In a partnership with Thorofan, we'll be offering Bankroll plays for each day of the Saratoga meet. Each day, we'll take fifty dollars ($50.00) and use it throughout the card and try to turn it into bigger money. The goal is simple: end the meet with more than we started. A scorecard will be maintained at the bottom of the post.
We remind that picks will be voided in two scenarios: 1) the selection (or part of it) scratches and the picks are not updated to reflect it and 2) the race changes surfaces. Saratoga is famous for its pop-up thunderstorms that deluge in an hour, go away, and leave an off-the-turf card in its wake.
An agreement wasn't in place between all parties for day 1. So our piece will be a day behind the current day of the meet. July 29, which is covered below, is Day 10 of the meet.
Day 8 Recap:BELLARMINE checked in fourth with an even run, and while our 2-3 picks ran 1-2, no tickets both of them. A donut in the earnings column.
Now that we have a new fifty dollar bill to spend, let's go!
Saratoga Race Course -- Race 4 -- N3X/$100K Allowance Optional Claimer -- 1 1/8 miles on dirt -- post time 2:36 pm ET
CEASE has four career Saratoga starts with three wins and a third, the third in the G1 Woodward last year. Give him a free pass for the last race that was rained off the turf where he broke in the air at the start. Worth noting the winner that troubled day recently annexed the G3 Oceanport on grass. Exits an allowance two back where he was behind a future G1 and G3 winner. BIG SCREEN won the off-the-turf Jaipur two back and was third in the G3 Poker on grass. The third in the Poker was a mile race without buzzsaw miler Wise Dan, so perhaps the third is a mirage. But going sprint-to-route helps and it was only in the G3 Westchester (against Flat Out and Cross Traffic, who would each make mince meat of this bunch) that he missed the top three. The entry is third but TECH FALL, who has been kicking around in minor stakes, gets the call should a choice need to be amde. Perhaps he needs one as he hasn't raced in a year, but the trainer is twenty-one percent wins with these layoff types and the work schedule shows the regularity you want to see in one of these. Seven of nine lifetime hitting the board, trainer and jockey together have won recently.
#4 CEASE (2/1)
#3 BIG SCREEN (6/5)
#1 TECH FALL (7/2) (part of entry)
Longshot: The dolt above gave me a short field and nothing to work with. Wake me up Wednesday.
Day 8 Wager: We've been doing poorly, so we'll try for a lay-up here and simply use CEASE for the aforementioned reasons in the win/place pools. With low 2/1 morning line odds, we'll tilt it more to the win than to the place. (Now watch him finish third.....)
Wager: $30 to win and $20 to place on #4 CEASE
- Day 8 Investment: $50
- Day 8 Return: $0.00
- Total Return: $199.75
- Total Investment: $400.00
- Meet ROI Entering day 8: -50.06%
- Meet Profit/Loss Entering Day 8: $200.25 loss