Saratoga 7-21-2022

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Thursday, July 21, 2022

Saratoga

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In races with 3 selections the total cost will be $6 for a $1 bet
In races with 4 selections the total cost will be $12 for a $1 bet

The Win Candidates are in order from our top pick to our fourth (or third).

However, we root for the two biggest prices to run 1st and 2nd as it helps our payoffs in our exacta boxes.

It does not matter to me if it is our top pick or our fourth- I am trying to make money!

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Tom - support@battagliaspicks.com

RATING KEY:
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ = GREAT BETTING RACE
⭐ ⭐ = GOOD BETTING RACE
⭐ = BAD BETTING RACE

Race 1

Post: 1:05 PM ET Dirt

6 Furlongs | Open | 3 Year Olds And Up | MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT | Purse: $105,000 Exacta, Trifecta (.50), Super (.10), Pick 3 Races (1-3) Early Pick 5 (.50) Races (1-5), Double Wagers

  • # PP ODDS Horse Jockey Weight Trainer Claim $ Med.
  • 1 1 ML 3-1 Drink the Wind J. Rosario 119 Lbs W. Catalano L
  • 2 2 ML 2-1 Frat Pack F. Prat 119 Lbs C. Brown FTL
  • 3 3 ML 8-1 Insomniac J. Lezcano 119 Lbs T. Pletcher FTL
  • 4 4 ML 30-1 Be There J. Gomez 114 Lbs N. Zito L
  • 5 5 ML 10-1 Citizen Mack J. Ortiz 119 Lbs C. McGaughey III FTL
  • 6 6 ML 6-5 Up to the Mark I. Ortiz, Jr. 119 Lbs T. Pletcher FTL

Selections 2-6-1-3 Rating⭐

#2 Frat Pack-410k first timer from the Brown barn who is hitting at 22% with his first time starters. This one shows a good work over the track and gets 25% winning rider Prat.

#6 Up to the Mark- Pletcher counters Brown with this 450k first timer. This one shows 9 works over the track and at 6-5 on the program- the cat is out of the bag.

#1 Drink the Wind-showed speed last out and finished 3rd. He shows a fast work here 7th fastest of 73 others and should show his speed from the inside post.

#3 Insomniac- another first timer from the Pletcher barn this one listed at 8-1, the other at 6-5 so that means this one is the one to beat. lol

Race 2

Post: 1:39 PM ET Dirt

1 1/8 Miles | Open | 3 Year Olds And Up | STARTER HANDICAP | Purse: $75,000 Exacta, Quinella, Trifecta (.50), Super (.10), Pick 3 Races (2-4) Pick 4 (.50) Races (2-5), Double Wagers

  • # PP ODDS Horse Jockey Weight Trainer Claim $ Med.
  • 1 1 ML 7-2 Grumps Little Tots J. Rosario 119 Lbs C. Baker L
  • 2 2 ML 9-2 Kumar J. Lezcano 117 Lbs G. Rodriguez L
  • 3 3 ML 15-1 Blake B. E. Cancel 116 Lbs J. Romero L
  • 4 4 ML 3-1 No Burn D. Davis 121 Lbs O. Barrera, III L
  • 5 5 ML 2-1 Perceived I. Ortiz, Jr. 120 Lbs R. Rodriguez L
  • 6 6 ML 7-2 Palace Coup L. Saez 120 Lbs J. Sharp L

Selections 1-5-6 Rating ⭐⭐

#1 Grumps Little Tots-has plenty of back class as his 5-6-4 record from 25 starts with over 376k in earnings indicates. He came off a 7 month layoff last out and rallied to get the score at Belmont which got him eligible for this 25k starter race and he should prove tough to hold off late.

#5 Perceived-has improved in his last three in a row and is now coming off a 4 length romp against similar last out. He has never been better and is the one to beat.

#6 Palace Coup-came off a three month layoff last out, dropped from much tougher allowance races into a 25k claimer, finished third and was claimed. He needed that one and trainer moves him back up in class.

Race 3

Post: 2:15 PM ET Inner turf

1 1/16 Miles | Open | 3 Year Olds And Up | CLAIMING: $50,000 | Purse: $55,000 Exacta, Trifecta (.50), Super (.10), Pick 3 Races (3-5), Double Wagers

  • # PP ODDS Horse Jockey Weight Trainer Claim $ Med.
  • 1 1 ML 10-1 I Am the Law J. Rosario 125 Lbs J. Terranova, II $50,000 L
  • 2 2 ML 12-1 Hatch T. Gaffalione 120 Lbs M. Maker $50,000 L
  • 3 3 ML 9-2 Cash in a Flash J. Velazquez 125 Lbs M. Casse $50,000 L
  • 4 4 ML 15-1 Resilient Courage J. Ortiz 120 Lbs D. Donk $50,000 L
  • 5 5 ML 2-1 Icarus M. Franco 120 Lbs B. Cox $50,000 L
  • 6 6 ML 8-5 St. Joe Louis (GB) I. Ortiz, Jr. 123 Lbs C. Brown $50,000 L
  • 7 7 ML 6-1 Al's Prince D. Davis 125 Lbs J. Englehart $50,000 L
  • 8 M ML 3-5 Hometown . Rider TBA 123 Lbs R. Atras $50,000 L
  • 9 M ML 6-1 Inspiration Point E. Cancel 123 Lbs C. Englehart $50,000 L

Selections 6-5-7-3 Rating ⭐⭐

#6 St. Joe Louis-has a win and five seconds from his nine career starts. He finally takes on non winners of two life and that should make him tough to hold off late.

#5 Icarus-showed speed last out before missing by only 3 lengths. He runs for 38% winning trainer, drops in class and is the one to beat.

#7 Al’s Prince- the good news this one has a good start over this course while finishing 3rd beaten just 4 lengths and was claimed. The bad news that race was just 6 days ago. New trainer is hitting at 23% with his claims in their first start and this one could run into the payoffs at a price.

#3 Cash in a Flash-is another runner dropping to non winners of two life for the first time and this gelding has the speed to be close from the start.

Saratoga - Race 3

#

Win

Place

Show

7

$10.40

$3.70

$2.30

1

.

$2.60

$2.10

3

.

.

$2.60

Results: 1 | 2 | 3 | ALL

Wager Type

Winning Numbers

Paid

$1.00 Exacta

7/1

$8.20

$0.50 Trifecta

7/1/3

$8.55

$0.10 Superfecta

7/1/3/2

$3.42

$1.00 Double

4/7

$15.00

$1.00 Pick-3

6/4/7

$49.25

$1.00 Pick-3

6/4/6

$10.20

Race 4

Post: 2:49 PM ET Dirt

5 1/2 Furlongs | Open | 2 Year Olds | MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT | Purse: $83,000 Exacta, Quinella, Trifecta (.50), Super (.10), Pick 3 Races (4-6), Double Wagers

  • # PP ODDS Horse Jockey Weight Trainer Claim $ Med.
  • 1 1 ML 5-2 Run Poppy T. Gaffalione 119 Lbs S. Asmussen
  • 2 2 ML 7-2 Smart Prize F. Prat 119 Lbs M. Casse
  • 3 3 ML 3-1 Forbidden Secret I. Ortiz, Jr. 119 Lbs T. Pletcher
  • 4 4 ML 10-1 Kbcya Later L. Saez 119 Lbs J. Sharp
  • 5 5 ML 6-1 V Mart C. Olivero 119 Lbs J. Avila
  • 6 6 ML 9-2 Clear the Deck J. Leparoux 119 Lbs K. McPeek
  • 7 7 ML 12-1 Fourfaith M. Franco 119 Lbs R. Rodriguez
  • 8 8 ML 30-1 Tyver E. Cancel 119 Lbs A. Chichakly

Selections 1-2-3-5 Rating ⭐⭐

#1 Run Poppy-rallied 5 wide to finish second in his debut last out missing by just 3 ¼ length while just a neck in front of our second pick. Trainer Asmussen is hitting at 23% with his maidens in their second start and has the one to beat.

#2 Smart Prize-broke slow but rallied 6 wide to finish 3rd last out just a neck behind our top pick. Trainer Casse is hitting at 16% with his maidens in their second start and this one should be right there again today.

#3 Forbidden Secret-first timer from the Pletcher barn who is hitting at 18% with his debut runners. I.Ortiz takes the mount and this colt shows 6 works over the track.

#5 V Mart-is working fast for his debut for trainer Avila who is hitting at 19% with his debut runners. He will be a good price and could help our payoffs.

Race 5

Post: 3:21 PM ET Dirt

6 Furlongs | Fillies and Mares | 3 Year Olds And Up | CLAIMING: $12,500 | Purse: $36,000 Exacta, Trifecta (.50), Super (.10), Pick 3 Races (5-7) Pick 6 ($1) Races (5-10), Double Wagers

  • # PP ODDS Horse Jockey Weight Trainer Claim $ Med.
  • 1 1 ML 20-1 Big Al's Gal L. Rodriguez Castro 122 Lbs G. DiPrima $12,500 L
  • 2 2 ML 5-2 Aidanike I. Ortiz, Jr. 124 Lbs B. Lucas $12,500 L
  • 3 3 ML 8-1 Bay Jewel R. Santana, Jr. 122 Lbs C. Summers $12,500 L
  • 4 4 ML 3-2 Greatest Love J. Rosario 122 Lbs G. Rodriguez $12,500 L
  • 5 5 ML 8-1 Domineer L. Saez 124 Lbs J. D'Angelo $12,500 L
  • 6 6 ML 8-1 Song of Honor D. Davis 122 Lbs R. Handal $12,500 L
  • 7 7 ML 6-1 Guns Blazing J. Gomez 119 Lbs P. Reynolds $12,500 L
  • 8 8 ML 15-1 My Girl Lexi J. Davis 124 Lbs J. Ferraro $12,500 L

Selections 4-2-5-6 Rating ⭐⭐

#4 Greatest Love-was claimed from Rodriguez two back for 20k while finishing third missing by just a length and a quarter. Rodriguez claimed her right back in her next start while she was finishing second for 25k. She drops to 12.5k today but the purse is 36k and this filly should add to her bankroll.

#2 Aidanike-has used her speed to win three in a row and was claimed last out. She is at the top of her game and is the one to beat.

#5 Domineer-fast mare has the speed to make the lead at a price and runs for 26% winning trainer.

#6 Song of Honor-has been in the money in 9 of her 14 starts. She runs for 21% winning trainer and a fast pace up front would help her closing kick at a price.

Race 6

Post: 3:55 PM ET Dirt

5 1/2 Furlongs | Open | 2 Year Olds | MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT | Purse: $83,000 Exacta, Trifecta (.50), Super (.10), Pick 3 Races (6-8), Grand Slam (6-9) Late Pick 5 (.50) Races (6-10), Double

  • # PP ODDS Horse Jockey Weight Trainer Claim $ Med.
  • 1 1 ML 10-1 Noble Connection J. Leparoux 119 Lbs K. McPeek
  • 2 2 ML 9-2 Ee Yah I. Ortiz, Jr. 119 Lbs B. Lucas
  • 3 3 ML 4-1 Barzini L. Saez 119 Lbs M. Trombetta
  • 4 4 ML 6-1 A Western Yarn T. McCarthy 119 Lbs A. Delacour
  • 5 5 ML 5-1 In Detail J. Ortiz 119 Lbs J. Camejo
  • 6 6 ML 15-1 Cara's Prince J. Castellano 119 Lbs M. Friedman
  • 7 7 ML 6-1 Three Zero S. Bridgmohan 119 Lbs F. Abreu
  • 8 8 ML 8-1 Jeremy's Jet D. Davis 119 Lbs P. McEntee

Selections 7-8-2-4 Rating ⭐

#7 Three Zero-has improved in each of his three career starts and is coming off a 3rd beaten just 3 lengths. He shows a good work over the track and should be a good price.

#8 Jeremy’s Jet-has finished second in two of his last three. Trainer removes the blinkers and we should get big price.

#2 Ee Yah-showed speed and finished second in his debut last out. He gets I.Ortiz and that will help his chances.

#4 A Western Yarn-first timer from the Delacour barn who is hitting at 18% with his debut runners. McCarthy takes the mount and he has won with 3 of his 7 mounts with this trainer

Saratoga - Race 6

#

Win

Place

Show

8

$6.70

$3.80

$2.80

4

.

$4.80

$3.50

3

.

.

$3.10

Results: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | ALL

Wager Type

Winning Numbers

Paid

$1.00 Exacta

8/4

$15.60

$0.50 Trifecta

8/4/3

$23.50

$0.10 Superfecta

8/4/3/7

$14.27

$1.00 Double

5/8

$23.20

$1.00 Pick-3

5/5/8

$142.00

Race 7

Post: 4:29 PM ET Turf

5 1/2 Furlongs | Open | 3 Year Olds And Up | ALLOWANCE OPTIONAL CLAIMING: $80,000 | Purse: $125,000 Exacta, Trifecta (.50), Super (.10), Pick 3 Races (7-9) Pick 4 (.50) Races (7-10), Double Wagers

  • # PP ODDS Horse Jockey Weight Trainer Claim $ Med.
  • 1 1 ML 15-1 Smooth B J. Lezcano 122 Lbs R. Reid, Jr. $80,000 L
  • 2 2 ML 5-2 Principled Stand (GB) M. Franco 124 Lbs C. Brown L
  • 3 3 ML 5-1 Maxwell Esquire T. Gaffalione 124 Lbs M. Maker L
  • 4 4 ML 6-1 It's a Gamble J. Rosario 122 Lbs K. Breen L
  • 5 5 ML 7-2 Artemus Citylimits L. Saez 124 Lbs M. Maker L
  • 6 6 ML 3-1 Big Package J. Ortiz 122 Lbs D. Donk L
  • 7 7 ML 6-1 Nothing Better I. Ortiz, Jr. 124 Lbs J. Duarte, Jr. L

Selections 6-5-2-7 Rating ⭐⭐

#6 Big Package-loves this turf course winning 2 of 3 with a second with all three coming at this same 5 1/2f distance. He is a late runner and has found a race that appears to be loaded with early speed. He will come flying late and should prove tough to hold off.

#5 Artemus Citylimits-has used his speed for 6 in the money finishes from his 6 starts this year with a 1-3-2 record. He cuts back in distance and missed by just a nose the only other time he went 5 1/2f.

#2 Principled Stand-came off an 8 month layoff two starts back and got the score by a nose in a big effort then finished third last out beaten a length and ¾ to the improving Yes and Yes. However, I.Ortiz who rode this gelding to victory in 2 of his 4 takes the mount on the bottom horse in here.

#7 Nothing Better-came off a 7 month layoff two back and went wire to wire to win by 2 at this same distance then cut back to 5f last out and missed by just 2 lengths. He is making his third start back off the layoff and lures I.Ortiz to the saddle.

Saratoga - Race 7

#

Win

Place

Show

5

$6.50

$2.80

$2.20

6

.

$2.80

$2.20

1

.

.

$3.10

Results: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | ALL

Wager Type

Winning Numbers

Paid

$1.00 Exacta

5/6

$5.40

$0.50 Trifecta

5/6/1

$18.62

$0.10 Superfecta

5/6/1/2

$7.77

$1.00 Double

8/5

$12.10

$1.00 Pick-3

5/8/5

$64.75

Race 8

Post: 5:05 PM ET Dirt

1 1/8 Miles | State Bred | Fillies and Mares | 3 Year Olds And Up | ALLOWANCE | Purse: $95,000 Exacta, Trifecta (.50), Super (.10), Pick 3 Races (8-10), Double Wagers

  • # PP ODDS Horse Jockey Weight Trainer Claim $ Med.
  • 1 1 ML 9-5 U Guys Are No Fun I. Ortiz, Jr. 125 Lbs J. Englehart L
  • 2 2 ML 7-2 Captainsdaughter T. McCarthy 118 Lbs R. Cash L
  • 3 3 ML 2-1 Caragate J. Castellano 120 Lbs M. Friedman L
  • 4 4 ML 50-1 Elegant Laoban J. Gomez 118 Lbs K. O'Brien
  • 5 5 ML 12-1 Stimulus Check K. Carmouche 125 Lbs S. Iorio, Jr. L
  • 6 6 ML 6-1 Reigning Chick J. Ortiz 118 Lbs O. Noda
  • 7 7 ML 8-1 Mia Bea Star J. Alvarado 123 Lbs R. Persaud L

Selections 5-1-3-2 Rating Long shot play

#5 Stimulus Check-came off a 6 month layoff, stumbled badly at the start and finished 4th ,9 lengths behind the 9-5 program favorite in here. She then finished 3rd on a sloppy track, then second going 6f then got the score last out when stretching out for the first time with weak riding Worrie in the irons. This trainer is hitting at 22%, this filly gets a big rider upgrade to Carmouche, she looks like the speed and will try to steal it at a huge price on the front end.

#1 U Guys Are No Fun-runs for 23% winning trainer Englehart who has starting the meet here winning 2 of 6. Funny this filly was ridden by the same weak rider as our top pick in 7 of her last 8. She gets I.Ortiz today and is clearly the one to beat.

#3 Caragate-is coming off a second but runs for trainer Friedman who is 1 for 35 on the year- Ouch.

#2 Captainsdaughter-has been in the money in 10 of her 13 career starts while running for a trainer who is 0 for 17 this year and was 1 for 43 last year.

Race 9

Post: 5:39 PM ET Inner turf

Rick Violette S. 1 1/16 Miles | State Bred | Open | 3 Year Olds | G STAKES | Purse: $125,000 Exacta, Trifecta (.50), Super (.10), Double Wagers

  • # PP ODDS Horse Jockey Weight Trainer Claim $ Med.
  • 1 1 ML 50-1 Stop the Spread A. Lezcano 118 Lbs E. Caramori
  • 2 2 ML 12-1 Sundaeswithsandy J. Ortiz 118 Lbs R. Rodriguez
  • 3 3 ML 5-2 Coinage L. Saez 123 Lbs M. Casse
  • 4 4 ML 4-5 Dakota Gold I. Ortiz, Jr. 123 Lbs D. Gargan
  • 5 5 ML 8-1 Timbuktu M. Franco 118 Lbs B. Cox
  • 6 6 ML 20-1 Seaver D. Davis 118 Lbs T. Hills
  • 7 7 ML 9-2 Practice Squad F. Prat 118 Lbs J. Sharp
  • 8 M ML 8-1 Compromiser . Rider TBA 118 Lbs B. Grossman

Selections 4-3-7 Rating ⭐⭐⭐

#4 Dakota Gold-has won three of his four career starts with a 2 length loss in the Breeders Cup Juv Turf keeping him from a perfect four for four record. He came off his winter break and got the score last out going 7f in a perfect tune up for today.

#3 Coinage-finished 4 lengths behind our top pick in the Breeders Cup but has improved in his 5 starts since. He should be close from the start and is the one to beat

#7 Practice Squad-finished second in three straight before a 3rd place finish last out while missing by a length and a half or less in all four. He should be a decent price and looks for another in the money finish.

Saratoga - Race 9

#

Win

Place

Show

7

$12.60

$3.30

$2.10

4

.

$2.20

$2.10

3

.

.

$2.10

Results: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | ALL

Wager Type

Winning Numbers

Paid

$1.00 Exacta

7/4

$13.10

$0.50 Trifecta

7/4/3

$7.85

$0.10 Superfecta

7/4/3/2

$2.05

$1.00 Grand Slam

1-4,8/1,3,5-7/2-4,7/7

$17.20

$1.00 Double

3/7

$18.00

$1.00 Pick-3

5/3/7

$62.75

Race 10

Post: 6:13 PM ET Turf

5 1/2 Furlongs | Fillies | 2 Year Olds | MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT | Purse: $105,000 Exacta, Trifecta (.50), Super (.10) Wagers

  • # PP ODDS Horse Jockey Weight Trainer Claim $ Med.
  • 1 1 ML 10-1 Tell Me When J. Ortiz 119 Lbs T. Hamm
  • 2 2 ML 8-1 Sugar Mamas Cakery F. Prat 119 Lbs S. Asmussen
  • 3 3 ML 8-1 Factor That T. Gaffalione 119 Lbs M. Casse
  • 4 4 ML 12-1 Shackled by Lust L. Saez 119 Lbs J. Sharp
  • 5 5 ML 5-2 Margaret Burbidge I. Ortiz, Jr. 119 Lbs W. Ward
  • 6 6 ML 3-1 American Rockette J. Alvarado 119 Lbs W. Mott
  • 7 7 ML 12-1 Strut M. Franco 119 Lbs H. Motion
  • 8 8 ML 15-1 Determined Jester T. McCarthy 119 Lbs P. Schoenthal
  • 9 9 ML 9-2 Georgees Spirit J. Rosario 119 Lbs J. Abreu
  • 10 10 ML 30-1 Anotherdaygoneby S. Bridgmohan 119 Lbs N. Sideris
  • 11 M ML 8-1 Binsky I. Ortiz, Jr. 119 Lbs L. Rice

Selections 5-3-2-6 Rating ⭐

#5 Margaret Burbidge-first timer from the Ward barn who is hitting at 27% with his 2 year old and at 30% with his debut runners. This filly gets I.Ortiz who is hitting at 29% with Wes and this one is working well over the turf here.

#3 Factor That-showed speed and finished second in her debut last out beaten just one length. Casse is hitting at 16% with his maidens in their second start.

#2 Sugar Mamas Cakery- missed by 5 in her debut last out. Asmussen is hitting at a big 23% with his maidens in their second start and we should get a good price.

#6 American Rockette-first timer from the Mott barn is working well for her debut.

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