Saturday, August 4, 2012

Winning Whitney at Saratoga

An impressive Stakes Saturday at the Spa.  We take a peek at the Whitney that has a star studded cast of horses.

Saratoga Race 10 {Whitney Invitational~G1~1 1/8 mile~3 year old Up~Stakes}
An incredible field of nine great stakes winning horses line up for this annual summer race.
There will be speed.  And there will be a contingent of horses coming from off the pace.  This should be one of the best races of the summer.

#1 Rule (Bravo / Pletcher) might have a slight edge if he can moderate the pace right behind the leaders.  He holds the third highest last out speed number, a two race progression (from last year to this year), and two robust workouts.  Making his second start of the year he could press the pace and have first strike on the leaders.
$1 WIN / $2 SHOW.

#8 Hymn Book (J. Velazquez / McGaughey) will challenge with the second highest last out speed number, a three race progression, and one solid workout.  He will be part of the group of runners coming from off the pace.  Could impress.
$1 PLACE / $1 SHOW.

#7 Flat Out (Napravnik / Mott) could have the benefit of a swift pace with a couple of decent last out speed numbers and two aggressive workouts.  He holds the highest speed number over the track and loves Saratoga.  He will be closing fast.
$1 SHOW.

Other Wagering Interests

#2 Hunters Bay (Wilson / Baker) could be the big surprise with a decent last out speed number at a longer route and three tremendous peaking workouts.  Coming off three strong wins in a row, this guy will be in the mix.

#6 Ron The Greek (Lezcano / Mott) will be in the hunt with the fourth highest last out speed number, a two race progression, and four sensational, peaking workouts.  He engage the group coming from off the pace.

10 CENT Superfecta

#1 Rule / #8 Hymn Book / #7 Flat Out / #2 Hunters Bay, #6 Ron The Greek.

Friday's Results
Del Mar R7.  Real Good Deal.  Our first pick, Unusual Heat, won (1st) for show money of $3.00.  Our second pick, Derby Gold, finished 5th.
Superfecta went 7-1-3-4.
Bankroll drops again to $6.80.

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