Saratoga Handicapping: Monday, Aug. 17

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The 2015 Saratoga Race Course meeting edged past the halfway point Saturday and the serious countdown is on to this weekend’s Alabama and next weekend’s Travers.

Our handicappers continue on the hunt for winners and it’s a tie at the top of the standings with Chad Summers and Gaile Fitzgerald. They’ve both picked 62 winners, from 213 race, almost a 30 percent strike rate. Defending Power Grid champ John Shapazian isn’t far back with 58 wins and it’s a decent gap back to Tom Law in fourth (50) and Charles Bedard (45) at the back.

Ten races on tap for Monday, including a steeplechase allowance to open the card and the featured $100,000 Saratoga Dew for older New York-bred females. Here’s how our handicappers see the card.

Good luck.


John Shapazian (58/213):
1-Plated, Dye Fore, Tubal.
2-Jacobson entry, First Bid, Collin’s Smile.
3-Sweetpollypurebrd, Bossy, Albertrani entry.
4-Dia de Encanta, Myself, Kisses for Romeo.
5-Championofthenile, Stormin Stephen, Yummy Bear.
6-Sacred Success, Majestic Jessica, Scat Away.
7-Irish Cat, Reverend Green, Union River.
8-Corner Three, Smilingsundae, Skinner Box.
9-Carameaway, Hot Stones, Saythreehailmary’s.
10-Ant and Bee, Street Fightin Man, Giantpatontheback.

Tom Law (50/213):
1-Dye Fore, Street Fight, Tubal.
2-First Bid, My Adonis, Bellamy Brew.
3-Sweetpollypurebrd, Bossy, Skye Saratoga.
4-Kisses For Romeo, Shopaholic, Dia De Encanta.
5-Championofthenile, Majority, Stormin Stephen.
6-Scat Away, Majestic Jessica, Champagne Ruby.
7-Irish Cat, Mountain Cry, Reverend Green.
8-Corner Three, Skinner Box, Isthatallthereis.
9-Carameaway, Flipcup, Hot Stones.
10-Street Fightin Man, Giantpatontheback, Bapu.

Gaile Fitzgerald (62/213):
1-Tubal, Plated, Andi’amu.
2-My Adonis, First Bid, Jacobson entry.
3-Sweetpollybluebrd, Moondance Joy, Bossy.
4-Kisses for Romeo, Dia de Encanta, Myself.
5-Championofthenile, Stormin Stephen, Majority.
6-Majestic Jessica, Sacred Success, Literata.
7-Fair Advantage, Reverend Green, Irish Cat.
8-Corner Three, B Rockett, Forever For Always.
9-Carameaway, Saythreehailmary’s, Hot Stones.
10-Giantpatontheback, Ant And Bee, Plundering.

Charles Bedard (45/213):
1-Plated, Dye For, Tubal.
2-Collin’s Smile, Energetico, Bellamy Brew.
3-Sweetpollypurebrd, Privately Speaking, Dulcify.
4-Kisses For Romeo, Ferzetti, Dia De Encanta.
5-Stormin Stephen, Ordinaire, Championofthenile.
6-Sacred Success, Champagne Ruby, Scat Away.
7-Fair Advantage, Rippin Ranger, Reverend Green.
8-B Rockett, Isthatallthereis, Resolutely.
9-Carameaway, Hot Stones, Smitten By Gold.
10-River Of Magic, Giantpackontheback, Heavenly Sun.

Chad Summers (62/213):
1-Plated, Ginobi, Street Fight.
2-Jacobson entry, Energetico, Collins Smile.
3-Dulcify, Albertrani entry, Bossy.
4-Kisses For Romeo, Ferzertti, Shopaholic.
5-Championfthenile, Ordinare, Move Forward.
6-Ms. Sylvia A., Fenwick Hall, Majestic Jessica.
7-Union River, Whitney entry, Apache Warrior.
8-Corner Three, Smilingsundae, Skinner Box.
9-Hot Stones, Star Grazing, Carameaway.
10-Plundering, Loose Money, Street Fightin Man