Thursday’s Saratoga picks – Sept. 2

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The final week of the 2021 Saratoga meeting rolls along with another 10-race card topped by a juvenile stakes on the grass.

The Grade 3 With Anticipation led things off Wednesday and Thursday’s feature is the $120,000 P. G. Johnson for 2-year-old fillies. A field of nine entered the 1 1/16-mile event, including a couple maidens in Expand The Map and Silvery Rill who should garner respect along with Saratoga maiden winners Mystic Eyes and Let’s Be Clear.

The handicapping race continues to be tight with John Shapazian holding a slim one-win lead over Tom Law after a strong Week 7. 

Here are the picks for Thursday, Sept. 2. Good luck.

JOHN SHAPAZIAN (120/360, 33.3 percent):
1-Subiaco, Coworth Park, Mopolka.
2-Munny Bolt, Java Buzz, Dream Fly.
3-Esotica, Red Pepper Grill, East Wing.
4-American Power, Three Technique, Aloha West.
5-Boldish, Mubtadaa, Brown entry.
6-Illuminato, Gimmedamoney, The Institute.
7-Time Limit, Motivated Seller, Gotta Go Mo.
8-Candy Tycoon, Two Thirty Five, Journeyman.
9-Miss Interpret, Expand The Map, Mystic Eyes.
10-Sandor Clegane, Babagram, I Gen.

TOM LAW (119/360, 33.1 percent):
1-Subiaco, Coworth Park, Blue Atlas.
2-Munny Bolt, Slipstream, Java Buzz.
3-Esotica, Danny Deep Cuts, Red Pepper Grill.
4-American Power, Aloha West, Three Technique.
5-Boldish, Mubtadaa, Deferred Taxes.
6-Illuminato, The Institute, Money Merger.
7-Time Limit, Gotta Go Mo, Motivated Seller.
8-Journeyman, Two Thirty Five, American Tattoo.
9-Miss Interpret, Expand The Map, Mystic Eyes.
10-Stonecoldwarrior, I Gen, Babagram.

CHARLES BEDARD (111/360, 30.8 percent):
1-Coworth Park, Blue Atlas, Mopolka.
2-Munny Bolt, Snow Candy, Dr Brownes Miracle.
3-Esotica, Danny Deep Cuts, Red Pepper Grill.
4-Aloha West, Sonneman, Three Technique.
5-Boldish, Brown entry, Mubtadaa.
6-The Institute, Illuminato, Ava K’s Boy.
7-Gotta Go Mo, Motivated Seller, Time Limit.
8-Two Thirty Five, Musical America, Candy Tycoon.
9-Miss Interpret, Expand The Map, Silvery Rill.
10-Stonecoldwarrior, Babagram, Hot Doctor.

ROB WHITLOCK (101/360, 28.1 percent):
1-Yes I’m Evil, Claddagh Run, Coworth Park.
2-Slipstream, Iberville, Munny Bolt.
3-Esotica, Red Pepper Grill, Miss Alex.
4-Aloha West, Three Technique, American Power.
5-My Boy Colton, Mubtadaa, Deferred Taxes.
6-Gimmedamoney, Illuminato, Father Walsh.
7-Motivated Seller, Time Limit, Royal Meghan.
8-Candy Tycoon, Journeyman, Dark Storm.
9-Miss Interpret, Expand The Map, Mystic Eyes.
10-On Our Way Boyz, Tamburro’s Sox, Gotanda.

JESSICA PAQUETTE (79/360, 21.9 percent):
1-Mopolka, Coworth Park, Claddagh’s Run.
2-Slipstream, Liza’s Ready, Iberville.
3-Red Pepper Grill, Esotica, East Wing.
4-Sonneman, American Power, Aloha West.
5-Mubtadaa, Deregulation, Aruba.
6-Illuminato, Lazzarito, Father Walsh.
7-Time Limit, Motivated Seller, Tiple.
8-Candy Tycoon, Journeyman, Dark Storm.
9-Mystic Eyes, Let’s Be Clear, Silvery Rill.
10-On Our Way Boyz, Gotanda, Babagra