The weekend is hot, and I don’t mean the thermometer this time. The races are great, and you have a little time to score some bank to get in the game all weekend long. Be sure to watch Saratoga and Monmouth this weekend! Check out the predictions for the Diana, and the IZOD Haskell Invitational Stakes.
Saratoga – Friday
Race #1 – #1 Unaccountable (8-5)
Jose Lezcano in the saddle for the red-hot Chad Brown (50%). They hook up at a 58% ITM clip, and they look to make it sweeter. Won last race out, and a 34% number goes with that barn on this move. Has not raced for 6 months, and 3 times back he ran a solid effort. The trainer is one to watch!
Race #3 – #4 Banker’s Buy (5-2)
Lezcano for Zito here, and they work well together. 3 off, and add in 3/4 in 2010. Impressive win last out, and has been working well. I like to see regular works even if they do not sizzle the clock. I think she will show well for a New York bred gal.
Race #4 – #7 Letshootpool (2-1)
Kent D up for Linda Rice. She is the queen of turf sprints, and I would expect no less. She is rolling at 75%, and gets first lasix. Debut turf efforts get a 23% clip. Every time she has a turf runner in the game, we need to take a look at the race.
Race #7 – #7 Wicked Diva (5-2)
Ramon Dominguez for Mike Hushion, and they have an incredible number of 60% a winner, and 100% ITM. 4/4 lifetime, and turns back from a mile to 7 panels. Solid filly who should break fresh, and I would look for a gate to wire attempt today.