2020-EAST-COAST Season Horse Racing Past Picks

August 28, 2020

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SARATOGA Race #9 (THE LAKE GEORGE STAKES (G3))

Friday 08/28 05:45 PM Eastern

Bet this race at Diamond SportsTop pick: #1 (SWEET MELANIA) (2-1) - This talented daughter of 'American Pharoah' has gone 5-3-1-1 on the grass and was a winner of a G3 stakes at this distance June 20 at Belmont Park. That race was her first since finishing a pace-setting 3rd in last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita. This $600,000 speed/stalker has the rail and will be tough in this spot.

2nd pick: #8 (Selflessly) (3-1) - This lightly raced daughter of 'More Than Ready' had no chance after stumbling badly at the break June 20 at Belmont, the same race that 'Sweet Melania' won in wire-to-wire fashion. She was 1.5 lengths behind that rival in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) last November and had a wide trip that day from an outside post. She's a win candidate with a trouble-free getaway.

3rd pick: #5 (My Sassy Sarah) (12-1) - This New York-bred stretches out in distance while moving in with 'open' company. She was a sharp winner, sprinting on the grass here on July 19, and earned a career-best figure that fits with these. A longshot that is capable of factoring at a big price.

4th pick: #6 (Cat's Pajamas) (5-1) - She came up short at 'crunch time' when missing by three lengths here in the G2 Lake Placid Stakes on July 19. A daughter of 'Street Sense,' she had won her previous pair and can impact today with her 'A' game.

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