Spa selections: Saratoga August 27

by | Aug 27, 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 Smart N Fancy Stakes!

Race 7 – Alw 75000n1x

  1. #4 First Appeal (3-1)Adds leading jockey Jose Ortiz and has been the best over this track for Linda Rice
  2. #3 Tiffanys Freud (10-1) Lost by a head last time out and has been improving of late
  3. #1 Swayed (6-1) Run two races back was her best yet, and a repeat of that will land her in the money, if not in the winners circle

Race 8 – Alw 50000s

  1. #7 Astounding (5-2) Certainly ran well enough to beat this group last time and will do so here if pace is hot
  2. #8 Dr. Edgar (10-1) Seems to improve each time with added distance and should continue to do so
  3. #1 Patriot Drive (8-1) Gelding will wire field with right fractions and has improved greatly since trainer switch to Danny Gargan

Race 9 – Smart N Fancy Stakes

  1. #8 Fair Point (4-1) Gets revenge on Miss Ella this time after running second to her in the Caress
  2. #4 Miss Ella (3-1) Still has the best race over this track of this group for Graham Motion, and better chance to win than seconditis-stricken Miss Katie May
  3. #10 Ava’s Kitten (9-2) Likes Saratoga and the distance, and will win if she is held closer to front