Thursday’s Saratoga picks – Aug. 12

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The monster stretch of six straight editions of The Saratoga Special in the books, we moved on to Week 5 of the 2021 Saratoga Race Course meeting and a little break before another big weekend and the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale. But first we’ve got a 10-race card on tap Thursday highlighted by the $100,000 Saratoga Dew Stakes for New York-bred fillies and mares. 

A field of six entered the 9-furlong Saratoga Dew, including last year’s champion New York-bred 2-year-old filly Simply Ravishing. Winner of the Grade 1 Darley Alcibiades and fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, Simply Ravishing hasn’t been out since the Grade 1 Central Bank Ashland at Keeneland April 3. The Saratoga Dew goes as the third race on the card with a post time of 2:15 p.m. ET. 

The Saratoga Special handicappers are back with their picks online, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays the rest of the way. The picks are below. Take care and good luck.

JOHN SHAPAZIAN (64/204, 31.4 percent):
1-Gimmedamoney, Juggler, Aggregation.
2-Daria’s Angel, Candy Flower, Whimsical Muse.
3-Simply Ravishing, Espresso Shot, Mrs. Orb.
4-Cartwheel, Chocolate Cookie, Spungie.
5-Key Point, Hot Rod Rumble, Surprise Boss.
6-Let Her Inspire U, Skyward Princess, Pimenova.
7-Hollywood Gina, Hey It’s Tati, Traffic Lane.
8-Shoplifted, Chocolate Bar, Briefcase Bully.
9-Beautiful Karen, Uncle’s Gem, Fractorzation.
10-Mubtadaa, Amano, I Am The Law.

TOM LAW (69/204, 33.8 percent):
1-Gimmedamoney, Convertible Freeze, Aggregation.
2-Whimsical Muse, Blue Atlas, Candy Flower.
3-Simply Ravishing, Dancing Kiki, Mrs. Orb.
4-Spungie, Light In The Sky, Chocolate Cookie.
5-Key Point, Silver Samurai, Hot Rod Rumble.
6-Adversity, Skyward Princess, Cricket West.
7-Hey It’s Tati, Malibu Luna, Amity Island.
8-Shoplifted, Mihos, Chocolate Bar.
9-Uncle’s Gem, Get The Candy, Fractorization.
10-Incitatus, No Burn, Group Hug.

CHARLES BEDARD (60/204, 29.4 percent):
1-Gimmedamoney, Aggregation, Who Hoo Thats Me.
2-Whimsical Muse, Flashing Red, Five Alarm Robin.
3-Maiden Beauty, Dancing Kiki, Simply Ravishing.
4-Spungie, Kreesie, Silkie Blue.
5-Keypoint, Surprise Boss, Silver Samurai.
6-Skyward Princess, Adversity, Classic Lynne.
7-Hey It’s Tati, Traffic Lane, Malibu Luna.
8-Letmeno, Shoplifted, Mihos.
9-Get The Candy, Uncle’s Gem, Fractorzation.
10-Bold Victory, Amano, Group Hug.

ROB WHITLOCK (61/204, 29.9 percent):
1-Gimmedamoney, Juggler, Convertible Freeze.
2-Whimsical Muse, Five Alarm Robin, Candy Flower.
3-Dancing Kiki, Mrs. Orb, Espresso Shot.
4-Chocolate Cookie, Mischievous Dream, Spungie.
5-Silver Samurai, Key Point, Cozzy’s Attitude.
6-Skyward Princess, Adversity, Dufresne.
7-Hollywood Gina, On A Tour, Traffic Lane.
8-Chocolate Bar, Briefcase Bully, Mihos.
9-Snicket, Uncle’s Gem, Fractorzation.
10-Abaan, Group Hug, Amano.

JESSICA PAQUETTE (42/204, 20.6 percent):
1-Gimmedaymoney, Aggregation, Convertible Freeze.
2-Whimsical Muse, Lagom, Flashing Red.
3-Simply Ravishing, Espresso Shot, Dancing Kiki.
4-Mischievous Dream, Chocolate Cookie, Spongie.
5-Key Point, Silver Samurai, Hot Rod Rumble.
6-Adversity, Classic Lynne, Pimenova.
7-Thief Of Hearts, Traffic Lane, Amity Island.
8-Shoplifted, Briefcase Bully, Mihos.
9-Snicket, Uncle’s Gem, Get The Candy.
10-Gold Bear, Incitatus, Amano.