Free Picks For Saratoga - 7/22/21

Race 1 at Saratoga on Thursday is the 2 Mile and 1/16 hurdle A.P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase Stakes for 4-year-olds and up with a purse of $150,000 and field of 6. 4 Redicean has four victories in races of to 1 mile and 6 furlongs, has been victorious in three hurdles, was 4th in this outing last year, and cannot be overlooked. 5 Galway Kid was a winner when last out in May, jockey selection is a big plus and finishes amongst the leaders. 6 GibralFaro has three victories in races of up to 1 mile and five furlongs, has four victories in hurdles, was second last time out in May and on these terms is the one to beat today. 6 GibralFaro to win, Exacta 6-5

Race 2 on Thursday at Saratoga is a six-furlong maiden claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $55,000 and field of 7. 3 Wicked Mad has not placed in any of 3 starts, was fifth when last out in June, and has a highly talented jockey in the saddle. 6 Pregame has placed three times in six outings, was sixth when last seen in June but on previous form merits consideration. 7 Recidivist has placed in one of two starts, was fifth last time out in April and amongst this class plays a prominent role. 3 Wicked Mad to win, Exacta 3-7

Race 3 at Saratoga on Thursday is a 7 furlong claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $36,000 and field of 6. 2 Sirenic has three victories at six furlongs, was 4th when last out in June but faces a far easier task today and is the one to beat. 4 Gentle Annie has three victories in races of up to 7 furlongs was a winner when last seen in early July and finishes amongst the leaders today. 7 Violent Trick has five victories at 1 mile, was second last time out earlier in July and jockey selection is a big plus. 2 Sirenic to win, Exacta 2-7

Race 4 on Thursday at Saratoga is a 7 furlong claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $50,000 and field of 7. 1 Courageous Girl has victories at both 7 furlongs and 1 mile, was 4th when last out in June but cannot be overlooked today. 2 Dancing KiKi has victories at both 7 furlongs and 1 mile, was well back when last seen in June but returns to a more suitable distance today. 4 Red Venus has 2 victories at six furlongs, was second last time out in early July and has one of the best in the business in the saddle. 2 Dancing KiKi to win, Exacta 2-1

Race 5 at Saratoga on Thursday is a 1-mile and 1/16 Maiden special weight for 2 year olds with a purse of $100,000 and a field of 11. 1 Fishers is the half-sister of Downwind, workouts have been solid leading up to this debut and at a $132,000 cost must be respected. 4 Expand The Map debuts today at this venue, has one of the best in the business in the saddle and merits serious consideration. 6 Hope Over Fear is the half-sister of Inventionist, debuts today at this venue and on connections must be factored into the final equation. 4 Expand The Map to win, Exacta 4-1

Race 6 on Thursday at Saratoga is a 5 1/2 furlong Maiden special weight for 2 year olds with a purse of $85,000 and a field of 11. 1 Our Tiny Dancer was 3rd while debuting earlier in July, jockey selection is a plus and on connections must be considered. 3 DerryNane debuts today at this venue, workouts have been strong of late and plays a prominent role today. 10 CaptainsDaughter is the half-sister of Guaranteed, was second while debuting earlier in July and on these terms is the one to beat today. 10 CaptainsDaughter to win, Exacta 10-1

Race 7 at Saratoga on Thursday is a 6 furlong claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $35,000 and field of 10. 6 QuantitativBreezin has a victory at six furlongs, was 4th when last out in June but faces an easier task today. 8 My Alluring Lady has a victory at six furlongs, was well off the pace when last seen in May but has never faced an easier challenge than today. 9 Traffic Lane has a victory at 1 mile, was 7th last time out in May but puts on blinkers for just the first time today and has one of the best in the business on board. 8 My Alluring Lady to win, Exacta 6-9

Race 8 on Thursday at Saratoga is a 1 mile and 3/8 allowance optional claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $105,000 and field of 7. 2 Cat’s Pajamas has two victories at 1 mile, was second when last out in June, and plays a prominent role today. 5 Lovely Lucky has two victories at 1 mile, was eighth when last seen in January but faces a far easier task today and on these terms is the one to beat. 6 Mia Martina has victories at both 7 furlongs and 1 mile, was third last time out in early July and merits plenty of respect today. 5 Lovely Lucky to win, Exacta 5-6

Race 9 on Thursday at Saratoga is a 1-mile and 1/8 allowance for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $103,000 and field of 7. 5 Portilla has a victory at six furlongs, was 4th when last out in June and must be on all shortlists today. 6 Love And Love has five victories at 1 mile, was 3rd when last seen in June and plays a prominent role today. 8 Played Hard was a winner last time out in June, has one of the best in the business on board and on these terms is difficult to deny today. 8 Played Hard to win, Exacta 8-5

The The tenth and final race at Saratoga on Thursday is a 5 1/2 furlong Maiden claiming for three-year-olds and up with a purse of $50,000 and field of 12. 4 Social Whirl has not placed in any of 4 starts, was 4th when last out in June and finishes amongst the leaders today. 7 Dorothy’s The Boss has placed in two of four outings, was fifth when last seen in May, but faces a far easier task today. 12 Stella Mars has placed three times in seven starts, was second last time out in June and plays a prominent part today at the wire. 7 Dorothy’s The Boss to win, Exacta 7-12

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