Mr. Ed's Saratoga bankroll plays for Saturday 7/23

By Ed Sehon  ( handicapper) 


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. So, for this summer's meet at the Spa, Mr. Ed is saving his bankroll for the higher-quality cards (and horses) on the weekend and is posting his plays for readers on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the meet. After an up-and-down opening weekend, here are his plays for Saturday:

Races 1-2 (1:05 p.m. ET/10:05 a.m. PT)


Race 1: #5 Coach Petro (9-2. morning line) and #7 Activist Investing (9-5)

Race 2: #6 Pirate Life (7-5) and #7 Brazillionaire (8-5)

(cost $20)

Race 4 (2:43 p.m. ET/11:43 a.m. PT)

Mr. Ed likes #5 Herington Rocket (8-1 morning line). “While Manny Franco opts for mounts on the Jersey Shore (Monmouth Park), Tyler Gaffalione inherits assignment on promising daughter of More Than Ready from top conditioner Chad Brown. After losing by a neck in maiden claimer, Brown promotes gal to MSW. Rocket ready to fire juicy price. Wager: $5 Win and Place.”

(cost $10)

Race 5 -- Grade 1 Coaching Club American Oaks (3:16 p.m. ET/12:16 p.m. PT)

Mr. Ed loves #3 Nest (1-1 morning line). “The class of her sophomore class, she’ll feather her already healthy ($1.1 million) nest egg as filly turns back from excellent Place effort in Belmont Stakes. Todd Pletcher-Irad Ortiz Jr. combo delivers again for powerful Repole ownership. Wager $20 to Win.”

(cost $20)

Race 6 (3:51 p.m. ET/12:51 p.m. PT)

Mr. Ed likes #3 Faithful and True (8-1 morning line). “Taking a shot with $450,000 offspring of Good Magic in debut for skillful trainer Rudy Brissett. Javier Castellano has Mr. Ed crooning in Winner’s Circle. Wager $5 Win and Place.”

(cost $10)

Race 7 (4:26 p.m. ET/1:26 p.m. PT)

Mr. Ed likes trio: #2 Tough Street (7-2 morning line), #6 Quick Power Nap (5-1) and #9 Royal Dancer (4-1) Wager: $2 Exacta Box of 2,6,9.

(cost $12)

Races 8-11 (5:01 p.m. ET/2:01 p.m. PT)

Mr. Ed likes a $.50 Pick 4

Race 8: 2,4,6,7

Race 9: 5,7

Race 10: 1,2,3,4

Race 11: 3,6,8

(cost $48)


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