2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
August 06, 2020
SARATOGA Race #6
Thursday 08/06 04:05 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #2 (GESTURE) (2-1) - Lightly raced and well-bred, she ships from Gulfstream where she finished 2nd going a mile for a $20K tag June 10. It was her first facing winners, and she makes her NYRA debut shortening up a furlong and with blinkers on. Daughter of Tapiture' gets a slim edge.
2nd pick: #7 (Heartstrings) (8-1) - Longshot finished 2nd of seven, missing by 3.5 lengths going a mile at this level July 12 at Belmont. One run type draws a fine post at today's seven-furlong trip and is dangerous at a square price in her third back following a 10-week freshening.
3rd pick: #3 (La Negrita) (5-1) - She finished 2nd at this level going 6.5 furlongs at Belmont July 5 in her second back off around a 100-day layoff. The 3yo has a flexible style, and it's noted that leading rider Irad Ortiz, Jr. is aboard for this attempt. In the mix.
4th pick: #4 (Wicked Title) (5-2) - This filly showed both ability and promise as a 2yo last year, but she has not progressed since coming off a 6.5-month layoff May 17. She rallied to finish a non-threatening 3rd for a $25K tag July 2 at Belmont, and she runs today off a Linda Rice claim (29 for 124, 24%, in 2019-20).