Saratoga Horses in Focus for Monday, August 6th

Race 2: Collective Effort (#7)

Possesses enough tactical speed to get the jump on his main rival Therapist.
Was slightly compromised last time when breaking bit slowly and finding himself behind the eventual winner in the early going.
Arguably ran his two best races in turf routes, as he ran very well three back with a troubled trip.
5-2 on ML

Race 5: Major Force (#7)

Had to overcome slow paces in all of his starts sprinting at Belmont.
Gets some needed class relief after being placed too ambitiously last time.
Figures to get an honest pace to close into this time with a few key speeds signed on.
5-1 on ML

Race 8: March X Press (#3)

Has run her best races going shorter, so this turnback from 7 furlongs works for her.
She had subtle trouble on the far turn last time, as she got squeezed out of a tight spot when attempting to make her move.
There is a ton of speed signed on for this race, as Royal Inheritance, Awsum Roar, Mentality, and Noble Freud all need to be forwardly placed.
6-1 on ML​

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Saratoga Horses in Focus for Sunday, August 5th

Race 4: Karma Delight (#8)

The TimeformUS Pace Projector is predicting a situation favoring runners on or near the lead, and he has the speed to be forwardly placed.

Ran deceptively well last time closing into a slow pace after a flat-footed start.

May be improving at the right time whereas others are heading in the wrong direction.

10-1 on ML

Race 5: Tombelaine (#5)

Handles give in the turf very well, which could come into play after Saturday’s rain.

There is not much pace in this race, and the newfound tactical speed he’s shown in recent starts should ensure he works out a good trip.

Has done well in his limited opportunities in turf sprints and may have a real future over this distance.

8-1 on ML

Race 9: Uncle Gio (#3)

Ran deceptively well last time after going wide around both turns.

Tends to get very rank in his races, so should benefit from a post position more towards the inside.

John Velazquez knows him very well and typically gets him to relax.

9-2 on ML

Race 11: Jazzy Juder (#9)

Ran an incredible race off the layoff last time, making a wide, premature move from last to first around the far turn.

Should be fitter for his second start back from the break.

Jeremiah Englehart gets a 98 TimeformUS Trainer Rating with runners making their second off a trainer change.

7-2 on ML​

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Saratoga Horses in Focus for Saturday, August 4th

Race 5: Precieuse (#5)

Is arguably the class of this field, having won the Group 1 Poule d’Essai des Pouliches (French 1,000 Guineas) last year.

Has apparently been working very well up to this start, while more than holding her own against some of her best stablemates.

DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past five years, Chad Brown is 5 for 10 (50 percent, $3.95 ROI) first off a trainer switch with foreign shippers on turf at Saratoga.

3-1 on ML

Race 6: Hersh (#4)

Exits an unusually strong Belmont maiden race.

Ran a very professional race last time out, settling off the pace before having to wait for room in upper stretch.

Still has plenty of upside, and seems likely to take a step forward.

4-1 on ML

Race 8: Separationofpowers (#6)

Stumbled to her nose at the start of the Victory Ride last time out, placing her far out of position in the early going.

Should have no trouble with the added furlong, having won the Frizette going a mile last year.

Figures to work out a great trip sitting just off the main speeds.

7-2 on ML

Race 10: Mom’s On Strike (#2)

Ran one of her best career races going this distance two back in the Bewitch.

Was always out of position while racing wide around the track in the New York last time out.

Has handled softer turf courses, which bodes well for her chances following the expected rain on Saturday morning.

3-1 on ML​

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Feature upgrade: Our PDF PPs have been transformed

TimeformUS PDF PPs have been significantly upgraded to be much more usable, reflecting the reality on the ground: the on-track experience often means being offline, & color ink is still too expensive.

Here are the main changes to our PDFs:

  • ​The new PDF typically fits 3 or more horses per page, with 10 running lines per horse. So a full racecard can typically print out in less than 30 pages.
  • Pace Projector is now included; typically this will be a version that is pre-scratches. We recommend checking the live/online version to see how scratches effect the Projector for any race.
  • Some of the features, like track bias notation, are handled with text instead of color.

We will continue to refine these PDFs but wanted to get them out there as is, given that they represent a substantial upgrade over the previous version.

To sample the PDFs, access our free Races of the Day from the homepage and choose “single race” from the Print tab above the PPs.

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Saratoga Horses in Focus for Friday, August 3rd

Race 4: Zeven (#7)

The Pace Projector is predicting that she will be on the lead in a situation favoring the front-runner.

Actually handled the dirt well early in her career and even successfully routed on multiple occasions.

Was unwisely rated last time when facing a better field at Monmouth.

6-1 on ML

Race 5: Give Me a Hug (#6)

Was very green in her debut, bearing out around the turn, before galloping out strongly after the wire.

Meets New York-breds for the first time after running into some tough open company fillies first out.

She has worked much more forwardly for her second start, and Todd Pletcher removes the blinkers.

5-1 on ML

Race 8: Meistermind (#1)

Can use his tactical speed to take advantage of this inside post position with a short run-up to the first turn.

Obviously wants every bit of ground he can get after winning at 1 1/4 miles last time.

Is bred to be a nice horse as a half-brother to Mine That Bird and Dullahan.

8-1 on ML

Race 10: Four Freedoms (#1)

Ran very well last time after contesting a fast pace in a race that otherwise collapsed.

Has run well over wet tracks, and there is plenty of rain in the forecast for Friday.

DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past five years, trainer Marcus Vitali is 4 for 14 (29 percent, $2.82 ROI) on the dirt at NYRA.

3-1 on ML​

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Saratoga Horses in Focus for Thursday, August 2nd

Race 1: Gypso Jo (#3)
The 104 TimeformUS Speed Figure that she earned for her maiden win is among the fastest figures in the field.
Drops down to an appropriate class level after trying tougher company last time.
May play out as one of the main speeds in a race that does not feature an overwhelming amount of pace.
8-1 on ML

Race 3: Lonhwist (#9)
Showed good speed in his debut while contesting a fast pace, helping him to earn a respectable 100 TimeformUS Speed Figure
Took some noteworthy early tote board action last time for a horse from low-profile connections.
Should love the turf as a son of Lonhro out of dam that was best on turf and synthetic surfaces.
10-1 on ML

Race 7: Honey Dont (#4)
Showed vast improvement in his second start off the layoff last time, easily defeating next-out winner Sport.
Is one of the few contenders with tactical speed, which should put him in a favorable early position.
DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past 5 years, Bill Mott is 21 for 89 (24 percent, $2.92 ROI) with horses coming off maiden wins in turf routes.
5-1 on ML​

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