As we past the midway point of the meet, the trainer standings are living up to the hype as local trainer Chad Brown has a one win lead over Todd Pletcher. "I think he's the favorite" said Pletcher in the beginning of the meet. Which many agreed with but Pletcher knew his young crop would make this difference and they have begun to show in the winners circle this past week. All the standings are close, even the jockey standings between Irad and Jose Ortiz are within a couple wins of each other. Exciting races are set to continue as we close out week 4, good luck!

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 August 14th
1: 1,4,6,5
2: 3,2,4,5
3: 6,7,1,5
4: 7,6,3,8
5: 5,6,4,2
6: 5,4,7,9
7: 3,4,6,1
8: 4,2,1,3
9: 1,4,10,8

Best Bet: Race 6 (#5) Any Questions

Early Pick 5 ($45)
1: 1
2: 1-5
3: 1,5,6
4: 6,7
5: 4,5,6

Late Pick 4 ($35)
6: 4,5,7,9,10
7: 3,4
8: 4
9: 1,3,4,5,7,8,10