2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
August 15, 2020
SARATOGA Race #7
Saturday 08/15 04:35 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #6 (MO READY) (5-2) - A Repole Stable homebred by 'Uncle Mo,' this 3yo had all sorts of traffic issues when beaten by two lengths here at this level going 8.5 furlongs July 25. It was his first start since Dec. 6, and he can win this with a better trip.
2nd pick: #3 (Albie) (10-1) - Longshot tired late after setting a quick and pressured pace in the same last race as 'Mo Ready.' He gets a huge rider upgrade to Joel Rosario, draws well, and should be in this every step at a big price.
3rd pick: #1 (Bourbon Bay) (6-1) - An even-paced type, this stakes-placed colt is racing on the turf for the first time. A $205,000 yearling purchase here back in Aug. of 2018, he has a ground-saving post, is bred to handle the surface change, and can impact if he enjoys the switch.
4th pick: #4 (Our Troubadour) (20-1) - Longshot stretches out in distance after rallying to check-in 5th of nine, missing by 2.5 lengths when sprinting here facing 'open' $50K starter-allowance foes July 25. Much improved of late, the figure earned in his latest fits nicely with this group and he may factor at a very big price.
5th pick: #5 (Danfusi) (5-1) - A lightly raced 4yo, tired badly at this level July 4 at Belmont. A gate-to-wire maiden winner there in his previous start, he runs today off a private trainer change to Brad Cox. He's won with 33 of 140 (24%) with new arrivals to his barn since Jan. 1 of 2019.