Sunday’s Saratoga picks – July 17

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In Italian leads Chad Brown’s quartet to win Sunday’s Diana Stakes at Saratoga. Tod Marks Photo.

The slightly abbreviated Week 1 of the 2022 Saratoga Race Course meeting comes to a close Sunday with a 10-race card topped by the 15th edition of the $175,000 Quick Call Stakes presented by the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.

The 5 1/2-furlong turf sprint stakes for 3-year-olds drew a field of eight and two main track only runners and goes as the eighth race at 5:50 p.m. ET.

The Saratoga Special handicappers look to cap a big week – at least for some of the five – and offer their selections here. The picks run in the print edition of The Special Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the meet – along with some selected other days around the Hall of Fame and Fasig-Tipton sales – and online on other racing days.

John Shapazian leads the way – after an extremely good showing on Opening Day with six winners – and goes into Sunday with a record of 9-for-31. Charles Bedard and Rob Whitlock are one back with eight apiece.

Here are all the picks for Sunday, July 17. Good luck.

1-Miracle Mike, Conman, Curly Larry And Mo.
2-Mommasgottarun, Trinity Titoli. Waters Of Merom.
3-Crosstalk, Shane’s Risk, Big Bean Christine.
4-War Stopper, Indimaaj, Two Thirty Five.
5-Sheriff Bianco, Yarrow, Athenry.
6-O’Trouble, Road To Success, Victory Built.
7-New Ginya, Classic Lynne, Russiarussiarussia.
8-Asymmetric, Big Invasion, Nobals.
9-Sound Money, Fortin Hill, Supremacy.
10-Our Jessica, Jannie Mae, Inkblot.

TOM LAW (3/31):
1-Miracle Mike, Pete N Billy, Conman.
2-Mommasgottarun, Waters Of Merom, Leviosa.
3-To The Tune, Escapewithfriends, Carlann.
4-Two Thirty Five, War Stopper, Zoomer.
5-Neuro, Athenry, Sherrif Bianco.
6-O’Trouble, Forestwood Lane, Brunate.
7-New Ginya, Russiarussiarussia, Lady Thornhill.
8-Big Invasion, Asymmetric, Nobals.
9-Sound Money, Fortin Hill, Supremacy.
10-Our Jessica, Tapple Cider, Skyward Princess.

1-Miracle Mike, Light Man, Pete N Billy.
2-Mommasgottarun, Waters Of Merom, Trinity Titoli.
3-Roz, Big Bean Christine, Crosstalk.
4-Two Thirty Five, War Stopper, Truculent.
5-Yarrow, Sheriff Bianco, Athenry.
6-O’Trouble, Brunate, Road To Success.
7-New Ginya, I’m Fine, Lady Thornhill.
8-Senbei, Big Invasion, Asymmetric.
9-Three Two Zone, Fortin Hill, Sound Money.
10-Our Jessica, Tapple Cider, Oak Loves A Fight.

1-Miracle Mike, Pete N Billy, Barry The Builder.
2-Mommasgottarun, Waters Of Mermon, Trinity Titoli.
3-Crosstalk, Big Bean Christine, Roz.
4-Truculent, War Stopper, Zoomer.
5-Neuro, Yarrow, Sheriff Bianco.
6-O’Trouble, Road To Success, Forestwood Lane.
7-Russiarussiarussia, I’m Fine, Classic Lynne.
8-Big Invasion, One Timer, Run Curtis Run.
9-Sound Money, Fortin Hill, Supremacy.
10-Mucho Mama Mia, Skyward Princess, Our Jessica.

1-Sorpreso, Pete N Billy, Miracle Mike.
2-Gris Tormenta, Waters Of Merom, Leviosa.
3-Crosstalk, Shane’s Risk, Halofied.
4-Indimaaj, Zoomer, Locally Owned.
5-Yarrow, Athenry, Be The Boss.
6-Brunate, Road To Success, Scorpion Dynasty.
7-Lady Thornhill, Russiarussiarussia, Im Fine.
8-Asymmetric, Nobals, Big Invasion.
9-Gunit, Fortin Hill, Supremacy.
10-Our Jessica, Tapple Cider, Skyward Princess.

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Tom Law

Tom Law is the managing editor of ST Publishing, Inc., parent company of and The Saratoga Special. He lives in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
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