2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
August 07, 2020
SARATOGA Race #8
Friday 08/07 05:15 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #1 (SILKY BLUE) (5-2) - This lightly raced daughter of 'Hard Spun' is facing winners and is stretching out in distance both for the first time. $220,000 purchase won by a 'nose' going seven furlongs at Belmont June 25 in only her second start and first since debuting Oct. 3. Stalker has the rail, and I like her chances.
2nd pick: #8 (Amos) (7-2) - This 4yo finished 2nd at this level going seven furlongs at Belmont June 12. She has more early speed than most and should be involved every step as she stretches back out.
3rd pick: #7 (Jen's Battle) (8-1) - Longshot moves back in with fellow state-breds following a series of four straight productive efforts when facing 'open' company. She's another stretching out in distance and enters off a fast local half-mile work on July 31. It's another plus that Joel Rosario stays aboard.
4th pick: #5 (Giacosa) (4-1) - Lightly raced 3yo rallied to finish 4th here at this level and distance July 16. She hit the gate at the break and is in the mix with a trouble-free beginning.