2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
July 16, 2020
SARATOGA Race #7
Thursday 07/16 04:35 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #1 (ASTORIA KITTEN) (5-2) - This speedy and lightly raced daughter of 'Kitten's Joy' enters off a close up 3rd place finish at this level going a mile at Belmont June 18. It was her second back off a half-year's layoff, she's worked since, and has the rail. 3yo will be tough in this spot.
2nd pick: #9 (Summer At the Spa) (3-1) - A strong finisher, she rallied into a fast pace to check-in 2nd of 11, missing by two lengths at this level June 18, It was her first since winning her debut Nov. 23 at Aqueduct, and she's an obvious contender.
3rd pick: #5 (Marquet Legacy) (8-1) - A homebred by 'Gio Ponti,' she tired after chasing a quick pace to finish 2.5 lengths behind 'Summer At the Spa' June 18 at Belmont. It was her first since breaking her maiden there Oct. 6 and is in the mix at a big price.
4th pick: #6 (Ava K's Girl) (10-1) - She rallied from far back to miss by three lengths when sprinting at this level June 20 at Belmont Sept. 29. Trainer Michelle Nevin wins at a 22% rate second off of long layoffs, and she has Joel Rosario aboard for this attempt.
5th pick: #8 (Pandamom) (5-1) - A homebred filly by 'Uncle Mo,' she broke her maiden at Belmont June 7 in her first race since debuting at Aqueduct Nov. 15. Filly earned a good figure, worked fast here July 8, and is capable of factoring with some improvement.