Photo by Margaret Sehon
Editor's note: last summer, Ed Sehon (aka Mr. Ed) called this column "Saratoga on (about) $100 a Day," but sometimes had trouble finding plays on the mid-week cards, which put a drain on the bankroll. This summer, Mr. Ed is posting his plays for VSiN.com/horses readers on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Here are his plays for Friday to kick off the fourth weekend of meet:
”It takes more than a few days to solve a thousand-piece jigsaw puzzle” — Mr. Ed
Races 1-2 (1:05 p.m. ET/10:05 a.m. PT)
Mr. Ed’s $4 SPECIAL DAILY DOUBLE
Race 1: #1 Well Spent (9-5 morning line) and # 5 Customerexperience (2-1)
Race 2: #5 Quaria Thunder (10-1) and #7 Command Point (9-5)
Race No. 4 (2:49 p.m. ET/11:49 a.m. PT)
I like #5 Magnetron (3-1 morning line) to break alertly — then wire the field. Turning back to 7 furlongs after scoring in Finger Lakes route by head, sharp NY horseman Jeremiah Englehart gives a leg up to Javier Castellano. Recent work says gelding is ready to repeat. Wager: $10 to Win.
Race 6 (3:55 p.m. ET/12:55 p.m. PT)
Now’s the time to (#1) Run for Cover (6-1 morning line). Word on backstretch is HOF trainer Mark Casse has barnful of youngsters ready to light up totes. Tyler Gaffalione in saddle for colt’s debut in turf sprint. Bullet work over Oklahoma Training Track turf indicates he’s set to score at first asking. Wager: $5 Win and Place — and top-and-bottom $2 Exactas 1/2,4,8.
Races 7-10 (4:29 p.m. ET/1:29 p.m. PT)
$1 Pick 4
Here’s a chance to make some moola without risking a lot of moola. In Race 9, Breeders’ Cup Sprint champion #5 Golden Pal (1-2 morning line) returns to his favorite oval after disappointing effort at Ascot. He’s a Spa standout — and a single.
Race 7: 3,4,5
Race 8: 3,5,6,9
Race 9: 5
Race 10: 3,7,9
TOTAL WAGERS: $84