2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
August 08, 2020
SARATOGA Race #11 (THE TRAVERS STAKES (G1))
Saturday 08/08 06:15 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #6 (TIZ THE LAW) (7-5) - If not for a close-up finish after a very troubled trip, he would be a perfect seven for seven entering this important contest. An easy winner of all three starts this year, colt was visually impressive taking the Belmont Stakes (G1) June 20. Working fast locally, this New York-bred has a flexible style and is the horse to beat.
2nd pick: #3 (Uncle Chuck) (7-2) - This lightly raced son of 'Uncle Mo' has won both starts on the So. California circuit. From the barn of Bob Baffert, he's been working fast, and the 'Hall of Fame' trainer has won this race three times in the past. Expecting this colt to go right to the front or rate just off the lead if someone else is sent hard at the break. A serious-looking player.
3rd pick: #2 (Country Grammer) (5-1) - A $450,000 son of 'Tonalist,' he rallied late to score by a 'neck' here going nine furlongs in the G3 Peter Pan Stakes July 16. It was a career-best, and this rapidly improving colt from the Chad Brown barn worked fast Aug. 1.