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.
Here are my picks for the rest of today's card:
Race #8-The Summer Colony Stakes-1-7-5-3