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Charlie Cooper’s Travers Stakes Day picks

The Travers Stakes Day

Saratoga Race Course

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Handicapper Charlie Cooper

Best Bet: Race 5 Toy Cannon Best Longshot: Race 2 Charlie’s Picnic

Race 1: 6-8-4-9 Race 2: 2-10-6-11 Race 3: 9-2-5-6 Race 4: 1-11-12-7 Race 5:10-11-8-9

Race 6: 5-7-4-1 Race 7: 5-9-8-6 Race 8: 9-2-10-6 Race 13: 3-10-5-6

No. Horse; Jockey; Comments; Odds

Race 9: 7 Furlongs; TEST STAKES; Purse $500,000; Fillies; 3 YO

5 Sweet Lulu; Leparoux; Looking to remain undefeated; 5-2

1 Irish Lute; Albarado; Should love pace scenario; 12-1

8 My Happy Face; Rosario; 2nd to top filly; 3-1

6 Lighthouse Bay; Rocco; Should love the stretch out; 4-1

9 Wildcat Lily; Velazquez; Speedster game in last, adds bullet; 6-1

3 So Many Ways; Napravnik; Undefeated this distance; 10-1

2 Baby J; Castellano; Runs well when freshened; 12-1

4 I’m Mom’s Favorite; Velasquez; Wins at 50% clips; 20-1

7 Ju Ju Eyeballs; Ortiz; Former claimer goes for 6th win in a row; 12-1

Race 10: 1 1/16 Mi; BALLSTON SPA STAKES; Purse $250,000; Fillies & Mares; 3 YO & up

1 Laughing; Lezcano; In sharp form; 7-2

5 Hungry Island; Castellano; Never off board this distance or course; 5-2

4 Centre Court; Velazquez; Needed last, loves distance; 3-1

3 Miz Ida; Bridgmohan; Could fly by them all late; 8-1

6 Somali Lemonade; Rosario; Hard trying Stakes filly; 6-1

8 Embarr; Morales; Has a stong, late kick; 30-1

7 Hard Not to Like; Prado; Stalker likes distance; 20-1

2 Pianist; Smith; Never off the board at Saratoga; 5-1

Race 11: 7 Furlongs; KING’S BISHOP STAKES; Purse $500,000; 3 YO

2 Forty Tales; Rosario; Along in time; 5-2

8 Declan’s Warrior; Velazquez; Needed last, adds bullet; 5-1

10 Let Em Shine; Smith; The one to catch?; 6-1

3 Capo Bastone; Ortiz; Flew home in Derby trial; 15-1

11 Integrity; Maragh; Stalker comes from good lay-off barn; 15-1

12 Central Banker; Albarado; Could be flying late; 20-1

5 Majestic Hussar; Lezcano; Speedster will force the issue; 10-1

6 Bad Hombre; Alvarado; Hasn’t missed a check in 2014; 15-1

7 Mentor Cane; Prado; Speedster off the board once; 8-1

14 No Distinction; Rocco; Winner of 3 of 4 dirt starts; 15-1

9 Overanalyze; Castellano; Triple Crown contender back sprinting; 12-1

13 Miraculousmo; Napravnik; Switches to good closing rider; 30-1

4 Slan Abhaile; Garcia; Never off the board this distance; 20-1

1 Salutos Amigos; Ortiz; Would be a surprise; 12-1

Race 12: 1¼ Mi; TRAVERS STAKES; Purse $1,000,000; 3 YO

8 Palace Malice; Smith; Ran career best over track; 5-2

3 Verrazano; Velazquez; Has regained form since Kentucky Derby; 2-1

5 Will Take Charge; Saez; Getting to top choice in Jim Dandy; 10-1

2 Orb; Rosario; KY Derby winner back to best distance; 4-1

6 Moreno; Ortiz; Speedster will keep pace honest; 12-1

7 War Dancer; Garcia; Live longshot will be rolling late; 15-1

9 Transparent; Ortiz; Goes for 3rd win in a row; 10-1

1 Romansh; Castellano; Switches to leading rider; 12-1

4 Golden Soul; Albarado; Hard to recommend; 20-1

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