It’s Runhappy Travers Week in Saratoga and the action at the Spa is the focus for the fifth week of the 2020 TIF Summer Prop Contest. Renowned live-money contest player and handicapper Nick Tammaro, who currently sits tied for eighth in the overall standings, is this week’s prop setter.
Below are the props facing players for as unique a renewal of the Travers as you will find.
1. HEAD TO HEAD: Which horse will have the higher finishing position in the Travers?
#2 COUNTRY GRAMMER
#4 MAX PLAYER
2. HEAD TO HEAD: Which horse will have the higher final win odds, according to the final Equibase chart?
#8 SOUTH BEND
3. What will be the margin of victory for the Travers, according to the final Equibase chart?
1 ¼ lengths or shorter
Between 1 ½ lengths to 2 ¾ lengths
3 lengths or longer
4. How many letters are in the last name of the Troy’s (Race 8) winning trainer?
Between 1 and 6 (American Sailor, Chewing Gum, Imprimis, Lonhtwist)
7 or more (Pulsate, Pure Sensation, Shekky Shebaz)
5. Which race will have the faster final time, according to the final Equibase chart?
The Test (Race 10)
The Ballerina MINUS 0.5 seconds (Race 7)
6. Did the winner of the Ballerina (Race 7) participate in the 2019 Kentucky Oaks?
YES (#1 SERENGETI EMPRESS, BELLAFINA)
NO (All others)
7. What will be the $2 daily double payout between the Test and Travers (Races 10-11)?
$10.30 or higher
$10.20 or lower
8. Will the winner of Race 6 have been sired by a horse who won a Grade 1 in California?
YES (#1 Secret Potion, #3 American Monarch, #6 Mystical Man, #7 Free Spirit, #9 Esperanto)
NO (#2 Pivotal Mission, #4 Hidden Enemy, #5 Hilliard, #8 Incitatus, #10 Fire At Will)
9. Using 5 points for a win, 3 points for a second and 1 point for a third, who will have the most points among the following jockeys at Saratoga on Saturday?
Irad Ortiz, Jr.
10. How many wins will trainer Bob Baffert record on Saturday between Saratoga and Del Mar?
11. What will be the shortest win return on a winning $2 bet on Saturday at Saratoga?
12. What number will be greater?
Total beaten lengths by the last place finisher in the Travers
Total points scored by Kawhi Leonard in Saturday’s Clippers-Trailblazers NBA game
TIEBREAKER: What will be the $0.50 trifecta return in the Travers?