Mr. Ed's Saratoga bankroll plays for Friday 9/2

By Ed Sehon  ( handicapper) 


Editor's note: last summer, Ed Sehon (aka Mr. Ed) called this column "Saratoga on (about) $100 a Day." This year, he's just doing the weekend cards (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays) but still approaching each day with around $100 in plays as if he was just trying to beat the races on a given day. Here are his plays for Friday as we head into the final weekend of the meet:

Race 3 (2:15 p.m. ET/11:15 a.m. PT)

Mr. Ed needs some #1 Good (performance-enhancing) Medicine (9-2 morning line). Primo trainer Todd Pletcher rehires turf specialist Flavien Prat to steer sophomore to his maiden victory. At 1 3/8th miles on turf, Prat will have plenty of sod over which to work out ground-saving trip from inner-most post. Just what Dr. Ed ordered. Wager: $20 to Win.

(cost $20)

Races 4-6 (2:49 p.m. ET/11:49 a.m. ET)

I like a mid-card $2 Pick 3

Race 4: #4 Khalil Magic (5-2 morning line). Rider Manny Franco returns. #5 Bustin Bay (3-1) for hot trainer and jock. #7 Impazible Donna (6-1). New rider Prat is key.

Race 5: Two, #1 Eylara  (7-2) and #6 Classic Colors (4-1) for Clement and two, #4 Control Function (8-1) and #8 Santa Giulia (6-1), for Brown get job done.

Race 6: #5 Banterra (3-1) for Asmussen/Prat and #10 Security Code (5-2) with Serpe/Gaffalione.

(cost $32)

Races 7-10 (4:29 p.m. ET/1:29 p.m. PT)

Mr. Ed likes a pricey $0.50 Pick 4 ticket

Race 7: 3,5,7,9

Race 8: 1,2,4,6

Race 9: 2,6,8

Race 10: 5,8,9

(cost: $72)

Race 8 (5:05 p.m./2:05 p.m. PT)

I like #1 Big Package (7-2 morning line). Three time’s a charm for rider Jose Ortiz as he draws advantageous post for turf sprint. Trainer David Donk is having an outstanding meet. Gelded son of Big Brown scores here. Wager: $20 to Win and $5 1,2,6 Exacta Box.

(cost: $50)



WEEK 7 NET LOSS: -$5.50

MEET-LONG WAGERS (7 of 8 weeks): $1,967


MEET NET LOSS: -$943.30


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