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surethingselections.com analyst: Dave Gonzalez Saratoga 9/3/16
Overall a decent card but pay attention to scratches, how the track is playing & if there is weather that will alter things.

Race 1) The picks: 3-7-10-11                                      Confidence level: slightly below average
#3 E Warfare 7/2 blinkers on w/ big positive rider switch, call #7 Palladian Bridge 4-1 adds lasix & blinkers while dropping in class
#10 Sanferia 5-1 returns to turf in 2nd off break, improves Other contenders: #11 Uptown Liza 6-1

Race 2) The picks: 2-1-8-5                                          Confidence level: slightly below average
#2 General Bellamy 7/2 rises off the claim for a sharp barn & his figures say he might be sitting on a big effort, sleeper?
#1 Money Changer 4-1
bounced last out but could rebound here as he cuts back for solid connections, contender.
#8 Roll Tide Roll 5-1 ran a career best last out so he could bounce here
Other contenders: #5 Shuffle Up 6-1

Race 3) The picks: 1-4-5-6                                          Confidence level: average
#1 Starstruck Kitten 3-1 could be any kind as he makes his debut for a barn that can win w/ similar, call.
#4 Menacing Dennis 4-1 gets a rider upgrade after a debut try he may have needed last out, live longshot?
#5 Frostmourne 4-1 is very similar to the choice & could also be dangerous in here.
Other contenders: #6 Heís Cheeky 6-1

Race 4) The picks: 8-9-5-3                                          Confidence level: average
#8 Altito 3-1 adds lasix as he comes off a break to make his 2nd career start for a barn that does nice work w/ similar so he gets the nod.
#9 Westwood 4-1 could be any kind as he makes his debut for a barn that can win w/ similar, maybe.
#5 Small Bear 5-1 is bred to hit the ground running but this is a weak barn so a minor award may be his ceiling here.
Other contenders:
#3 Tapwrit 6-1

Race 5) The picks: 3-1-5-7                                          Confidence level: above average
#3 Call Provision 2-1 ran a beauty here last out so if he can handle the class rise here he looks like the one.
#1 Inspector Lynley 3-1 usually runs his race & he should do so here as he ships back in off a short rest, maybe.
#5 Rayís The Bar 5-1 has solid efforts showing & is very similar to the choice, even hailing from the same barn, contender.
Other contenders: #7 Copingaway 6-1

Race 6) The picks: 3-1-9-6                                          Confidence level: average
#3 Changewilldoyougood 3-1 has solid efforts showing on turf & might be the one in a contentious race.
#1 Ice Cutter 7/2 might be sitting on a big race here in his 3rd off the bench for a solid barn.
#9i Munjaz 4-1
may have needed his last as he came off a long break & while he is coming off a rest again he could show more here, threat.
Other contenders: #6 Slim Shadey 5-1

Race 7) The picks: 4-10-5-1                                        Confidence level: average
#4 Spieth 3-1 could be any kind as he makes his debut for a barn that can win w/ similar, maybe.
#10 Whole Lotta Luck 4-1 is similar to the choice & could also be dangerous in here.
#5 Borsa Vento 5-1 loses the blinkers for his 2nd career start so he could show more for a barn whose runners often improve w/ experience.
Other contenders: #1 Kahramani 8-1

Race 8) The picks: 9-10-13-1                                      Confidence level: slightly above average
#9 New York Chrome 2-1 ran well off the bench last out & he might be able to build on that effort here for a strong combo.
#10 Neolithic 2-1 has improved w/ every start & if he gets some solid pace to run at here he could be very dangerous.
#13 Ekhlaas
5-1 tossed a career best race last out & if he can avoid bouncing off that he should be in the mix here.
Other contenders: #1 Dreamsdocometrue 6-1

Race 9) The picks: 5-6-1-4                                          Confidence level: good
#5 Cherry Lodge 6/5 tossed a big one in her debut when heavily bet & she should be able to build on that here so she gets the call.
#6 Pretty City Dancer3-1 has improved w/ each try so if she continues that trend while shipping in off a rest then she may be there w/ these.
#1 Sweet Loretta 4-1 improved last out to remain undefeated & if the choice gets cooked in a duel this closer may be the one to fear.
Other contenders: #4 Fun 5-1

Race 10) The picks: 3-9-6-4                                        Confidence level: strong
#3 Frosted 1/5 has the strongest efforts by a mile in here, tough.
#9 Mubtaahji 4-1 comes off a rest for the same trainer as the choice & this one may actually be the choices main danger.
#6 Samraat 8-1 has some efforts that get him involved for a share here if he is ready off a short rest.
Other contenders: #4 Bradester 8-1

Race 11) The picks: 4-3-6-2                                        Confidence level: average
#4 Ball Dancing 3-1 looks to be poised to his peak form in her 3rd off the bench for a strong barn so she gets the nod.
#3 Guapaza 3-1 hails from the same barn as the choice & has similar ability so she should be involved.
#6 Suffused 3-1 is clearly improving w/ each US start so this one should be in the mix if that continues here.
Other contenders: #2 Photo Call 6-1

Race 12) The picks: 4-3-2-5                                        Confidence level: average
#4 Annals Of Time 2-1 tossed a big one 1st out but has been off since so demand some value here even though this one looks like the one.
#3 Intensity 3-1 hails from the same barn as the choice & has similar ability so he should be involved here.
#2 Hockey School 4-1 has gradually improved w/ each start lately so he might be a threat here if that continues as he makes his 2nd off a rest.
Other contenders: #5 Forever In Love 6-1

 

surethingselections.com analyst: Dave Gonzalez Saratoga 9/3/16
Overall a decent card but pay attention to scratches, how the track is playing & if there is weather that will alter things.

Race 1) The picks: 3-7-10-11                                      Confidence level: slightly below average
#3 E Warfare 7/2 blinkers on w/ big positive rider switch, call #7 Palladian Bridge 4-1 adds lasix & blinkers while dropping in class
#10 Sanferia 5-1 returns to turf in 2nd off break, improves Other contenders: #11 Uptown Liza 6-1

Race 2) The picks: 2-1-8-5                                          Confidence level: slightly below average
#2 General Bellamy 7/2 rises off the claim for a sharp barn & his figures say he might be sitting on a big effort, sleeper?
#1 Money Changer 4-1
bounced last out but could rebound here as he cuts back for solid connections, contender.
#8 Roll Tide Roll 5-1 ran a career best last out so he could bounce here
Other contenders: #5 Shuffle Up 6-1

Race 3) The picks: 1-4-5-6                                          Confidence level: average
#1 Starstruck Kitten 3-1 could be any kind as he makes his debut for a barn that can win w/ similar, call.
#4 Menacing Dennis 4-1 gets a rider upgrade after a debut try he may have needed last out, live longshot?
#5 Frostmourne 4-1 is very similar to the choice & could also be dangerous in here.
Other contenders: #6 Heís Cheeky 6-1

Race 4) The picks: 8-9-5-3                                          Confidence level: average
#8 Altito 3-1 adds lasix as he comes off a break to make his 2nd career start for a barn that does nice work w/ similar so he gets the nod.
#9 Westwood 4-1 could be any kind as he makes his debut for a barn that can win w/ similar, maybe.
#5 Small Bear 5-1 is bred to hit the ground running but this is a weak barn so a minor award may be his ceiling here.
Other contenders:
#3 Tapwrit 6-1

Race 5) The picks: 3-1-5-7                                          Confidence level: above average
#3 Call Provision 2-1 ran a beauty here last out so if he can handle the class rise here he looks like the one.
#1 Inspector Lynley 3-1 usually runs his race & he should do so here as he ships back in off a short rest, maybe.
#5 Rayís The Bar 5-1 has solid efforts showing & is very similar to the choice, even hailing from the same barn, contender.
Other contenders: #7 Copingaway 6-1

Race 6) The picks: 3-1-9-6                                          Confidence level: average
#3 Changewilldoyougood 3-1 has solid efforts showing on turf & might be the one in a contentious race.
#1 Ice Cutter 7/2 might be sitting on a big race here in his 3rd off the bench for a solid barn.
#9i Munjaz 4-1
may have needed his last as he came off a long break & while he is coming off a rest again he could show more here, threat.
Other contenders: #6 Slim Shadey 5-1

Race 7) The picks: 4-10-5-1                                        Confidence level: average
#4 Spieth 3-1 could be any kind as he makes his debut for a barn that can win w/ similar, maybe.
#10 Whole Lotta Luck 4-1 is similar to the choice & could also be dangerous in here.
#5 Borsa Vento 5-1 loses the blinkers for his 2nd career start so he could show more for a barn whose runners often improve w/ experience.
Other contenders: #1 Kahramani 8-1

Race 8) The picks: 9-10-13-1                                      Confidence level: slightly above average
#9 New York Chrome 2-1 ran well off the bench last out & he might be able to build on that effort here for a strong combo.
#10 Neolithic 2-1 has improved w/ every start & if he gets some solid pace to run at here he could be very dangerous.
#13 Ekhlaas
5-1 tossed a career best race last out & if he can avoid bouncing off that he should be in the mix here.
Other contenders: #1 Dreamsdocometrue 6-1

Race 9) The picks: 5-6-1-4                                          Confidence level: good
#5 Cherry Lodge 6/5 tossed a big one in her debut when heavily bet & she should be able to build on that here so she gets the call.
#6 Pretty City Dancer3-1 has improved w/ each try so if she continues that trend while shipping in off a rest then she may be there w/ these.
#1 Sweet Loretta 4-1 improved last out to remain undefeated & if the choice gets cooked in a duel this closer may be the one to fear.
Other contenders: #4 Fun 5-1

Race 10) The picks: 3-9-6-4                                        Confidence level: strong
#3 Frosted 1/5 has the strongest efforts by a mile in here, tough.
#9 Mubtaahji 4-1 comes off a rest for the same trainer as the choice & this one may actually be the choices main danger.
#6 Samraat 8-1 has some efforts that get him involved for a share here if he is ready off a short rest.
Other contenders: #4 Bradester 8-1

Race 11) The picks: 4-3-6-2                                        Confidence level: average
#4 Ball Dancing 3-1 looks to be poised to his peak form in her 3rd off the bench for a strong barn so she gets the nod.
#3 Guapaza 3-1 hails from the same barn as the choice & has similar ability so she should be involved.
#6 Suffused 3-1 is clearly improving w/ each US start so this one should be in the mix if that continues here.
Other contenders: #2 Photo Call 6-1

Race 12) The picks: 4-3-2-5                                        Confidence level: average
#4 Annals Of Time 2-1 tossed a big one 1st out but has been off since so demand some value here even though this one looks like the one.
#3 Intensity 3-1 hails from the same barn as the choice & has similar ability so he should be involved here.
#2 Hockey School 4-1 has gradually improved w/ each start lately so he might be a threat here if that continues as he makes his 2nd off a rest.
Other contenders: #5 Forever In Love 6-1

 

surethingselections.com analyst: Dave Gonzalez Saratoga 9/2/16
Overall a modest card but pay attention to scratches, how the track is playing & if there is weather that will alter things.

Race 1) The picks: 4-7-2-6                                          Confidence level: slightly below average
#4 The Lost Tigress 7/2 drops in asking price but rises in class as she ships in off a win for a strong barn, maybe.
#7 Spectacular Flash 4-1 drops in class while coming back quick so this one may show more in this spot.
#2 Hold Me Down 5-1 drops in asking price while moving turf to dirt & route to sprint while getting a massive rider upgrade so she may be live.
Other contenders: #6 My Jimmy Chew Girl 6-1

Race 2) The picks: 10-9-7-2                                        Confidence level: slightly below average
#10 Munchkin Money 7/2 probably needed her return try last out & had trouble in that race so she could show more in this spot.
#9 Rossezza 4-1
drops in w/ MCL foes in her return try while also stretching out to make her route debut in her 3rd career start, dangerous.
#7 Sneaky Fudge Face 5-1 turns back a touch while sporting an improving line so this one might show more in this spot.
Other contenders: #2 Freckle de Freck 6-1

Race 3) The picks: 9-6-7-1                                          Confidence level: average
#9 Snow Trouble 3-1 ships in to drop in class off a break for a barn that can win w/ this type, often at a price, maybe.
#6 Dujac 4-1 drops into the claiming ranks off a very long break following a solid win & while this barn can win w/ this type this seems a bit odd so demand a fair price.
#7 Matador 5-1 wheels right back to stretch out in his return to turf for a barn that can connect w/ similar, a possibility.
Other contenders: #1 Completely Bonkers 6-1

Race 4) The picks: 5-2-1-6                                          Confidence level: average
#5 Celtic Scout 3-1 moves turf to dirt as he cuts back in distance & drops to a career low level for a barn that can connect w/ similar.
#2 Blarney Stones 4-1 has several tries that can take this but so far he looks like a chronic nibbler, maybe.
#1 Buckwellspent 5-1 has steadily improved on dirt & might be in a spot where he can get a win or @ least hit the board.
Other contenders:
#6 Cold Revenge 6-1

Race 5) The picks: 6-9-7-2                                          Confidence level: average
#6 Marabea 3-1 ships in to drop in class for her 3rd off a break here which may be the key to this one showing still more here, call.
#9 One Penny Piece 4-1 might have needed her return try last out for a barn that can surprise w/ this kind, maybe.
#7 Electro Peg 6-1 most likely needed her return try last out so she could show more in this spot for a strong combo.
Other contenders: #2 Belle Et Bete 6-1

Race 6) The picks: 1-2-10-8                                        Confidence level: below average
#1 Happy Motoring 4-1 could be any kind as she makes her debut for a barn that can win w/ similar, call.
#2 Bellavais 5-1 is very similar to the choice & could also be live even though this barns runners often need one.
#10 Matinee Babe 5-1
could be live as she is in the same boat as our other 2 choices here.
Other contenders: #8 Foreign Affair 5-1

Race 7) The picks: 1-6-2-3                                          Confidence level: slightly above average
#1 First Service 2-1 may have needed her return try last out so if she shows more she may be the one here.
#6 Splendid Gold 2-1 is very similar to the choice & could also be dangerous in here.
#2 Wonder Gal 2-1 ships back in to drop in class off a long rest & this one will need help up front to get the job done, maybe.
Other contenders: #3 Bella Joy 8-1

Race 8) The picks: 8-7-3-6                                          Confidence level: slightly above average
#8 Two Pump 2-1 drops a ton in class while returning to turf for a barn that can connect w/ similar, maybe.
#7 Angieís Prim Lady 3-1 drops in class for this after an eventful start last out so this one might show more w/ a better break
#3 Goodbye Sorrow
5-1 has improved w/ every start since her return & now drops in class off a solid run which is suspect so demand value.
Other contenders: #6 Sunrise Kitty 6-1

Race 9) The picks: 3-4-1-2                                          Confidence level: good
#3 Royal Posse 6/5 loves this trip & can adjust as needed to the pace so he looks like the one in here.
#4 Good Luck Gus 3-1 looms the main threat to the choice if he is ready off a break for strong connections.
#1 Crackerjack Jones 4-1 stretches out here for an ok barn so this one could be involved in this race if the pace is not too hot.
Other contenders: #2 Wake Up In Malibu 4-1

Race 10) The picks: 3-2-1-4                                        Confidence level: below average
#3 Bourbon City 4-1 comes off the break w/ some ok efforts for a barn that can win w/ similar, often at a price so he could be a sleeper as he drops to a career low level.
#2 Kittenís Dilemma 4-1 comes off a rest to drop in w/ MCL foes for the first time as he adds blinkers & makes his initial try as a gelding today so this one may show a lot more for tough connections.
#1 Twenty Four Seven 4-1 ships in off a rest to drop in w/ MCL foes for the 1st time as he makes his initial start for a new trainer that has solid numbers w/ similar, odds call,
Other contenders: #4 Astute Warrior 6-1

 

surethingselections.com analyst: Dave Gonzalez Saratoga 9/1/16
Overall a modest card but pay attention to scratches, how the track is playing & if there is weather that will alter things.

Race 1) The picks: 9-7-8-1                                          Confidence level: slightly below average - JUMPERS
#9 Balance the Budget 9/2 drops in class after a needed return try last out so he may be the one here.
#7 Orchestra Leader 5-1 ships in to return to the jumps here which might get him back on the winning track.
#8 Bodie Island 5-1 could be set for his best in this his 3rd start back, sleeper?
Other contenders: #1 Special Skills 6-1

Race 2) The picks: 1/1a-6-5-2                                     Confidence level: slightly below average
#1/1a Brown entry 4-1 either one could be tough as they form an interesting tag team for a strong barn, call.
#6 Pontastic 5-1
ships in for a new barn that does nice work w/ similar so if this one is ready off the break he could be tough here.
#5 Vilma 5-1 re@ a notch below his claim level here for a barn that sports strong numbers w/ similar, threat.
Other contenders: #2 Heliodoro 5-1

Race 3) The picks: 3-1-10-4                                        Confidence level: average
#3 Stony Brook 3-1 ships & drops in w/ MCL foes for the 1st time off a needed debut last out & now tries turf for a barn that can win w/ similar.
#1 Great Skellig 5-1 moves dirt to turf here for a barn that knows how to win w/ similar, a possibility.
#10 Not So Quiet Man 5-1 has some solid efforts showing & now gets a huge rider upgrade that may put this one over the top, threat.
Other contenders: #4 Colonel Andy 6-1

Race 4) The picks: 2-1-5-3                                          Confidence level: slightly above average
#2 Castaway 5/2 rises in class off a needed return race so this one may be the one in a well matched event.
#1 Lucky Lotto 4-1 drops in class to make his 3rd off a break for a barn that can win w/ similar, a possibility.
#5 Cousin Stephen 5-1 stretches out & drops in class for a barn that can win w/ similar but demand value as he must improve a lot.
Other contenders:
#3 Readthebyline 6-1

Race 5) The picks: 2-8-10-5                                          Confidence level: slightly below average
#2 Creaky Cricket 4-1 appears to be rounding into top form for a barn that has run mostly live runners here so this one gets the nod.
#8 Special Selection 4-1 got a wide trip last time & may get another here but if this one runs his best he may be dangerous in his 3rd off a rest.
#10 Donít Be So Salty 4-1 drops a ton in class here to go for a tag here which may help this one run better but demand value as this is a very suspect class drop.
Other contenders: #5 Latigo Trail 5-1

Race 6) The picks: 6-5-4-3                                          Confidence level: above average
#6 Uncharted Course 2-1 drops in class for his 2nd off a break so he could show a lot more in this spot, especially since he looks like the speed of the race.
#5 Yakov 5-1 cuts back as he ships back in to cut back for a barn that loves to surprise, a possibility.
#4 Sidearm 5-1
ships in to rise a notch in class off the claim despite being out of jail for a barn that does well elsewhere with similar, maybe.
Other contenders: #3 Comandante 5-1

Race 7) The picks: 2-10-8-6                                        Confidence level: average
#2 King Of Spades 5/2 drops in w/ claimers for his 3rd off the bench while returning to turf here so he could show a lot more, maybe.
#10 Circus Performer 7/2 drops in w/ claimers here as he adds blinkers for a barn that does well w/ similar so this one could be right there.
#8 Task Force Glory 9/2 may have needed his return last out so he could show more in this spot for a solid outfit.
Other contenders: #6 Late Night Mark 6-1

Race 8) The picks: 5-3-4-9                                          Confidence level: slightly below average
#5 Nea 4-1 ships in to rise in class off her maiden breaker as she made her turf debut last out in her 2nd career try so this one could show even more in this spot, sleeper?
#3 Barrel of Dreams 4-1 has been on the steady improve of late for a hot barn so she should be right there in this race.
#4 Weather Girl
5-1 makes her 3rd start off the break so if she keeps on improving she could be the one to fear here.
Other contenders: #9 Kitty Madness 6-1

Race 9) The picks: 6-8-5-1                                          Confidence level: below average
#6 Tell The Truth 9/2 ships in to stretch out for his route debut here off a solid maiden win in his turf debut last out so he may show more here.
#8 Birdís Eye View 5-1 is very similar to the top choice here & must be seen as a possibility in a wide-open heat.
#5 Monsoon K S A 6-1 ships in to stretch out for his route debut here which might have this one set for a big run off his maiden win, maybe.
Other contenders: #1 Gemologister 6-1

Race 10) The picks: 9-1/1a-3-10                                 Confidence level: below average
#9 Enticing Evening 4-1 drops in w/ MCL foes for the 1st time while making her 2nd career start so she could be set to show more in here, call.
#1/1a BrownRodriguez entry 4-1 either one could be tough as they form an interesting tag team for strong barns, maybe.
#3 Hexamaster 6-1 could be any kind as she makes her debut for a barn that can win w/ similar @ times but a minor award seems more likely than a win in here.
Other contenders: #10 Forres Lily 6-1

 


 

 

surethingselections.com analyst: Dave Gonzalez Saratoga 8/31/16
Overall a modest card but pay attention to scratches, how the track is playing & if there is weather that will alter things.

Race 1) The picks: 9-7-8-1                                          Confidence level: slightly below average - JUMPERS
#9 Balance the Budget 9/2 drops in class after a needed return try last out so he may be the one here.
#7 Orchestra Leader 5-1 ships in to return to the jumps here which might get him back on the winning track.
#8 Bodie Island 5-1 could be set for his best in this his 3rd start back, sleeper?
Other contenders: #1 Special Skills 6-1

Race 2) The picks: 1/1a-6-5-2                                     Confidence level: slightly below average
#1/1a Brown entry 4-1 either one could be tough as they form an interesting tag team for a strong barn, call.
#6 Pontastic 5-1
ships in for a new barn that does nice work w/ similar so if this one is ready off the break he could be tough here.
#5 Vilma 5-1 re@ a notch below his claim level here for a barn that sports strong numbers w/ similar, threat.
Other contenders: #2 Heliodoro 5-1

Race 3) The picks: 3-1-10-4                                        Confidence level: average
#3 Stony Brook 3-1 ships & drops in w/ MCL foes for the 1st time off a needed debut last out & now tries turf for a barn that can win w/ similar.
#1 Great Skellig 5-1 moves dirt to turf here for a barn that knows how to win w/ similar, a possibility.
#10 Not So Quiet Man 5-1 has some solid efforts showing & now gets a huge rider upgrade that may put this one over the top, threat.
Other contenders: #4 Colonel Andy 6-1

Race 4) The picks: 2-1-5-3                                          Confidence level: slightly above average
#2 Castaway 5/2 rises in class off a needed return race so this one may be the one in a well matched event.
#1 Lucky Lotto 4-1 drops in class to make his 3rd off a break for a barn that can win w/ similar, a possibility.
#5 Cousin Stephen 5-1 stretches out & drops in class for a barn that can win w/ similar but demand value as he must improve a lot.
Other contenders:
#3 Readthebyline 6-1

Race 5) The picks: 2-8-10-5                                          Confidence level: slightly below average
#2 Creaky Cricket 4-1 appears to be rounding into top form for a barn that has run mostly live runners here so this one gets the nod.
#8 Special Selection 4-1 got a wide trip last time & may get another here but if this one runs his best he may be dangerous in his 3rd off a rest.
#10 Donít Be So Salty 4-1 drops a ton in class here to go for a tag here which may help this one run better but demand value as this is a very suspect class drop.
Other contenders: #5 Latigo Trail 5-1

Race 6) The picks: 6-5-4-3                                          Confidence level: above average
#6 Uncharted Course 2-1 drops in class for his 2nd off a break so he could show a lot more in this spot, especially since he looks like the speed of the race.
#5 Yakov 5-1 cuts back as he ships back in to cut back for a barn that loves to surprise, a possibility.
#4 Sidearm 5-1
ships in to rise a notch in class off the claim despite being out of jail for a barn that does well elsewhere with similar, maybe.
Other contenders: #3 Comandante 5-1

Race 7) The picks: 2-10-8-6                                        Confidence level: average
#2 King Of Spades 5/2 drops in w/ claimers for his 3rd off the bench while returning to turf here so he could show a lot more, maybe.
#10 Circus Performer 7/2 drops in w/ claimers here as he adds blinkers for a barn that does well w/ similar so this one could be right there.
#8 Task Force Glory 9/2 may have needed his return last out so he could show more in this spot for a solid outfit.
Other contenders: #6 Late Night Mark 6-1

Race 8) The picks: 5-3-4-9                                          Confidence level: slightly below average
#5 Nea 4-1 ships in to rise in class off her maiden breaker as she made her turf debut last out in her 2nd career try so this one could show even more in this spot, sleeper?
#3 Barrel of Dreams 4-1 has been on the steady improve of late for a hot barn so she should be right there in this race.
#4 Weather Girl
5-1 makes her 3rd start off the break so if she keeps on improving she could be the one to fear here.
Other contenders: #9 Kitty Madness 6-1

Race 9) The picks: 6-8-5-1                                          Confidence level: below average
#6 Tell The Truth 9/2 ships in to stretch out for his route debut here off a solid maiden win in his turf debut last out so he may show more here.
#8 Birdís Eye View 5-1 is very similar to the top choice here & must be seen as a possibility in a wide-open heat.
#5 Monsoon K S A 6-1 ships in to stretch out for his route debut here which might have this one set for a big run off his maiden win, maybe.
Other contenders: #1 Gemologister 6-1

Race 10) The picks: 9-1/1a-3-10                                 Confidence level: below average
#9 Enticing Evening 4-1 drops in w/ MCL foes for the 1st time while making her 2nd career start so she could be set to show more in here, call.
#1/1a BrownRodriguez entry 4-1 either one could be tough as they form an interesting tag team for strong barns, maybe.
#3 Hexamaster 6-1 could be any kind as she makes her debut for a barn that can win w/ similar @ times but a minor award seems more likely than a win in here.
Other contenders: #10 Forres Lily 6-1

 

 

surethingselections.com analyst: Dave Gonzalez Saratoga 8/29/16
Overall a below average card but pay attention to scratches, how the track is playing & if weather twill alter things.

Race 1) The picks: 1-3-6-7                                          Confidence level: average
#1 Geaux Mets 5/2 drops in class off a break for a sharp barn & this one looks like the speed of the race so he gets the nod.
#3 Erik The Red 7/2 cuts his asking price in half while cutting back as he returns to dirt so he could show a lot more here.
#6 Pass The Dice 4-1 drops in class off the claim & a short break which is never a great sign but this is not a huge drop, odds call.
Other contenders: #7 Street Chief 5-1

Race 2) The picks: 5-2-7-12                                        Confidence level: below average
#5 Foreset 4-1 ships in for a new trainer to drop in w/ MCL foes for the 1st time while making her 2nd career start & making both his turf & route debuts here so he may show a lot more in here.
#2 Mascarello 9/2
comes off a break here after a solid turf try last out which would make him tough if he can run back to that, maybe.
#7 Vino Blanco 6-1 has some efforts showing that could get him a share if he can improve with blinkers off for his 2nd start off a break.
Other contenders: #12 Southern Union 6-1

Race 3) The picks: 6-3-1-4                                          Confidence level: above average
#6 True Charm 5/2 may be the speed of the speed & could be the one as she tries to win her 3rd start of the meet so she gets the nod.
#3 Firsthand Report 3-1 ran well off a break in her turf debut last out so she could be tough in this spot.
#1 Washingtonís Song 5
-1 changes barns off a break as she ships in for this so she could show a lot more in here.
Other contenders: #4 Lady of Victory 6-1

Race 4) The picks: 4-6-2-7                                          Confidence level: average
#4 Seeking Gold 3-1 ships in off a win vs. cheaper but she is improving & looks like the speed of the speed so she gets the nod.
#6 Ervsayslethergo 7/2 ships in off a decent race but is coming off a break today for a hot combo, a possibility.
#2 Ducasa 5-1 rises off her maiden breaking debut run & off a rest for a decent barn so this one could be dangerous here.
Other contenders: #7 Ring Knocker 5-1

Race 5) The picks: 8-1-5-6                                          Confidence level: average
#8 Speightful Kitten 3-1 ran very well in his debut last out for a barn whose runners often improve w/ that effort under their belts, call.
#1 Preferred Outcome 4-1 ran well in his debut last out & might show a lot more in this spot for a capable outfit.
#5 Shade Seeker 5-1 could be any kind as he makes his debut for a barn that wins w/ similar.
Other contenders: #6 It Must Be Nice 6-1

Race 6) The picks: 5-1-3-4                                          Confidence level: slightly below average
#5 Saturday Bliss 4-1 improved in her 2nd turf try & now might be the speed here so if she can show still more she might be the one.
#1 Sparkle Factor 4-1 has solid efforts showing as she drops a notch off a break for a decent barn, contender.
#3 Resilient One 4-1 changes barns as she ships in off a break while sporting efforts that make her a solid player in here if she is ready to go.
Other contenders: #4 Miss Aja Brown 8-1

Race 7) The picks: 4-9-10-6                                        Confidence level: slightly above average
#4 Calculated Risker 5/2 could be any kind as she makes her debut for a barn that can win w/ similar.
#9 Cespedes 3-1 is similar to the choice & might be live @ first asking.
#10 Pat On The Back 9/2 ran decently in his debut & might show a lot more in this spot if he can build on that race, threat.
Other contenders: #6 Catch A Cab 6-1

Race 8) The picks: 7-3-4-11                                        Confidence level: below average
#7 Pine Ridge Forest 4-1 may be the speed & could show more stamina in his 2nd off a break so he may be the one in a wide-open race.
#3 Grand Sky 4-1 ran well off a rest last out in a race he may have needed but he may not get enough pace in here to get there in time today.
#4 Bajan Summer
6-1 puts in the same effort almost every time & sometimes that gets him a share, your call.
Other contenders: #11 Black Tide 6-1

Race 9) The picks: 4-2-6-7                                          Confidence level: average
#4 Mighty Mo 3-1 ships in to cut back for his 2nd off a break & this one might improve for a good barn, especially since he may be the speed.
#2 Noble Quality 4-1 ships in for his 2nd off a break for a barn that wins w/ runners like this often, major player.
#6 Hammers Vision 4-1 returns to turf & has efforts that get him in the mix here, maybe.
Other contenders: #7 Our Way 6-1

Race 10) The picks: 6-8-7-3                                        Confidence level: average
#6 Distorted Admiral 3-1 could be any kind as he makes his debut for a barn that can win w/ similar.
#8 Over Promised 4-1 had a bad break in his debut so if he can break better & build on that race he could be involved here.  
#7 Tiz Always His Way 6-1 adds blinkers after a debut he may have needed & where he showed speed so this might help him last longer, especially if he can shake loose early.
Other contenders: #3 Albert Charles 6-1

 

 

surethingselections.com analyst: Dave Gonzalez Saratoga 8/28/16
Overall a below average card but pay attention to scratches, how the track is playing & if weather twill alter things.

Race 1) The picks: 4-3-1-5                                          Confidence level: average
#4 Marble Falls 5/2 rises in class off a win but may be the speed of the speed here so he could be the one in this race.
#3 Monster Mash 5/2 ran a beauty last out but might regress off that & he also need to avoid a duel here, dangerous.
#1 Draxhall Woods 4-1 drops a notch for this & might get a nice pace set-up so he has to be seen as a possibility.
Other contenders: #5 Street Spice 5-1

Race 2) The picks: 6-1-5-8                                          Confidence level: average
#6 Red ní Nasty 3-1 ships in for a new trainer to drop in w/ MCL foes for the 1st time while making her 2nd career start so she may show a lot more in here.
#1 Mood Swing 7/2
cuts back here & drops in class to a career low level for her 2nd off a break so she could show a lot more in this spot.
#5 Hundred Year Storm 6-1 has some efforts showing that could get her a share if she is ready off a break.
Other contenders: #8 Princessofthieves 6-1

Race 3) The picks: 2-6-1-3                                          Confidence level: above average
#2 Malibu Princess 3/2 may be the speed of the speed & could be the one as she comes off a break for a solid outfit.
#6 True Romance 4-1 has solid efforts showing but she is clearly more of a nibbler than a winner so she may settle for less yet again.
#1 Always Thinking 5
-1 has improved w/ every start but this barn has weak numbers w/ this type so a minor award may be her ceiling.
Other contenders: #3 Fastener 6-1

Race 4) The picks: 6-1-5-8                                          Confidence level: average
#6 Doinwhatshelikes 3-1 ships in to cut back here for her 2nd off a break so she could show a lot more in this spot, call.
#1 Littlemissbusiness 7/2 stretches out off the claim & nice maiden breaker for a hot barn so this one may be the one if she avoids bouncing. #5 Pawleys Express 4-1 rises off her maiden breaking debut run & off a rest for a decent barn so this one could be dangerous here.
Other contenders: #8 Active Runner 6-1

Race 5) The picks: 1/1a-5-4-3                                     Confidence level: average
#1/1a Rodriguez entry 3-1 either one could be live for a strong barn.
#5 Big Rock 4-1 could be poised to bounce off a career best last out but if not she should be right there in this heat.
#4 Summer Breezing 4-1 rises off the claim for a hot barn that does well w/ similar so this one could be a threat here.
Other contenders: #3 Heavenís Runway 6-1

Race 6) The picks: 10-8-11-4                                      Confidence level: slightly below average
#10 Soglio 4-1 could be any kind as he makes his debut for a barn that wins w/ similar.
#8 Diseau de Guerre 4-1 is similar to the choice & might be live @ first asking.
#11 Dannyís Rush 4-1 ran well in his debut & now adds lasix for the 2nd career try so if he gets in here he could show more in this spot.
Other contenders: #4 Shamsaan 8-1

Race 7) The picks: 5-1/1a-9-4                                     Confidence level: slightly above average
#5 Sky Gesture 5/2 could be any kind as she makes her debut for a barn that wins w/ similar.
#1/1a Pletcher entry 3-1 either one could be live for a strong barn.
#9 Really 9/2 is similar to the choice & might be live @ first asking.
Other contenders: #4 One Call Away 6-1

Race 8) The picks: 8-2-6-4                                          Confidence level: average
#8 Formal Summation 3-1 rises off the claim for a hot barn that does nice work w/ this type, call.
#2 Baby Bearís Soup 4-1 rises off the claim & win as he came off a break for a barn that does nice work w/ similar, a possibility if he can avoid a bounce in this spot.
#6 Great Stuff
6-1 returns @ the level of claim off a break for a capable outfit, odds call.
Other contenders: #4 Homespun Hero 6-1

Race 9) The picks: 8-10-2-12                                      Confidence level: average
#8 Kacy Lauren 3-1 has efforts that make her a solid player here if she is ready off the bench for the meets leading outfit.
#10 Ack Naughty 3-1 hails from the same barn as the choice & actually has stronger races but this one prefers nibbling to winning, threat.
#2 Swear By It 4-1 loses the blinkers here but could get back on track for an ok outfit that can surprise.
Other contenders: #12 Sugar Mags 6-1

Race 10) The picks: 7-8-3-5                                        Confidence level: average
#7 Means Well 3-1 cuts back as she ships in for a barn that has strong numbers w/ similar so she may be very tough in here.
#8 Fair Point 4-1 has run well in both career starts on turf & if she can adjust to this shorter trip she might be dangerous.
#3 Miss Ella 6-1 returns to turf here & her normal effort on this surface could get her involved here.
Other contenders: #5 Momameamaria 6-1

Race 11) The picks: 3-1-8-5                                        Confidence level: above average
#3 Lunation 3-1 moves to turf to stretch out to a route in her 2nd career start for a barn that can win w/ similar, call.
#1 Merger Arbitrage 4-1 could be any kind as she makes her debut for a barn that wins w/ similar.
#8 Bigkat And Camille 5-1 adds blinkers & lasix as she stretches out to make her route debut off a debut run that is a bit better than it looks.
Other contenders: #5 Warrior Hall 6-1

 

surethingselections.com analyst: Dave Gonzalez Saratoga 8/27/16
Overall a stellar card but pay attention to scratches, how the track is playing & if weather will alter things.

Race 1) The picks: 4-2-3-8                                          Confidence level: above average
#4 Your Secretís Safe 5/2 #2 Monaco 5/2 are both firsters from live barns w/ this type, see which one takes more money. #3 Reckling 3-1 ran well 1st out, dangerous. Other contenders: #8 Strident 6-1

Race 2) The picks: 10-6-2-1                                        Confidence level: above average
#10 Ballagh Rocks 3/2 steady improvement. #6 Kabang 3-1 nice turf so far, improving. #2 Brianbakescookies 5-1 steady improvement.
Other contenders: #1 Three Perfections 5-1

Race 3) The picks: 1/1a-2-8-6                                     Confidence level: average
#1/1a Barbara entry 3-1 both have chances but only the #1a makes them the top win choice.#2 Jimbo Fallon 3-1 solid efforts, choice if 1a scratches. #8 Threefiveindia 3
-1 steady improvement, contender. Other contenders: #6 Itís All Relevant 6-1

Race 4) The picks: 10-8-5-1                                        Confidence level: slightly above average
#10 Mighty Souper 5/2 solid return try last time, should move forward off that, call. #8 Stella Rose 7/2 solid turf debut, major player.
#5 Montalcino 4-1 solid US debut, can improve. Other contenders: #1 Penjade 6-1

Race 5) The picks: 10-8-6-3                                        Confidence level: average
#10 Mission Driven 3-1 has solid turf form so if he is set off the bench then he may be the one in this heat.
#8 Imperia 3-1 is very similar to the choice so he must be seen as a contender
#6 Deeply Undervalued 6-1 rises off maiden win in a solid return try but he can build on that & be in w/ a chance here.
Other contenders: #3 Manitoulin 6-1

Race 6) The picks: 5-2-3-1                                          Confidence level: solid
#5 Cavorting 3/2 looked strong in her last pair & she has had time to recover from her career best last out so she should run a similar race, call.
#2 Curalina 2-1 ran a career best off the bench last out & another like that will put her right there but she may take a step back, odds call.
#3 Forever Unbridled 3-1
almost always runs her race but she seems to win only when the big girls are not around but she is still a threat here.
Other contenders: #1 Iím a Chatterbox 4-1

Race 7) The picks: 9-4-8-6                                          Confidence level: slightly above average
#9 Carina Mia 2-1 cuts back for a solid barn & this one may be ready to run a career best so she gets the call in a deep heat.
#4 Sheer Drama 5/2 usually runs her race & likes both trip & strip so if she is set off a short break she should be right there w/ these.
#8 Wavell Avenue 3-1 is another that just runs her race but she is a late runner & thus @ the mercy of the trip, threat nonetheless.
Other contenders: #6 Linda Linda 8-1

Race 8) The picks: 3-13-2-9                                        Confidence level: average
#3 Summer Revolution 3-1 has run 2 huge races in as many starts & if he handles the class rise here he may be on his way to stardom.
#13 Drefong 3-1 ships in off the bench while sporting a steadily improving line so this one could be any kind if he too handles the class rise.
#2 Fish Trappe Road
6-1 outside one route try his form has improved since his debut & that may continue as he returns to action, maybe.
Other contenders: #9 Jazzy Times 6-1

Race 9) The picks: 12-11-1-9                                      Confidence level: slightly above average
#12 Marking 5/2 put in a solid run last out that was a career best but he has had time to recover so he might run another just like it, call.
#11 A. P. Indian 3-1 ran a career best last out but almost always fires & he should do so again here, major player.
#1 Catalina Red 4-1 has solid efforts & may have needed his return last out so he could show more in this spot, a possibility.
Other contenders: #9 Ready for Rye 6-1

Race 10) The picks: 6-1-2-4                                        Confidence level: strong
#6 Flintshire 1-5 had everything against him & still won w/ ease last out & none of these seem capable of handling his best.
#1 Grand Tito 8-1 usually fires but was no match for the choice when getting things his own way last out so a lesser award seems likely again.
#2 Money Multiplier 8-1 has solid tries against similar but his barn mate is the choice & this one seems like more an underneath player here.
Other contenders: #4 Twilight Eclipse 10-1

Race 11) The picks: 2-9-7-1                                        Confidence level: contentious
#2 American Freedom 3-1 has rounded back to his enormous debut run & now loses the blinkers so he could be set to improve again, maybe.
#9 Gift Box 3-1 has yet to run a bad one & could be sitting on a big try here in his 2nd off the bench, contender.
#7 Exaggerator 5-1 normally runs his race but he prefers it wet for his best so a share maybe his ceiling unless the race disintegrates.
Other contenders: #1 Arrogate 6-1

Race 12) The picks: 8-3-7-5                                        Confidence level: slightly above average
#8 Miss Temple City 2-1 ran very well last out despite some traffic issues so if she gets a cleaner run here she may be very tough.
#3 Lady Eli 2-1 has yet to lose but she had health issues & has been off a long time, dangerous if ready but demand value.
#7 Onus 6-1 appears to be rounding back towards a career top effort for a solid barn so she could be a threat in here @ a price.
Other contenders: #5 Saenterio Italia 6-1, #6 Strike Charmer 8-1

Race 13) The picks: 10-11-9-2                                    Confidence level: below average
#10 Rooftop View 3-1 drops from a stakes try back to his proper level so he might show more in this spot & continue his improving line, call.
#11 Kerjillion 3-1 has yet to run a bad one but his races are not any better than several of these so demand some value here.
#9 Lead By Example 5-1 seems to be in nice form but this is a huge class race off his maiden breaker so make sure there is value on this one.
Other contenders: #2 Lucky Town 8-1


 

 

surethingselections.com analyst: Dave Gonzalez Saratoga 8/26/16

Overall a below average card but pay attention to scratches, how the track is playing & if weather twill alter things.

Race 1) The picks: 4-5-3-1                                          Confidence level: solid
#4 Bobby On Fleek 3/2 comes off a rest so he has probably developed some in the interim which could make him the one to beat.
#5 Syndergaard 3/2 ran a beauty when hammered at the windows for his debut last out & he could build on that today, tough.
#3 Gold For The King 3-1 put in a solid effort to win @ first asking so he could be involved in here.
Other contenders: #1 Macho Miah 4-1

Race 2) The picks: 4-8-9-5                                          Confidence level: average
#4 Super Mama 3-1 could be any kind as she makes her debut for a barn that wins w/ similar.
#8 Filly Madison 7/2
adds lasix as she moves to turf for the 1st time & also makes her route debut for a barn that can win w/ similar, maybe.
#9 Neetee Rides Again 5-1 is very similar to the 2nd choice here & must be seen as a possibility.
Other contenders: #5 Courtly Kitty 6-1                       ON DIRT: 4-11-8-15

Race 3) The picks: 6-4-1-5                                          Confidence level: below average
#6 Dr Luberís Kiss 4-1 may be rounding back to form & he might like the added ground for a sneaky barn that knows how to win w/ similar.
#4 Onecats Chance 4-1 ships in w/ solid form for a cold barn but this oneís form says this one should be right there in this heat.
#1 Deuces High 5
-1 ships back in to return to his proper conditions here which may help him show a lot more, threat.
Other contenders: #5 Cause Iím Alex 6-1

Race 4) The picks: 7-2-4-3                                          Confidence level: above average
#7 Catch Your Dreams 3/2 ran a good one 1st out last time & she should move forward off that, call.
#2 Moonshine Cate 7/2 stretches out off a break w/ solid form showing to make her route debut in her 3rd start for a sneaky barn, maybe.
#4 Preying Mantis 4-1 has efforts that put her in the mix as she makes her 3rd off the bench for a sharp outfit.
Other contenders: #4 My Won Love 6-1                     ON DIRT: 5-7-8-1

Race 5) The picks: 4-2-1-3                                          Confidence level: average
#4 Eden Ridge 3-1 stretches out off a career best return run last out so if he can build on that then he may be the one here.
#2 Owner Gentleman 3-1 could be poised to improve some as she ships back in here for a solid barn that can win w/ similar.
#1 Extinct Charm 4-1has steady efforts that fill well here but his pilot is weak so demand value.
Other contenders: #3 Jet Black 6-1

Race 6) The picks: 12-8-7-5                                        Confidence level: slightly above average
#12 Dannyís Rush 2-1 adds lasix as he stretches out to make his route debut for this in his 2nd career try so if he draws in he will be tough.
#8 Lucky Lou Pal 4-1 has improved w/ every career start & if that continues w/ his return to state-breds here then he could be tough.
#7 The Great Samurai 5-1
returns to the state bred ranks as he makes his 2nd career route try so he could take a big move forward here.
Other contenders: #5 Twisted Tom 8-1                      ON DIRT: 2-5-6-15

Race 7) The picks: 2-7-3-5                                          Confidence level: slightly above average
#2 Wilburnmoney 5/2 did exactly that in the win slot last out but did improve & may do so again in here, call.
#7 Passporttovictory 9/2 improved to break his maiden last out in his 2nd career try last out & if he can build on that he may be threat here.
#3 Tiznowís Smile 9/2 adds blinkers & lasix for his 2nd career try after a useful debut run last out, a possibility.
Other contenders: #5 Twist Ďn Shout 6-1

Race 8) The picks: 10-9-11-7                                      Confidence level: average
#10 Neck of the Moon 3-1 has efforts that well in this spot for a barn firing on all cylinders, call.
#9 Selenite 4-1 usually runs her race & in her current form that would make her a player in this race.
#11 Distorted Beauty
6-1 is gradually improving & now gets a rider upgrade that may help that continue, a possibility.
Other contenders: #7 The Tea Cups 6-1

Race 9) The picks: 7-1-4-3                                          Confidence level: above average
#7 Lubash 3/2 probably needed his last off a break so he could show more here on a strip @ a trip he likes, so he gets the nod.
#1 Offering Plan 2-1 has solid efforts & now drops in class for his 2nd off a break so this one should be a major player for a hot barn.
#4 Kharafa 4-1 has solid efforts but seems to be more of a nibbler on this oval than a winner so demand a fair price.
Other contenders: #3 Tapitation 6-1

Race 10) The picks: 2-3-4-6                                        Confidence level: slightly above average
#2 Highway Star 2-1 moves turf to dirt & looks to try to remain undefeated on the main track for a shrewd outfit, call.
#3 Riot Worthy 5-1 usually runs her race but seems to prefer nibbling to winning so demand a solid price.
#4 Super Allison 6-1 ships back in here off a win & a bounce last out so if she can rebound in this race then she may be the one to fear.
Other contenders: #6 Meckeís Madalyn 6-1

Race 11) The picks: 3-9-12-10                                    Confidence level: above average
#3 Come Around 3-1 tossed a beauty last out & now rises in class off that for his 2nd off a break & for this barn so if this one can avoid a bounce here he could easily take this.
#9 Bushmill Giant 4-1 has shown more w/ each start & if he can continue that here he may be the one to fear.
#12 Whatstotalkabout 5-1 returns to turf & makes his turf route debut here for a strong combo, contender.
Other contenders: #10 Dot Matrix 6-1                        ON DIRT: 14-15-2-6

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surethingselections.com analyst: Dave Gonzalez Saratoga 8/25/16
Overall a decent card but pay attention to scratches, how the track is playing & if there is weather that will alter things.

Race 1) The picks: 4-2-3-1                                          Confidence level: slightly below average - JUMPERS
#4 Scorpiancer 7/2 appeared to run out of gas off the bench last out but he could turn the tables here, call.
#2 Charminster 5-1 ships in off a break for a solid barn so this one might be very dangerous in this spot w/ his best effort.
#3 Bob Le Beau 5-1 won the other G1 jump race here & no winner of that has come back to win this race too, food for thought.
Other contenders: #1 Andiíamu 6-1

Race 2) The picks: 3-7-4-1                                          Confidence level: average
#3 Risener 3-1 drops in w/ MCL foes for the 1st time after showing more speed last out so this one could show still more in here.
#7 Mr Curiosity 7/2
tossed a big run last out but now changes barns off a break so if they can keep his form going he is the one to fear.
#4 Zababa 5-1 moves turf to dirt & drops to a career low level in his 3rd career start in her 2nd off a break & on dirt so she may show more.
Other contenders: #1 Cats Landing 6-1

Race 3) The picks: 3-6-7-4                                          Confidence level: below average
#3 Jacqueline D 4-1 flashed some speed in her turf debut last out while making her 2nd career start so this one may show more yet again here.
#6 Unspoken Mission 5-1 could be any kind as she makes her debut for a barn that wins w/ similar.
#7 Beautiful Nite Sky 5
-1 is very similar to the 2nd choice so this one might be live here for a barn that can connect w/ similar, maybe.
Other contenders: #4 Paz the Wine 6-1

Race 4) The picks: 3-7-5-4                                          Confidence level: average
#3 Tahoe Tigress 5/2 seems to be rounding to peak form since her return so she may be the one in this space.
#7 Dreamboat Annie 7/2 drops in class for this while moving turf to dirt herein her 2nd off a break for a barn that knows how to win w/ similar, often at solid prices, dangerous.
#5 Lady Luciano 4-1 drops in class for this which may help this one get back on beam so she has to be seen as a possibility.
Other contenders: #4 My Won Love 6-1

Race 5) The picks: 2-5-7-3                                          Confidence level: average
#2 Rockford 3-1 rises off the claim for his 2nd off a break so this one has the potential to show a lot more here, maybe.
#5 Winter Games 3-1 rises in class off the claim despite being out of jail so this one could show more, especially while cutting back on this heat for a barn going quite well, threat.
#7 Narvaez 6-1 is very similar to the 2nd choice though this one is not cutting back, another possibility.
Other contenders: #3 Rich Ďní Tuck 6-1

Race 6) The picks: 5-10-6-1                                        Confidence level: slightly above average
#5 Bright Side Up 2-1 gets a big rider switch while cutting back a bit for her 3rd off the bench while sporting a steadily improving line as well so this one gets the call.
#10 Queenofthechannel 4-1 adds blinkers as she drops in class to a career low which might be enough to put her over the top, contender.
#6 Laquesta 5-1
returns @ the level of claim w/ solid efforts for this level that would put her in the mix for a share here @ least.
Other contenders: #1 Crags 6-1

Race 7) The picks: 8-3-5-2                                          Confidence level: average
#8 Steamboat Bill 5/2 tossed a career best off the bench last out & he will need a similar type effort here so demand value on this possibility.
#3 Shalako 5/2 has been gradually improving over his last few & if he can reproduce his effort last out then he will be tough here.
#5 Knight Of Valor 7/2 bounced a bit last out but still ran well & if he rebounds today then he will be tough @ a price.
Other contenders: #2 Mav 4-1

Race 8) The picks: 5-1-2-3                                          Confidence level: average
#5 Flash Trading 3-1 usually runs his race including his last when coming off the bench so if he can avoid bouncing here he may be the one.
#1 Juan And Bina 4-1 stretches back out off a decent sprint try on this strip & this barn does nice work w/ similar so he might be tough but given his tendency to nibble a minor award seems like his best case scenario.
#2 In Equality
6-1 almost certainly needed his last so if he can build on that while making his 2nd off a break he could be sleeper here.
Other contenders: #3 Delta Outlaw 6-1

Race 9) The picks: 7-8-2-6                                          Confidence level: above average
#7 On Leave 3/2 has improved w/ every career start & she should be able to continue that here while rising in class for her 3rd off a break, call.
#8 Pricedtoperfection 2-1 has solid efforts & now drops in class off a break but this oneís late running style may leave her too much to overcome, major player.
#2 She Doesnít Mind 4-1 has improved w/ every start since coming to the US so this one might be in w/ a chance here w/ more development.
Other contenders: #6 Enjoy Yourself 6-1

Race 10) The picks: 4-6-5-1                                        Confidence level: above average
#4 Ring Of Truth 2-1 ships in w/ an improving line for a shrewd outfit so she gets the call.
#6 Coramoss 5-1 could be set to improve in her 3rd start back so she could get a share here but probably little else.
#5 May Flowers 6-1 is similar to the choice but a bit slower than that one so demand a better price here.
Other contenders: #1 Peppermint Stick 6-1

 

surethingselections.com analyst: Dave Gonzalez Saratoga 8/24/16
Overall a decent card but pay attention to scratches, how the track is playing & if there is weather that will alter things.

Race 1) The picks: 3-1-6-9                                          Confidence level: slightly below average - JUMPERS
#3 Castle Hill 7/2 ships in off to go here despite still being a maiden but this is a shrewd barn so this one might be tough here.
#1 Causeworthy 5-1 ships in for his return race & he has run well fresh so he could be interesting in here.
#6 Share Out 5-1 sports some solid tries& figures right in the thick of this as he ships in to return to the jumps in his 3rd off a break, threat.
Other contenders: #9 Dynaís Vow 6-1

Race 2) The picks: 2-7-4-9                                          Confidence level: below average
#2 Bow Town Cat 4-1 drops in w/ MCL foes for the 1st time as she makes her dirt debut after what may have been a needed debut try last out.
#7 Deanís Ticket 5-1
ships in & cuts back for this while getting a rider upgrade so she could improve here.
#4 Chorus Line 5-1 moves turf to dirt & drops to a career low level in his 3rd career start in her 2nd off a break & on dirt so she may show more.
Other contenders: #9 Phantom Phasr 5-1

Race 3) The picks: 1-7-4-5                                          Confidence level: below average
#1/1a Sciacca entry 4-1 either one could be tough as they form an interesting tag team for a barn seeking their first win here, maybe.
#7 Stella Who 5-1 moves turf to dirt off a break while dropping to a career low level here so she might show a lot more.
#4 Phocea 5
-1 ran well last out against similar so if she can build on that here she might be the one to fear.
Other contenders: #5 Ragazza Piuí Bella 6-1

Race 4) The picks: 8-3-9-11                                        Confidence level: slightly below average
#8 Zoot Suit 5/2 ships in off a break here off a gate to wire MSW win so if he can shake loose here & handle the rise he may be the one here.
#3 Tapit Wicked 4-1 put in a useful turf debut last out & now drops in w/ claimers here so he may show even more in this race.
#9 Peace Points 5-1 ships in to try turf off a long break following a decent debut win last out & he comes back as a gelding for a sharp barn that knows how to win w/ similar, a possibility.
Other contenders:
#11 Big Air 6-1

Race 5) The picks: 2-3-8-5                                          Confidence level: slightly below average
#2 Ingrid 4-1 could be any kind as she makes her debut for a barn that wins w/ similar.
#3 Great Neck 5-1 had a useful debut last out that she should be able to build on, contender.
#8 Dr. Stone 6-1 is very similar to the choice so this one might be live here for a barn that can connect w/ similar, maybe.
Other contenders: #5 No Lunks 6-1

Race 6) The picks: 6-8-1-9                                          Confidence level: above average
#6 Forge 2-1 moves to turf after a useful debut last out that does nice work w/ similar so he gets the nod.
#8 Shareholder Value 4-1 could be any kind as he makes his debut for a barn that wins w/ similar, a possibility.
#1 Mongo Nation 5-1
is very similar to the choice so this one might be live here for a barn that can connect w/ similar, maybe.
Other contenders: #9 Cowboy Affair 6-1

Race 7) The picks: 1-2-4-5                                          Confidence level: average
#1 Reversiontothemean 7/2 might be the speed as she ships back in for her 3rd off a break so she could be the one here.
#2 Emerald Point 7/2 drops back in w/ claimers & will be tough here w/ anything like her last but she may not get much pace to run at.
#4 Littlemissperfect 7/2 rises in class off the claim for her 2nd off the bench for a barn that excels w/ this type of runner so she should be around @ the wire
Other contenders: #5 Greywalls 4-1

Race 8) The picks: 4-6-3-1                                          Confidence level: slightly below average
#4 More Zen Tea 7/2 rises in class off the claim for a barn that excels w/ this type of runner so he along in time.
#6 Saratoga Heater 4-1 tossed a pair of career tries in his last pair so if he can avoid bouncing then he should be in the mix here.
#3 Pop The Hood
5-1 runs right back here & may be able to build on his return try last out, sleeper.
Other contenders: #1 Johnís Island 6-1

Race 9) The picks: 3-7-10-9                                        Confidence level: above average
#3 Mr Maybe 3/2 drops in class off a rest for a strong combo so this one should be very tough in this spot.
#7 My Afleet 4-1 rises in class after a needed return try last out for a sneaky barn that can connect w/ similar, sleeper?
#10 Street Fashion 4-1 ships in off a break for a strong barn that does well w/ similar, contender.
Other contenders: #9 Swear By It 6-1

Race 10) The picks: 4-6-11-10                                    Confidence level: above average
#4 Stella Street 2-1 drops in w/ claimers for the 1st time while making her 2nd off a rest so she could be set to show more in here, call.
#6 Brooklyn Gal 5-1 moves turf to dirt & drops in class while also cutting back for a sneaky barn that can connect w/ similar, sleeper?
#11 Rosedale Arch 6-1 makes her 2nd off a break here while stretching out & returning to turf here which may help her show more in this spot.
Other contenders: #10 Marnesia Big Girl 6-1

surethingselections.com analyst: Dave Gonzalez Saratoga 8/22/16
Overall a decent card but pay attention to scratches, how the track is playing & if there is weather that will alter things.

Race 1) The picks: 2/2B/2X-3-1/1A-4                          Confidence level: below average
#2/2B2X Ubillo entry 4-1 any one of these could be live for a sneaky barn.
#3 Ladyís First 4-1 has solid efforts showing on both surfaces & figures right there regardless of surface.
#1/1a Rice/Schosberg entry 4-1 either one could be tough on turf for decent barns.
Other contenders: #4 Another Genius 6-1                  on dirt: 3-2/2b/2x-7-4

Race 2) The picks: 7-5-4-10                                        Confidence level: slightly above average
#7 Richmond Street 2-1 has improved w/ every start & if that continues in this his 3rd off a break then he will be tough here.
#5 Sadlerís Joy 3-1
almost certainly needed his return try last out so he may show a lot more here, threat.
#4 Acoustic 5-1 is similar to the choice but a touch slower but this one could be tough in this spot.
Other contenders: #10 Uncle Gio 6-1                         on dirt: 1-8-7-4

Race 3) The picks: 1-7-4-5                                          Confidence level: below average
#1 Country Money 4-1 could be live in his 1st dirt start while dropping to a career low level, maybe.
#7 Greyjoy 5-1 stretches out on the quick return after breaking his maiden off the bench last out while under the care of a trainer that can win w/ this type runner, a possibility.
#4 That Makes Sense 5
-1 moves turf to dirt & down in class both of which may help him run better here.
Other contenders: #5 Luckybuck Syndrome 6-1

Race 4) The picks: 3-1-7-4                                          Confidence level: slightly above average
#3 Five Hearts 5/2 ships in for her 2nd off a break here while returning to turf which should et her back on track & give her a  solid shot here.
#1 Detail 3-1 seems headed in the right direction as she makes her 3rd off a break so she may be the one to fear here.
#7 Doukas 5-1 ships back in to stretch out after a solid return try last out so if she can build on that she may be dangerous here.
Other contenders:
#4 Lifeís A Stage 8-1                     on dirt: 3-10-7-4

Race 5) The picks: 7-2-4-9                                          Confidence level: below average
#7 Mr. Neetie 4-1 drops in w/ MCL foes for the 1st time while coming off a break & stretching out for the 1st time which may make him the one to catch as he appears to be the main speed of the race.
#2 Brotherly 5-1 rises a notch in class after a debut try that could serve as a decent springboard to better here, sleeper.
#4 Snag 6-1 drops in w/ MCL foes for the 1st time while coming off a rest for a good combo but this looks like a suspect move so demand value.
Other contenders: #9 Immunity 6-1                            SPECIAL NOTE: The 11, 12 & 13 are all strong candidates if they draw in to this race

Race 6) The picks: 1-6-3-2                                          Confidence level: average
#1 Weekend Hideaway 2-1 likes to win & has good tactical speed so if he builds on his return try then he will be the one to beat.
#6 Love That Jazz 4-1 comes off the break to ship in here for a solid barn that knows how to win w/ similar, maybe.
#3 Ostrolenka 4-1
could be sitting on a break through effort here as he makes his 3rd off the break, a possibility.
Other contenders: #2 Drama King 6-1

Race 7) The picks: 2-10-5-3                                        Confidence level: slightly above average
#2 Ascend 5/2 almost always fires & if he can repeat that career best effort from last out then he may be the one here.
#10 March 4-1 has run well on every surface & if he can come off the bench ready to go he will be a player in this spot.
#5 Vision Perfect 5-1 returns to turf here which may help this one get back on track @ a decent price, contender.
Other contenders: #3 Chirographer 6-1

Race 8) The picks: 6-2-3-4                                          Confidence level: slightly above average
#6 Eskenformoney
2-1 ships in while showing an improving line & this one may end up the speed in this heat so she gets the nod.
#2 Tiger Ride 7/2 has run well on dirt & could be involved here as she ships in to go turf to dirt here, a possibility.
#3 Sweetgrass 5-1 sports ok lines on her resume but she seems a notch below what it will take to win but a minor award appears w/in reach.
Other contenders: #6 My Impression 6-1

Race 9) The picks: 4-6-9-5                                          Confidence level: below average
#4 Perskyís Spirit 4-1 drops in w/ MCL foes for the 1st time while making her 2nd off a rest after flashing speed last out so she could be set to show more in here & might be a very live long shot.
#6 Brooklyn Gal 5-1 moves turf to dirt & drops in class while also cutting back for a sneaky barn that can connect w/ similar, sleeper?
#9 Goldies Luckycharm 6-1 drops a notch in class off a break here but she is lightly raced so she could continue to improve here, contender.
Other contenders: #5 Ditch Em 6-1
 

 

surethingselections.com analyst: Dave Gonzalez Saratoga 8/21/16
Overall a decent card but pay attention to scratches, how the track is playing & if there is weather that will alter things.

Race 1) The picks: 2-1-6-4                                          Confidence level: good
#2 Gorelli 3-1 may be the speed of the speed as he makes his return so they need to catch him to win.
#1 Born For A Storm 4-1 improved sharply in his 2nd career start while coming off a break so if he does not bounce here he will be tough.
#6 James Lane 6-1 is similar to the 2nd choice but so far a bit slower, odds call.
Other contenders: #4 Samadi Sky 6-1

Race 2) The picks: 7-10-9-6                                        Confidence level: average
#7 Dumtadumtadum 3-1 could be any kind as he makes his debut for a barn that wins w/ similar.
#10 Wake Island 3-1
is similar to the choice & might be live @ first asking.
#9 Price too High 5-1 takes the blinkers off to make his 2nd turf & route starts here after a solid return run so he could be dangerous here.
Other contenders: #6 Thunderon the Nile 8-1

Race 3) The picks: 2-8-3-1                                          Confidence level: weak
#2 Secret Scholar 5-1 moves turf to dirt here for a sneaky barn that can surprise w/ similar, maybe.
#8 Sebonack 5-1 has steady unspectacular efforts that will put him in the mix if he does not bounce off that solid return try.
#3 Saratoga Charlie 5
-1 gets a rider upgrade & usually gets a share anyway so perhaps this one might finally have found a group he can beat.
Other contenders: #1 Fullback Foye 6-1

Race 4) The picks: 1/1a-11-5-4                                   Confidence level: slightly above average
#1/1a Brown entry 5/2 either one could be live for a strong combo.
#11 Zennor 3-1 has improved w/ each career turf try & if he can continue that here off a break he should be tough.
#5 Captain Moss 5-1 tries dirt for the 1st time here w/ a pedigree for this surface so maybe he will do ok, your call.
Other contenders:
#4 Security Risk 5-1

Race 5) The picks: 1-7-3-8                                          Confidence level: contentious
#1 You Know I Know 4-1 rises off the claim & a win on this strip so this one could be the one in a guesser.
#7 Blame Jim 5-1 rises off the claim while adding blinkers on the quick wheel back for a strong outfit, maybe.
#3 Whateveryouwant 5-1 drops in class & to below the level of claim from 3 back & that makes him suspect but also a possibility.
Other contenders: #8 Galardonado 5-1

Race 6) The picks: 3-5-7-4                                          Confidence level: average
#3 River Dancer 3-1 tossed a strong return run last out & if he can continue to improve here he will be involved.
#5Arctic King 9/2 comes off the break & claim at the same level for a barn that has gotten going lately.
#7 River of Dreams 5-1
regressed on dirt last year but could be tough if he gets back on track w/ the move to claimers & return to turf.
Other contenders: #4 Veya 6-1

Race 7) The picks: 2-7-1-3                                          Confidence level: good
#2 Gloaming 3/2 could be any kind as he makes his debut for a barn that wins w/ similar.
#7 Tazkeya 3-1 is similar to the choice & might be live @ first asking.
#1 Culpa Mia 5-1 is similar to the top 2 choices & might be live @ first asking.
Other contenders: #3 Iridium 8-1

Race 8) The picks: 2-4-1-6                                          Confidence level: average
#2 Catch A Glimpse
3-1 looks like the speed here & she has been improving w/ each start this year so she gets the nod.
#4 Pricedtoperfection 9/2 may finally be improving enough as she enters this race so she could be involved here.
#1 Time And Motion 5-1 is another that has been improving w/ each start this year so this one may be involved here too.
Other contenders: #6 My Impression 6-1

Race 9) The picks: 11-3-9-2                                        Confidence level: average
#11 Captain Gaughen 3-1 cuts back & drops in class for a barn that does nice work w/ similar & this one should get enough pace to run @ so he gets the call in a mostly wide-open race.
#3 Whiskey Seven 4-1has yet to lose & if he can continue to improve as he comes back to action today, he might be the one.
#9 Latigo Trail 5-1 tossed a career best off a layoff last out & now ships in to rise in class here so this one might bounce, odds call.
Other contenders: #2 Doctor J Dub 6-1

Race 10) The picks: 2-8-5-3                                        Confidence level: slightly below average
#2 Big Zip 7/2 changes barns off the break for a barn that shows nice results w/ similar, maybe.
#8 Man of Wiregrass 4-1 cuts back & moves turf to dirt for a barn that can win w/ similar, a possibility.
#5 Best Version 8-1 adds lasix as he ships in for what seems like a competent barn so this one may improve @ a square price, sleeper?
Other contenders: #3 Ro Bear 5-1

Race 11) The picks: 1-6-4-5                                        Confidence level: weak
#1 Shiraz 4-1 could be any kind as he makes his debut for a barn that can occasionally win w/ similar.
#6 Shadow of A Doubt 5-1 is similar to the choice & might be live @ first asking.
#4 Tiz Wicked 5-1 adds blinkers after a debut run he may have needed last out, a possibility, especially w/ the rider upgrade he gets as well as the move to the sod.
Other contenders: #5 Horoscope 6-1

 

surethingselections.com analyst: Dave Gonzalez Saratoga 8/20/16
Overall a decent card but pay attention to scratches, how the track is playing & if there is weather that will alter things.

Race 1) The picks: 1/1a-3-2-6                                     Confidence level: good
#1/1a Rodriguez entry 1-1 both look tough for a strong combo.
#2 Run a Dubb Dubb 5-1 drops in class off a break to below her claim level of 2 back which could wake her up some, odds call.
#2 Spectacular Flash 6-1 drops in class while moving turf to dirt for her 2nd off the break so she should more in this race.
Other contenders: #6 Distinctive Lady 6-1

Race 2) The picks: 6-4-3-5                                          Confidence level: average
#6 Mr Classical 3-1 could be any kind as he makes his debut for a barn that wins w/ similar.
#4 Always Dreaming 4-1
probably needed his debut last out  so if he is ready he may be around as this barn sports solid numbers w/ similar.
#3 Unstabled 5-1 is similar to the choice & might be live @ first asking.
Other contenders: #5 Driven to Compete 5-1            special note: pay attention to early tote action to see witch firster is live

Race 3) The picks: 4-5-6-2                                          Confidence level: above average
#4 Opined 2-1 comes off a break w/ 2 solid runs from 2 starts & if he develops even a little he looks very tough here, call.
#5 Ma Can Do It 2-1 ships in off a break after bouncing last out but if she is set w/ her ďAĒ game she will be the one to fear here.
#6 Nickel 4
-1 is very similar to the choice but this one ships in to a tougher circuit for a weaker barn so demand value
Other contenders: #2 Sherini 6-1

Race 4) The picks: 3-2-6-5                                          Confidence level: slightly below average
#3 Gloves Off 7/2 has steadily improved w/ each race & if that continues as he ships in off a break & maiden win he may be the one here.
#2 Scout Leader 4-1 could be rounding back to top form here but he has the look of a chronic nibbler so demand value.
#6 St. Louie 5-1 tries dirt for the 1st time here w/ a pedigree for this surface so maybe he will do ok, your call.
Other contenders:
#5 Red Drum 5-1

Race 5) The picks: 6-5-4-1                                          Confidence level: average
#6 Songsational 3-1 tossed a beauty in his turf debut while coming off a break last out & if he can build on that here this may be his to lose.
#5 Green Mask 4-1 ships in off a rest for a solid barn but this one may want a touch further so demand a fair price.
#4 Long On Value 9/2 usually runs his race & gets involved but he could bounce off his return try last out, odds call.
Other contenders: #1 Spring To The Sky 5-1

Race 6) The picks: 8-3-10-1                                        Confidence level: slightly below average
#8 Focus Group 3-1 could be any kind as he makes his debut for a barn that wins w/ similar.
#3 One Of A Kind 9/2 probably needed his turf & route debuts last out so if he builds on those then he may be the one here.
#10 Unbridled Eagle 5-1
ran well in his turf & route debuts last out while coming off a rest but the outer post here may hinder him some.
Other contenders: #1 Our Stormin Norman 6-1

Race 7) The picks: 9-7-8-3                                          Confidence level: slightly above average
#9 Seven Forty Seven 3-1 could be any kind as he makes his debut for a barn that wins w/ similar.
#7 Teletap 3-1 is similar to the choice & might be live @ first asking.
#8 Emperor John 5-1 ships in after a troubled debut where he was part of a team that got heavy tote action so this one could show more here.
Other contenders: #3 Favorable Outcome 8-1           special note: pay attention to early tote action to see witch firster is live

Race 8) The picks: 4-3-10-6                                        Confidence level: average
#4 Rumble Doll
3-1 returns to turf in his 2nd off a break for a barn sending out live runners, major player.
#3 Justa Lady 7/2 ran well off the break & could easily show more in this spot, threat.
#6 Full Tap 5-1 ships in w/ efforts that give her a chance in here on her best, a possibility.
Other contenders: #6 Lady Kreesa 6-1

Race 9) The picks: 4-1-6-8                                          Confidence level: average
#4 Force The Pass 3-1 always runs well @ trip & may be sitting on a nice run here in his 3rd off a break so he gets the nod.
#1 King Kreesa 4-1 looks like the speed of the race & could take these a long way, dangerous.
#6 Ring Weekend 5-1 has the ability to fire off a break so this one should be tough in this spot.
Other contenders: #8 Tourist 6-1

Race 10) The picks: 6-4-5-1                                        Confidence level: strong
#6 Songbird 1/2 tossed a career run last out & could bounce here w/ the added ground but that seems unlikely, the one to catch & beat.
#4 Go Maggie Go 5-1 comes off a break here & may be ready to improve a bit for a sneaky barn, maybe.
#5 Family Tree 8-1 has gradually improved w/ each start & if that continues here as she ships in she could have a slight chance.
Other contenders: #1 Dark Nile 8-1

Race 11) The picks: 3-7-6-9                                        Confidence level: good
#3 Converge 1-1 drops a ton in class as he ships back in here so he figures to improve, tough.
#7 Memories of Peter 5-1 may have needed his last off the bench so this one could show a lot more, sleeper.
#6 Dream Doctor 5-1 has improved w/ each start this year including a career best last out that he might bounce off of so demand value.
Other contenders: #9 Ocala Jim 5-1

Race 12) The picks: 1-10-11-12                                  Confidence level: below average
#1 Lakeview Lady 5-1 shows some sneaky improvement & now gets a massive rider upgrade so she could be the one in a guesser
#10 Luluís Blues 5-1 has improved more noticeably than the choice so she too must be seen as a possibility.
#11 Cosmic Tale 6-1 makes her 3rd off a break while sporting some of the best turf tries in here.
Other contenders: #12 I Hope You Dance 6-1

 

surethingselections.com analyst: Dave Gonzalez Saratoga 8/19/16
Overall a weak card but pay attention to scratches, how the track is playing & if there is weather that will alter things.

Race 1) The picks: 5-2-3-6                                          Confidence level: slightly above average
#5 Clear The Mine 2-1 adds lasix as he cuts back off a break for a can win w/ similar, maybe,
#2 One More Round 2-1 ships in off a break to cut back here but this one so far has looked like a chronic nibbler so demand value.
#3 Homewood Field 4-1 could be any kind as he makes his debut for a barn that can win w/ similar.
Other contenders: #6 Imasuperstar 6-1

Race 2) The picks: 7-4-6-1                                          Confidence level: average
#7 Evolution 3-1 bounced last out but could easily rebound in this race so he gets the nod in this race.
#4 Steveís Image 4-1
probably needed his last as he came odd a race but he had a rough start & now gets a big rider upgrade, a possibility.
#6 To The Victor 5-1 rises off the claim for his 3rd off the bench so he could be sitting on a break through effort.
Other contenders: #1 Tashreeh 4-1

Race 3) The picks: 1-3-6-5                                          Confidence level: below average
#1 Wellabled 4-1 ships in off a solid debut win to make her 2nd career start & turf debut for a barn that can win w/ similar, maybe.
#3 HarlaníS Harmony 4-1 ran well to take his debut last out & he could improve on that race which makes this one dangerous.
#6 Iron Mane 5
-1 is very similar to the choice but this one won his turf & career debut last out, a possibility.
Other contenders: #5 Freudís Friend 6-1

Race 4) The picks: 10-6-7-8                                        Confidence level: average
#10 Farhaan 3-1 loves this trip & strip & ran a beauty off a break last out so if he can duplicate that effort he may be the one here.
#6 Forward Thinker 4-1 ships in to drop in class while returning to turf for a solid barn so this one might be the one to fear here.
#7 Burdines 5-1 ships in off a break for a solid barn that knows how to win w/ similar, a possibility.
Other contenders:
#8 Artie Crasher 5-1

Race 5) The picks: 3-1-2-4                                          Confidence level: slightly below average
#3 Securitiz 3-1 could be sitting on a solid effort here for a decent barn so he may be the one in a tight one.
#1 Doyouknowsomething 4-1 rarely ruins 2 in a row like his last so this one may regress a bit, odds call.
#2 Tale Of Life 9/2 tossed a career best off a break last out & may bounce so demand value here.
Other contenders: #4 Transparent 5-1

Race 6) The picks: 10-3-1/1a-7                                   Confidence level: slightly below average
#10 Prime Time Man 4-1 drops in class for this while sporting an improving line so this one could be a sleeper in this race.
#3 Mambo At The Gym 9/2 usually gets a share on turf but he is a chronic nibbler so a minor award may be his ceiling.
#1/1a Preciado entry 5-1
either one could be live for a strong combo.
Other contenders: #7 Approvethismessage 6-1

Race 7) The picks: 8-9-10-6                                        Confidence level: slightly above average
#8 Picco Uno 2-1 has improved w/ every career start for a strong barn that knows how to win w/ similar, call.
#9 Young Anna Lee 5-1 cuts back to rise off her maiden breaker but she might bounce here, odds call.
#10 Riot Worthy 5-1 cuts back a bit while sporting a gradually improving line & now the blinkers which may make her show more, maybe.
Other contenders: #6 Love You Babe 8-1

Race 8) The picks: 8-9-6-2                                          Confidence level: average
#8 My Kinda Gal
3-1 cuts back for her 2nd off a break while going for a hot barn that does nice work w/ similar so she gets the nod.
#9 Startwithsilver 7/2 could be set to move forward here for a decent barn, contender.
#6 Full Tap 5-1 ships in w/ efforts that give her a chance in here on her best, a possibility.
Other contenders: #2 Sister Sophia 6-1

Race 9) The picks: 6-3-9-4                                          Confidence level: average
#6 Designed for War 3-1 changes barns off a long break & if he has developed even a little bit he might be the one in here.
#3 Adirondack Dancer 4-1 could be set for his best in this his 3rd off the bench, threat
#9 Final Chapter 4-1 comes off 2 career efforts so he could be poised to bounce in this race, odds call.
Other contenders: #4 Changewilldoyagood 6-1

Race 10) The picks: 3-7-5-2                                        Confidence level: average
#3 Olive Branch 2-1 ran well in her 1st against winners & on this strip while coming off a break for her 2nd start & she could easily be the main speed here which should make her the one to catch & beat.
#7 Libbyís Tail 4-1 ran well to take her debut last out & this barns runners often improve on that race which makes this one dangerous.
#5 Ever So Clever 5-1 is very similar to the 2nd choice, a possibility.
Other contenders: #2 Nonna Mela 6-1

Race 11) The picks: 5-1-7-2                                        Confidence level: weak
#5 Sad But True 5-1 drops in w/ MCL foes while shipping in to make her turf debut here, a possibility.
#1 Melodramatic Miss 5-1 drops in w/ MCL foes for her 2nd career try while making her turf debut for a barn that can win w/ similar, maybe.
#7 Bust 6-1 ran ok in her debut last out & might show a lot more in this spot for a solid outfit, maybe.
Other contenders: #2 Flying K C 6-1
 

 

surethingselections.com analyst: Dave Gonzalez Saratoga 8/18/16
Overall a weak card but pay attention to scratches, how the track is playing & if there is weather that will alter things.

Race 1) The picks: 6-3-5-4                                          Confidence level: slightly below average
#6 Dendrite 7/2 stretches out here while sporting an improving line & this one looks like the controlling speed so he may take these a long way but his weak rider makes us cautious.
#3 Neoclassic 4-1 ships in back in after a weak race vs. similar & now he stretches out off what may have been a prep race.
#5 Arctic North 5-1 drops yet again in his 3rd off the bench despite regressing last out but perhaps that was just a bounce, odds call.
Other contenders: #4 Dream Man 6-1

Race 2) The picks: 12-10-11-6                                    Confidence level: weak
#12 Marble Falls 5-1 ships back in & returns to this barn where he might be the speed of the speed, a possibility.  
#10 Shadow Rider 5-1
bounced last out but now cuts back as he drops in class for this which might help him get back on track, a possibility.
#11 Chubby Master 5-1 moves down in class in his 2nd off a break here for a barn that knows how to win w/ similar.
Other contenders: #6 Sound Of Freedom 6-1

Race 3) The picks: 1/1a-2-6-5                                     Confidence level: slightly above average
#1/1a McLaughlin Entry 2-1 either one could be live @ 1st asking for a strong combo.
#2 Breaking Bread 4-1 ships in off a long break & solid debut run to make her 2nd career start for a barn that can win w/ similar, maybe.
#6 Blenheim Palace 6
-1 bounced last out in her 2nd career start but if she can rebound then she could be in w/ a chance.
Other contenders: #5 Zondaq 6-1

Race 4) The picks: 6-7-1-5                                          Confidence level: average
#6 Gridley Here 3-1 stretches out here in his 2nd off a break while rising in class off a loss so this one may be sitting on a big effort, especially if this one can clear to the top early on.
#7 Clifton pleasure 3-1 ran well vs. similar to win his last on this strip/trip but that was 2 career runs in a row so he might bounce, odds call.
#1 Battle Oaf Evermore 5-1 ran a career best off a break on this track last out so he might bounce, odds call.
Other contenders:
#5 One Sided 5-1

Race 5) The picks: 5-7-6-2                                          Confidence level: slightly below average
#5 Very Fashionable 4-1 could be any kind as she makes her debut for a slightly below average barn that can win w/ similar.
#7 Reconsider It 5-1 is very similar to the choice, a possibility.
#6 Divine Cause 5-1 is another that could be live @ 1st asking for a barn that can pop a firster.
Other contenders: #2 My Mission 6-1     (#13 Summer Sweet 6-1 if she draws in)

Race 6) The picks: 10-8-4-1                                        Confidence level: slightly below average
#10 Blame The Thief 4-1 could be any kind as he makes his debut for a barn that can win w/ similar.
#8 Mirai 9/2 is very similar to the choice, major player.
#4 Dab 5-1
is another that could be live @ 1st asking for a barn that can pop a firster.
Other contenders: #1 Chatter Pattern 6-1

Race 7) The picks: 3-5-1-7                                          Confidence level: slightly above average
#3 Fifth And Madison 2-1 ships in after an improved run that saw him break his maiden in his 2nd career start last out so if he can handle the class rise here he could be tough because he may be the speed of the speed.
#5 Open Arms 4-1 ships in off a solid effort & break for a barn that has shown the ability to win w/ similar, threat.
#1 Lady Constance 5-1 cuts back a bit off a break while shipping in off that career best, tough call.
Other contenders: #7 Malibu Stacy 5-1

Race 8) The picks: 2-1-4-7                                          Confidence level: average
#2 Dowseís Beach
3-1 bounced last out after a solid run off a break last out but if he can rebound here he might be the one in this race.
#1 Saratoga Dreamer 7/2 ships in & returns to turf but is otherwise virtually identical to the choice here, maybe.
#4 Mosler 5-1 has steady efforts on his resume for a solid combo, threat.
Other contenders: #7 Night Officer 6-1

Race 9) The picks: 3-6-7-4                                          Confidence level: average
#3 Quezon 3-1 has a solid record & ran an effort last out that gives her a good shot here if she can reproduce that off a short break, call.
#6 Dr. Fagerís Gal 3-1 ships in for a solid barn that brings live ones in here, contender.
#7 Hot City Girl 4-1 may be the speed of the speed but she has suspect recent races & she is coming off a break so demand a fair price.
Other contenders: #4 Court Dancer 6-1

Race 10) The picks: 5-3-9-6                                        Confidence level: below average
#5 Peculiar Sensation 5-1 rises in class while getting a rider upgrade here but so far this one has been a chronic nibbler so demand value on this possibility as he makes his turf debut.
#3 Slapstick 5-1 comes off a break to cut back here while changing riders so perhaps this one can be involved here.
#9 A Chip and a Chair 6-1 cuts back here for a barn that can connect w/ similar & that has been sending out live ones lately.
Other contenders: #6 Schout Bay6-1

 

surethingselections.com analyst: Dave Gonzalez Saratoga 8/17/16
Overall a weak card but pay attention to scratches, how the track is playing & if there is weather that will alter things.

Race 1) The picks: 3-1-7-8                                          Confidence level: slightly below average - JUMPERS
#3 Reporter 7/2 ships in off a solid maiden breaker so he might be able to take another here.
#1 Hardrock Eleven 4-1 ships in after a needed return race so this one may show a lot more here.
#7 Boogie Feeva 5-1 sports some solid efforts & figures right in the thick of this race if he handles the course.
Other contenders: #8 Unsinkable 6-1

Race 2) The picks: 5-2-1-6                                          Confidence level: average
#5 Lutheran Miss 3-1 rises off a break after a solid win vs. lesser but fast enough to compete w/ these, especially since she looks like the lone speed in here.
#2 Broadway Music Gal 5-1
ships in off a break for an ice-cold barn so demand value on this possibility.  
#1 Jademarie 5-1 moves down in class & turf to dirt for her 3rd off a break so she could show a lot more in here.
Other contenders: #6 Shakesperian Dream 6-1

Race 3) The picks: 5-1-4-3                                          Confidence level: slightly below average
#5 Cashconsiderations 7/2 could be any kind as she makes her debut for a barn that wins w/ similar.
#1 Wild With Style 4-1 adds lasix & gets a massive rider upgrade after a decent debut she should be able to build on.
#4 Askfor Forgiveness 4
-1 has solid efforts showing but she also looks like a chronic nibbler so demand value.
Other contenders: #3 Storm The Tower 6-1

Race 4) The picks: 1-5-3-4                                          Confidence level: average
#1 All In Fun 3-1 comes off a break for a barn that excels w/ similar so this one may be the one if this race stays on turf,
#5 Industrial Policy 3-1 ships in while dropping in class for this while sporting an improving line so she should be tough here.
#3 My Cara Mia 5-1 has solid efforts showing & good tactical speed so she should be very tough.
Other contenders:
#4 Darling Sky 5-1

Race 5) The picks: 3-9-5-7                                          Confidence level: average
#3 Kohlhase 3-1 drops in w/ MCL foes for his 2nd career try while coming off a long rest so this one may show more if ready, a possibility.
#9 Sugar Trip 4-1 drops in w/ MCL foes for his 2nd career try while shipping off solid effort but also a short rest in for a capable barn, maybe but demand value as this drop is suspect.
#5 Justalittlebit more 5-1 drops in w/ MCL foes for his 2nd start back while cutting back off a dull try so demand value.
Other contenders: #7 Stone 6-1

Race 6) The picks: 3-6-8-1/1a                                     Confidence level: slightly above average
#3 Street Strut 2-1 ran a better than it looks debut last out for a barn whose runners often need one so this one could be the one here.
#6 Giovanna Blues 5/2 is very similar to the choice, major player.
#8 Llanita 5-1
has solid efforts showing & could be sitting in a nice one in his 3rd off the bench but considering this one has the record of a chronic nibbler make sure that value is present.
Other contenders: #1/1a Albertrani/McLaughlin entry 6-1                        ON DIRT: 1/1a-3-7-4

Race 7) The picks: 4-6-5-2                                          Confidence level: average
#4 Lord Of Love 4-1 has had trouble winning here but he has efforts that fit w/ these so maybe he can finally get a victory.
#6 Cort 4-1 has solid efforts showing on turf & he should be right there @ the wire.
#5 Moon River 4-1 ships in off a solid effort & break for a new barn that has shown the ability to win w/ similar, threat.
Other contenders: #2 Entertainer 6-1                                                       ON DIRT: 3-9-7-10

Race 8) The picks: 1/1a-6-7-3                                     Confidence level: average
#1/1a Jacobson entry
3-1 forms a decent duo that might be able to get the job done here.
#6 Lucky Lotto 7/2 drops in class after a needed return try so he could show a lot more here, contender.
#7 Tarpís Surprise 5-1 drops in class off a break as he ships in for a competent barn, maybe.
Other contenders: #3 Wizardly 6-1

Race 9) The picks: 9-6-8-1                                          Confidence level: weak
#9 China Grove 5-1 ships in & adds lasix after a horrible run but she has had time to recover & might love the grass, sleeper?
#6 Jazz Lady 5-1 also ships in to make her turf debut for a barn that can connect w/ similar, maybe.
#8 Heartspoke 6-1 ships in off a decent debut win in a turf sprint but will have to handle a bit more ground & off turf so demand a fair price.
Other contenders: #1 Big City Dreamin 6-1                                             ON DIRT: 3-9-6-1

Race 10) The picks: 6-1-5-8                                        Confidence level: slightly above average
#6 Gorgeous Charli 4-1 drops in w/ MCL foes for the 1st time as he adds blinkers for his 2nd off a break while shipping back in for a barn that is better than their recent stats suggest, maybe.
#1 Master Magician 4-1 drops in w/ MCL foes for the 1st time as he comes off a break while cutting back following a dull try so demand value.
#5 Rydell 6-1 ships in off a needed return try for a barn that loves to win here, sleeper.
Other contenders: #8 Persuasion 6-1

surethingselections.com analyst: Dave Gonzalez Saratoga 8/15/16
Overall a weak card but pay attention to scratches, how the track is playing & if there is weather that will alter things.

Race 1) The picks: 9-1-7-8                                          Confidence level: above average
#9 Decent 3/2 ships in off a break & looms the one to catch in here, call.
#1 Our Independence 5-1 returns to turf off a break & if he has developed some since he was last seen he might be the one.
#7 Ross J Dawg 5-1 sports some solid efforts on turf & figures right in the thick of this race.
Other contenders: #8 End Play 6-1                            ON DIRT: 4-6-2-1

Race 2) The picks: 8-2-4-6                                          Confidence level: average
#8 Boomerang Toy 3-1 looks like the speed as he makes his 2nd off a break while also improving w/ each career start so he could be very tough here.
#2 Devilish Grin 5-1
cuts back a bit as he comes off a long break following the claim but he is not up to be claimed so he could be very tough in this spot.
#4 Elusive Talmo 5-1 has solid efforts that fit w/ this crew so he might be in the mix in here.
Other contenders: #6 Roman Revival 6-1

Race 3) The picks: 6-5-4-2                                          Confidence level: slightly below average
#6 Stonecoldfox 4-1 could be any kind as she makes her debut for a barn that wins w/ similar.
#5 Paz The Bourbon 4-1 drops in class for a barn that can win w/ similar, contender.
#4 Seattle Ice Queen 5
-1 most likely needed her debut & then had a troubled break so this one might show a lot more in this spot.
Other contenders: #2 Ribbonite 6-1

Race 4) The picks: 3-7-4-1                                          Confidence level: good
#3 Blame Jim 3/2 drops a ton in class for a barn that excels w/ similar so this one may be the one.
#7 Richieís Rich 2-1 is similar to the choice & might have needed his return try last out, major player.
#4 Street Spice 5-1 is another very similar to the choice but this barn rarely wins w/ type so demand value.
Other contenders:
#1 Dean Verdile 5-1

Race 5) The picks: 10-2-4-5                                        Confidence level: average
#10 Yorkiepoo Princess 3-1 could be any kind as she makes her debut for an ok barn but one that rarely wins w/ type so demand this value.
#2 Beat the Benchmark 4-1 could be any kind as she makes her debut for a barn that wins w/ similar.
#4 Love And Lemons 5-1 ran well in her debut & could be very tough if she improves a bit off that.
Other contenders: #5 Proud Reunion 6-1                   ON DIRT: 10-2-1-6

Race 6) The picks: 3-7-6-8                                          Confidence level: slightly above average
#3 Hidden Vow 2-1 drops a notch & could be sitting on a big effort here in his 3rd off a break so he gets the nod in a tight one.
#7 Twilight Owl 4-1 is very similar to the choice but this barn rarely wins w/ type so demand this value.
#6 Hurry Up Alan 4-1
returns at the level of claim off a short break, a possibility but demand value as this outfit has a weak history.
Other contenders: #8 All Over Me 5-1                        ON DIRT: 6-1-9-3

Race 7) The picks: 6-2-4-3                                          Confidence level: average
#6 Harlan Punch 4-1 moves turf to dirt as he ships in off a break to make his 1st start as a gelding so this one could be the one here.
#2 Portando 3-1 has speed & solid efforts but he looks like a chronic nibbler more than a winner so demand value.
#4 Delta Outlaw 4-1 makes his 3rd off a break here for a solid barn so this one might show a lot more in this spot.
Other contenders: #3 Loose On The Town 6-1

Race 8) The picks: 10-9-8-6                                        Confidence level: average
#10 Jules N Rome 3-1 rises off the claim for a barn that excels w/ similar so this one could be the one here, especially if she builds on her return run, call.
#9 Literata 5-1 has some solid efforts showing so she might be there @ the wire against these.
#8 Jcís Shooting Star 6-1 is very similar to the 2nd choice here, a possibility.
Other contenders: #6 Isabelle 6-1

Race 9) The picks: 2-11-12-5                                      Confidence level: slightly above average
#2 Time Squared 4-1 has some solid turf tries showing & she might be the one as she drops in w/ MCL foes for the 1st time, maybe.
#11 Tattletale Grey 4-1 has improved some w/ each career start so this one might be a possibility in here.
#12 Ditch Em 6-1 comes off a break to make his turf debut while dropping back in w/ MCL foes here, a possibility.
Other contenders: #5 Sneaky Fudge Face 6-1           ON DIRT: 4-2-12-9
 

 

surethingselections.com analyst: Dave Gonzalez Saratoga 8/14/16
Overall a weak card but pay attention to scratches, how the track is playing & if there is weather that will alter things.

Race 1) The picks: 3-5-2-1                                          Confidence level: average
#3 Dadíz Laugh 3-1 rises off the claim as she makes his 2nd off a break & on this track so he could be the one here.
#5 Day of Fury 3-1 is very similar to the choice & should be right there @ the finish again.
#2 Rockford 4-1 tossed a career best effort off a break last out off a break so he might bounce but if not then he should be in the mix.
Other contenders: #1 Tairneach 6-1

Race 2) The picks: 8-11-7-1/1a                                   Confidence level: average
#8 Enstone 3-1 cuts back & makes her true dirt debut for this so she may be the one especially since she has improved w/ each career try.
#11 Aikenetta 3-1
stretches out a bit for her 2nd career start while moving turf to dirt so she could show a lot more here.
#7 Asscher 5-1 moves turf to dirt in her 2nd off a break & stretches out a bit for her 3rd career start which could make her a threat here.
Other contenders: #1/1a Contessa entry 5-1

Race 3) The picks: 1-7-4-5                                          Confidence level: slightly below average
#1 Golden Emperor 4-1 ships in to drop in class after a return try he needed last out so if he can handle the wet strip he might be the one.
#7 Serious Talk 4-1 ships in to drop in class off a break for a barn that can win w/ similar, contender.
#4 Risetotheoccasion 4
-1 rises off the claim & for his 2nd off a break for a barn that does well w/ similar, maybe.
Other contenders: #5 Manhattan Mischief 4-1

Race 4) The picks: 2-7-3-5                                          Confidence level: good
#2 Recollection 3/2 could be any kind as she makes her debut for a barn that wins w/ similar.
#7 Bemus Point 9/2 is similar to the choice & might be live @ first asking.
#3 Aspen Hilltop 5-1 is another very similar to the choice but this barn rarely wins w/ type so demand this value.
Other contenders:
#5 More Than Treasure 5-1

Race 5) The picks: 1-5-9-8                                          Confidence level: average
#1 Game Girl 3-1 rises a hair in class after winning a similar event on a wet track at this trip & strip for her 2nd off a break, maybe.
#5 Flick of an Eye 4-1 ships in to cut back off a break for a barn that can win w/ similar.
#9 Northern Screamer 5-1 moves turf to dirt for his 2nd off a break, a possibility.
Other contenders: #8 Annie Rocks 6-1

Race 6) The picks: 2-7-8-5                                          Confidence level: slightly above average
#2 Serious I Candy 2-1 could be any kind as she makes her debut for a barn that wins w/ similar.
#7 Twilight Owl 4-1 is very similar to the choice but this barn rarely wins w/ type so demand this value.
#8 Naples Princess 4-1
could be live at 1st asking for a barn that has had success recently w/ similar.
Other contenders: #5 Colorful Charades 5-1

Race 7) The picks: 1/1a-14-10-12                               Confidence level: slightly below average
#1/1a Contessa/Pletcher entry 4-1 forms a decent duo that might be able to get the job done here.
#14 Nominal Dollars 4-1 rises off the claim for a barn that can win w/ similar so this he could be tough in here.
#10 Bankers Holiday 6-1 adds blinkers as he moves turf to dirt so he could be involved here in.
Other contenders: #12 King Of Spades 6-1

Race 8) The picks: 5-3-2-9                                          Confidence level: average
#5 Divine Interventio 1-1 ships in to add blinkers off a break but he has the best dirt form in here so he may be the one in here.
#3 Hunter OíRiley 5-1 adds blinkers for his 3rd off a break as he returns to dirt where he has run ok so far so he might have a shot in here.
#2 Toughest Hombre 5-1 is very similar to the 2nd choice here, a possibility.
Other contenders: #9 Tizzarunner 6-1

Race 9) The picks: 5-2-3-1                                          Confidence level: slightly above average
#5 Recruiting Ready 2-1 loses the blinkers as he ships in here after improving in his 2nd career start last out so he might show more again in this race which could get him the top spot.
#2 Sonic Mule 3-1 ran well to take his debut last out & this barns runners often improve on that race which makes this one dangerous.
#3 Tip Tap Tapizar 6-1 ships in for a decent barn that can connect w/ similar.
Other contenders: #1 Get Lit N Get Wild 6-1

Race 10) The picks: 11-4-9-2                                      Confidence level: average
#11 Daves Gone Bananas 3-1 drops in w/ MCL foes for this 1st time while coming off a break for a barn that can win w/ similar, maybe.
#4 Meatlocker Man 4-1 could be any kind as he makes his debut for a barn that wins w/ similar.
#9 Oh So Sinister 6-1 ships in to return to MCL while cutting back for this so he might be tough in here on dirt.
Other contenders: #2 D. S. Boyd 6-1

 

surethingselections.com analyst: Dave Gonzalez Saratoga 8/13/16
Overall a modest card but pay attention to scratches, how the track is playing & if there is weather that will alter things.

Race 1) The picks: 5-4-3-6                                          Confidence level: below average
#5 Benny And Alex 4-1 drops in class off a break for a barn that can win w/ similar & this one may be the speed of the speed here.
#4 Dr Luberís Kiss 4-1 could be set to get back on track here @ a solid price for a sneaky barn.
#3 Call Me Stoney 5-1 tossed a career best effort off a break last out off a break so he might bounce but if not then he should be in the mix.
Other contenders: #6 Baby Bearís Soup 6-1

Race 2) The picks: 1-10-11-4                                      Confidence level: average
#1 Ticonderoga 3-1 could be any kind as he makes his debut for a barn that wins w/ similar.
#10 Harlanís Hunch 4-1
ran very well in his debut last out & now stretches out for his route debut so if he handles the trip he should be there.
#11 Unbridled Eagle 5-1 made nice debuts in a route & on turf last out while coming off a short break for his 2nd career try as he made his initial start on this course so if he builds on that @ all then he might be the one to fear.
Other contenders: #4 Formula One 5-1                      on dirt: 6-14-16-10

Race 3) The picks: 8-1-2-6                                          Confidence level: slightly above average
#8 Pretty Boy Flash 2-1 improved last out off a break in his 2nd career try despite some trouble so if he builds on that here he should be tough.
#1 Everybodyluvsrudy 4-1 ran very well in his debut last out & if he develops like most similar runners from this barn do he should be tough.
#2 Leviathan 4
-1 could be any kind as he makes his debut for a barn that wins w/ similar.
Other contenders: #6 Royal Copy 6-1

Race 4) The picks: 8-10-4-6                                        Confidence level: below average
#8 Midnight Notes 9/2 has solid efforts showing & the drop in class this one takes here maybe the edge he needs to get the top spot.
#1 Stormy Sky 9/2 ships in to drop in class & she lands in a spot where there is a ton of speed signed on so she may be the one to fear here.
#4 Husbandís Folly 5-1 returns @ the level of claim for a barn that can win w/ this kind so this one could be a sleeper in here.
Other contenders:
#6 Sportscaster 5-1                       on dirt: 5-9-7-3

Race 5) The picks: 3-4-1-2                                          Confidence level: slightly above average
#3 Thirst For Victory 2-1 could be any kind as she makes her debut for a barn that wins w/ similar.
#4 Baseline 4-1 needed his debut last & now adds lasix for this so he could show a lot more in this spot, a possibility.
#1 Kodyís Pursuit 5-1 moves turf to dirt for his 2nd career start for a barn whose runners often need that initial outing, maybe.
Other contenders: #2 Adulation 5-1

Race 6) The picks: 8-5-1/1a-9                                     Confidence level: average
#8 Designed For War 3-1 changes barns off a long break for a barn that can win w/ this type so if he is ready & has developed some since he was last seen this should be his race to lose.
#5 Adirondack Dancer 4-1 drops a bit in class for this but her efforts give her a solid shot in here.
#1/1a Jacobson entry 4-1
forms a decent duo where either might be able to get the job done here.
Other contenders: #9 Final Chapter 6-1                     on dirt: 13-1/1a-12-10

Race 7) The picks: 2-6-7-5                                          Confidence level: below average
#2 Fifth And Madison 2-1 ships in after improving last out to break her maiden in her 2nd career try & if she clears early while handling the class rise she will be tough.
#6 Malibu Stacy 3-1 could be sitting on a big break out effort here in her 3rd off a rest, especially if she gets any help up front, dangerous.
#7 Open Arms 4-1 broke her maiden 1st out but has been off since so she could have developed some, a possibility.
Other contenders: #3 Realm 6-1

Race 8) The picks: 8-7-5-4                                          Confidence level: average
#8 Converge 3-1 ships in to drop a ton in class while adding blinkers all of which may snap this one back on track, call.
#7 Vincento 5-1 has run well enough on turf to show he fits w/ these so he could be tough in here
#5 Ocala Jim 5-1 may have needed his return try last out so he could show more & be involved here.
Other contenders: #4 Powerful Instinct 5-1                    on dirt: 13-12-3-7

Race 9) The picks: 4-5-6-2                                          Confidence level: average
#4 Olive Branch 2-1 ran well in her 1st against winners & on this strip while coming off a break for her 2nd start & she could easily be the main speed here which should make her the one to catch & beat.
#5 Libbyís Tail 4-1 ran well to take her debut last out & this barns runners often improve on that race which makes this one dangerous.
#6 Ever So Clever 5-1 is very similar to the 2nd choice, a possibility.
Other contenders: #2 Nonna Mela 6-1

Race 10) The picks: 9-6-10-5                                      Confidence level: average
#9 Force The Pass 3-1 always runs well @ trip & may be sitting on a nice run here in his 3rd off a break so he gets the nod.
#6 Tourist 4-1 tossed a career run last out so he could bounce but if not he will be very tough in this spot.
#10 Ring Weekend 5-1 has the ability to fire off a break so this one should be tough in this spot.
Other contenders: #5 Grand Arch 5-1                        on dirt: 8-10-1-6

Race 11) The picks: 4-9-2-7                                        Confidence level: below average
#4 Irish Hope 4-1 looms the one to catch here & if he clears early that may be tough to do, odds call on weak connections.
#9 Priest N The Rabbi 4-1 comes off the claim @ the same level off a long break so there is cause for pause here, your call.
#2 Slapstick 6-1 has solid efforts showing that give him a chance if he is ready off a break.
Other contenders: #7 Not So Quiet Man 8-1

 

 

surethingselections.com analyst: Dave Gonzalez Saratoga 8/12/16
Overall a modest card but pay attention to scratches, how the track is playing & if there is weather that will alter things.

Race 1) The picks: 8-2-5-1                                          Confidence level: average
#8 Eqho 3-1 rises in class off her maiden win & a claim in that race for a barn that sports solid numbers w/ similar.
#2 Undertherain 3-1 has efforts showing that give her a solid shot here as she comes off a break.
#1 Elementsofharmony 5-1 probably needed her last as she came off a rest so she may improve in here.
Other contenders: #5 Stormin Saratoga 6-1

Race 2) The picks: 4-2-3-1                                          Confidence level: average
#4 Two Step Flor 3-1 makes her 2nd off a rest & drops in class for as barn that does well w/ similar so this one gets the nod in a guesser.
#2 Nuffsaid Nuffsaid 3-1
drops in class off a solid return race last out so this is a tough call because if she needed that then she will be tough here but if not she could be hurt & therefore very beatable at a short price.
#3 Valkimqua 5-1 ships in w/ a few efforts that get her in the mix here if she runs her best.
Other contenders: #1 Silver Silence 5-1

Race 3) The picks: 5-3-4-2                                          Confidence level: slightly above average
#5 Athenaís Aegis 2-1 adds lasix as he comes off a break & cuts back a bit after running well in his 1st 2 tries so she gets the nod.
#3 Fired Up Sensation 4-1 cuts back here while sporting solid efforts on her resume but she is rising in class here so demand a fair price.
#4 Lyrical Moment 5
-1 has works that suggest he can run for a barn that shows w/ similar but only when the cash shows.
Other contenders: #2 Joannie 6-1

Race 4) The picks: 5-1-2-4                                          Confidence level: slightly above average
#5 Sophiaís Song 2-1 ships in to add blinkers & cut back off a break while also dropping in class for a solid combo.
#1 Stormy Sky 7/2 ships in to drop in class & she lands in a spot where there is a ton of speed signed on so she may be the one to fear here.
#2 Irish Jasper 5-1 moves to dirt after a return run she may have needed last out so she might show a lot more in here, maybe.
Other contenders:
#4 My Savannah Belle 5-1

Race 5) The picks: 10-5-6-4                                        Confidence level: slightly below average
#10 Compelled 4-1 could be any kind as she makes her debut for a barn that wins w/ similar.
#5 Jumby Bay 4-1 needed her debut last & now moves to the turf for her 1st time so she might show more after a decent try.
#6 Victory To Victory 5-1 is similar to the choice so this one may be live but watch the board for any signs of life.
Other contenders: #4 Banner Wave 5-1

Race 6) The picks: 12-4-6-9                                        Confidence level: slightly below average
#12 Lillyís Dream 4-1 ships in off a nice win vs. softer & also sporting an improving line so she could be the one here if she does not bounce.
#4 Miss Aja Brown 4-1 drops a bit in class for this but her efforts give her a solid shot in here.
#6 Frozen Hannah 5-1
drops a notch as she ships in  for a solid barn so this one is a possibility.
Other contenders: #9 Giannaís Dream 6-1                 on dirt: 11-9-3-7

Race 7) The picks: 7-5-10-3                                        Confidence level: below average
#7 Bombs Away 2-1 has shown more w/ each try & if he continues that here in his 2 turn debut while stretching out here as well then he may be the one here.
#5 Adulator 3-1 stretches out to make his route debut here in his 3rd off a break while sporting a steady improving career line so he may be the one to fear here.
#10 Gettysburg 4-1 drops in class off a break while also cutting back so this one could be tough here.  
Other contenders: #3 Realm 6-1

Race 8) The picks: 7-8-2-4                                          Confidence level: slightly above average
#7 Elnaawi 2-1 ran ok in his lone turf try & might be tough if he continues to improve w/ each start since his return.
#8 Morandi 2-1 comes off a break to drop in class which should help this one be involved in this race & have a shot in this race.
#2 Smooth Daddy 5-1 may have needed his return try last out so he could show more & be involved here.
Other contenders: #4 Bigger Picture 5-1                    on dirt: 7-6-1-8

Race 9) The picks: 6-4-7-11                                        Confidence level: average
#6 Viva Majorca 3/2 moves turf to dirt & cuts back here for a barn that can win w/ similar, & this one will have a solid shot here if he runs one of his best races while getting what should be a solid pace set-up here.
#4 The Truth Or Else 4-1 tossed a career best last out off a break & may bounce but if not he will be right there in this race.
#7 Chief Lion 5-1 ships back in & drops a bit in class but is also sporting a declining pattern so demand a square price.
Other contenders: #11 Dads Caps 6-1

Race 10) The picks: 2-3-6-11                                      Confidence level: slightly above average
#2 Otto 2-1 drops in w/ MCL for the 1st time while shipping in so this one should show more in this spot, call.
#3 Know Your Customer 4-1 is similar to the choice but this one has been off longer & shown less so he needs to show more in here.
#6 As You Like It 6-1 returns to the flats here & the maiden ranks for a barn that can connect w/ similar so he might be live here at a solid price for a barn that can connect w/ similar.
Other contenders: #11Caldera 8-1

 

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