Horse Racing picks for Saratoga on Thursday, August 19: Big Scully to win big

John Velazquez (8) aboard Audible trained by Todd Pletcher

There is plenty of great horse racing action to look forward to across America on Thursday, including at Saratoga race track. We have hit 18 winners in our last 42 races, profiting 24.6 units during this hot stretch. Let’s keep it rolling! Here are 3 runners whom we think look to be a class above the opposition in their respective races. It’s time to dive in and take a look at some potentially lucrative plays.

1:41 pm Saratoga (Race 2) – Big Scully 7/5

Showed plenty of ability when delivering a fourth place finish in a maiden special weight over five-and-one-half-furlongs at this track when making his debut last month. Partnered by Junior Alvarado the selection was beaten three lengths on that occasion and having delivered a solid 49.66 four furlong breeze here five days ago he is taken to break his maiden at the second time of asking stepping up half-a-furlong in distance with Tyler Gaffalione taking over in the saddle.

2:49 pm Saratoga (Race 4) – More Moonshine 1/1

Made the perfect start to her career when registering a six-and-a-half-length victory in a maiden special weight contest over seven furlongs on a muddy main track here last month. Raced from off the pace prior to leading in the straight on that occasion and having registered an impressive speed figure on that occasion she can prove capable of maintaining her unbeaten record with the step up in distance looking likely to suit with Jose Ortiz booked for the ride.

3:21 pm Saratoga (Race 5) – O’gotten Girl 2/1

Placed on five of her six previous starts the selection looks to have been found a nice spot to open her account for trainer Todd Pletcher. The daughter of Competitive Edge finished runner-up when to a wide margin winner when contesting a maiden special weight contest at Aqueduct in February. Demonstrated she is in good heart when delivering a 48.45 four furlong workout here earlier this month and she can prove capable of taking this maiden special weight.

Exotic

Late Pick 3

Race 1 – 1, 3
Race 2 – 2, 7
Race 3 – 1, 6
Stake – $2.00
Total Stake – $16.00

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