2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
July 22, 2020
SARATOGA Race #5
Wednesday 07/22 03:05 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #8 (MAXWELL ESQUIRE) (2-1) - A lightly raced home-bred, he rallied to finish 4th in an $80K turf sprint June 19 at Belmont. He's been in with 'open' company in four straight and finished 2nd when debuting here at this distance last August. He gets a slight edge.
2nd pick: #2 (Crack Shot) (4-1) - One of several with sharp early speed, he breaks from the rail, and I believe he's the fastest out of the gate. 4yo tired late after setting extremely fast fractions at this level going six furlongs at Belmont June 20. It was his first race since Nov. 10, and he has the leading rider at this young meet, Jose Ortiz, aboard.
3rd pick: #4 (Three Jokers) (3-1) - Another with a lot of early speed, he's racing on the grass for the first time. Competitive in all four starts on the dirt, this son of 'Twirling Candy' is a threat if he takes to the turf.
4th pick: #7 (Wild William) (15-1) - 5yo tired late to check-in 3rd when going six furlongs at Belmont facing 'open' $40K claimers June 28. Speed/stalker has done his best work locally (5-1-2-0) and may get a share at a big price.