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Keith's Saratoga Picks-August 19th

Well, all good things come to an end. After a recent streak where I was picking races at nearly a 50% clip it all came crashing down yesterday. I was only 2 for 10 yesterday as there were a few major longshot wins at "The Graveyeard of Favorites." That brings me to 26 for 60 over the last couple of weeks. Still a respectable 43.3%.

The feature race today at Saratoga is the $150,000 Skidmore Stakes in Race #10. Chad Brown has the morning line favorite with Oxymore ridden by Jose Ortiz. Another Brown entry, Appraise with Manuel Franco aboard is listed at 3-1.

Both horses are 1 for 1 for the career with Oxymore having a slighlty better speed figure. No Nay Hudson for Wesley Ward with John Velazquez should not be overlooked with a win at Keenland and a 4th at Belmont and the speed figure to run with the top two. Private Creed with Stave Asmussen may be worth a look if you are looking for a price. Fadethenoise with Flavien Pratt also ran a speed figure last time out that is competitive with the top choice.

Keith's Picks-8-3-4-2

Here are my picks for the rest of today's card:

Race #1-2-3-1-4

Race #2-1-7-5-4

Race #3-4-6-1-5

Race #4-1-2-4-6

Race #5-5-1-7-6

Race #6-2-9-6-4

Race #7-2-10-5-6

Race #8-The Summer Colony Stakes-1-7-5-3

Race #9-3-8-6-8

Good luck!


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