2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
August 29, 2020
SARATOGA Race #8 (THE FOREGO STAKES (G1))
Saturday 08/29 05:10 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #2 (WHITMORE) (5-2) - As hard hitting as they come, this 7yo has actually gotten better with age. He's gone 35-14-11-3, all on the dirt and has banked just under $3.2M. He finished 2nd here at 6 furlongs in the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1) July 25 and is the horse to beat. Note: In this large field where traffic problems often occur, make sure you box your bets with this veteran.
2nd pick: #11 (Fortin Hill) (6-1) - He's one of two entered by Chad Brown and the pair race uncoupled. Lightly raced 4yo has won three of four and scored at Belmont at this distance facing weaker July 4. He completed the distance in s snappy 1:20.40 and will me making his stakes debut. He draws a good post at this trip and is a win candidate.
3rd pick: #6 (Complexity) (5-1) - The 2nd of the pair from Chad Brown, he won going a mile at Belmont facing weaker July 2. Speedy sort was racing off a half-year's absence, has a fine series of local works on view, and must be left in the mix.
4th pick: #10 (Mind Control) (6-1) - A multiple stakes winner, he was only a 1/2 length in back of 'Whitmore' here July 25 and runs today at his favorite distance. One run type is 4 for 7 at it, draws well, and is a late threat.
5th pick: #4 (Funny Guy) (10-1) - A consistent state bred, he was an easy winner here at this distance in a stake for fellow New York foals July 30. Hard hitter fits with his best figures, has been working fast, and Joel Rosario stays aboard.