Mr. Ed’s Saratoga Bankroll Plays For Friday 9/2 – VSiN Exclusive News – News


Editor’s note: Last summer, Ed Sehon (aka Mr. Ed) titled this column “Saratoga on (about) $100 a day.” This year, he’s only doing the weekend cards (Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays) but still approaches every day with around $100 in play as if he’s just trying to beat the races on any given day. Here are his games for Friday as we head into the final weekend of the competition:

Race 3 (2:15 p.m. ET/11:15 a.m. PT)

Mr. Ed needs a good #1 (performance enhancing) drug (morning line 9-2). Primo coach Todd Pletcher rehires turf specialist Flavien Prat to lead the second to his first win. At 1 3/8th miles on turf, Prat will have plenty of turf on which to make a ground-saving trip from the inboard position. Exactly what Dr. Ed ordered. Bet: $20 to be won.

(cost $20)

Races 4-6 (2:49 p.m. ET/11:49 a.m. ET)

I like a $2 Intermediate Card Pick 3

Race 4: #4 Khalil Magic (5-2 morning line). Rider Manny Franco returns. #5 Bustin Bay (3-1) for hot trainer and jock. #7 Immovable Donna (6-1). The new Prat driver is the key.

Race 5: Two, #1 Eylara (7-2) and #6 Classic Colors (4-1) for Clément and two, #4 Control Function (8-1) and #8 Santa Giulia (6-1), for Brown to do work. Race 6: #5 Banterra (3-1) for Asmussen/Prat and #10 Security Code (5-2) with Serpe/Gaffalione.

(cost $32)

Races 7-10 (4:29 p.m. ET/1:29 p.m. PT)

Mr. Ed likes an expensive $0.50 Pick 4 ticket

Race 7: 3,5,7,9 Race 8: 1,2,4,6 Race 9: 2,6,8 Race 10: 5,8,9

(cost: $72)

Race 8 (5:05 p.m./2:05 p.m. PT)

I like #1 Big Package (7-2 morning line). Three times is a charm for runner Jose Ortiz as he draws an advantageous pole for the grass sprint. Coach David Donk has an outstanding encounter. Big Brown’s neutered son scores here. Bet: $20 to win and $5 1,2,6 Exacta Box.

(cost: $50)

WEEK 7 BETS: $342 WEEK 7 TICKETS CASHED: $336.50 WEEK 7 NET LOSS: -$5.50 MEET-LONG BETS (7 weeks out of 8): $1,967 MEET-LONG TICKETS CASHED: $1,023.70 MEET NET LOSS: -$943.30 TOTAL BETS TODAY: $174


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