2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

August 08, 2020

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SARATOGA Race #7 (THE BALLERINA STAKES (G1))

Saturday 08/08 03:45 PM Eastern

Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #4 (BELLAFINA) (3-1) - She ships from the West Coast, which is her home base, and enters this off a disappointing 2nd place finish as the heavy favorite in a G2 at Los Alamitos July 4. This multiple G1 winner is working fast, and her stalking style fits nicely with this group. She likes this distance (5-2-2-1) and gets a slight edge.

2nd pick: #7 (Come Dancing) (4-1) - Veteran mare enters off a 2nd place finish in the G3 Vagrancy Handicap going 6.5 furlongs at Belmont June 27. She was an easy winner of this stakes a year ago and followed that up with win in a G2 at Belmont. Winless in three starts since, this 6yo has been working fast of late and is a serious factor with her 'A' game.

3rd pick: #6 (Pink Sands) (10-1) - No speed type showed nothing in a G1 at Belmont going 8.5 furlongs June 13. She's best going shorter and has a fine record (8-2-1-3) at this distance. The mare has Irad Ortiz, Jr. aboard for the first time, and a fast and/or contested pace would help her chances out.

4th pick: #5 (Letruska) (8-1) - This speedy filly won her first six starts in Mexico and has won three of five since coming to the U.S. She enters off a fast local work Aug. 1, and she must be left in the mix.

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