We close out Alabama weekend with a beautiful day at the spa! The featured 8th race is the Evan Shipman for NY breads, 3 year old and up going a mile and an eighth on the main track. (#5) Diversify is coming off an impressive win in the Saginaw at Belmont Park, looks to be on or near the lead in this one and is the horse to beat. (#2) Papa Shot for Linda Rice, who is an impressive 32% moving from Sprints to Routes and will also be close to the lead in this one. (#3) Good Luck Gus comes in first off the claim for trainer David Jacobson, who has good numbers with this move but will be jumping up in class in this one. We will play $10 Win/Place on (#5) Diversify and $5 Exactas keying (#5) Diversify with (#2) Papa Shot and (#3) Good Luck Gus. Good luck on this Monday card 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!

Selections for August 21st
1: 1,4,9,8
2: 7,5,4,1
3: 3,7,5,2
4: 3,2,9,4
5: 7,3,1,9
6: 3,8,6,7
7: 2,7,9,3
8: 5,2,3
9: 8,10,1,5

Best Bet: Race 3 (#3) Marnesia Big Girl

Late Pick 4 ($18)
6: 3,6,8
7: 2,7
8: 5
9: 1,3,5,7,8,10