Wednesday’s Saratoga picks – Aug. 30

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The final week of racing at the 2017 Saratoga Race Course meeting gets underway Wednesday with a 10-race card topped by the $100,000 With Anticipation for 2-year-olds on the grass.

A field of 11 is entered for the Grade 3 With Anticipation, which goes as the ninth race with a post time of 5:40 p.m. Todd Pletcher, deadlocked in the trainer standings with Chad Brown, sends out the duo of Earth and Seabhac while Bill Mott also runs a pair in Irish Territory and Trumpi.

The Saratoga Special handicappers are rolling along and ready for the final six days of the meet. John Shapazian holds down the top spot with 105 winners from 341 races – a strike rate of 30.8 percent. Charles Bedard is second with 99 winners, while Gaile Fitzgerald (90) and Tom Law (83) need a miracle to crack the top two.

Here are their picks for Wednesday, Aug. 30. Good luck and enjoy.

1-Renewal, Special Risk, Liam’s World.
2-Call Provision, Altar Boy, Roman Approval.
3-Dunk A Din, Dubb entry, Core Portfolio.
4-Rice/Pletcher entry, Furtive Glance, Subic Bay.
5-R Lucky Charm, Misty On Pointe, Avery Maeve.
6-Seam, Wise Strike, Boule.
7-Durable Goods, Palinodie, Dovecote.
8-Mr. Crow, Patternrecognition, Curious Cal.
9-Evaluator, Trumpi, Irish Territory.
10-Under Suspicion, Salty Smile, Climb The Ladder.

1-Special Risk, Renewal, Ouro Verde.
2-Call Provision, Tasit, Roman Approval.
3-Dunk a Din, Street Heat, Dubb entry.
4-Transaction Tax, Subic Bay, Foreign Affair.
5-Tarquinia, Hannah’s Smile, Avery Maeve.
6-Presumptuous, Seam, Strombolian.
7-Durable Goods, Flower Alley, Palinodie.
8-Mr. Crow, Patterrecognition, Riff Raff.
9-Machtree, Earth, Seabhac.
10-Salty Smile, Asiliveandbreathe, Under Suspicion.

TOM LAW (83/341):
1-Ouro Verde, Liam’s World, Renewal.
2-Call Provision, Tasit, Roman Approval.
3-Dunk A Din, Core Portfolio, Street Heat.
4-Subic Bay, Eternal Vow, Factoring.
5-R Lucky Charm, Avery Maeve, Misty On Pointe.
6-Seam, Presumptuous, Boule.
7-Palinodie, Barrel Of Dreams, Durable Goods.
8-Mr. Crow, Patternrecognition, Pagliacci.
9-Seabhac, Machtree, Untamed Domain.
10-Under Suspicion, Salty Smile, Climb The Ladder.

1-Special Risk, Ouro Verde, Liam’s World.
2-Royal Posse, Call Provision, Three Diamonds entry.
3-Dunk A Din, Dubb entry, Swivel.
4-Rice/Pletcher entry, Subic Bay, Furtive Glance.
5-Avery Maeve, Hannah’s Smile, May Flowers.
6-Seam, Presumptuous, Gifted Lady.
7-Durable Goods, Moana, Dovecote.
8-Mr. Crow, Pattern Recognition, Foreset.
9-Trumpi, Seabhac, Earth.
10-Under Suspicion, Climb The Ladder, Salty Smile.