Saratoga Day 25: Friday, August 18, 2017

Robert LaPenta’s homebred colt Dial One will make his New York debut in Friday’s $100,000 Skidmore Stakes at Saratoga. Gulfstream Park photo

Saratoga Selections By Frank Lyons: Friday, August 18, 2017

The Green Sheet has expanded its handicapping coverage this summer, as Frank Lyons–Breeder’s Cup winning trainer and former on-air personality with Television Games Network (TVG)–has signed on to give his selections for the 2017 meet at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Frank Lyons/TVG photo

In addition to a multi-year stint as a host and racing analyst on TVG, Lyons saddled 1995 Breeder’s Cup Sprint (G1) winner Desert Stormer. He also bought and campaigned Santa Anita Derby (G1) winner Castledale. He’s currently a bloodstock agent and the host of a weekly radio show in Lexington, Kentucky.

The Friday, August 18 program at Saratoga has 10 races on tap including the $100,000 Skidmore Stakes for two-year-olds. The race was originally scheduled for the turf but will be contested at a five and a half-furlong trip on the main track.

Frankie gave out four winners on Thursday’s nine-race program at The Spa and finished the day with a positive 27 percent return on investment (ROI*), or a flat-bet profit of 54 cents for every two dollars wagered on his top selections on the card. He will be giving out his picks FREE of charge for the duration of Saratoga’s 2017 meet. Click HERE to see who he likes on Friday!

Follow Frank on Twitter! — @frankly61458591

*Return on investment is calculated by placing a hypothetical $2 win wager on all top selections and dividing the net profit by the total amount wagered.


Header image: “Fair High,” oil on board by Vaughn Flannery (American, 1898-1955)

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