Spa selections 2020: Saratoga picks August 30

by | Aug 29, 2020 | Breaking, Handicapping

Ginger N Rye

Ginger N Rye won the 2017 Smart N Fancy Stakes at Saratoga. Photo by Chelsea Durand/NYRA.

by Joseph Aiello

In Spa Selections, Saratoga on-site correspondent Joseph Aiello provides Saratoga picks for a handful of key races at Saratoga, including all of the exciting stakes action!

Race 8 – Alw 64000n1x

1.#7 Three Jokers (4-1) – Sat off the leaders last time to finish third by a head, and may find his ideal distance and race here

2. #4 Gandy Dancing (2-1) – Harris Bay may want more distance, and Inside Info has a chance to wire, but this colt ran a solid second last time out to Fort Worth

3. #6 Flying Finish (12-1) – Ran his best race on a good surface two back, and should improve here after an underwhelming performance last time out

Race 9 – Grade III Shuvee

1. #6 Nonna Madeline (4-1) – May have found her ideal distance last time out in the Summer Colony where she beat Golden Award, and can win here with a similar trip

2. #5 Golden Award (9-2) – Went out too fast last time but is the classiest of this bunch and has run well at Saratoga and this distance

3. #2 Bellera (10-1) – Could consider Lucky Move among others, but this filly by Bernardini has a chance in the pace is slow up front

Race 10 – Mdn 72k

1. #3 Modern Science (3-1) – Ran strong last time out for second, and can likely beat this field with a repeat of that performance

2. #4 Shirelle (2-1) – Chad Brown trainee by Point of Entry can’t be overlooked, and has been putting in frequent works over the Saratoga turf course

3. #8 Ready At Dawn (8-1) – This Graham Motion trainee should be good value and draws Castellano here


About The Author

Joseph Aiello

Joseph Aiello, III, a graduate of Colgate University, is a lifelong racing fan and frequent Saratoga visitor, where he avidly hones his handicapping skills.

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