Now we can call it the August place to be. Surely you remember the old slogan for Saratoga, back when it was four weeks, six days a week, ending a week before Labor Day. Well, those days are over and here we are.

Anyway, August is exactly where we are and there’s no place better to be than Saratoga.

The final day of Week 3 of the meet features a 10-race card topped by a stacked edition of the Grade 2 Amsterdam. The 6 ½-furlong stakes for 3-year-olds features a rematch of Drain The Clock and Jackie's Warrior, 1-2 last time in the Grade 1 Woody Stephens. The weather looks a little iffy, especially late in the day so make sure you check the forecast and scratches. 

Here are the picks for Sunday, Aug. 1. Good luck. 

JOHN SHAPAZIAN (40/132):
1-Everesting, Loaded Joe, Bush entry.
2-Popular Vote, Silvery Rill, Waterville.
3-Lookin For Loki, Megatap, Dee Bo.
4-Tenderness, Crystalology, Smooth Pebble.
5-Rotknee, Spettro, Who Hoo Thats Me.
6-True Castle, New York Girl, Miss Teheran.
7-Town Classic, Night Time, Aloha West.
8-Bayshore Foxes, Mirabell Mei, Amortization.
9-Jackie's Warrior, Drain The Clock, Crowded Trade.
10-Elusive Site, Esotica, Escapology.

TOM LAW (47/132):
1-Everesting, Thruster, Not Stormy.
2-Popular Vote, Silvery Rill, Gillian Elizabeth.
3-Megatap, Lookin For Loki, Eucharist.
4-Tenderness, Smooth Pebble, Translate.
5-Rotknee, Whittingham Park, Tin Pan Alley.
6-New York Girl, Miss Teheran, Amniarix.
7-Town Classic, Aloha West, Night Time.
8-Easter Chocolate, Summer In The City, Mirabell Mei.
9-Jackie's Warrior, Drain The Clock, Crowded Trade.
10-Esotica, Not A Trace, Willow Grove.

CHARLES BEDARD (37/132):
1-Loaded Joe, Bush entry, Everesting.
2-Popular Vote, Amani’s Image, Waterville.
3-Lookin For Loki, Megatap, Frosted Indian.
4-Lilly Simone, Jill’s A Hot Mess, Smooth Pebble.
5-Rotknee, Spettro, Woo Hoo That’s Me.
6-Miss Teheran, Amniarex, Platinum Paynter.
7-Aloha West, Night Time, Town Classic.
8-Bayshore Foxes, Mirabell Mei, Italian Twin.
9-Jackie’s Warrior, Drain The Clock, Crowded Trade.
10-Esotica, Maria’s Gift, Know It All Red.

ROB WHITLOCK (38/132):
1-Everesting, Miss Tehran, Uncle Mo’s Cat.
2-Amani's Image, Popular Vote, Pammy’s Ready.
3-Full Court Press, Megatap, Lookin For Loki.
4-Calibogue Sound, Smooth Pebble, Jill’s A Hot Mess.
5-Rotknee, Whittington Park, Tin Pan Alley.
6-True Castle, Miss Teheran, Ebola Gay.
7-Aloha West, Town Classic, Yodel E. A. Who.
8-Easter Chocolate, Summer In The City, Amortization.
9-Drain the Clock, Jackie’s Warrior, Crowded Trade.
10-Spun For Lulu, Not A Trace, Maria’s Gift.

JESSICA PAQUETTE (29/132):
1-Uncle Mo’s Cat, Thruster, Raising Sand.
2-Blissful, Pammy’s Ready, Barrett.
3-Eucharist, Full Court Press, Frosted Indian.
4-Lilly Simone, Smooth Pebble, Crystalology.
5-Spettro, Whittington Park, Rotknee.
6-Amniarix, Lake Lucerne, Miss Teheran.
7-Cost Basis, Night Time, Aloha West.
8-Adriatic Rose, Summer In The City, Miss Mamba.
9-Jackie's Warrior, Crowded Trade, Drain The Clock.
10-Elusive Sight, Escapeology, Esotica.