A lot of big prices yesterday as we near the end of the meet. A great race for the trainer title continues as local trainer Chad Brown holds a small lead of 1 in the trainer standings and jockey Jose Ortiz has a 5 win lead on his brother for leading jockey for the meet. We have possible showers in the forecast so that might change our handicapping a bit but never the less, best of luck on this final Thursday of the meet!

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 a 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 31st
1: No Selection
2: 5,3,7,9
3: 1,3,2
4: 5,6,1,7
5: 5,7,6,11
6: 8,9,7,2
7: 5,9,10,6
8: 6,8,2,9
9: 1,3,5,7
10: 4,5,6,1

Best Bet: Race 8 (#6) Storm Prophet

Late Pick 4 ($36)
7: 5,6,8,9,10,12
8: 6,8
9: 1,3
10: 4,5,6