Player Quick Pick: Saratoga for 7/24/2014

July 24th, 2014

by Mel Daniels

Saratoga race 7 | 3:38 pm ET AOC (40) for 3&up NY-bred going 1-1/16 mi. (T)

5-Captain Gaughen  This 4 yo gelding has been coming into good form and I expect a big run for him today. A pure turf horse who has plenty of pace and speed. The distance is his best and Jose Lezcano knows this gelding very well. This will be his 10 straight mount on him.

2-Glowing Ember  This lightly raced 4 yo gelding is trained by Gary Contessa and has won 3 of his 8 starts while placing in another. In his last start, he rated inside to the quarter pole and held the lead and drove to the wire, winning by 1 length. Adds jockey Jose Ortiz.

3-Sneaky Kitten  This 5 yo horse by Kitten's Joy has placed in 14 of his 19 career starts. In his last start, he was a forward factor inside and vied for the lead at 5/16th's out but weakened. Expect Michael Maker to have him ready to go. Takes off blinkers and adds jockey John Velazquez.

Picks: 3 - 2 - 5

Long shot play: 10-Sea To Sky

Good luck and have fun!