SARATOGA PICKS AUGUST 4

In Spa Selections, Saratoga correspondent Joseph Aiello provides Saratoga picks for a handful of key races at Saratoga, including all of the exciting stakes action!

1. #6 Mail Order (7-2) – Comes off a strong win at six furlongs that would be good enough to beat most of these, and may have found a running style and distance that suits her best

Race 7 – OC 62500n2x

2. #1 Bye Bye (3-1) – Has had some winning troubles, but Rosario simply cannot be ignored right now and this filly by Into Mischief should close into the money

Race 7 – OC 62500n2x

3. #7 Alwayz Late (4-1) – Has some good back-class and may be another that doesn’t win but runs well late and closes to hit the board

Race 7 – OC 62500n2x

4. #2 Secret Time (6-1) – Flashed a nice closing kick last time out, and finally cuts back to a true sprint distance after struggling to win past eight furlongs

Race 7 – OC 62500n2x

1. #5 Art Collector (7-5) – If this five year old reverts to his top form, he should be the winner here with the next two the only other likely competitors

Race 8 – Alydar Stakes

2. #6 Masqueparade (3-1) – If Art Collector doesn’t have his A game, this colt seems the next most likely, and it will be interesting to see where Rosario places him in the early goings

Race 8 – Alydar Stakes

3. #1 Mystic Night (5-2) – Has mostly run in optional claimers, but faces a few who are a bit tougher competition and needs his best effort here but has been bet to favorite in six straight

Race 8 – Alydar Stakes

4. #2 Bal Harbour (8-1) – Goes back into the barn of Todd Pletcher after a three year hiatus with Sacco, and could show some improvement with the switch back in trainers here

Race 8 – Alydar Stakes