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.
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.
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*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.
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