Wednesday’s Saratoga picks – July 26

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The second week of the 2017 Saratoga Race Course meeting gets underway Wednesday with a 10-race card featuring the Grade 2 Honorable Miss Handicap for fillies and mares.

The print edition of The Saratoga Special returns Thursday, staring the regular Thursday to Sunday publishing schedule. The handicappers from The Special aren’t bound by that schedule and present their picks right here every Monday and Wednesday – except Monday, Aug. 7 when there is a paper.

How is everyone faring so far after four days of racing? Gaile Fitzgerald, who has won The Saratoga Special title in the past, and Charles Bedard lead the way with 11 winners apiece from the 41 races run. Tom Law is third with nine and defending champ John Shapazian is fourth with seven.

We rolled out a guest handicapper spot for the print editions and we give those folks days off when the picks run online. Speaking of picks, here are our handicappers selections for Wednesday, July 26. Good luck.

John Shapazian (7/41):
1-Moscato, Surprising Soul, Show Court.
2-New Canaan, Fancy Gem, Sand City.
3-Bunyaan, Professor Snape, Combat Controller.
4-Fayeq, Emancipation, Hammerin Aamer.
5-A Dixie Twister, Deltalina, Asian’s Way.
6-Asiliveandbreathe, Midwest entry, Sayonara Rose.
7-Voodoo Song, Vintage Matters, Clutch Cargo.
8-Gaming, Elenzee, Gehrig.
9-Paulasilverlining, Finley’sluckycharm, By The Moon.
10-She Remembered, Pure Gemmz, Saturdaynightfling.

Gaile Fitzgerald (11/41):
1-Surprising Soul, Moscato, Show Court.
2-Sand City, Out Of Nowhere, Song For The Soul.
3-Combat Controller, Professor Snape, Bunyaan.
4-Emancipation, Fayeq, TQ Crew.
5-A Dixie Twister, Ruby Dusk, Judder Juder.
6-Gargan entry, Asiliveandbreathe, Cash entry.
7-Vintage Matters, Clutch Cargo, Voodoo Song.
8-Elenzee, Uncle Tbone, Gaming.
9-Finley’sluckycharm, By The Moon, Clothes Fall Off.
10-She Remembered, Pure Gemmz, Scarlett Jo Hanse.

Tom Law (9/41):
1-Moscato, Surprising Soul, Show Court.
2-New Canaan, Indian Gem, Havana Affair.
3-Professor Snape, Combat Controller, Bunyaan.
4-Fayeq, Emancipation, Blame Us All.
5-A Dixie Twister, Divine Cause, Jazzy Juder.
6-Asiliveandbreathe, Trouble For Skylar, Reyana Reya Dreams.
7-Vintage Matters, Clutch Cargo, Light Rain.
8-Elenzee, Gehring, Wicked Macho.
9-Finley’sluckycharm, Paulassilverlining, By The Moon.
10-She Remembered, Pure Gemmz, Freckle de Frecke.

Charles Bedard (11/41):
1-Show Court, Surprising Soul, No Wonder.
2-Sand City, Out Of Nowhere, Janneydancer.
3-Bunyaan, Combat Controller, Professor Snape.
4-Battle Midway, Emancipation, T R Crew.
5-A Dixie Twister, Deltalina, Queen Of Spades.
6-Super Stone, Asiliveandbreathe, Gargan entry.
7-Voodoo Song, Vintage Matters, Clutch Cargo.
8-Elenzee, Uncle Tbone, Animal Posse.
9-By The Moon, Paulassilverlining, Clothes Fall Off.
10-Pure Gemmz, She Remembered, Missy’s Storm.