2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
July 22, 2020
SARATOGA Race #4
Wednesday 07/22 02:30 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #2 (BREITHORN) (7-2) - This well-bred colt is switching from grass to dirt while dropping into a claimer for the first time. He checked in 6th of 11, beaten 5.5 lengths when sprinting on the Belmont turf facing tougher June 5 in his first start in four months. Working fast locally, he has the rail and gets a slight edge.
2nd pick: #7 (Tenderfoot) (4-1) - A NEW gelding, he ships from Churchill Downs where he had an extremely wide trip after breaking from a tough post (12 of 12). It was his first race since finishing 4th there when debuting Nov. 2. The latest was a 'key' contest with the winner scoring here this past Saturday and the 3rd place runner breaking his maiden next out. In a claimer for the first time, a 22% winning move (seven of 36 for trainer Ian Wilkes since Jan. 1 of 2019).
3rd pick: #5 (Macho Jack) (3-1) - This speedy grey gelding has been on the sidelines since missing by just under a length going seven furlongs at Keeneland for a $50K tag Oct. 26. He runs off a trainer change to Rudy Rodriguez and is dangerous if ready.
4th pick: #3 (Kickin Kirby) (15-1) - This son of 'Dialed In' has tired in both starts since coming off a two-month freshening May 1. Longshot is capable of getting a share at a big price as he cuts back in distance for Nick Zito.