The Sunday Special & Picks – Sept. 4

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Debutante winner Wonder Wheel looks to add Grade 1 Spinaway to resume Sunday at Saratoga. Coady Photography.

Two days remain in the 2022 Saratoga Race Course meeting and a 12-race card topped by the Grade 1 Spinaway awaits horseplayers.

What looks like a competitive field of 10 entered the 7-furlong Spinaway, including Schuylerville winner Just Cindy, Adirondack winner Naughty Gal, Wonder Wheel, Kaling and American Rockette.

The race for leading handicapper isn’t over but it’s getting close with John Shapazian taking a six-win advantage into the final two days of the meet. He came out with seven winners Saturday, including Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup winner Olympiad, to get to 130 on the season. He racked up 138 last year, and that mark appears within reach.

Here are the picks for Sunday, Sept. 4. Good luck.

JOHN SHAPAZIAN (130/393):
1-Disarmed, Bobby The Tank, Curly Larry And Mo.
2-Happy Farm, Hero Tiger, Greely And Ben.
3-Vegas Weekend, State Crown, Blue Atlas.
4-Ampersand, Cousteau, Critical Threat.
5-Sheriff Bianco, Athenry, Golquist.
6-Misintention, Take Charge Briana, D J Stable entry.
7-Free Look, Keep Left, Gifted.
8-Palm Cottage, Boston Post Road, Piece Of My Heart.
9-Great Workout, Dubb entry, Frank’s Art.
10-La Victoria, Succulent, Jocosity.
11-Just Cindy, Wonder Wheel, Aunt Shirley.
12-Dubb entry, Mouly, Glocca Morra.

TOM LAW (124/393):
1-Disarmed, Curly Larry And Mo, Vacation Dance.
2-Happy Farm, Greeley And Ben, Montauk Daddy.
3-Blue Atlas, State Crown, Charge Account.
4-Critical Threat, Ampersand, Cousteau.
5-Sherrif Bianco, Athenry, Me ’n Sap.
6-Pure Pauline, My Betsy, St. Benedicts Prep.
7-Prouver, Freydis The Red, Free Look.
8-Boston Post Road, Piece Of My Heart, Dealing Justice.
9-Dubb entry, Frank’s Art, Eddie The Great.
10-Succulent, Jocosity, La Victoria.
11-Wonder Wheel, Just Cindy, American Rockette.
12-Tough Street, Darn That Song, Mouly.

CHARLES BEDARD (104/393):
1-Disarmed, Curly Larry And Mo, Nobilis.
2-Happy Farm, Greeley And Ben, Hero Tiger.
3-Blue Atlas, Charge Account, Forever Dreaming.
4-Cousteau, Ampersand, Critical Threat.
5-Sheriff Bianco, Storm Shooter, Giramonte.
6-Pure Pauline, St Benedicts Prep, D J Stable entry.
7-Free Look, Avant, McPeek entry.
8-Palm Cottage, Dealing Justice, Everyoneloveslinda.
9-Dubb entry, Frank’s Art, Citizen K.
10-La Victoria, Jocosity, Succulent.
11-Wonder Wheel, Just Cindy, Naughty Gal.
12-Dubb entry, Darn That Song, Mouly.

ROB WHITLOCK (112/393):
1-Disarmed, Hot Rod Lincoln, Bobby The Tank.
2-Happy Farm, Montauk Daddy, Hero Tiger.
3-Charge Account, Adelaide Miss, Blue Atlas.
4-Ampersand, Cousteau, Critical Threat.
5-Athenry, Sheriff Bianco, Me ‘n Sap.
6-Pure Pauline, Vahva, St Benedicts Prep.
7-Free Look, Freydis The Red, Avant.
8-Mystic Eyes, Boston Post Road, Palm Cottages.
9-Dubb entry, Frank’s Art, Timbuktu.
10-La Victoria, Jocosity, Cape Cod Causeway.
11-Wonder Wheel, Just Cindy, Kaling.
12-Mousy, Tough Street, Quiet Type.

JESSICA PAQUETTE (84/393):
1-Curly Larry And Mo, Bobby The Tank, Vacation Dance.
2-Montauk Daddy, Happy Farm, Greeley And Ben.
3-State Crown, Adelaide Miss, Blue Atlas.
4-Cousteau, Critical Threat, Scorpion Dynasty.
5-Sheriff Bianco, Athenry, Giramonte.
6-Pure Pauline, Misintention, Renegade Rebel.
7-Selenaia, Free Look, Avant.
8-Boston Post Road, Mystic Eyes, Dealing Justice.
9-Timbuktu, Barrel Of Quests, Catch That Party.
10-La Victoria, Succulent, Jocosity.
11-Miss Georgie, Naughty Gal, American Rockette.
12-Tough Street, Roz, Mouly.

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Tom Law

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