Sardella's Selections

SaratogaBets on Twitter


Friday Selections- September 19th 

Race 1: 4- Sambuca Lee Brook: Just missed as the favorite last week, finds a soft spot; 5- Barry Noah’s Wendy: Has shown some ability but ways too many breaks, longshot try; 1- Loconotion: Final quarters haven’t been good at Vernon, that may not bode well here; 6- Parvati Hanover

Race 2: 7- AM Cash: Had some late pace when a strong second in her local debut, edge to overcome the post; 1- Pequena: Moves to the rail off a decent fourth; 6- Seafood Sparkle: Was a much improved second from the rail, a tougher journey awaits; 2- Won Sweet Dream

Race 3: 1- Photo Mass: Is coming off a layoff but drops for his return from the rail, longshot try; 3- T P Lucy: The likely favorite off the move down and in; 2- Increditable: Had been third in three straight before a break in last; 5- Rock This World

Race 4: 6- Distracting Beauty: Big time class drop for this one who is a tick faster than these; 7- Psyched: Could thrive in the outer flow; 3- Muscatine: Stays at the level of the claim following a break, had been pretty sharp; 1- Alpine Dauntless

Race 5: 3- Jerali: Looks to repeat after swooping the group from post eight at 38-1; 2- Prodigy: Steps up off a maiden win of her own at Vernon; 4- Martha Michelle: Yet another who comes to town following a victory, capable; 5- American Filly

Race 6: 3- Signal Hill OK: Closed for a better third from the eight hole, ready to win; 7- Bit O Victory: Runner up in two straight, could happen again; 1- One True Friend: On the board in six of her last seven; 8- Giant T

Race 7: 3- Hallin Cash: Last two have been much better, in position to repeat; 1- Mr Jesse: On the board in four in a row without a win; 2- Goldstar Classic: Best of the rest; 6- Morning Joe

Race 8: 7- Legerdepan: Much needed class drop for this one who is coming off a three week layoff but could outclass these; 8- Terror To Cam: Has to overcome the outside post while seeking her fifth straight win in this class; 3- Still Electric: Usually in the top four without winning; 1- Cheyenne Miriam

Race 9: 5- Montana Skies: On the board in six of her last seven, finds a good spot here; 8- Golden Strike: Added trotting hopples and won last week, tougher task here; 4- Crystal Sphere: Steps up off a win from post eight, may not quite be fast enough to beat these; 9- Twisted Pretzel

Race 10: 8- Nora Lee: Big time class relief for this one who can overcome the post; 2- Dressedforthedance: Runner up in two straight, can happen again; 5- Blueridge Jezebel: Wired the field off the drop to this class last time but that was from the rail; 1- Bestwind Heather

Race 11: 1- Interplanet Terri: Got a real tough trip last week, gets her shot to be the pocket rocket here; 3- Curtain Up: Got reeled in late last week, gets another shot on the engine; 8- Nautilus De Vie: On the board every week he stays flat; 5- Matter Of Pride

Race 12: 3- IPO Blue Chip: Last time we saw her she was in a 20 claimer, drops to the bottom; 2- DC Northern: Shook loose on the lead two back at Monty, top one’s top threat; 1- Petraeus: Clearly best of the rest; 4- Wygant Pearl

Race 13: 3- Eternal Prince: Looks as if the hopples have cured the breaking ills of this one, appears much the best; 5- Insider Access: Searching for value for second; 1- Master Act: Usually in the 3-4-5 range; 7- Jackie Goldstein

Best Bets: Eternal Prince,                Hallin Cash, 7th 

 

Saturday Selections- September 20th 

 

Race 1: 1- Subliminal Hanover: No threat at 4-5 last week, he’ll be heard from tonight; 5- Big Bambu: Wired many of these last week, top one’s top threat; 9- Body Guard: In line for a great trip from the second tier; 2- Bill Onthehill

Race 2: 3- Brent Montana: Has gone back to back while battling a bit tougher, call to threepeat; 1- Sinful Vito: The only legit threat to the top one but simply isn’t as fast as him; 9- Jet Set Style: Sticking to the second tier to get a piece; 5- Risk Factor

Race 3: 4- Major Stone: Establishing himself as the top candidate for claimer of the year for his level; 1- Gotthejobdonemate: Pocket sitting second to the top one in a nearly exact scenario as this; 2- Pan Grad: Closers won’t likely thrive here, inside journey; 5- Major Way

Race 4: 4- This Is Wyatt: Takes a big drop off the layoff, his best beats these but is a gamble; 1- Laramar’s Soul: Hadn’t been sharp before winning his last at Yonkers, could braven him right up; 5- Triple Major: Usually in the mix for minor spoils; 2- Celestial Dreams

Race 5: 6- Oyster Bay: Dobson’s choice comes to town sharp as can be, down the road; 2- Rocky Regal: Jogged on the lead in the condition ranks, factors for second; 5- Untouchable One: Often gets a piece but rarely wins one; 4- Memory Game

Race 6: 5- Hot Shot Lawyer: A monster first over winner last week, edge to repeat; 3- Grab A Crab: Looked more like himself when a game third first over, the one to beat; 1- Mcknows: Speed and the rail, expect improvement; 2- Predator DVM

Race 7: 4- Off Lika Promdress: Inside his major dangers with a legit shot at scoring his first Open win; 6- Bet On Roulette: First or second in three straight features; 1- Coach Cal: Huge step up but while razor sharp and gets the rail; 2- Neptune

Race 8: 6- That Man Of Mine: Has won the Open previously, can outclass this group; 7- Kelly’s Noah: If the top one closes, this one will be right behind; 1- My Sugar Daddy: Speed and the rail, in a good spot tonight; 3- Legal Dream

Race 9: 5- Spinarama: Was flying late when a close third at 22-1, could upset; 2- Aussie Reactor A: Huge step up off an ultra impressive victory; 1- Ser Jon: Back to town after setting a lifetime mark at Yonkers; 6- Superbowl Party

Race 10: 1-Ahead Of The Crowd: Looking for an upset in a wide open race; 5- Electrofire: One time Open winner at the Spa comes back to town after having nightmare posts; 2- Ideal Fashion: Just missed last time at 2-1, the trip is the question; 4- Capozzo

Race 11: 6- Rock To Glory: Was second off the drop to this class last week, capable here; 1- Whosurbanker: Up close throughout; 5- Bettors Curse: Hasn’t been competitive lately but while facing tougher out of town; 4- Screenplay

Race 12: 2- Get Jazzed: Drops back down and finally draws in to win; 6- Majorly Bad: Usually gets a piece in this class; 1- Literate Hanover: Rail for minor spoils; 3- Mr Coolie

Race 13: 1- New York Terror: if he races back to the start two back, he’ll handle these from the pole; 8- Mayfield Hanover: Fast enough to beat these but likely not from post eight; 2- I’m The Real Major: Finished with pace when a better third in last; 5- Kholton’s Rei

Best Bets: Major Stone, 3rd                  Oyster Bay, 5th 

 

Sunday Selections- September 21st 

Race 1: 4- Scottish Blue: Beat most of these last week despite a first over trip, repeats; 2- Doc’s Tebow: Decent third to the top one, barn change; 5- Keystone Wallace: Always a factor; 1- Stirling Accord

Race 2: 7- Armbro Casino: Veteran has battled and beaten better out of town, the post is the only question; 2- Big Sky Storm: Strong third despite a tough trip last week, moves in; 5- Wind And A Prayer: Has had excuses lately, drops; 4- Speed Hanover

Race 3: 1- Winds Of Terror: A bit of a question mark but comes back to town off a career best win, rail and Wally; 5- Solomon Grundy: Strong closing second in last, early speed returns; 9- Directly Related: On the board in three straight before stepping up last time; 3- Western Toro

Race 4: 2- V I P: Need only trot to handle these; 4- Gotabgoodtoblucky: No chance from post eight off the drop down, in a better spot here; 3- Holy Smokes: Best of the rest; 6- Sir Kensington

Race 5: 6- Browner Shuttle: Closed late to be second, always close and should be a price here; 7- Jack’s Reef: As consistent as they come, seeking his third in a row; 1- Newport Volo: Closed from last to be second last week, pole control; 4- Pay The Winner

Race 6: 1- On The Podium: Coming off a sensational win at Monticello, edge to repeat; 3- Morosita Bi: Just beat many of these with ease last week but hasn’t faced the top one; 2- Merlincrest: Third despite a tough trip to the top one last week, edge for second; 1- Current Crisis

Race 7: 2- Tac’s Delight: Jogged in his return outing, takes a big step up but looked good enough last week to like him even in this company; 5- Baby Boy Grin: First or second every week outside of the one break; 3- Grain Of Truth: Classy veteran still has something left; 7- Slugfest

Race 8: 8- Regil Elektra: Makes her local debut from post eight but appears capable of swooping this group; 7- Road Bet: Has won two straight tries in this Open; 5- It’s A Miracle: Pencil her in for the triple every week; 1- Eighthunrdolarbill

Race 9: 6- Count Speed: The class drop makes him the clear one to beat; 1- Kendra Hanover: Big threat off the move in; 2- Wind Neath My Feet: Vulnerable favorite; 4- Feel The Power

Race 10: 7- Cooking The Books: Should outclass this group; 5- Super Soph: Flew late for second at 30-1 in last week’s Open, major danger; 1- Auf Wiedersehen: Rail can yield minor spoils; 4- Hoosier Chatter

Race 11: 2- Shawnee Dancer: Broke early at 1-5 last week, avenges today; 8- Shortest Distance: It’s a huge step up but she has won an amazing twenty races this year; 5- Precious Rose N: Reeled in late when an improved second in last; 4- Two Step Turn

Race 12: 1- Jokes Jet: Is vulnerable off a scratch a month layoff but has little to beat; 5- My Caroline: No factor is fast miles at Yonkers, will factor here; 9- My Spring Fling: Second start back and a great trip; 8- Mamas Little Angel

Race 13: 5- Diamond Tough: Second against tougher two back, chance in a soft spot in the finale; 7- Mr Butterworth: Made a rare break off the drop, expect better; 3- Barbies Korvett: Has had all kinds of breaking trouble, adds hopples; 1- Bullvillecomeonjohn

Best Bets: Shawnee Dancer, 11th                 Scottish Blue, 1st

Wagering on horse racing and playing Video Gaming Machines is entertaining and fun when done in a responsible manner. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, please call for 24-hour assistance at: 1-877-8 HOPE NY. Or visit the NY Council on Problem Gambling. Click here to view Saratoga Casino and Raceway’s Responsible Gaming policy.
logoMust be 18 years of age or older to play video gaming machines or wager on horses; 21 to enter Vapor. Please play responsibly.