At the Gate – Sunday

We close out the week at Saratoga with a 10-race card this afternoon with the feature the $100,000 Galway, a 5 ½ furlong turf sprint for three-year-old fillies.
The race drew a full field of 10 along with a pair of also eligibles and is a wide open affair. The Mike Pino trained Karama is the 4-1 morning line favorite, and that’s where I landed although I think we should get a fair price on the filly.
Pino ships her in from Philly and in her last start she wired the field in the Stormy Blues at Laurel Park going 5 ½ furlongs on turf.
It was a real case of second and thirditis on yesterdays’ card at the Spa which might have been productive if you went deep in the Pick 4 and Pick 5’s, but overall not a great day.
Today’s early and late Pick 5’s have some promise of decent payoffs but there are no real standout singles I will be using.
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Here is the opening race from Saratoga to get the day off to a good start:
SAR Race 1 Md Sp Wt (1:00 ET)
#2 One Eyed Jack   5-2
#1 Street Talkin Guy   8-1
#4 Majority Rules   6-5
#5 Liberty's Pursuit   12-1
Analysis: One Eyed Jack stalked the early pace and did not have enough punch left late in a third-place finish in his debut going six furlongs at Belmont Park. The $675,000 Keeneland purchase should move forward with the extra ground. He is by Uncle Mo out of a stakes placed Street Sense mare, her first foal to race. The Brown barn is 29% winners with second out maiden s and 33% winners moving them from sprint to route.
Street Talkin Guy dueled for the early lead and could not go with the winner late in a runner up finish on the fake stuff at Woodbine. He did not take to turf two back but put in a good effort on the Tapeta in his debut. Now he tries conventional dirt here for the dePaulo barn. By Street Sense out of a Medaglia d'Oro mare, he is bred to go nine furlongs on dirt.
WIN: #2 to win at 2-1 or better.
EX: 1,2 / 1,2,4,5
TRI: 1,2 / 1,2,4,5 / 1,2,4,5,6
Today’s Featured Race of the Day from Saratoga:
SAR Race 9 The Galway (5:18 ET)
#5 Karama   4-1
#10 Eyeinthesky   9-2
#4 Missmizz   8-1
#6 Chelsea Cloisters   6-1
Analysis: Karama took the field gate to wire to win the Stormy Blues last out at Laurel Park in a sharp effort. The filly has now landed in the exacta in four of her five career starts and owns the top last out speed fig. The Pino trainee owns the edge in early and mid pace numbers and looks capable of winning right back here for a sharp outfit.
Eyeinthesky was bumped coming out of the gate, stalked the early pace and finished up well in a runner up finish in the Coronation Cup here last out, beaten a length. She won the Mizdirection four back at Aqueduct in gate to wire fashion and in her last three starts has not been off cleanly. She is not quick enough to wire these but she should be in a better spot early if she can break better here. Rosario sticks for Casse and this filly does not need to move forward much off her last effort to be right in the hunt in this spot.
WIN: #5 to win at 7-2 or better.
EX: 5,10 / 4,5,6,10
TRI: 5,10 / 4,5,6,10 / 1,4,5,6,10
Live Longshots:
These are price plays for exotic players looking to find a couple of extra contenders to use in their trifecta and superfecta wagers. Or for those with smaller bankrolls, you might want to get in a small win-place wager.
R1: #1 Street Talkin Guy   8-1
R1: #5 Liberty’s Pursuit   12-1
R3: #8 Apurate   8-1
R4: #10 Sahrpin   8-1
R4: #8 Dovey Lovey   10-1
R5: #1 High Jingo   8-1
R6: #2 Noudha   10-1
R7: #6 Southern King   8-1
R9: #4 Missmizz   8-1
Good luck today!