“7” 2yos set for Saratoga grand finale in GI Hopeful Stakes – Post Performances, Picks, M/L Odds, Free Past Performances

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The (GI Hopeful Stakes) for 2yos will go as the closing day featured race here at Saratoga!

“7” 2yo will help ring down the curtain on another fabulous Saratoga racing season in the GI of the meet the  $350,000, GI Hopeful Stakes, for 2yo boys, at 7f’s over the Saratoga main track as the graded 2yo season now kicks into high gear here this Sunday!

Free PP’s for all Saratoga Monday Races” – Sept 1st

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“LIVE ODDS” for the next up race at Saratoga today!

 

Post Time for race #4 – 2:36 pm EDT

PP Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
  1 Maratik (KY) 2/C L S Bridgmohan 116 G Dorochenko 20/1
  1a Dekabrist (KY) 2/C L E S Prado 120 G Dorochenko 20/1
  2 Sharm (KY) 2/C L R Maragh 116 D W Lukas 15/1
  3 Requite (KY) 2/C   J Rocco, Jr. 118 G Weaver 4/1
  4 Signature Cat (CA) 2/C L J L Ortiz 116 E J Guillot 8/1
  5 I Spent It (KY) 2/C L J Castellano 122 A W Dutrow 2/1
  6 Competitive Edge (KY) 2/C L J R Velazquez 118 T A Pletcher 6/5

Picks are3,4,5,6 exacta box, with the 2 at the back-end of a super!

“9” 2yo Fillies will be featured in GI Spinaway Stakes this Sunday – Post Positions, Picks, M/L Odds, Free Past Performances

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The (GI Spinaway Stakes) for 2yo Fillies will go as the Sunday featured race here at Saratoga!

“9” 2yo fillies will line up for the $350,000, GI Spinaway Stakes, for 2yo Fillies, at 7f’s over the Saratoga main track as the graded 2yo season now kicks into high gear here this Sunday!

Free Past Performances – Brisnet

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Post Time for race #10 – 5:47 pm EDT

PP Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
  1 Condo Commando (KY) 2/F L J Bravo 118 R R Rodriguez 4/1
  2 Angela Renee (KY) 2/F L J R Velazquez 118 T A Pletcher 2/1
  3 Lady Zuzu (KY) 2/F   L Saez 116 D W Lukas 15/1
  4 By the Moon (KY) 2/F L J L Ortiz 118 M Nevin 6/1
  5 Darling Sky (KY) 2/F L C H Velasquez 118 R E Reid, Jr. 8/1
  6 Winter Dawn (KY) 2/F L S Bridgmohan 118 W M Catalano 8/1
  7 Curalina (KY) 2/F L J Castellano 116 T A Pletcher 7/2
  8 Ryabinka (KY) 2/F L J Rocco, Jr. 118 G Dorochenko 30/1
  9 Bonnie K (FL) 2/F L1 J Lezcano 118 J L Lawrence, II 20/1

Picks are1,2,4,7 exacta box, with the 5 or 6 at the back-end of a super!

Moreno set for GI Woodward Stakes – Post Positions, Picks, M/L Odds, Free Past Performances

Moreno - Front running his way to victory in the $1.5 million GI Whitney Hcp, For 3yo and Up, going 1 1/8 mile around the Saratoga main track today!

Moreno – Front running his way to victory in the $1.5 million GI Whitney Hcp, For 3yo and Up, going 1 1/8 mile around the Saratoga main track in his last outing!

Moreno , winner of the early Saratoga season GI Whitney last time out and cementing a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic in the process, is coming back again for more 2-turn fun this Saturday in the $600,000, GI Woodward Stakes, for 3yo’s and up, going 1 1/8 mile around the legendary Saratoga main!

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Moreno , made amends for his head bobbing lost to Will Take Charge in last year’s GI Travers with a big wire to wire win in the Whitney here most recently as he does appear to be a horse for this course. He’ll be the control speed here, everyone but he really doesn’t need the win as he’s already on his way to Santa Anita this Nov. 1st!

Itsmyluckyday , is the horse to the outside of Moreno in this photo above coming good 1 1/4 length, 2nd in that same GI Whitney last time out! Can stalk an early pace or sit chilly early just do not look for him to be buzzing the early pace setters here on Saturday!

Zivo, is red-hot right now going 6 for 6 including a last out win downstate in the GII Suburban Hcp beating Moreno by 3 lengths that day covering that 1 1/4 mile course in 2:00.2!. Closer type here so he too won’t be a bother to the early front-runners either!

Micromanage , winner of the 1 3/4 mile Birdstone Stakes last time by 8 1/2 ever-widening lengths after grabbing the lead by the 2nd call. The PP’s show he does tend to do better at the extreme distances this season so it will be a real cut back for him at this 1 1/8 mile distance here on Saturday. He was a nonplussed 7th, 2 back in that same GII Suburban but got himself fanned 8w coming off the far turn in that race! Might be a factor here if he can stay up on the pace!

Prayer for Relief , needs no intro to our readers as his 3yo season was the stuff of 2nd tier, 3yo legend a few years ago, is a solid graded stakes runner who always seems to find his number in the payouts somewhere and was 4th in that same GI Whitney last time but back 7 lengths. Nice picking up the pieces type who seems content with minor awards most times!

Norumbega, winner of the GII Brooklyn Hcp at Belmont 2 back by a neck over Micromanage, but then was nowhere to be found in that same GII Suburban Hcp last time with a distant 8th finish. Like Micromanage, he might be better at the longer distances, then at this 1 1/8 mile course!

Last Gunfighter , a true veteran of the top graded hcp division wars does bring some graded winning to this 2-turn tilt but does have a tough time here in GI circles. 5th in the GI Whitney last time but way off that winner! Closer type for the most part!

Romansh, Stephanoatsee , and Long River could all be the same horse in here. All were solid graded performers at one time or another but of late have not figured in the outcome in any of their recent graded adventures! You could find some good prices here come post time!

The GI Woodward, is also a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re in Race” for the Classic division and will also be carried live on the NBC Sports Network airing from 6-7 p.m. EDT this Saturday!

Post Time for Race #11 – 6:46 pm EDT

PP Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
imagesHPRI77LW Long River (KY) 4/C L I Ortiz, Jr. 120 K P McLaughlin 8/1
1a Romansh (KY) 4/C L J L Ortiz 120 T Albertrani 8/1
2 Itsmyluckyday (KY) 4/C L P Lopez 120 E Plesa, Jr. 5/2
3 Micromanage (KY) 4/C L R Maragh 120 T A Pletcher Scr
4 Moreno (KY) 4/G L J Alvarado 122 E J Guillot 2/1
5 Prayer for Relief (KY) 6/H L J R Velazquez 118 D L Romans 12/1
6_a Zivo (NY) 5/H L J Lezcano 120 C C Brown 5/1
7 Norumbega (KY) 4/C L J Castellano 120 C R McGaughey III 10/1
8 Last Gunfighter (KY) 5/H L J Bravo 120 C C Brown 15/1
9 Stephanoatsee (KY) 5/R L J Rosario 118 N P Zito 30/1

Picks are – 2,3,4,6 exacta box with the 5,7 or 8 at the back- end of a super!

Wise Dan to face a crowd in GII Bernard Baruch Hcp return – Post Positions, Picks, M/L Odds, Free Past Performances

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(Wise Dan) – (in the yellow cap here) fighting tooth and nail with Seek Again down the stretch of the GI Woodford Reserve at Churchill last time out!

Wise Dan, returns to action in a big field of “11” for the $250,000, GII Bernard Baruch Hcp, for 3yo and up turfers, going 1 1/16 mile over the Saratoga inner sod this Saturday!

Free Past Performances,

Wise Dan , the 3/5 M/L fav is coming back to turfing here after successfully battling off a very serious bout with a colic condition and looks to reestablish his HOY credentials with a win here on Saturday.

Likes to sit just off an early pace most times then pounce with a big time stretch finish but Note – the colic surgery may have diminished him some as we’ll only know about that in the stretch here on Saturday.

He, like Game On Dude is now 7yrs old and horses like Seek Again (seen above on the rail) are starting to push him now. So use him here, just don’t solo the “Danner” in your exotics or multi’s plays, let him show us he is still the Wise Dan we all love!

Boisterous , at 5/1, is also now 7 yrs old and was the 2013 GI Man o’ War winner but has only won a Keeneland alw tilt since. He will generally sit well off an early pace but we wonder aloud here does he still have that big kick finished left in him? He PP’s would seem indicate maybe not as his most recent graded outings have been disappointing of late!

Sayaad , at 6/1, was 5th in the GII Fourstardave here last out but just 2 1/2 lengths of that winner after being an early speed. This one loves it up front early and does own a pair of recent stakes wins, as well! Early speed probable here!

Five Iron , at 8/1, is more early speed here on Saturday and owns a pair of GIII turf wins at about this distance on his racing resume. If Wise Dan , does not come with his “a” or “b” game here then this one just might run everyone off their feet early!

Lea and Red Rifle , are MTO horses and should the heavens open up here on Saturday (not in the Saratoga Saturday forecast by the way) by all means use this pair if this race goes on to the Saratoga slop!

Paris Vegas , is an interesting 12/1 shot here even though he has no real top recent form and was 2nd here in last year’s edition. Seems to have picked up a number of minor awards over his career in turf battles like this, for the most part. Not a pace setter nor closer just seems finds a way to be in the payout mix more times than not.

Sky Blazer , 15/1, was head bobbed out of the runner- up spot last time in the GII Bowling Green at Belmont settling for 3rd but was only 3/4 of a length off that winner. Seems to be making a living out of minor awards in the stakes and lesser graded events over his career and more of a closer type, went his right, then anything else!

Optimizer , at 30/1, is getting no love here, as a former top turfer not that long ago with board hits in many of the top 2013 turf events as a staking horse. But his last 4 outings show a walk off, a stopped, and some very distance finishes too. He is still owned by Calumet, gets an Alan Garica ride under a new trainer! Is it come back time for this former top turfer?

North Star Boy , at 20/1 and Bio Pro , at 50/1 are both local NYRA color for this GII turf event with no real graded form to speak of. You might find a nugget in here for that 4th spot in your dime super here with this pair!

Post Time for Race #5 – 3:15 pm EDT

PP Horse A/S Med Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
imagesHPRI77LW Bio Pro (KY) 6/G L J Lezcano 117 W I Mott 50/1
1a Boisterous (KY) 7/H L J Castellano 119 T A Pletcher 5/1
2 Optimizer (KY) 5/H L A Garcia 116 J Fernandez 30/1
3 North Star Boy (IRE) 5/G L I Ortiz, Jr. 114 N Saville 20/1
4 Wise Dan (KY) 7/G L J R Velazquez 127 C LoPresti 3/5
5 Lea (KY) (MTO) 5/H L J Rosario 126 W I Mott Scr
6_a Paris Vegas (KY) 7/G L L Saez 114 E Voss 12/1
7 Red Rifle (KY) (MTO) 4/G L   124 T A Pletcher Scr
8 Five Iron (KY) 4/C L J Rosario 119 B A Lynch 8/1
9 Sayaad (KY) 4/C L J L Ortiz 117 K P McLaughlin 6/1
10 Sky Blazer (KY) 6/G L R Maragh 116 B Tagg 15/1

Picks are – 1,4,8,9,10 exacta box, with the 6 or 2 at the back-end of a super!