Before the weekend of Travers prep races begins, we have a rainy Thursday card to deal with at the Spa. The John Morrissy is the featured 9th race on Thursdays card and we will go with a price here. (#7) Breakin the Fever is shipping from Finger Lakes but has done that successfully before. Undefeated over the off-going there will be no doubt this horse will have a chance at the top of the stretch and will be close to the lead. Hoping to get 6-1 or higher but is a use in the 9th race feature at the Spa!

Every day throughout the meet, our horse racing insider Brian "The Closer" Mariano will give you his picks to help you win at the windows. The picks will be in order of preference and will include an early Pick 5 ticket, late pick 4 ticket and a best bet on the card! Follow him on twitter @Mariano_closer for his up to the minute selections and updates from Saratoga!

Saratoga Picks July 27th
1: No Selection
2: 4,3,8,7
3: 6,1,3
4: 3,7,8,4
5: 12,15,14,3
6: 12,2,3,8
7: 4,6,5,2
8: 6,8,5,1
9: 7,5,6,12
10: 7,1,8,11

Best Bet: Race 9 (#7) Breakin the Fever

Early Pick 5 ($64)
2: 3,4,7,8
3: All (4)
4: 3,7
5: 12,14
6: 2,12

Late Pick 4 ($48)
7: 4,6
8: 5,6,8
9: 5,6,7,12
10: 1,7,8,11