Sunday’s Saratoga Special & Picks presented by Toga Party Racing – July 30

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Rebel’s Romance, winner of last year’s Breeders’ Cup Turf at Keeneland, trains on Saratoga’s Oklahoma Training Track turf course in advance of Sunday’s Grade 2 Bowling Green. Sean Clancy Photo.

Week 3 of the 2023 Saratoga Race Course meeting comes to a close with a 10-race card Sunday topped by a strong renewal of the Grade 2 Bowling Green for older horses on the turf.

Godolphin’s Rebel’s Romance, winner of last year’s Breeders’ Cup Turf at Keeneland, tops the field of 10 entered in the body of the race for the 1 3/8-mile test. He takes on the likes of Soldier Rising, Never Explain and defending champ Rockemperor.

The handicappers are back, with picks in the print edition of The Saratoga Special every Wednesday and Saturday throughout the meet, along with bonus issues throughout the season. The selections, all sponsored by Toga Party Racing, can be found Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays right here on This Is Horse Racing.

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

Here are the picks for Sunday, July 30. Good luck.

JOHN SHAPAZIAN (45/134):
1-Weigh The Risks, Golden Ghost, Repole entry.
2-Shigeko, Save Grace, Prana.
3-Arro Smash, Klaravich entry, Fly Right.
4-Obrigada, Icy Reply, Liberty Flame.
5-Signal From Noise, Talbeyah, Frivole.
6-Mugen, Life Talk, Waskesiu.
7-Sheriff Bianco, Kuramata, Unanimous Consent.
8-Rule Breaker, Just For Luck, Atlanta’s Acuna.
9-Rebel’s Romance, Highest Honors, Rockemperor.
10-Little Prankster, Arrasou, Riviere.

TOM LAW (34/134):
1-Spendalot, Sands Of War, Golden Ghost.
2-Shigeko, Prana, Maggie.
3-Growth Capital, Conversing, Certified Loverboy.
4-April Antics, Ice Reply, Graceful Rose.
5-Ever Summer, Talbeyah, Frivole.
6-Mugen, Life Talk, Phantasmical.
7-Unanimous Consent, Easter, Safe Conduct.
8-Uncle Marty, Just For Luck, Mudville Nine.
9-Rebel’s Romance, Never Explain, Strong Quality.
10-Little Prankster, Riviere, Arrasou.

ROB WHITLOCK (37/134):
1-Weigh The Risks, Buchu, Life’s An Audible.
2-Shigeko, Prana, Save Grace.
3-Arro Smash, Right To Win, Torigo.
4-Obrigada, Liberty Flame, Graceful Rose.
5-Whatlovelookslike, Ever Summer, Talbeyah.
6-Ringy Dingy, Alys Beach, Mugen.
7-Kuramata, Easter, Field Pass.
8-Uncle Marty, Mudville Nine, Just For Luck.
9-Rebel’s Romance, Never Explain, Soldier Rising.
10-Little Prankster, Arrasou, Allegedly.

CHARLES BEDARD (45/134):
1-Weigh The Risks, Pletcher entry, Smooth Waves.
2-Vintage, Our Rosie Diamonds, Shigeko.
3-Fly Right, Brown entry, Conversing.
4-Obrigada, Icy Reply, Kantarmaci entry.
5-Signal From Noise, Amani’s Image, Frivole
6-Life Talk, Alamo, Phantasmical.
7-Warrior Johny, Easter, Jerry The Nipper.
8-Just For Luck, Rule Breaker, Leftembehind.
9-Rebel’s Romance, Never Explain, Strong Quality.
10-Little Prankster, Spun Special, Frau Diablo.

JESSICA PAQUETTE (26/134):
1-Sands Of War, Weigh The Risks, Justdeny.
2-Maggie, Shigeko, Save Grace.
3-War Officer, Conversing, Right To Win.
4-Graceful Rose, Champagne Poetry, Obrigada.
5-Amani’s Image, Myriskyaffair, Whatlovelookslike.
6-Mugen, Phantasmical, Life Talk
7-Main Event, Kuramata, Easter.
8-Just For Luck, Rule Breaker, Leftmebehind.
9-The Grey Wizard, Rebel’s Romance, Never Explain.
10-Kick A Rhyme, Brooklyn Girlee, Riviere.