Capital OTB’s “Featured Race of the Day”


Every racing day, Capital OTB will be providing you with a “Featured Race of the Day”. We will identify the pace of the race, tactical advantages, key percentages, recent trends, and other helpful hints. All for the purposes of seeing you win big!


Thursday 07-27-17

Saratoga Race 9

6 ½ F

The John Morrissey

Purse: $100,000

Pace Factor

The pace of the race should be set by #1 Weekend Hideaway (ML 7-2), #2 Bustin It (ML 8-1), #5 Gypsum Johnny (ML 5-1) and #7 Breakin the Fever (ML 12-1). The horses that should take stalking roles are #6 Fish Trappe Roas (ML 15-1), #4 Brimstone (ML 20-1) and #3 Ostrolenka (ML 15-1). The horses that have shown closing ability are #12 Celtic Chaos (ML 6-1), #10 Papa Shot (ML 9-2) and #11 T Loves a Fight (ML 12-1).

Key Percentages

#6 Fish Trappe Pond (ML 15-1) … Listed jockey is winning at a 29% clip.

Recent Trends

#6 Fish Trappe Pond (ML 15-1) … Horse runs with blinkers for the first time in career.

Overall View    

The feature on the Thursday card at Saratoga is such a balanced race. The race consist of several horses who like to take the lead, several horses who like to stalk the pace and several horses who like to close. I am going to play a closer #12 on top in this race. I really like his win last time and it really was a gutsy win. The horse was very wide on the turn and somehow ran down the front runners which was very impressive to see.

Picks: 12-5-9-10


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Sullivan Crotty

About Sullivan Crotty

Sullivan grew up two blocks from Saratoga Race Course, got involved with horse racing from his father at a young age, who used to breed and own race horses. Graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in Albany, NY. He played college football at Assumption College in Worcester, MA.