Wrap It Up [Free Selections]

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 7, 2009 in Free Picks and Tips, Other Events | No Comments >>

Arlington Park has quite a day of racing on Saturday.  I love to play the races on this day, as the best turf runners in the country converge in Chicago. But, Mother Nature is not cooperating. She has a bit of rain on Friday night, and rain on Saturday.  I would start handicapping runners who enjoy the ground that has a little give to it.

Let’s take a look at some of the runners from WinningPonies.com, and see if we can cash-in on the day. Be sure to download your info, and remember you can change the track condition if it comes up worse or better…

Race #7 / The Secretariat G-1 going a mile and 1/4. I like to start a Pick Three in this race, with a few solid runners:  #8 Reb in the top tier, and #10 Giant Oak from the second tier.

Race #8 /G-1 Beverly D Stakes. I have my eye on a second tier runner with a nice turf rating – #7 Dynaforce.  Also, I like #2 Pure Clan, the standalone in the top tier.

Race #9 / G-1 Arlington Million.  I am going to stretch out in this race a bit, and remember that this race begins the P-4. I will use: #6 Gio Ponti, and a Brazilian bred # 7 Gloria de Campeao, two top tier runners.  I will finish off with #3 Just as Well.

The ticket is 2 x 2 x 3 = $12, for a one dollar version. I would bet your usual limits, and use this as a barometer. Pair this up with WinningPonies, and you may have a sweet pot to play into. The best part about these days, is that the usual pots do not apply, and every outlet around the world plays this oval for a pristine turf course and synthetic surface.

Best of luck, and enjoy the day!