The New York Racing Association will host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday featuring action from historic Saratoga Race Course and Stakes competition from Woodbine Racetrack and Monmouth Park.
Woodbine will kick-off the sequence with the Grade 2, $175,000 Nassau Stakes for older fillies and mares going one mile on the turf, in Race 6 at 3:45. A field of 12 is scheduled to start.
The first of three (in the sequence) races at Saratoga will make up the 2nd leg, as a six-furlong Maiden sprint for juveniles will go off in Race 6 at 3:55.
Monmouth will get in on the action in Race 9 as a field of New Jersey-bred 3-year-olds and up will compete at one mile on the turf in the $85,000 Irish War Cry Handicap at 4:05.
Saratoga will close out the Cross Country Pick 5 with the final two legs, starting with a full field of 12 in a 1 1/16-mile Mellon turf contest for 3-year-olds in Race 7 at 4:30.
The finale will be Saratoga’s Race 8, with a one-mile inner turf contest for Maiden fillies and mares 3-years-old and up.
The minimum bet for the multi-track, multi-race wager is 50 cents.
The Cross Country Pick 5 will continue each Saturday throughout the year. Every week will feature a mandatory payout of the net pool.
The Daily Racing Blog enjoys playing this type (multiple track) of Pick 5 as you don’t have to wager a lot of money in order to share in the Winnings.
CROSS COUNTRY PICK 5 – SATURDAY, JULY 24:
Leg A: Woodbine – Race 6, G2 Nassau (3:45)
Leg B: Saratoga – Race 6 (3:55)
Leg C: Monmouth– Race 9 Irish War Cry Handicap (4:05)
Leg D: Saratoga – Race 7 (4:30)
Leg E: Saratoga – Race 8 (5:05)
Best of luck should you give it a go.