2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

August 29, 2020

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SARATOGA Race #3 (THE SARANAC STAKES (G3))

Saturday 08/29 02:20 PM Eastern

Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #5 (DON JUAN KITTEN) (7-2) - A Ramsey home bred by their long time stallion 'Kitten's Joy', he was a sharp allowance winner here at this distance July 25. He's gone 5-2-1-1 on the grass and is the only horse entered with a win on the Saratoga grass. Clearly improving, he has a flexible style and is the horse to beat.

2nd pick: #9 (Embolden) (6-1) - This son of 'The Factor' rallied to miss by a length in a stakes at this distance July 29 at Colonial Downs. It was his first start since Dec. 15 and he showed plenty of ability and promise during the 2nd half of last year. A win candidate.

3rd pick: #1 (Vanzzy) (4-1) - This colt by 'Verrazano' ships from Monmouth where he was an easy winner going 8.5 furlongs in the Jersey Derby July 26. He has sharp early speed, draws the rail, and the red hot Joel Rosario is aboard.

4th pick: #3 (Three Technique) (12-1) - This colt has shown the necessary ability to compete with these if he can repeat his best races on the dirt in his first ever on the grass. $180K purchase has a stalking style and should enter the gate at a big price.

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