Going into this Thursday card, we had a nice score yesterday hitting the late pick four! Our $50 ticket paid $1,200.50 so we have some extra cash to tackle this weekends slate of races. Today's feature is the Birdstone at an insane distance of One Mile and six furlongs.

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 3rd
1: No Selection
2: 14,2,8,12
3: 4,3,2
4: 1a,2,4,7
5: 9,5,10,11
6: 2,3,8,9
7: 1,8,7,11
8: 4,5,6,1
9: 3,12,5,6
10: 8,2,5,10

Best Bet: Race 6 (#2) Laniakea

Pick 5 ($75)
2: 1,2,8,12,14
3: 4
4: 1a,2
5: 2,5,9,10,11
6: 2,3,8

Pick 4 ($30)
7: 1,7,8
8: 4
9: 3,5,6,9,12
10: 2,5,8,10