Winning Ponies / Free Selections / Saratoga / 8-31-2013

by Ed Meyer

posted on August 30, 2013 in Free Picks and Tips, Handicapping, Horse Racing, | No Comments >>

The dog days of summer will soon be cooling down as the sweet smell of autumn will arrive in seasonal fashion. But wait, there is one helluva weekend of racing as we turn for home heading for Labor Day! Winning Ponies has been on-fire at Saratoga this summer, and we want you to finish out this historic meet on a winning note.



The weather calls for temperatures in the 80’s, and a 40% chance of rain.


Race #7 – Alw $82,500 – 6f – 4:06 p.m. ET

#4 – Gombey Dancer (7-2) = Cornelio Velasquez in the saddle for Tony Dutrow, and they are winning 24% in this last year. This 3-yr-old son of Dixie Union carries the “Monster Workout, Should Improve, and Moving up in Class” icons to note his direction. His Last Race Rating of 58+ is the field best number, and his Composite Rating is a solid 57. He appears to be a versatile runner, and his current form should have him stalking just off the front runners. The last posted work shows he is focused and ready to romp.


Race #8 – The G-2 Bernard Baruch Handicap – 1 1/16 on the turf – 4:38 p.m. ET

#7 – Silver Max (9-5) = Robby Albarado gets the nod from the Dale Romans barn. His Last Race Rating is a 71, and his Composite Rating is 69 and his Turf Rating is a hot 35.9. This son of Badge of Silver owns the “Moving up in Class, and Monster Workout” icons. His impressive win in the Oceanport gives a confident look, and Romans has a had a quiet summer at the Spa. I think they are looking for travelling money as the meet is coming to a close.


Race #12 – O.C. $50,000 – 6f – 6:50 p.m. ET

#7 – Confrontation (8-1) = Rajiv Maragh is up for Barclay Tagg, and they are 1/1 at the Spa this summer. He owns the “Moving up in Class” icon and his Last Race Rating is a 59. He has an impressive maiden win, and the second trip over should give him an extra boost.


The card has incredible races on tap, and you will want to grab up the remainder of the card to find the maximum value. The E-Z Win Forms are easy to read, color coded tiers, and handy icons to remind us as we handicap the races. With the threat of rain, the change of weather tab can be a big help to change your wagering plans. All you have to do is “click” the track condition tab, and you will have a brand new set of E-Z Win Forms. Everything is in real time, and you will be kept up-to-speed as soon as any changes happen. Best of luck from your friends at Winning Ponies!!