07-17-2020 Saratogo Full Card

With racing cancelled for the weekend at Del Mar due to positive tests I am heading to Saratoga!

L.A. Times Value Play of the Day

Race 2: Fridaybeers (and I will be partaking in some) drops in class today for the 2nd start off the layoff. Trainer Rudy Rodriguez is 24% 2nd off the layoff, and jockey Irad Ortiz Jr is 29% for this trainer. He rides for the first time today telling me they mean business on the class drop. 6-1 is nice value in a bad, bad race.

Value Plays for Today:

Race 3: Fried Race King jumps up in class today after a dominating win last out for trainer Todd Pletcher. He is protecting the horse on the class jump and gives us a sharp work a week ago. Pletcher is 25% maiden winner last race. This trainer with this jockey on a big maiden win last out at 10-1? I’ll take that value every day of the week!

Race 9: Guacamole has Ortiz and Pletcher and they are 4 of 8 recently. Sharp work, early speed 10-1 is great value.

Race 10: Golconda – when we have a wide open nitecap I always look to the hot jockey and Ortiz is on fire of late. Big jockey upgrade, 2nd off the layoff and this trainers ITM percentages are excellent.

Today’s Race 1 50 cent Early Pick 5 will cost $72 with horses listed in preference

Race 1: 6,5,2

Race 2: 1,7

Race 3: 4,7,1,3

Race 4: 4,2,1

Race 5: 7,2

Today’s Race 7 50 cent Late Pick 4 will cost $40.50 with horses listed in preference

Race 7: 2,1,3

Race 8: 1,2,3

Race 9: 5,2,3

Race 10: 12,11,9

Selections for each race with horses listed in preference

Race 1: 6,5,2

Race 2: 1,7

Race 3: 4,7,1,3

Race 4: 4,2,1

Race 5: 7,2

Race 6: 8,3

Race 7: 2,1,3

Race 8: 1,2,3

Race 9: 5,2,3

Race 10: 12,11,9

Typos happen and I do my best not to make them. Always read through my writeups to make sure the posted numbers are correct. I list Pick 4, Pick 5 selections and also a listing of all plays for each race. If there are any differences, please let me know.

*Horses listed in brackets are for added coverage if wanted and for exotics.

For races where I only have one or two selections I usually like to KEY the top choice  with the second choice and an outside for trifectas.

When I have three horses selected in a Pick 4 or Pick 5 consider them for Trifecta boxes and for superfecta boxes use the 3 selections with the highest priced horse with good form or top tier jockeys riding, especially if they give a price. Rolling Pick 3 and doubles using selections. 

Irish horse racing saying –

“Bíonn grásta Dé idir an dialait agus an talamh.”

“The grace of God is found between the saddle and the ground.”

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