Free Picks For Saratoga - 7/17/21

Race 1 at Saratoga on Saturday is a 5 1/2 furlong Maiden special weight for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $85,000 and field of 11. 2 Nuero has placed 4 times in 13 starts, was second when last out in June, and must be on all shortlists today. 3 War Smoke is the half-brother of Liar’s Smoker, debuts from this venue today, has one of the best in the business on board, and on these terms is difficult to deny. 8 Sherif Bianco has placed three times in four starts, was second last time out in June, and must be given serious consideration today. 3 War Smoke to win, Exacta 3-8

Race 2 on Saturday at Saratoga is a 6 ½ furlong starter allowance for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $60,000 and field of 7. 3 Baby Yoda has a victory at six furlongs, was third when last out in June and jockey booking is a big plus. 5 Repo Rocks was a winner when last seen in June, has one of the best in the business in the saddle, and on these terms is difficult to deny today. 7 Trash Talker has a victory at six furlongs, was second last time out in June, and plays a prominent role today. 5 Repo Rocks to win, Exacta 5-7

Race 3 at Saratoga on Saturday is a one-mile allowance optional claiming for three year olds with a purse of $103,000 and field of 11. 2 Love And Money is the half-sister of Shared Value, was a winner while debuting last month and on these terms is the one the rest must catch. 4 Trumpet Lilly has a victory at 1 mile, was second when last seen in April and plays a prominent role today. 9 Third Draft has a victory at 1 mile, was third last time out in June and on consistency merits consideration. 2 Love And Money to win, Exacta 2-4

Race 4 on Saturday at Saratoga is a 1-mile and 1/16 allowance for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $90,000 and a field of 12. 3 Great Workout has a victory at six furlongs, was 4th when last out in May but has a top-rated jockey in the saddle today. 7 Grape Nuts Warrior has a victory at 1 mile, was third when last seen in May, and must be on all shortlists today. 8 Austrian has three victories at 1 mile, was third last time out in April, and must be respected by the rest. 7 Grape Nuts Warrior to win, Exacta 7-8

Race 5 at Saratoga on Saturday is a 5 ½ furlong Maiden special weight for 2-year-olds with a purse of $100,000 and field of 9. 5 Uninvited Guest was second while debuting last month, has a highly talented jockey in the saddle, and finishes amongst the leaders. 7 Montauk Point is the half-brother of Covfefe, debuts today at this venue, and must be on all shortlists. 9 ChattALot is the half-brother of A Red Tie Day, jockey booking is a big plus and on connections must be given serious consideration. 7 Montauk Point to win, Exacta 7-9

Race 6 on Saturday at Saratoga is a 1-mile end 1/16 Maiden special weight for 2 year olds with a purse of $100,000 and a field of 12. 3 Rattle N Roll was third while a debuting last month, jockey selection is a big plus and must be given serious consideration. 4 Portfolio Company is the brother of Charming Kitten, has one of the best jockeys in the business on board and on these terms is difficult to deny today. 5 Never Say Know was second while debuting last month, puts on blinkers for just the first time today and finishes amongst the leaders. 4 Portfolio Company to win, Exacta 4-4

Race 7 at Saratoga on Saturday is a 5 1/2 furlong allowance optional claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $105,000 and field of 12. 1 HappyMac has victories at both 5 and 6 furlongs, was a winner when last out in June, and has a highly talented jockey on board. 6 Duress has three victories in races of up to 7 furlongs, was third when last seen in June, and finishes amongst the leaders today. 13 Shekky Shebaz has six victories in races of up to 6 furlongs, was second last time out in May and on these terms is the one to beat today. 13 Shekky Shebaz to win, Exacta 13-6

Race 8 at Saratoga on Saturday is a 7-furlong allowance for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $103,000 and field of 12. 7 Witsel was a winner when last out in December, jockey booking is a big plus and holds the leading credentials. 10 Crowded Trade has a victory at the six furlongs, was fifth when last seen in May but drops in distance and class today and must be respected. 12 Mahaamel was a winner last time out in June, has a talented jockey in the saddle and must be given consideration. 10 Crowded Trade to win, Exacta 10-7

Race 9 on Saturday at Saratoga is the six-furlong Sanford Stakes for 2-year-olds with a purse of $150,000 and field of 12. 1 Wit is the half-brother to Barkley, was a winner while debuting last month and holds the leading credentials. 2 Candy Landing is a winner while debuting last month, has a top-rated jockey on board and must be on all shortlists. 9 Headline Report is the half-brother of Little Kansas, was a winner while debuting last time out and finishes amongst the leaders today. 1 Wit to win, Exacta 1-2

Race 10 at Saratoga on Saturday is the 1 mile and ⅛ Diana Stakes for 4-year-olds and up with a purse of $500,000 and field of 8. 6 Summer Romance has four victories in races of up to 1 mile, was second when last out in June and must be respected by the rest. 7 Lemista has four victories in races of up to 1 mile, was the second when last seen in May and finishes amongst the leaders today. 8 Althiqa has five victories in races of up to 1 mile, was a winner last time out in June and on these terms is difficult to deny today. 8 Althiqa to win, Exacta 8-6

The 11th and final race at Saratoga on Saturday is a 7 furlong Maiden special weight for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $100,000 and field of 9. 4 Southern Flag has placed in one of two starts, was third when last out in June, and must be respected. 7 Ducale was second while a debuting last month, jockey booking is a big plus and on these terms is the one to beat. 8 Askin For A Baskin was second last time out in June, has a highly talented jockey in the saddle, and must be taken into consideration. 7 Ducale to win, Exacta 7-8

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