Wednesday’s Saratoga picks – Aug. 28

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Time flies. Wow, where did the summer go? The final week of the Saratoga Race Course meeting gets underway Wednesday – the lone six-day racing week of the season with the action stretching through Labor Day – and a 10- race card to dissect.

The last Wednesday card of the season starts at 12:50 with the final jump race of the meet. Do you sense a trend here? There will be a lot of final this and last that over the next six days.

The Grade 3 With Anticipation for 2-year-olds going long on the grass goes as the ninth at 5:06. A field of eight entered, including Sanford third Tuggle and sharp maiden winners Our Country, Flying Seabee and Field Pass. Eagerly, third after a troubled trip in his debut July 27 for Todd Pletcher, also should merit consideration despite being the lone maiden in the field.

The race for The Saratoga Special’s leading handicapper ended a long time ago and John Shapazian takes a commanding advantage into the final week of racing. Shapazian came up with 19 winners last week and boost his season tally to 109-for-338, a strike rate of 32.2 percent.

Tom Law continues the chase in second and after 14 winners last week he sit at 91 wins for the season and a strike rate of 26.9 percent. Charles Bedard is third with 74 wins (21.9 percent) and Rob Whitlock trails with 65 wins (19.2).

Here are the handicappers’ picks for Wednesday, Aug. 28. Enjoy and good luck.

1-Teodoro, Hepcat, Zanzi Win.
2-Jump For Joy, Le Weekend, Mo Flash.
3-Cartwheel, War Canoe, Dynamite Kitten.
4-Rapido Gatta, Indian Pride, Navasha.
5-Chillinwithfriends, Decorated Ace, O’Malley.
6-Blame The Cake, Moonachie, Cryptographer.
7-Jazzique, Nic And Zoe, Hai Bobby.
8-Dark Money, Smile Bryan, Crea’s Bklyn Law.
9-Tuggle, Eagerly, Field Pass.
10-Winifred J, Mike’s Girl, Here Comes Meg.

1-Teodoro, Roller Rolls On, Go Get The Basil.
2-Jump For Joy, Mo Flash, Le Weekend.
3-Classic Lady, War Canoe, Dynamite Kitten.
4-Indian Pride, Bye Bye Nicky, Doll Collection.
5-Bronco Sally, O’malley, Decorated Ace.
6-Blame The Cake, Moonachie, Candygramformongo.
7-Mom’s Pass, Hai Bobbi, Nic And Zoe.
8-Smile Bryan, Crea’s Bklyn Law, El Asesino.
9-Eagerly, Tuggle, Andesite.
10-Winifred J, Zip It Jess, Mike’s Girl

TOM LAW (91/338):
1-Teodoro, Go Get The Basil, Hepcat.
2-Jump For Joy, Le Weekend, Mo Flash.
3-Classic Lady, War Canoe, Fetching.
4-Rapido Gatta, Quasar, Indian Pride.
5-Tula, Decorated Ace, O’Malley.
6-Blame The Cake, Lorenzen, Moonachie.
7-Hai Bobbi, Jazzique, Nic And Zoe.
8-Dark Money, Smile Bryan, Crea’s Bklyn Law.
9-Eagerly, Tuggle, Our Country.
10-Winifred J, Mike’s Girl, Abby Normal.

ROB WHITLOCK (65/338):
1-Go Get The Basil, Teodoro, Set To Music.
2-Le Weekend, Jump For Joy, No Flash.
3-Cartwheel, War Canoe, Out Of Trouble.
4-Rapido Gatto, Indian Pride, Quasar.
5-Chillinwithfriends, Bronco Sally, O’Malley.
6-Blame The Cake, Moonachie, Lorenzen.
7-Logic And Reason, Jazzique, Nic And Zoe.
8-Smile Bryan, Dark Money, Hardcore Folklore.
9-Jack The Ripper, Tuggle, Our Country.
10-Here Comes Meg, Mike’s Girl, Winifred J.