Free Saratoga Selections / Saturday, 7-13-19

The Spa is open and summer is officially underway. I love to watch the babies, the turf, and the incredible stakes. – I guess it’s fair to say I love the entire show. How could you not? Saratoga is like Christmas for horseplayers and gamblers. The opportunity to watch and wager on the best outfits, riders and equine athletes is like having your cake and eat it too. – Here is a little something to whet your appetite for the weekend. Be sure to download your Winning Ponies E-Z Win Forms for the definitive approach on how the races will take shape. – Best of luck and have a great weekend!




Race #3 – The G3 Sanford – 6f – 2:10m pm EDT

#5 – By Your Side = Looking to make it two wins in a row and his sire Constitution wins 44% with his 1st timers. – He didn’t disappoint and sends him to Saratoga to strut his stuff. Changing from Corey Lanerie to Irad Ortiz is a strong move as Ortiz wins 22% with late runners. Use with: #4 – Tomato Bill / #2 – Raging Whiskey


Race #5 – Allowance – 5 1/2f on turf – 3:21 pm EDT

#1 – Originator = Been off for 308 days and last raced at Kentucky Downs. He had a sweet work over the CD deep oval and is bred to enjoy the turf. Fear not the long layoff. He has faced better on the track and will come back to do battle.


Race #6 – Maiden – 1 1/16 on the turf – 4:01 pm EDT

#2 – Decorated Invader = First timer who is red to relish the greensward. There is a sharp work in his pocket and his dam Gamely Girl has 4 starters,  3 winners, 1 stakes winner, and 2 turf winners to her credit.


Race #9 – The G1 Diana – 1 1/8 on the turf – 5:46 pm EDT

#4 – Sistercharlie = She’s been away from the races for 8 months. Her morning works have been solid and she was the winner of the BC F&M Turf last year. This will be her 4th straight if she can pull it off and we can look for her late in the lane moving like a freight train.


Race #10 – Allowance – 7f -6:21 pm EDT

#8 – Hersh = This is a 2nd off the layoff move and this son of Jimmy Creed is 1/1 at Saratoga. The faster they run, the better he’ll like it. – He’ll be a handful if the fractions are hot.