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Closer’s Saratoga Selections (August 2nd)

It’s Whitney week at the spa and we start with a good card on this Wednesday. Today’s featured 9th race is the $100,000 Shine Again and it shows the return of (#3) Carina Mia to the spa, but with one big change. Carina Mia makes her first start for local trainer Chad Brown after a 4th place finish in the Grade I Ogden Phipps on Belmont Stakes Day. Cutting back in distance and a major class drop should be all she needs to take down this field today but Brown also sends out (#1) Going for Broke which is making the same cut back in distance and seems to have a good trip on the rail. All said, I don’t see anyone matching the class of (#3) Carina Mia here and will play $10 exactas with (#3) Carina Mia on top with (#1) Going for Broke, the Pletcher trained (#7) Clipthecouponannie and (#2) Indulgent for Kiaran McLaughlin.

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 2nd

1: No Selections
2: 3,1,2
3: 8,10,3,5
4: 6,4,3,1
5: 4,2,6,5
6: 3,2,5,1
7: 5,11,7,3
8: 5,7,4,8
9: 3,1,2,7
10: 5,7,9,8

Best Bet: Race 5 (#4) My Man Jax

Early Pick 5 ($54)
2: 1,2,3
3: 3,5,8,10
4: 6
5: 2,4,6
6: 2,3,5

Late Pick 4 ($50)
7: 3,5,7,8,11
8: 1,4,5,7,8
9: 3
10: 5,7,8,9

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