2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

August 28, 2020

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SARATOGA Race #3

Friday 08/28 02:20 PM Eastern

Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #6 (PRINCIPAL DANCER) (7-2) - This lightly raced 4yo enters off a 3rd place finish here at this level going 6.5 furlongs July 23. It was his 2nd start back following a 14-week layoff and he hails from the barn of Jim Bond, who is having the best meet of his life. The trainer is 32-10-5-4 (31%) here, and he gives this gelding a rider upgrade to Luis Saez.

2nd pick: #4 (Rejected Again) (6-1) - A speedy son of 'Tapizar,' this 3yo has been on the sidelines since finishing a pace-setting 3rd facing tougher at this distance on March 14 at Aqueduct. Fast from the gate and training steadily, trainer Gary Gullo drops him down to a new low and has leading rider Irad Ortiz, Jr. aboard. This colt is a strong win candidate.

3rd pick: #5 (Our American Star) (12-1) - By far the field's most experienced runner, he's dropping back down after a non-contending effort here for a $25K tag Aug. 22. Back in six days, he had finished 2nd in his previous pair, and did so here at this level Aug. 22. This longshot is capable of getting a share at a big price.

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