Friday’s Saratoga Special & Picks presented by Toga Party Racing – Aug. 11

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Grade 1 winner Americanrevolution and jockey Luis Saez, who teamed to win the 2021 New York Derby and other stakes, return in Friday’s $125,000 Evan Shipman Handicap at Saratoga. SV Photography.

The weekend is here and Friday kicks it off with an 11-race card at Saratoga Race Course featuring three stakes.

New York-bred take their turn on the stage in the $125,000 Union Avenue for fillies and mares and older horses go in the $125,000 Evan Shipman. Friday’s card also includes the rescheduled Grade 2 Hall of Fame Stakes, which was moved after the last four races on last Friday’s card were canceled because of severe weather.

The handicappers from The Saratoga Special are ready to tackle the card. Their picks appear here at Thisishorseracing.com Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays through the rest of the meet – along with Labor Day. The picks run on the Power Grid presented by Toga Party Racing Wednesdays and Saturdays in the print and digital edition of The Saratoga Special.

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JOHN SHAPAZIAN (67/213):
1-Moore’s Law, Hero’s Medal, Mount Craig.
2-Missing Fortune, Big Hazel, Big Bean Christine.
3-Favor, Rocky Sky, Lady Rockstar
4- Grannys Connection, Kant Hurry Love, Betsy Blue.
5-Bowl Of Cherries, Gal In A Rush, Repealing.
6-Rotknee, Marsalis, Today’s Flavor.
7-Tall Paul, Vettriano, Trust Fund.
8-More Than Looks, Ocean Vision, Carl Spackler.
9-Americanrevolution, Dr Ardito, Bankit.
10-Magniloquent, Saratoga Gaze, Michele M.
11-Anileate, Lady Firefoot, Ghostly Girl.

TOM LAW (55/213):
1-Mount Craig, Hero’s Medal, Moore’s Law.
2-Timely Conquest, Big Hazel, Big Bean Christine.
3-Rocky Sky, Poca Mucha, Kalifornia Queen.
4-Kant Hurry Love, Grannys Connection, Vallelujah.
5-Gal In A Rush, Breeze Easy, Repealing.
6-Marsalis, Rotknee, Provocateur.
7-Vettriano, Catalina Crush, Mad Banker.
8-More Than Looks Appraise, Mysterious Night.
9-Americanrevolution, Bankit, Dr Ardito.
10-Linarite, Saratoga Gaze, Diamond Collector.
11-Sweetest Princess, Ghostly Girl, Sicilian Grandma.

ROB WHITLOCK (55/213):
1-Mount Craig, Heroes Medal, Brees.
2-Big Bean Christine, Missing Fortune, Big Hazel.
3-Royal Take Charge, Canister, Parnac.
4-Kant Hurry Love, Grannys Connection, Betsy Blue.
5-Breeze Easy, Repealing, Gal In A Rush.
6-Marsalis, Today’s Flavor, Night Time.
7-Trust Fund, Inonit, Mad Banker.
8-Carl Spackler, Ocean Vision, More Than Looks.
9-Americanrevolution, Lobsta, Whittington Park.
10-Michele M., Three Unions, Saratoga Gaze.
11-Ghostly Girl, Anileate, Red Hot Chick.

CHARLES BEDARD (71/213):
1-Hero’s Medal, Moore’s Law, Braggadocious.
2-Timely Conquest, Missing Fortune, Big Bean Christine.
3-Royal Take Charge, Poca Mucha, Kalifornia Queen.
4-Grannys Connection, Kant Hurry Love, Bank On Anna.
5-Unsung Melody, Repealing, Gal In A Rush.
6-Rotknee, Today’s Flavor, Marsalis.
7-Trust Fund, Vettriano, Tall Paul.
8-Carl Spackler, More Than Looks, Ocean Vision.
9-Bankit, Sundaewithsandy, Americanrevolution. 
10-Michele M., Saratoga Gaze, Magniloquent.
11-Yogi, Sweetest Princess, Ghostly Girl.

JESSICA PAQUETTE (36/213):
1-Moore’s Law, Brees, Mount Craig.
2-Timely Conquest, Chasing Daylight, Big Hazel.
3-Lady Rockstar, Rocky Sky, Parnac.
4-Grannys Connection, Betsy Blue, Vallelujah.
5-Glitter Up, Bowl Of Cherries, Gal In A Rush.
6-Marsalis, Provocateur, Today’s Flavor.
7-Trust Fund, Vettriano, Perliano.
8-More Than Looks, Behind Enemy Lines, Mysterious Night.
9-Bankit, Americanrevolution, Dr Ardito.
10-Linarite, Magniloquent, Saratoga Gaze.
11-Sweetest Princess, Red Hot Chick, Smokin’ Hot Kitty.