08/09/2017 7:27AM

TimeformUS Saratoga Horses in Focus for Aug. 9, 2017

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Race 7

Verdant Pastures (#6)

The Pace Projector is predicting that she will be on the lead in a situation favoring the front-runner.

Ran very well when breaking her maiden, earning a competitive 98 TimeformUS Speed Figure.

DRF Formulator Fact: Over the past five years, Charlton Baker is 9 for 23 (39 percent, $2.86 ROI) with horses coming off layoffs of 90 to 180 days in dirt races on the NYRA circuit.

9-2 on ML

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Race 9

Blind Ambition (#1)

Made a premature move to the lead in his lone turf start, and did well to still pull away late.

Should sit a nice trip stalking the pace in a race that includes multiple front-running types.

He is a son of wickedly fast turf sprinter Starfish Bay.

5-2 on ML