Spa selections 2018: Saratoga July 30

by | Jul 29, 2018 | Breaking, Handicapping

Pret Say Eye

Pret Say Eye was antsy early, strong late for trainer Lacey Gaudet (left) at Saratoga in 2016. 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, including all of the exciting stakes action!

Race 7 – Coronation Cup Stakes

1. #9 Lady Suebee (5-1) – Tough beat last time in her stakes try, but won at six furlongs two back and keeps jockey Manny Franco

2. #4 Mominou (7-2) – Could play the filly to the inside of this Toner trainee if she is overbet, but she seems like a safe pick finishing second or better in her last four tries

3. #10 Broadway Run (6-1) – Narrowly beaten last time in a distance that may have been too far, so cutting back to five and a half should help

Race 8 – Alw 50000s

1. #5 Curiousncuriouser (9-2) – Won twice at six and a half, and is in her best form recently, winning by seven in her last try

2. #8 Special Relativity (7-2) – One for one at this distance and a jockey trainer combo that has been working well together

3. #1 Haynesfest (2-1) – Just seems to have a bit of an issue winning, but mostly solid performances this year should put her in the mix

Race 9 – OC 62500b

1. #4 Focus Group (4-1) – Even without much pace, this Klaravich colt almost closed last race, and should do the same here with a bit more speed

2. #1 Soglio (3-1) – Ran a tough third in a Grade III earlier this month, and should at least find himself on the board

3. #10 Channel Cat (5-1) – Slight edge over Snap Decision because of class, including the Grade I Belmont Derby in early July