The weekend of Travers prep races is upon us and we will start it off with the Curlin stakes, which goes as Race 9 on Friday. Local trainer Chad Brown sends out (#7) You're to Blame coming off a solid second place finish in the Easy Goer at Belmont. Todd Pletcher has his own chance with (#2) Outplay, seems to be close to the pace or even on the lead which might not be ideal considering the amount of speed in this race. I'll take You're to Blame to pick up the pieces in the first prep of the weekend for the Travers in the Curlin Stakes.

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!

Selections for July 28th
1: 2,4,5,1
2: 4,1,9,8
3: 7,2,1,5
4: 1,5,4,7
5: 1,2,9,4
6: 4,7,1,9
7: 8,6,9,4
8: 7,8,9,1
9: 7,2,6,5
10: 9,8,7,2

Best bet: Race 9 (#7) You're to Blame

Early pick 5 ($72)
1: 2,4,5
2: 1,4,8,9
3: 7
4: 1,5,7
5: 1,2,4,9

Late pick 4 ($30)
7: 4,5,6,8,9
8: 7,8
9: 7
10: 2,4,7,8,9,10