Spa selections 2022: Saratoga picks August 10

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

Follow along all meet with all the exciting action (and good betting opportunities)!

Race 8 – Tale of the Cat Stakes

1. #5 Mr. Phil (3-1) – Comes off a forty-six flat four furlong work and should be close to the pace here with a good record at this distance

2. #2 Awesome Gerry (7-2) – Another who runs well at this distance and has some versatility, winning from both on and off the pace

3. #3 Southern District (7-5) – A winner of three straight but at longer distance, will need some early pace to run into to win here

4. #1 Isolate (4-1) – Repo Rocks needs to be aggressive to be competitive but doesn’t always break well, this one usually comes away quickly and should be on the lead early

Race 9 – Alw 95000n1x

1. #5 Frank’s Art (9-2) – Tough to go against Rosario and Clement who will likely be a short price, but should still be in the mix late

2. #3 War Terminator (5-1) – First time gelding stretches out in distance and adds blinkers here, should be good value and has a strong jockey trainer combo

3. #8 Front Line Dancer (7-2) – Cuts back to eight furlongs, but still one of the better runners in here off of improving speed figures, but might need some pace to chase

4. #11 Timbuktu (4-1) – Post makes this one a tough play to win, but showed some improvement last time and has won at Saratoga before for Brad Cox

Race 10 – Maiden 105k

1. #2 Tiz a Giant (10-1) – Raced going further than this a month ago over this track, finishing second by a half length and seems ready for a breakthrough win after three seconds

2. #3 Remote (6-1) – Distance shouldn’t be an issue at this point for this Clement trainee who was bet to favorite in two straight but may be best suited coming from mid pack

3. #8 Most Wanted Man (7-2) – Chad Brown started this one in Tampa, and second time out he closed into a hot pace which he may need here again to have winning chances

4. #7 Running Bee (4-1) – Showed improvement second time out, might benefit from the extra distance and keeps Manny Franco for Chad Brown

  • Tiz the Law was much the best in the Travers Stakes at Saratoga. Photo by NYRA.
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