Horse Racing picks for Saratoga race track on Thursday, September 2: Coworth Park worth a bet

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There is plenty of great horse racing action to look forward to across America on Thursday, including at Saratoga race track. We are still absolutely on fire with horse racing picks; we have hit 42 winners in our last 89 races, profiting 71.1 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.

1:05pm Saratoga (Race 1) – Coworth Park 9/5

Top trainer Todd Pletcher’s charge has been performing at a higher level in recent times including when third in an allowance event over an extended mile at Monmouth Park in June. Given a break since then the selection had finished fifth in a couple of stakes contests prior to that and she can make his belated Saratoga debut a winning one having scratched from a claimer that was moved to the main track here last month.

1:41pm Saratoga (Race 2) – Java Buzz 5/2

Showed plenty of ability when finishing one-and-a-half-length second in a maiden special weight at this track on debut last month. Gets the same five-and-one-half-furlong distance for this contest and while ridden from off the pace on that occasion may well be able to get a lead from the inside post position. Tyler Gaffalione takes over in the saddle and the Mshawish colt can break his maiden at the second attempt following a 35.88 three furlong breeze on dirt here.

2:49pm Saratoga (Race 4) – Aloha West 9/5

Wayne Catalano’s charge looks like to prove hard to beat in this allowance optional claimer having delivered a victory by a narrow margin over six furlongs here a month ago. Has performed at a higher level in the past having finished fourth in a minor stakes race at Churchill Downs in June. Joel Rosario, on board last time out keeps the ride and the son of Hard Spun looks capable of registering a fourth victory in seven career starts.


Pick 3

Race 1 – 4, 5
Race 2 – 1, 3
Race 3 – 3, 5
Stake – $2.00
Total Stake – $16.00

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