now a perfect 4-4 for Chad Brown … Continue reading

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Snap Decision Can Surprise in the Hall of Fame

There are several Hall of Famers (Shug McGaughey, Todd Pletcher, Bill Mott, John Velazquez) and future Hall of Famers (Chad Brown) in the Hall of Fame Stakes today at Saratoga (Race 9), and one rider who is not a Hall … Continue reading

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Saturday at the Spa

Let’s look at the late Pick-4 today at Saratoga, a sequence that includes three stakes races. Race 8 (G1 Vanderbilt) – 3/up, 6 furlongs, dirt – As you would expect from a Grade 1 sprint, there is a lot of speed, … Continue reading

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