Monday’s Saratoga picks – August 13

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The fourth week of the 2018 Saratoga Race Course meeting comes to a close with a nine-race card Monday sans a stakes race – the Saratoga Dew failed to attract enough entries.

The race for leading handicapper in The Saratoga Special is essentially complete, with John Shapazian well ahead of the pack and clear of the competition from any other publication. Shapazian leads our quartet and all area handicappers with 66 winners through Sunday.

Shapazian has picked at a 31.6 percent strike rate, picking his 66 winners from 209 races.

Charles Bedard is second among The Special’s handicappers with 48 wins and a strike rate of 23 percent and he’s followed by Tom Law (45 winners, 21.5 percent) and Donald Phillips (39 winners, 18.7 percent).

The Special’s handicappers return Wednesday here at and in the paper when it returns Thursday. Take care and good luck.

1-Fooch, Showcase Mall, Grandmas Favorite.
2-Anna Rae, Asian’s Way, Daria’s Angel.
3-Hit A Provisional, Shanghai Dreams, Union Patriot.
4-Tapizars Secret, Fog Of War, Current.
5-Party In The Sand, Tequila Sunday, Lightworker.
6-Lou’s Chardonnay, Drawing Away entry, Karen’s Gem.
7-Take Your Guns, Flowers For Lisa, You’re To Blame.
8-Take Charge Aubrey, Out Of Orbit, She’s Delightful.
9-Becker’s Galaxy, Vincento, Mobridge.

1-Showcase Mall, Fooch, Grandmas Favorite.
2-Asian’s Way, Arewehavingfunyet, Anna Rae.
3-Hit A Provisional, Shanghai Dreams, Grand Banks.
4-Tapizars Secret, Fog Of War, Hawaiian Noises.
5-Long Eyelashes, Tequila Sunday, Party In The Sand.
6-Lou’s Chardonnay, Aggregator, Karen’s Gem.
7-You’re To Blame, Flowers For Lisa, Take Your Gun.
8-My Roxy Girl, Starlite Mission, Take Charge Aubrey.
9-Cause I’m Alex, Mobridge, Wicked Freud.

TOM LAW (45/209):
1-Fooch, Showcase Mall, Grandmas Favorite.
2-Anna Rae, Asian’s Way, Arewehavingfunyet.
3-Hit A Provisional, Shanghai Dreams, Sardonyx.
4-Fog Of War, Seismic Jolt, Hawaiian Noises.
5-Party In The Sand, Tequila Sunday, Promise Me Roses.
6-Lou’s Chardonnay, Karen’s Gem, Reata’s Reward.
7-Take Your Guns, You’re To Blame, Flowers For Lisa.
8-Take Charge Aubrey, My Roxy Girl, Out Of Orbit.
9-Hidden Vow, Brimstone, Vincento.

1-Grandmas Favorite, Showcase Mall, Fooch.
2-Asian’s Way, Anna Rae, Arewehavingfunyet.
3-Grand Banks, Hit A Provisional, Shanghai Dreams.
4-Seismic Jolt, Hawaiian Noises, Current.
5-Promise Me Roses, Lightworker, Tequila Sunday.
6-Karen’s Gem, Orchid Party, Reata’s Reward.
7-Flowers For Lisa, You’re To Blame, Take Your Guns.
8-She’s Delightful, My Roxy Girl, Take Charge Aubrey.
9-Mobridge, Wicked Freud, Hidden Vow.