Key Races & Bets for Saturday August 20th, 2022

Lake Placid Stakes – Race 8 at Saratoga – Post Time 4:26 PM Eastern Please forgive my digression before getting into the handicapping for this race. Whenever the name of this race comes up I immediately get the image of the late Betty White feeding the baby alligators in the movie of the same name, and it makes me smile! This race is mostly just a way to play doubles into race nine, the Smart

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Singling, it is the key to making big scores in multi-race wagers. That is my opinion anyway. Additionally, I have made most of my large multi-race scores using a single. Sometimes two. Finding the right single is somewhat of an art. It is not as simple as it seems at first look. The other day on the network coverage of races from Saratoga one of the analysts picked a 3-5 shot to win and indicated

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Key Races & Bets for Saturday August 13th, 2022

Trillium Stakes – Race 7 at Woodbine – Post Time 4:20 PM Eastern Last week the first race on the blog resulted in a 23/1 winner and a $289 exacta (for $2) and it just so happens we might have a similar outcome here because the top contenders are Hazelbrook and Kate’s Kingdom, opening at 15/1 and 12/1, respectively. The favorite is Lady Speightspeare, who enters the race off a win in the higher level

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The Saratoga Derby

There are plenty of stakes to choose from on Saturday at Saratoga. The Whitney, The Test, and The Lure and The Glens Falls will all be run. So will The Saratoga Derby and I like that one. Yes, I like the name, but I also like the race from a wagering perspective. A full field of 11 is scheduled to go a mile and three sixteenths on the Mellon Turf Course. A few are coming

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Key Races & Bets for Saturday August 6th, 2022

Fasig-Tipton Lure Stakes – Race 5 at Saratoga – Post Time 2:50 PM Eastern Shifting Sands is one of two in this race saddled by Chad Brown and he opens at 5 to 1, which is two and one-half times the starting odds of the other Brown entrant, Public Sector. Shifting Sands is every bit as good, and as probable to win, coming off a sharp third level allowance win at Belmont last month. He

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