I am very excited because on Sunday my wife and I will be dropping my son at his school's (Eden Institute in Princeton) sleep away camp, which he loves, and then we will be heading north to scenic Shushan, NY. Shushan is 45 minutes due east from, yes, you guessed it, Saratoga! I will be going to the track on at least Monday and Wednesday. There is nothing like the magic of Saratoga.
Here is the Pick 5 ticket with the analysis below.
UPDATE - 4:01pm- I was at Favorites OTB in Woodbridge, NJ, and did not get to update until now. With the #1 entry scratching I substituted the 5, making the leg 3 horses 3,5,8. See the analysis below that has the #5 in race 8.
In the Place Pick 6: 8,9,10 with 5,7 with 3,4 with 3,6,9 with 3,8 with 4. That will cost $36.
UPDATE - 6:15pm - I have lost the Pick 5 in many many ways, but let's add this one to the mix. We were alive to the last leg with 3 horses and one of those horses, the #9 Charmingmegan led into the stretch. End result none of our three horses even finished in the money. Arrggghh!
More pain in the Place Pick 6 we ended with 5 out of 6 with two exactas in the mix. A third place in leg 1 knocked us out. Arrggghh (squared)!
For Monmouth on Friday here is some detailed look at some of the horses in the Pick 5.
Race 6: #3 Benny or Local-trivia first, owned by Jersey Shore Racing Stable, Benny is a derogatory name for tourists used by the Locals at the Jersey Shore. Off since Feb 11 he is working well as most Perkins horses. He has had one decent race in open company at this distance. #4 Taylors Tough- a must use in the Place Pick 6 with Bravo staying on board. #6 In Free-One bad race back this year, bullet work, adding blinkers, must improve. #7 Bombardo-last was OK after a troubled start.
Race 7: #3 Professor Plum-Speedy front running Mdn claimer win at Del. Trainer 2 for 5 shipping in. #5 Oh Oh Bama-In one day after Pres. Obama's birthday. Nice mdn claiming win with good BSF. #6 Courage to Be-must use in Place Pick 6. Last 3 have been good, lacks winning punch? #8 Certain Appeal-his mdn claimer win is as good as the others'. But it shows how tough it is to repeat from that mdn win! #9 Wingo Star appears to be dropping in class from last 3 starts which have been good, before that another mdn claimer winner.
Race 8: #3 Promising Ed-Nice 3rd place behind a very fast time in first MSW start. #5 Rhythm on Heir-Cutting back from route to sprint where trainer is 25% with a hefty $5.37 ROI. His first race at this distance was excellent after a terrible start. #1A So Bold-Turf to dirt for Orseno 21%. Bad start in both of his races.
Race 9: #2 Wildcat Glory-for new MP owner Morris Bailey, his two starts sprinting on turf have been very good, his last was a win at Mth. #4 Christiesborntorun-Stakes placed at Mth last out in June in first turf start.
Race 10: #2 Silent Empress- consistent performer with 1 win in last 2 years. #5 Trini Dubai-some strong trainer angles for Broome who is having a good meeting. #7 Raiders Fan-has not run against Jersey-breds is a long time. She is a definite winner who is in good form and training well at Prx. #8 Miss Tallahassee-1st start off claim for a no record trainer. Horse always gets a check. #9 Charmingmegan-last year she would have been a contender in here.