There are plenty of great horse races across America on Thursday, including at Saratoga Racecourse. We’ve been in great shape with our picks for a long time and are up +282.66 units with our racing picks at our recommended stakes dating back to August 5, 2021. Let’s keep going!
Here are our best bets for today’s action in Saratoga.
3:21 p.m. ET Saratoga (Race 5) – Fearless 4/5 (3-star play)
Fearless has proven himself at a higher level after recording a number of victories in the Graded company, including winning by six lengths the mile and one-eighth in the Grade 3 Ghostzapper Stakes at Gulfstream Park in early April. Runner-up at Oaklawn Park afterward, but retake winning lanes up to a mile and a half on Grade 2 Brooklyn Stakes exit.
The six-year-old had his rival here Lone Rock back in third in Brooklyn and is looking to confirm that form has increased in distance.
5:05 p.m. ET Saratoga (Race 8) – Prize Discipline 4/5 (3-star play)
Price Discipline debuted with an impressive four-and-a-quarter length victory in an inaugural special weight mile at Belmont Park in late May. He ran against the tide that day but came close to speed when he was beaten by a header second in a mile allowance contest and a sixteenth at the same spot a just under a month.
An extra sixteenth here shouldn’t be a problem and he’s happy to help coach Chad Brown improve his strike rate to 23% (9/39) in this encounter.
5:39 p.m. ET Saratoga (Race 9) — Balthus 2/1 (2-star play)
He broke his maiden fourth time asking as he drew a six-length lead over his rivals down the straight to take a mile-and-a-quarter mile special weight debut on a good turf track at Belmont Park in may. He also completed a one-eighth-distance double on a firm-turf course in an allowance at the same venue late last month. Balthus remains open to improvement and the expensive purchase of a yearling is selected to complete a hat-trick.
First choice 3
Race 1: 2, 3
Race 2: 3, 6
Race 3: 3, 6
Wager – $2.00
Total bet – $16.00
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