DAY #2 RECAP: Chalky results across the board: average win ticket returned a meager $8.10 … However, since “cashing tickets IS what it’s all about,” Mr. Ed was pleased to break his money maiden, hitting an exacta ($38) and a Pick 3 ($50.75), while law firm of Pletcher, Brown & Mott remains winless … #1 Rinaldi ($6.70), with jockey Luis Saez, won featured Forbidden Apple stakes for trainer H. James “007” Bond. Rider had two other scores, including another with Bond. Jose Ortiz had two winners … On a sad note, rider Luis Cardenas was injured in Race 10 spill.
Mr. Ed’s SARATOGA ON (about) $100 A DAY
DAY #3 - Saturday, July 17
PRICE PLAY (Race No. 3, 2:15 p.m. ET/11:15 a.m. PT)
#10 Battle Bling (10-1 morning line) switches to grass (40% move) for trainer Danny Gargan. Red-hot Saez rides. Wager: $5 Win & Place on #10. ($10)
EXACTA EXTRA (Race No. 4, 2:47 p.m. ET/11:47 a.m. PT)
Looking for two of my four to finish first-second. Wager: $2 exacta box with 1,3,7,8. ($24)
BEST BET (Race No. 6, 3:55 p.m. ET, 12:55 p.m. PT)
#3 Rattle N Roll (7-2 morning line) stretches out, dirt to turf; Javier Castellano rides. Wager: $10 to Win on #3. ($10)
$0.50 LATE PICK 4 (Race Nos. 8-11, 5:03 p.m. ET/2:03 p.m. PT)
Race 8: 1,5,7,10,12
Race 9: 1,2,7
Race 10: 5,6,7,8
Race 11: 7,8 (cost $60)
TOTAL WAGERS: $104
NEWS & NOTES: The Coronation Cup (Race No. 9) headlines a rather lackluster Day #4 card on Sunday. Ten 3-year-old fillies are entered in the competitive grass sprint … There’s not much else to write about the 10-race card, which is loaded with cheap NY-bred events -- a good day to do some chores … Thank goodness we can watch & wager on THE Open over breakfast.