A well-matched field of 11 sophomores will meet in what is arguably the best betting race at Saratoga in Saturday’s $300,000 H. Allen Jerkens.
A compact, but stellar, field of five will contest Saturday’s $750,000 Whitney (G1) at Saratoga featuring the 2019 Travers victor, Code of Honor.
Champion Midnight Bisou headlines a field of six in Saturday’s $500,000 Personal Ensign (G1) at Saratoga.
New York-breds will be the primary focus on Thursday’s card at Saratoga with half of the 10 races restricted to state-breds. That includes the featured $75,000 John Morrissey H. for older sprinters on the main track as well as a pair of allowances on the turf.
The Thursday Saratoga feature is the John Morrissey Handicap for New York-breds, where Funny Guy and Bankit are the deserving favorites.
Wednesday free picks from handicapper Tim Holland feature Saratoga, Indiana Grand and Canterbury Park!
Bettors who relish the summer months due to the abundance of turf racing won’t want to miss the Colonial Downs meet that begins this week and runs through Sept. 2.
Esthetically, the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood figures to be a fascinating watch. However, as a betting proposition, the race might prove too formful to yield any great surprises.
The Chad Brown-trained Devamani is the defined favorite in Wednesday’s featured race on turf. He looms as the one to beat, but others intrigue, including Just Howard, who spent his spring in Louisville.
Handicapper Tim Holland returns Tuesday for picks form Parx and Indiana Grand.
Let’s take a look at what the Kentucky Derby contenders are up to as we approach the home stretch, with August being the final month leading up to the First Saturday in September.
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