Spa selections: Saratoga August 14

by | Aug 14, 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 Saratoga Dew Stakes!

Race 3 – Alw 50000s

  1. #1 Happy Farm (7-2) Draws inside post and should get relatively clean trip in wide open race
  2. #7 Holding Aces (3-1) Ran strong last time out at Saratoga, and has shown some talent at distance, although Junkett is a better bet to come in money
  3. #3 Killybegs Captain (4-1)Colt from Curragh Stables won last time out on a wet track, which might help his case on a surface that is currently still soft

Race 7 – Alw 85000n1x

  1. #7 Orecchiette (8-1) Even in defeat, this bay filly picked up four lengths in the stretch run and nearly won at the wire
  2. #4 Battlement (9-5) Juddmonte filly with Jose Ortiz and William Mott is impossible to overlook
  3. #6 Tizanillusion (5-2) Annathela might deserve a play here to come in money, but this filly has a better chance to win this race by wiring field

Race 8 – Saratoga Dew Stakes

  1. #2 Jcs American Dream (3-1) Not to be confused with the other Jc in the race, this mare may run in cheaper races, but is the only one to be consistently in the money
  2. #6 Flattermefabulous (9-2)No dirt experience but most likely to win for trainer Carlos Martin
  3. #4 Literata (2-1) Had a solid race last time out and seems to run well when teamed with jockey Irad Ortiz Jr.