Note: No Saratoga picks because it was raining Thursday night and I’m not sure they will be on the turf today. One of the reasons I dislike handicapping Eastern tracks.
Obviously, Del Mar isn’t running this weekend due to the COVID-19 breakout in the jockey. I have opinions on that. I just haven’t decided whether I want to put certain people on blast yet because there is plenty of blame to go around on this.
THURSDAY’S SARATOGA RESULTS
Top choice winners: 2 (Palace Avenger $6.30, third race; Secure Connection $5.80, ninth)
Second choice winners: 1 (Propensity $6.70, sixth)
Third choice winners: 0
Long shot winners: 2 (Eternal Summer; $12, second; Pecatonica $25, seventh)