2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks
July 30, 2020
SARATOGA Race #9 (THE JOHN MORRISSEY HANDICAP)
Thursday 07/30 05:45 PM Eastern
Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #4 (AMUNDSON) (3-1) - The main speed, he's finished and 3rd facing solid 'open' company in a pair of starts after coming off two layoffs. A stakes winner facing similar New York-breds Feb. 17 at Aqueduct, this lightly raced 4yo doesn't need the lead to be successful. He gets top billing.
2nd pick: #6 (Funny Guy) (5-2) - This colt by 'Big Brown' rallied into a fast pace to win a mile stakes for New York foals June 12 at Belmont. He defeated several of today's rivals that day in his first start since Sept. 29. A winner here last August of the nine-furlong Albany Stakes, he's a major player today.
3rd pick: #5 (Bank It) (7-2) - No speed type rallied to finish 3rd at Belmont June 12, a one mile stakes where he was 1.5 lengths in back of 'Funny Guy.' Stakes placed earlier this year facing 'open' company at Oaklawn Park, a fast and/or contested pace makes him a late threat.
4th pick: #8 (My Boy Tate) (20-1) - He showed nothing in a June 12 stakes at Belmont that was his first race since Feb. 17. In that contest, he was two lengths behind 'Amundson,' and it's noted this former stakes winner is three for four at this distance.