Dan's Double: Whitney Longshot, Winning Waya Combo

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Saturday, Aug. 4

Saratoga Race Course, Race 9, $1.2 million Whitney Stakes, 5:46 p.m. ET

#7 Good Samaritan: He’s an interesting horse here on a number of levels. First, his biggest career triumph came in the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga just about a year ago. That was at a mile and an eighth, as was the Clark Handicap which he nearly won and the New Orleans Handicap which he did win. Aside from the back-form over the track and his three best races having come at this mile and an eighth distance, he also consistently runs well after a freshening. He’s been off for two months now and could fire a pretty big shot here for Bill Mott, especially if #3 Dalmore and #2 Backyard Heaven can keep enough pressure on #6 Diversify.

$10 Budget
$2 win, place, and show on #7 Good Samaritan ($6)
$2 exacta box 4,7 ($4)

$25 Budget
$4 win, place, and show on #7 Good Samaritan ($12)
$2 exacta box 4,7 ($4)
$1 trifecta 4,7 with 4,6,7 with 2,4,6,7 ($8)

$50 Budget
$6 win, place, and show on #7 Good Samaritan ($18)
$4 exacta box 4,7 ($8)
$1 trifecta box 2,4,6,7 ($24)

Saratoga Race Course, Race 10, $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Waya Stakes, 6:22 p.m. ET

#8 Lottie: Trainer Graham Motion is off to a slow start at Saratoga but this race has his name written all over it. Motion won the Waya in 2013 with his ace in the hole, Edgar Prado. Prado is a two-time winner of the Waya himself who has surfaced to win several graded stakes for Motion in New York over the past few years. In fact, Prado is an astounding 24 percent when up for Motion in graded stakes over the past five years and he’s hit the board in 24 of 46 of those starts. As for the Lottie, in her last race she finished just ahead of #5 Santa Monica who came back to win the Grade 2 Dance Smartly Stakes. Lottie has also run well against others in here, including Summersault who she finished ahead of when running second in the Waya last year. Lottie comes in fresh and should be fully cranked up for a big effort on Saturday.

$10 Budget
$4 to win on #8 Lottie ($4)
$1 exacta key box 8 over 2,3,6 ($6) 

$25 Budget
$5 to win on #8 Lottie ($5)
$2 exacta key box 8 over 2,3,6 ($12)
$.50 trifecta 8 with 2,3,5,6 with 2,3,4,5,6 ($8)

$50 Budget
$20 to win on #8 Lottie ($20)
$2 exacta key box 8 over 2,3,6 ($12)
$.50 trifecta 8 with 2,3,5,6 with 2,3,4,5,6 ($8)
$1 exacta 2,8 with 1,2,3,5,7,8 ($10)
 

YTD BANKROLL: -$1,033.80

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