Saratoga / Free Selections / Saturday $500,000 Pick-Four

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 11, 2012 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

Time has passed, and the three-outta’-four bug is past me now. Sometimes a little wake-up call is all that we need, and after the dreaded bad beat, I will have my E-Z Win Forms next to my side. Be sure to look over the weather, as showers can pop up at any time during the summertime heat. Best of luck, and let’s take this wager down. When you have $500,000 up for grabs every weekend you can be rest assured that many players will have this on their radar screen. With a sizable pool every Saturday, it just gives you one more reason to the love the Spa.

Race #8 – Mdn $20,000 – 7f – 5:00 p.m. ET

#14 – Burned Bridges (4-1) = Jose Lezcano for trainer Ron Moquette. If the rains come then this son of Bernardini should hold his own.

#13 – Distinct Humor (9-2) = John Velasquez for Todd Pletcher. They do awfully good work as a team.

#12 – Marine (5-1) = J.J. Castellano for Mike Maker. Drops in class, and was a beaten favorite last out.

Race #9 – Claiming $20,000 – 7f – 5:34 p.m. ET

#7 – Casper’s Touch (10-1) = Joel Rosario for Michelle Nihei. She wins 27% with second timers to her barn.

#4 – Overcommunication (8-5) = John Velasquez in the irons for Todd Pletcher. They are winning at a 50% clip at the Spa.

#2 – Shankopotamus (8-1) = Rajiv Maragh gets the nod, and the barn wins with 23% of it’s claimers.

Race 10 – Alw $87,000 – 1 1/16 on the turf – 6:09 p.m. ET

#5 – Coexist (8-1) = David Cohen for John Kimmel.

#7 – Mia Poppy (5-1) = Junior Alvarado gets the mount on this speedy gelding.

#8 – Change of Command (3-1) = Ramon Dominguez for Mike Trombetta. When they have a beaten favorite, they come back to score at 21%.

#13- Thunder Chief (6-1) = If this race comes off the weeds, this son of Thunder Gulch may have a plan to run well.

Race #11 – (G-2) Four Star Dave – 1 mile on the inner turf – 6:45 p.m. ET

#2 – Wise Dan (5-2) = Johnny V gets the mount for Charlie Lopresti. Velasquez is making up lost ground winning at 36% so far.

#1 – Data Link (3-1) = Alex Solis gets the call, and he is doing well winning at 29%.

#7 – Corporate Jungle (6-1) = J.J. Castellano for Chad Brown. Drops in class, and owns a monster work on 8/5/12.

Ticket cost = 3 X 3 X 4 X 3 = $108 for a $1 ticket, and $54 for a 50-cent version.

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