2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
July 18, 2020
SARATOGA Race #7
Saturday 07/18 04:35 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #1 (YAUPON) (3-1) - This colt by 'Uncle Mo' sold for $255,000 as a 2yo in training back in the spring of 2019. Unraced as a juvenile, he won his debut at this distance June 20 at Churchill Downs. He set a quick and pressured pace and held to prevail by a nose in 1:09.40. The Asmussen barn has worked him twice locally, he draws the rail, and Joel Rosario is aboard.
2nd pick: #2 (Binkster) (7-2) - Consistent sort finished 4th of 12, beaten by six lengths at this level and distance June 6 at Belmont. It was his first back off a pair of layoffs, has worked three times since June 27, and has finished 2nd in both previous local attempts.
3rd pick: #1 (Blindwillie McTell) (2-1) - This state-bred raced evenly at this level and distance Feb. 8 at Aqueduct in his first race since late August. A three-time stakes winner facing fellow state-breds when sprinting, he's working fast for Linda Rice, who has won a pair of races on each of the first two days of this meet. A threat if ready.