2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
August 20, 2020
SARATOGA Race #9
Thursday 08/20 05:20 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #1 (Dark Money) (3-1) - He's racing first of a Saffie Joseph, Jr. claim, a 38% winning angle (41 of 109 since Jan. 1 of 2019). He tired while wide here the day he changed barns, moves to the rail, and leading rider Jose Ortiz gets aboard. I give him a slight edge.
2nd pick: #5 (Eye Luv Lulu) (8-5) - This veteran is the morning line and probable heavy favorite. 9yo has won a bit over $900,000 in his career and takes a big drop in class here in his first race since Feb. 17. Multiple stakes winner worked fast locally Aug. 8 and is an obvious win candidate at a short price.
3rd pick: #7 (Just Right) (4-1) - He missed by a 1/2-length here at this $25K price tag July 22 in his first start since late August of 2019. This field drew much tougher, and he'll need to move forward to threaten the top pair. From the Pletcher barn, a fast and/or contested pace would help his chances out. In the mix.