Saratoga Daily Recap: Friday, July 27, 2018 (by John Piassek)

WEATHER: 79*F, CLOUDY DIRT: FAST (DOWNGRADED TO SLOPPY PRIOR TO RACE 3) GRASS: GOOD (RACE 2 ONLY) Race 1: Maiden Special Weight, 2yo, NY-bred, 5 1/2 Furlongs WINNER: 6, Bankit OWNER/TRAINER/JOCKEY: Winchell Thoroughbreds, Steve Asmussen, Ricardo Santana OFF ODDS: 0.30/1 FRACTIONS: 22.62, 46.06, 58.16, 1:04.35 After getting disqualified from a 2-year-old maiden win in the…

Saratoga Daily Recap: Monday, July 23, 2018 (by John Piassek)

WEATHER: 76*F, PARTLY CLOUDY DIRT: SLOPPY GRASS: YIELDING (RACE 7 ONLY) Race 1: Maiden Claiming $40,000, 3yo and up, 6 Furlongs WINNER: 5, Shanghai Schwartz OWNER/TRAINER/JOCKEY: Martin Schwartz, Chad Brown, Javier Castellano OFF ODDS: 4.10/1 FRACTIONS: 23.28, 46.69, 58.90, 1:11.86 El Mas Puro busted right out of the gate in this one, with Shanghai Schwartz…