Preview of Saratoga’s picks and bets for Wednesday’s races

Saratoga Springs, the city north of the New York capital is in full activity related to horses! The famous Meet is already halfway through, but that only means the best is yet to come… NYRA will continue to offer another major issues schedule, and with fields full, it should be another meet. you exciting! Travers Day is coming, with so many betting opportunities. Wait for it… Week 5 is here!

At we’ve got you covered, including all the action! It’s a good time for some of the best North American racing. Stay tuned! If you’re looking for picks elsewhere in the country this Wednesday, be sure to check out our free horse racing picks via the gold button below. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter…Horseracing_USA!!!

Most Likely Winner: (Race 4: Superior Standard #2, 7/2):

Trainer Tom Amoss has had a number of marks in his illustrious career, but he’s about to make a big one… 4,000 wins. Just a pair of wins will do. I think he has a good one worth a bet on Wednesday. We all know Into Mischiefs is highly prized (just watch the FT @The Spa sale), and its offspring command major in-ring prize money. Coming from Churchill, it is a perfect place for the colt of Amoss. He rates accordingly and has all sorts of sprinting skills. He’s going to get an upgrade in the driver department, and I expect Dylan Davis to give it his all. If you could get 7/2 on this runner, I would consider that an overlay.

Betting recommendation: $100 won, #2

Quirky game of the day: (Race 9: Battle Scars #6, 8/1):

Here is a nice homebred partly owned by Team Block. The gelding by War Dancer debuts in 22, and I like that he is lightly raced with only 4 starts under his belt. Even though he hasn’t raced since the Aqueduct Meet began in November, that doesn’t mean he can’t come off the bench against this state-bred, fire-heavy ALLW Co. group. Rob Atras is a trainer of major ability, and while he doesn’t partner up with jockey Ricardo Santana often, there is a betting opportunity not to be missed. If David Aragona’s M/L rings true (and it normally does), then 8/1 is a pretty smart price. Maturity over a break can be a major catalyst against tired rivals…nice angle…

Stake recommendation: $100 bankroll, WPS #6 tier bet ($10-W, $15-P, $75-S)

Featured Race of the Day: (Race 8: Dirt, 7F, Tale of the Cat S., $135,000, 4+):

The plan entering the Tale of the Cat Stakes is to try and find an answer to what is sure to be an overbet entry in Chad Brown. South District #3. Currently, he is the best trainer in the Meet, but what is interesting is that his favorite jockey (Irad Ortiz), who is at the top of his respective rankings, takes over from Saffie Joseph. Awesome Gerry #2. I would say there is not much value on the #3 at 7/5 (he’ll probably be 3/5 at the start time), considering he’s a Brown-Klaravich runner. As for Ortiz’s run, Liam’s Map colt will be bet from 7/2 because of who’s on his back.

Looking for value, I want to focus on Greg DiPrima instead Repo Rocks #4. This gelding has some ability to fight early speed, and he does his best running by lying close to the head. Andew Wolf made his debut at Spa ’22, and he won aboard this son of Tapiture. I expect him to be a good price on Wednesday, and racing against Life Is Good, Eons and Drafted recently should help his class shine. It won’t be an easy task, but that’s what makes Saratoga such a fun place to bet.

Wagering recommendation: $2 Exacta Wheel, 4 w 2/3


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