All That and Fries

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 29, 2008 in Breeders Cup, Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Other Events | No Comments >>

Racing needs a hero. Plain and simple. Will it happen in the 10th race at Saratoga on Saturday? Oh, I forgot…. Curlin is running in this race.

The G-1 Woodward has always been a testing ground for past champs, and will this give us the glimpse we are looking for in October? I think so, so just tune in and watch..

There are eight going postward, and Curlin looks like the dominate mover on paper. But that is the reason they run the race. In this race there is some real pace that can set up this runner. They go by names of: Divine Park, who is stretching out and has Alan Garcia (who rode 5 winners last week). Past the Point, with Edgar Prado, looks to be on the hook and is another player. Loose Leaf should help the causes by making his second start off a layoff. He is 2/3 at Saratoga with wins.

Enter Curlin stage left… This runner looks to benefit from the early pace and is a stone cold closer. He exits off of the turf in The Man O’ War Stakes, and in my opinion, I would keep to the dirt. What do you think? He is 13/13 in the $$$ and should inhale this field. The turf tightener combined with the time off should add up to a stand up and shout effort.

This day should yield plenty of answers for the Breeders’ Cup. The entire weekend is worth taking a look, and be sure to dial up before making your wagers. This could be a weekend that answers questions as well as fills your pockets. Look for some pleasing payoffs and opportunities to make a bankroll for races to come. Labor Day is known as America’s day at the races. Saturday could be known as the day you witnessed greatness.