Friday’s Saratoga Special & Picks presented by Toga Party Racing – Sept. 1

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Gala Brand beats the boys in Thursday’s Grade 3 With Anticipation at Saratoga. Susie Raisher/NYRA Photo.

It’s all down to this now – the final Friday, of the final week, of the final weekend of the 2023 Saratoga Race Course meeting.

Another 10-race card awaits as the start of Labor Day weekend begins. The Grade 3 Saranac for 3-year-olds on the turf headlines the day, with seven entered for the 1 1/16-mile stakes. The group includes Grade 2 Hall of Fame winner Carl Spackler and last-out winner Activist Investing, both trained by Chad Brown.

The Saranac goes as the fourth race at 2:52 p.m. ET.

The handicappers picks will also appear online Sunday and Monday for the final weekend of the meet, with The Power Grid presented by Toga Party Racing returning in the final print and digital edition of The Saratoga Special Saturday.

To find out more about Toga Party Racing Stable, call (518) 390-5486.

1-Run Jalen Run, Vesture, Irish Gent.
2-Dolomite, Snarky, Poseidon’s Mist.
3-Fancy Joke, Ribot’s Valentine, Khali Magic.
4-Carl Spackler, Activist Investing, Lost Ark.
5-Locked, Drum Roll Please, Resilience.
6-Miss Maximus, Focus Pocus, My Kinda Mischief.
7-Raging Sea, Tamarama, Expand The Map.
8-Forced Ranking, Morning Cup, American Law.
9-Icy Flavor, Disarmed, Saint Selby.
10-Skate To Heaven, Justice Department, Brooklyn Diamonds.

TOM LAW (103/368):
1-Reverend Moon, Hard Par, Vesture.
2-My Mane Squeeze, Dolomite, Snarky.
3-Khali Magic, Security Code, Ribot’s Valentine.
4-Carl Spackler, Activist Investing, Taking Candy.
5-Locked, Drum Roll Please, Resilience.
6-Unicorn Cake, Focus Pocus, Miss Maximus.
7-Expand The Map, Ribaudo entry, Root Cause.
8-Morning Cup, American Law, Forced Ranking.
9-Disarmed, Winners Laugh, Vacation Dance.
10-Brooklyn Diamonds, Justice Department, Deputy Connect.

ROB WHITLOCK (87/368):
1-Run Jalen Run, Vesture, Joes Dream.
2-Dolomite, Mother Mary, Munny Grab.
3-Security Code, Fancy Joke, Silver Fist.
4-Lost Ark, Carl Spackler, Yacowlef.
5-Locked, Sturdy, Flashy Fast.
6-Unicorn Cake, Miss Maximus, My Kinda Mischief.
7-Ribaudo entry, Root Cause, Tamarama.
8-Gun Maestro, Forced Ranking, American Law.
9-King Moonracer, Icy Flavor, Feathers Road.
10-Brooklyn Diamonds, Mayfield Strong, Skate To Heaven.

1-Reverend Moon, Irish Gent, Venture.
2-Munny Grab, Dolomite, Wise Conversation.
3-Khali Magic, Fancy Joke, Shesawildjoker.
4-Carl Spackler, Taking Candy, Activist Investing.
5-Locked, Drum Roll Please, Resilience.
6-My Kinda Mischief, Focus Pocus, Miss Maximus.
7-Raging Sea, Root Cause, Tamarama.
8-Morning Cup, American Law, Improper.
9-Disarmed, Saint Selby, King Moonracer.
10-Deputy Connect, Brooklyn Diamonds, Bold Looker.

1-Sanderson, Sigale, Reverend Moon.
2-Dolomite, Snarky, Wise Conversation.
3-Silver Fist, Shesawildjoker, Security Code.
4-Taking Candy, Carl Spackler, Activist Investing.
5-Locked, Resilience, Drum Roll Please.
6-Focus Pocus, Miss Maximus, Call Her Bluff.
7-Root Cause, Tamarama, Quarrel.
8-Gun Maestro, Hatch, Run Smitty Run.
9-Disarmed, Me ‘n Sap, Feathers Road.
10-Deputy Connect, Justice Department, Brooklyn Diamonds.