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Rely on BLOODSTOCK RESEARCH this summer as your source for winners at both Del Mar and Saratoga. There's no sense at even attempting to attack these cards unless you're armed with the value-added BRIS data and a working knowledge of both tracks.
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First, here's a few tidbits of track bias information for playing both tracks. Then, we'll look at the reports offered by BRIS that will give you an edge at the windows.
DEL MAR (July 22 - September 9, dark Tuesdays) Dirt sprints of six furlongs or longer consistently favor runners breaking from middle or outside post positions. Surprisingly, for a Southern California racetrack the wire-to-wire win rate is below average in dirt sprints. Early/Pressers, or runners who do not have to be on the lead but possess early foot, have had the preferred running style at the most commonly run distance of 6 furlongs for the past three years.
On the grass 1 1/8 miles has been the best bet for a wire-to-wire turf winner. Early types breaking from an inside posts are the most dangerous runners at this distance. Frontrunners can win in the shorter turf events at one mile or 1 1/16 miles but with less frequently. Especially in these races, handicappers are advised to consult our Late Pace Ratings to determine which runners have the best closing kick on the grass.
SARATOGA (July 29 - September 7, dark Tuesdays)
Although the track can temporarily change over the course of a few days, there are predominant track biases that handicappers can count on at Saratoga. Dirt sprints, especially 5 1/2 and 6 furlong events, favor early speed types as well as middle and outside post positions. BRIS Pace Ratings, found in all of our online past performances, are essential for analyzing the runners with the best early zip.
Routes are two-turn races at the Spa, and the best bets are on early types with inside posts. The rail, or one hole, is often the best post each year at 1 1/8 miles.
There's a difference between the two turf courses. The inner turf with its tighter turns gives a built-in advantage to runners with early foot and inside posts. The inside posts (one through three) are also preferred on the main turf course, where Pressers (mid pack runenrs) fare best.
THE TOOLS FOR WINNING
INSIDER PICKS & POWER PLAYS
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Horses exiting key races, as well as potential key races
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The Ultimate PP's truly live up to their name. No other past performance report available contains detailed trainer stats, sire and dam data, trainer/jockey combos, Class ratings, Track Bias analysis, and 12 workouts per horse.
WIZARD SPECIALS - \$22 Worth of Reports FREE!
Looking for a professional's insight into the Del Mar and Saratoga meets? Try the Wizard's one free daily report in August for both tracks, a total value of \$12.00. That's right! You can download one free Del Mar analysis and one free Saratoga sheet during the month of August.
Also, the Wizard is continuing his offer of one free Simulcast Best Bets, a \$10 value. This report combines all his Crystal Ball Best Wagers into one easy-to-use simulcast report.
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As he has done in years past, the Wizard is covering major stakes races in an affordable \$5 report. Handicapper's have come to rely on the Wizard's insight week-in and week-out, so don't go to the window any weekend in August without his major stakes writeup!
He will providing his detailed race analysis and wagering strategies for the upcoming graded stakes in August:
Date Stakes Track Aug 8 Whitney H. (G1) Saratoga Aug 9 Haskell Inv. (G1) Monmouth Jim Dandy (G2) Saratoga Aug 15 Pacific Classic (G1) Del Mar Aug 22 Alabama S. (G1) Saratoga Aug 23 Del Mar Oaks (G1) Del Mar Aug 28 Personal Ensign (G1) Saratoga Aug 29 Travers S. (G1) Saratoga Aug 30 Iselin H. (G2) Monmouth
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