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Posted by on 7/22/2013 8:30:01 PM

Besides the beautiful views, both human and equine, and the great classic racing, Saratoga Race Course offers online sports betting handicappers a number of difficult things to examine on a day-to-day basis.

Mother Nature will come into play at this meet for sure and we all know the weather will come. It can ruin a grass schedule quicker than you can say flash thunderstorm and just like on the dirt track, all turf courses can play different when they get some moisture seeping in.

Saratoga has been called the Spa, and the Graveyard of Favorites, and you better pay strict attention to last moniker before eating chalk this meeting.

A good handicapper must also try to identify key races before they become super obvious. If one is not ahead of the curve as far as figuring out which races project live, then the information is much less useful.

Just like at most other venues, speed is extremely potent going short on dirt and you can go wire-to-wire going long on dirt under the right circumstance.

On the grass, it can pretty much be pick a number at the top of the lane. The fields will be competitive, with comebackers, Europeans, and shippers mixed in with those coming up from Belmont.

One thing to pay attention to is the main track only runners. They will be designated in the Racing Form as such and will be in the outside slots generally. If the rains come, and grass races are taken off the sod, these horses are prime time contenders. First off the race will be losing quite a bit of luster as the top bred grass runners are gone and the fields will be in all likelihood short and sweet and compact.

Even with all the regally bred runners that have been positioned to debut at Saratoga, the experienced runners could offer the best value. They have a race or two under the belt and are more accustomed to what could shake them up at race day.

Don’t be scared to take shots with comebackers at this meet. All the pretty people have likely instructed-their well-paid conditioners to save some live runners for this meet. Nothing can be finer than to take a nice little contingent down to the winner’s circle before dinner and drinks at some fancy restaurant in the heart of the town or Saratoga.

As far as the humans are concerned, the usual suspect as in trainers will dominate. These of course are the Bill Motts, the Todd Pletchers, the Steve Asmussens and the Barclay Taggs of the world.

With the unfortunate retirement of Ramon Dominguez the Saratoga riding title could very well be up for grabs this meet. Johnny Velazquez will be one of the leading riders since he is first-call for Pletcher, but there are a couple of other jocks that have their eye on the title.

Joel Rosario will be a prominent rider all meet and it would be no shock if he is the out right leader but don’t under estimate Rosie Napravnik, who won the nightcap on opening day at Saratoga to the tune of $25 and change.



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