And so it begins…Monday ’First Post’ posts now through Labor Day. Hoo-boy.
Free ones: Rundown…
Saratoga Race Course 2, 4, 5, 8, 9
Pay-side (Weekday/Weekend): Today…
Today’s Stakes Pageantry: Saratoga 8 on the free page.
Track (Win Mutuels $20+/Gettable)
Albuquerque (1/1) — Race 10 was contentious, and Tavern Law had a good 83 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis; he went gate-to-wire to win by 1 at $27.20. Good work.
Arlington (0/0) — Visiting Cubs edge Milwaukee, 6-5; Anthony Rizzo drove-in 3 for Chicagoland.
Arapahoe (0/0) — Host Rockies whip Atlanta, 7-2; Nolan Arenado hit a 3-run HR, his 25th HR of the season.
Belterra (1/0) — Reds edged by visitor Arizona, 9-8; Jay Bruce had 4 RBIs, 3 of them via his 21st HR of the season for Cincinnati.
Canterbury (1/0) — Twins edged by host Boston, 8-7; Juan Centeno had 3 hits and 3 RBI in the loss.
Del Mar (3/2) — Race 2 was contentious, but no public tout was forthcoming on Avenge because of her low 6-1 morning-line odds; Avenge was OK on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis, but she went mane-to-wire anyway, winning by 1 at $21.20. Publicly touted Patriots Rule, a satisfactory 84 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis in a contentious Race 8, rallied like the champion he’s on his way to becoming, winning by a clean half-length at $35.80. Good work.
Ellis Park (1/0) — Body found in Daviess Co.
Emerald (0/0) — Mariners blanked in Toronto, 2-nil; Leonys Martin had Seattle’s only hit.
Fargo (0/0) — Cessna lands on its belly at Bismarck airport.
Fort Erie (0/0) — 2 arrested in Niagara RIDE stops on Saturday.
Fair Meadows (0/0) — Tulsa auto theft, burglary suspect arrested in Creek Co.
Great Falls (2/0) — House destroyed by fire near Monarch.
Gulf (1/1) — Race 8 was not contentious, so High-Octane Chancers were needed to get the barely qualified Run Alex Run, a squeaking-by 80 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis; she rallied like the champion she should have been, winning by a clean half-length at $26.20. Good work.
Grande Prairie (0/0) — No updates on local-news site.
Hastings (0/0) — Massive fire destroys Langley home, hospitalizes 6.
Los Alamitos (0/0) — Los Angeles de Los Angeles of Anaheim & The O.C. get trounced at Houston, 13-3; Jett Bandy hit a 2-run HR for the Halos.
Laurel (3/0) — Orioles beat visiting Cleveland, 5-3; Nolan Reimold had a pinch-hit, walk-off 2-run HR.
Mountain (2/1) — Race 7 was not contentious, so High-Octane Chancers were needed to locate the competitive 83 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis on Always Alex; she rallied like the champion she’s on her way to becoming, winning by a clean neck at $20.40. Good work.
Monmouth (0/0) — Aberdeen cops: 3 motos stolen in 2 days.
Keystone (2/1) — The finale was not contentious, so call in the High-Octane Chancers yet again, who this time found the sufficient 82 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis on This Is She; ’She went gate-to-wire to win by a clean head at $64.20. Good work.
Presque (1/0) — 6 rescued from a sinking boat.
Prairie (0/0) — Police identify man gunned down while riding bicycle Sunday.
Ruidoso (1/1) — Another noncontentious race, another opportunity for the High-Octane Chancers to gather in glory. This time it was Race 7, and Im a Hotrod had a good-enough 83 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis; he did not come close to going gate-to-wire, but he won by a clean nose anyway at $26.80. Good work.
Sac’to, Northern Cal., Sac’to, Northern Cal. (0/0) — Giants lose at Nueva Jork Jankees, 5-2; Buster Posey drove-in both San Francisco runs.
Saratoga (4/3) — The opener was contentious, and publicly touted Comandante was OK via his 86 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis; he did not go gate-to-wire but won anyway by 2½ at $28.60; as well, publicly touted Gambler’s Ghost, 87 on the LifeLiner Spread Column analysis and longtime race-leader, completed your publicly touted $196 Bonkers Exacta Box. In Race 9, also contentious, publicly touted Gap Year, one of ’em Dual Qualifying horseys at 81 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis and 88 on the LifeLiner Spread Column, raced forwardly before winning by a clean head at $42.80; as well, publicly touted Ginger N Rye, owner of a fine 84 on the LifeLiner Speed Column analysis and sent off at 8-1, rallied to complete your winning $430 Bonkers Exacta Box. In the finale, yet again contentious, publicly touted Derby Champagne, was a Dual Qualifier at 88 on the LifeLiner Speed Column and 87 on the LifeLiner Spread Column; he raced in-touch throughout before winning by a clean head at $60-even. Good work.
Woodbine (0/0) — Blue Jays blank visiting Seattle, 2-nil; J.A. Happ threw 1-hit ball in 6 IP to record his 13th win on the season.
Wyoming (0/0) — Train to Hunt Challenge in Casper.
Keystone 6f, 1m
Nocturnal Submission: Sifting through the wreckage…
Thank you. Best wishes. Goodbye. Next time!