Spa selections: Saratoga August 10

by | Aug 10, 2017 | Breaking, Handicapping

Pret Say Eye

Pret Say Eye was antsy early, strong late for trainer Lacey Gaudet (left) at Saratoga last year. Photo by Teresa Genaro.

by Joseph Aiello

In Spa Selections, Saratoga on-site correspondent Joseph Aiello provides picks for a handful of key races at Saratoga, today including the New York Stallion Series Stakes!

Race 5 – OC 80000n3x

  1. #2 Pawleys Express (2-1) Really wide open race with small field which may warrant covering all, but this mare gets a slight edge over competition
  2. #3 Swing and Sway (6-1) Three-for-three at the distance and has been solid when running six furlongs and under
  3. #4 True Romance (8-1) Summer House has been better this year, but if this Timothy Hills trainee breaks first, he can win race

Race 6 – Alw 75000n1x

  1. #2 Munchkin Money (3-1) If Driven By Speed and Amazing Anne provide the speed, this filly should win at the wire
  2. #7 Pinchbeck (5-1) Can also take advantage of hot pace battle but needs more forwardly placed trip than Munchkin Money
  3. #10 Driven by Speed (7-2) Amazing Anne actually has jockey-trainer combo with higher percentage, but Velazquez and Pletcher can’t be ignored with three-year-olds this year

Race 8 – New York Stallion Series Stakes

  1. #6 Lover’s Key (5-2) In better form than Lady Joan right now, winning four of last five
  2. #4 Lady Joan (2-1) Gets plus from experience with jockey Luis Saez, and beat Lover’s Key last race
  3. #2 She’s Dreamin (6-1) A little more upside than Paz the Bourbon, and Manny Franco has won three of six this year for trainer Thomas Bush