Travers Stakes Picks at Saratoga on Saturday 8/27/22

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Horse Racing Picks from Saratoga on Saturday, Aug. 27 for the 153rd running of the $1.25 million Travers Stakes. Bet at TVG and FanDuel Racing.
Horse Racing Picks from Saratoga on Saturday, Aug. 27 for the 153rd running of the $1.25 million Travers Stakes. Bet at TVG and FanDuel Racing. / Mike Groll / Associated Press
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Starting at 11:35 a.m. ET, we have 13 races Saturday at Saratoga. Using 
numberFire’s projections as a guide, here are some of the best bets to make at FanDuel Racing.

As always, check the program at "The Spa" for scratches and changes, and monitor the weather and track conditions.

(I will reference Equibase's Speed Figure in selected races, which tells you how fast a horse has been running in each of its races -- adjusted for track, distances, and conditions).

Travers Stakes Betting

According to numberFire Racing's projections, these are the best bets to make at FanDuel Racing today for the Runhappy Travers Stakes.

1. Zandon and Epicenter, Race 11

FanDuel Racing Odds: 5/1 and 7/5
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Race 11 is the $1.25 million Runhappy Travers Stakes for 3-year-olds at 1 1/4 miles. The 153rd Travers has the top-3 finishers from the Kentucky Derby, Rich Strike (10/1), Epicenter (7/5) and Zandon (5/1). Add in recent Haskell Stakes winner Cyberknife (7/2) and Preakness winner Early Voting (8/1) and we have a solid Travers field.

Artorius (9/2) is a son of Travers and Breeders' Cup Classic winner Arrogate. He's a late-blooming runner improving with great strides. Ain't Life Grand (20/1) is an improving colt who is capable with five wins including the recent Iowa Derby.

Epicenter was also runner-up in the Preakness and then won the Travers prep Jim Dandy Stakes as the favorite with a strong late surge past Zandon and frontrunner Early Voting.

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