1/ST and NBC handicapper Eddie Olczyk delivers a couple of key plays from Saratoga and Del Mar for this Saturday. Follow Edzo’s plays each week – only with 1/ST and Xpressbet!
Race 9 // 4:12 pm ET // Grade 1 H. Allen Jerkens Stakes // 7 furlongs
#4 Following Sea (5-1 ML)
Exits Haskell after a solid performance when the mile and one-eighth distance was too far. He turns back to 7 furlongs, and I’m hoping for a speed duel with the likes of Jackie’s Warrior, Drain the Clock and Life Is Good. Johnny V can try to make one run from off the pace; the faster they go, the better. Win bet.
Race 10 // 9:35 pm ET // Grade 2 Pat O’Brien Stakes // 7 furlongs
#1 Ginobili (6-1 ML)
July 17 allowance winner has 2 career wins where the turf meets the surf. The Pat O’Brien is a huge step up in class, but he’s tactical. He will need to stalk the hot pace of Brickyard Ride. In a wide-open race, why not? Win-Place bet.