Spa Treatment [Free Selections]

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 31, 2009 in Free Picks and Tips | 3 Comments >>

Everybody needs a little T.L.C….. How about swapping a massage for a couple of runners to look at on the Wednesday card at Saratoga? I like a steam and a massage, but right now, I want to have some cold hard cash. The massage can wait…

Wednesday is just two days away. You need to start making your list and checking it twice, for horses that may pop in and see you at the cashier’s window.

In the1st race, take a look at #5 Strike the Bell (4-1). Ramon Dominguez is up for trainer David Donk. She has raced over the soft course before, and this past weekend rained so much, that the ground should still have some give to it. She was 4 wide last out, and Dominguez in the irons helps her greatly.

In Race #3, take two aspirins and call me from the winner’s circle. Go to #2 Headache (2-1) and prepare to get well. Second time back from a vacation, and trainer Nick Zito has been here before. He is a son of Tapit, and they have been doing great this year. I like that in his charts you will look back and see that he faced Quality Road and finished third, at a price. The drop in class is welcome, and Julien Leparoux is a welcome addition on his back.  I would look for a strong effort here, and be ready to stretch out with multi-race gimmicks.

There is the crystal ball, and it shows that early on Wednesday can be a good possibility. Just relax and wait, as it will be here before you know it. That you can count on. Just have your data in hand, and be ready to fire.

Good luck!