2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
August 21, 2020
SARATOGA Race #2
Friday 08/21 01:45 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #2 (ASHIHAM) (2-1) - This colt is one of two entered by Todd Pletcher, and the pair race uncoupled. A son of 'Tapit,' he's been competitive in four straight with the last three of those going around two-turns. He finished a wide 3rd here at this distance July 29, has worked since, and I give him a slight edge today.
2nd pick: #5 (The Angry Man) (9-5) - He's finished 2nd in all three starts since coming off a 6.5-month layoff June 20. Stalker has done so twice on the grass and once on dirt, is nicely spotted, and trainer Dermot Magner has gone 6-2-2-1 at this highly competitive meet.
3rd pick: #1 (Tenderfoot) (8-1) - Longshot moves up in class, stretches out in distance, and has blinkers on, all in his first of a Charlie Baker claim. The improving sort has the rail, some positional speed, and is capable of factoring at a square price.
4th pick: #3 (Obsessed) (8-1) - The second of the pair from the Pletcher barn, he's raced evenly in both sprint attempts, which came 8.5 months apart. A $330,000 purchase by 'More Than Ready,' Pletcher stretches him out and has him making back-to-back starts for the first time.