2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
July 23, 2020
SARATOGA Race #2
Thursday 07/23 01:25 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #3 (WONDER IN) (3-1) - Lightly raced and improving, this 4yo has been on the sidelines since winning at this distance Feb. 21 at Gulfstream for a $25K price tag. Claimed that day by Rob Atras, the trainer has won with 11 of 49 (24%) following that transaction in 2019-20. Nicely spotted for this, he's working steadily, and Javier Castellan is aboard. The horse to beat.
2nd pick: #2 (Take It to Scale) (5-1) - Speedy sort tired late while widest sprinting at Belmont for a $20K tag June 4. It was his first off a four-month break and first following a Gary Gullo claim. With the inside horse a late scratch, he has the rail and should be involved every step.
3rd pick: #6 (Thomas Shelby) (4-1) - A $525,000 gelded son of 'Curlin,' he's taking a big drop and is racing on conventional dirt following four straight on grass or poly. The 4yo has speed, a fast work July 5 at Belmont, and Irad Ortiz, Jr. is aboard. In the mix.