2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
September 05, 2020
SARATOGA Race #9 (THE JIM DANDY STAKES (G2))
Saturday 09/05 04:20 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #1 (HAPPY SAVER) (5-2) - This colt has won both starts in impressive fashion and makes his stakes debut in this spot. One of two entered by Todd Pletcher, this stalker won an allowance here at this distance July 26, is working steadily and has the rail. With Irad Ortiz opting for the other Pletcher trained colt, Jose Lezcano gets aboard.
2nd pick: #6 (Dr Post) (2-1) - The 2nd of the Pletcher trained colts, he rallied to finish 3rd at Monmouth Park July 8 in the G1 Haskell. This $400K son of 'Quality Road had finished 2nd to 'Tiz the Law' in the Belmont Stakes (G1) June 20 and is an obvious win candidate.
3rd pick: #7 (Mystic Guide) (4-1) - No speed type has blinkers on in an attempt to get him a bit more involved in the early stages. A Godolphin home bred by 'Ghostzapper', he's been competitive in all four starts, is working fast at the Fair Hill Center, and a fast/and or contested pace would help his chances out.
4th pick: #5 (Celtic Striker) (20-1) - He appears to be the main speed and has proven in the past that if left alone in the first half-mile that he can be tough to get by. Longshot is working fine and it's always a plus when Joel Rosario takes a mount for the first time.