Plan Ahead [Free Selection]

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 26, 2009 in Free Picks and Tips | No Comments >>

It is time… Summer is in full swing, and we will have two of the greatest tracks ever built ready to wager this time of year: Saratoga and Del Mar. But let’s start off right at the Spa and kick it into gear and plan ahead.

On Wednesday at Saratoga, begin with Race #2. Take a hard look at #9 Freedom Rings. Johnny V. is in the irons for David Donk..

This is a New York bred race on the turf.  This gal has been facing company outside of N.Y breds. I think the trip back to her group makes the play attractive. She has incredible ability to run on the turf, and her dam was a turf winner. She has dropped 5 turf winners, and has 8 starters who have won 6 times, with one a stakes winner. Not bad at all….

Her last start was in the Breeders’ Cup, and the drop in class should be a welcome home party. I think waiting for Saratoga was a plan a long time ago. You will want to use WinningPonies to find out where she fits in the tier levels. Use her and use her wisely. There is some money to made in the race, and the multi-race gimmicks.

She should be able to overcome the layoff, and turf runners have the ability to hold their form and come fresh to fire off the bench.

This is a few days away, but I want you to start thinking now. You can never plan ahead enough, and by the look of things, this may be a nice way to start the day off right… Just be sure to download your material. This is something I always remind you of, and for good reason. W/P holds their value and shines brightly when the good runners come out to play. Their numbers speak for themselves, and you need to trust even more for the marquee meets…..

Good luck. It is only a few days away!