I say “ehhh” because there’s too many dang horses and not a lot of singling opportunity. I get a gold star for trying anyway:
The A column are horses I am definitely/almost definitely using in the event I bet. B are ones that I might use and in this case, the ones my brain liked but I’m still trying to weed out… like I said, too many gaw dang horses.
R9: Test Stakes - #2 Baby J and #9 Lighthouse Bay are capable horses who should be able to attack a rapid pace, which I am expecting with the shipment of #5 Sweet Lulu the heavy favorite who is making a first dirt start here and other speedballs. #4 I’m Mom’s Favorite had a super fast workout and gets long odds because of her bad clunker last out despite beating Lighthouse Bay in the past. #8 My Happy Face is consistent and cuts back in distance and #9 Wildcat Lily is another fast worker who has been generating some buzz and will [probably] try to wire the field.
R10: Ballston Spa - Feel pretty good about my top pick #4 Centre Court, a past G1 winner who will definitely benefit from a faster-than-normal pace, which she often just sits right behind. #1 Laughing [IRE] cannot be disregarded with Lezcano up and a recent G1 win here, and beating Dayatthespa to set a track record isn’t too bad either. #5 Hungry Island was 2nd in this race last year to BC Filly & Mare Turf champ Zagora [FR], and will look to close in. #6 Somali Lemonade has won under similar conditions and had a sharp breeze 2 workouts ago.
R11: King’s Bishop - Annoying race, likely to culminate in a sputtering speed duel won by a closer. #2 Forty Tales will be the horse to beat here, and I’ve also included #8 Declan’s Warrior who is always tough. Others to consider: #3 Capo Bastone, who has some back-class closing in on Forty Tales but is disregarded after a bad last start. #5 Majestic Hussar logged some progress in an allowance race here should closers fail to get the jump, #7 Mentor Cane… I forget why I liked him oops… I’M TIRED… and #12 Central Banker I added here off a sprinting win [on turf] purely because he’s a Speightstown. So sue me.
R12: Travers - Derp-free race, single at your own doom. I like #2 Orb best… hopefully Joel Rosario is ok to ride on Saturday… #3 Verrazano will try to stick to his hype and #8 Palace Malice should be around all day.
I’ll poke at this a little more, but I may or may not actually wager on this card. Sunday may or may not be better than Saturday with Royal Delta coming to town…