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Recent Dr. Atlas Free Pick Winners
June 11 (Belmont Stakes) Mo Donegal/Nest Exacta ($27.60), Trifecta ($375.00)
July 14 – TARABI ($4.40)
July 17 – Big Invasion/Run Curtis Run/Surprise Boss Trifecta ($127.48)
July 23 – NEST ($3.90)
July 30 – EPICENTER ($4.20)
July 31 – GUNITE ($16.80)
Aug. 13 – DAMON’S MOUND ($5.70)
Aug. 20 – NEST ($2.70)

Saturday (8/27/2022)
Saratoga Race Course
Weather: Temperatures in the high-70’s with low chance of showers

Race 8: Gr. I $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes (7F, Dirt, 3yr Old’s)

#1 – Conagher (7-2): Ships in for Michael Tomlinson and has taken three of his last four. Takes a big step up in class but does have the speed to back it up. Joseph Rocco Jr. will be on the engine when the gates open. #8 – Gunite (6-1) won the Gr. II Amsterdam earlier in the meet and won the Gr. I Hopeful here last year. Gaffalione keeps his mount and looks to make it three for three with the son of Gun Runner. #6 – Jack Christopher (6-5) tasted defeat for the first time in the Gr. I Haskell and cuts back to 7F’s for leading trainer Chad Brown. Plays: #4 to Win, Trifecta 1,4,8 / 1,4,8 / 6

Race 10: Gr. I $750,000 Sword Dancer Stakes (12F, Turf, 4yr Old’s +)

#6 – Gufo (9-2): Gets back to 12F’s where he is 3-for-5 with one third place finish. The big chestnut won this race last year and has banked nearly $1.6 million in career earnings. Look for him to be flying late under regular rider Joel Rosario. #3 – Broome (3-1): This world traveler finished second to Yibir in the Gr. I BC Turf last November but has only visited the winner’s circle one-time since. Won a Gr. II event at Royal Ascot on June 18th. #9 – Channel Maker (8-1) is 9-for-17 ITM going 12F’s and has the right style to hit the board. The eight-year-old has won twice this year and is in good form for Bill Mott. Plays:, #6 to Win, Trifecta 3,6 / 3,6,8,9 / 3,6,8,9

Race 11: Gr. I $1,250,000 Travers Stakes (10F, Dirt, 3yr Old’s)

#6 – Epicenter (7-5): Finished strong when taking the Gr. II Jim Dandy earlier in the meet and has not missed the exacta since his sixth-place finish on debut. All signs are pointing north and if this guy is going to finally nab a Gr. I, I believe this is his best shot. #8 – Zandon (5-1) ran second in the Jim Dandy behind the former and might be able to turn the tables going 10F’s. #1 – Cyberknife (7-2) will be closer to the pace breaking from the inside post and could play spoiler to Epicenter. Plays: #6 to Win, Exacta Box 6,8

Analysis by Josh Chicorelli

Jarrod Horak

Jarrod Horak posts stakes recaps from Del Mar and Santa Anita Park, along with full card recaps and free stakes picks from Southern and/or Northern California.