2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

August 01, 2020

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SARATOGA Race #12 (THE CARESS STAKES)

Saturday 08/01 07:20 PM Eastern

Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #7 (DALIKA) (3-1) - A rare German-bred, she rallied strongly to miss by a 1/2-length facing similar in a six-furlong grass stakes at Belmont July 3. She's racing third back off just under a five-month layoff, and I give her a slight edge.

2nd pick: #9 (Cariba) (9-2) - Lightly raced and well-bred, she moves up in class after winning a first-level allowance at Belmont June 28. Much improved since switching to the turf, she has plenty of room for upside and has Irad Ortiz, Jr. aboard for the first time.

3rd pick: #2 (I'llhandalthecash) (5-1) - She won a stakes at Belmont on July 3 and was a 1/2-length better than 'Dalika.' A career-best, it came in her second back off a series of layoffs, and it's a big plus to see her stringing starts together. In the mix.

4th pick: #4 (Introduced) (12-1) - She's moving up in class after a series of six straight solid efforts. A stakes winner a year ago at Laurel, this stalker is capable of factoring with her normal performance.

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