Saratoga Day 40: Monday, September 4, 2017

Robert C. Baker and William L. Mack’s Sporting Chance will try to give Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas his eighth win in the Hopeful Stakes (G1) on Labor Day at Saratoga Race Course. Photo by Sarah K. Andrew

Saratoga Selections By Frank Lyons: Monday, September 4, 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 final program of the summer at Saratoga Race Course on Labor Day has 10 races on tap including a pair of black-type events–the $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (G2T) for three-year-olds and upward going  a mile and a sixteenth on the Mellon Turf Course and the $350,000 Hopeful Stakes (G1) for two-year-olds going seven-eighths on the main track.

Frank had four winners on the Sunday, September 3 program at The Spa including Vertical Oak, who annexed the Prioress Stakes (G2) and returned $11.40 to win. He finished the day with a positive 16 percent return on investment (ROI*), or a flat-bet profit of 32 cents for each $2 wagered on his top selections.

Click HERE to see who he likes on Labor Day at Saratoga!

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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