SaratogaBets Handicapping - Kevin Cox's Graded Stakes Selections & Analysis - 7/18 - Monmouth Park - Haskell/Mth. Cup


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Today's Beatable Favorite(s): Race 10 - #2 Monongahela

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Graded Stakes - 7/17 - Monmouth - Haskell/Monmouth Cup


Race 10 

1.Global Campaign

2.Bal Harbour 


#1 GLOBAL CAMPAIGN showed absolutely nothing, so Hough decides to shale things up a bit with the blinker removal for today's 3rd off the layoff try. Colt goes from one turn to two today, and the only other time he attempted that, a 2+ length victory was the end result. Hoping for a nice pocket trip and a seam late. #9 BAL HARBOUR hasn't been seen since Pearl Harbor day, but gelding is 3:2-0-1 off the bench & 4:1-2-1 here at the shore. Sensible "unders" candidate, given the back class. #10 BODEXPRESS hasn't been in action since the end of March, but found the line first in his only comeback off a sabbatical, and appears to be the clear speed of this deal, which is historically always dangerous in this race.  BEATABLE FAVORITE: #2 MONONGAHELA fits in this category, as Chad Brown is 0-8 with graded dirt stayers in this day range who missed the board last out ( 9-1 or less ).  NOTE TO ALL @SaratogaBets , @BataviaBets , @YonkersRaceway & @capitalotb READERS: Due to a gate scratch at @MonmouthPark , the #7 will be our 3rd selection.


Race 12 


2.Ny Traffic

3.Dr Post

Well, after he was recently suspended ( on appeal ) for not one but TWO failed post race analyses ( Congratulations !! ), let's see if Bob Baffert's Baked Beans can win the Haskell in "AUTHENTIC" fashion with the #2 here. May foal has amassed a 4:3-1-0 mark this far ( losing only to Honor A.P. ), and you can expect the track to be souped up to the conditioner's liking this afternoon. Recognize the 7-14 trainer stat which has this barn at just that w/ male graded dirt routers who hit the board 34-50 days ago & are below 2-1 today ( 3YO's ). #7 NY TRAFFIC has ascended the Beyer ladder in four straight since being transferred over to the Saffie barn ( "Another Festivus miracle !" ), and that includes three straight in the money finishes. We had #1 DR POST pegged for 2nd in the Belmont & that's where he ended up, and drops seven pounds off that effort; lone 2X try resulted in a win.


Saratoga         ( Current ):       3-20      ( $61.70 )  Beatable   Favorites   1-1   ( 100% )     Favorites Win %          8-20   ( 40% ) 

Gulfstream           ( Final ):     58-468    ( $865.50 )  Beatable  Favorites  2-22  ( 9.1% )      Favorites Win %    161-468 ( 34.4% )

Aqueduct Winter  ( Final ):     65-427    ( $615.10 )  Beatable  Favorites  8-18  ( 44.4% )    Favorites Win %:   174-427 ( 40.8% ) 

Graded Stakes ( Current ):       2-12        ( $25.60 )  Beatable Favorites    N/A   (  N/A )      Favorites Win %:     4-12     ( 33.3% )

All Triple Crown, Breeders' Cup, Selected Grade 1's and Travers full days  ( These are also counted in the "Dirt Tracks" category ):

( 2013-2020 Final ) 64-411  ( $581.30 ) Beatable Favorites: 18-56 ( 32.1% ) Favorite's Win %: 139-411 (33.8%)  +/-: -29.2% against a 16.8% takeout  

Poly Tracks2013-16  (All Final): 85-568          ( $819.20 )  Beatable Favorites : 15-68      ( 22.1% )Favorite's Win %: 163-587      ( 27.7% ) +/-: -27.6%  against a 15.6% takeout

Dirt Tracks  2013-20 (All Final):2569-12918 ($21,998.80) Beatable Favorites : 345-1244( 27.7% )Favorite's Win %: 4914-13001 ( 37.8% ) +/-: -14.8%  against a 16.8% takeout

Cumulative Stats    (All Final): 2664-13466 ($22,818.50)  Beatable Favorites : 360-1312( 27.4% )Favorite's Win %: 5076-13588 ( 37.4% ) +/-: -15.3%  against a 16.6% takeout