About Ryan Patterson

Ryan Patterson is the purveyor of Gradedstakes.com. In addition to picking winners, Ryan owns racehorses and has worked several jobs in the industry.

Saratoga Picks 7-28-14

by Bob Nastanovich Saratoga 3 to Follow, Monday, July 28th: Race 1, #3 Pilatus–Claimed for $40,000 out of Belmont turf test in which he was held up behind soft fractions. Reappears quickly at higher level for newest cog in the Midwest Thoroughbreds outfit, trainer Laura Perillo. Switch from jock Solis to the in form Jose Ortiz. Can […]

Saratoga Picks 7/27/2014

 by Bob Nastanovich Saratoga 3 to Follow, Sunday, 7/27: Race 4, #3 Decisive Edge–Expensive colt seems to lack gears but the extended distance of today’s return to action should suit. Like many of his Tony Dutrow stable mates, he is being asked for quite a bit in the mornings and giving. Anticipating a career best off […]

Mike Beychok on Saratoga trainers & track bias

Just when you thought you had Saratoga figured out…it turns out you were right – and wrong. The first four days are in the books and is there anything more reliable than a Todd Pletcher odds on two-year-old first time starter? Turns out the answer is no. In what I find to be an amazing […]

Saratoga Picks 7-25-14

Sign up for our free membership and get cool new features and content! First Name Email Sign Up   by Bob Nastanovich Saratoga, Friday, July 25th, 3 to Follow: Race 7, #10 Everything Matters–Well-bred and expensive filly offers value in grass maiden. Has bounced back and forth between Florida and Maryland before heading North for […]

Saratoga Picks 7/24/2014

by Bob Nastanovich Saratoga 3 to Follow, Thursday, 7/24: Race 1 (The Jonathan Kiser Novice Hurdle), #5 Saint Jerome–Had the pleasure of seeing this front running hurdler dominate 14 rivals when live on course at Warwick on March 19th. Clearly, he enjoys bossing rivals around on the front end and I can see that scenario developing here. He has […]

Saratoga Picks 7/23/2014

by Bob Nastanovich 3 to Follow, Saratoga, Wednesday, 7/23 Race 3, #4 Madaket Millie–Although his runners are firing, trainer Chad Brown is off to a frustrating 1-for-11 start to the meet. However, he’s 27% for a reason and that’s because he leads over excellent stock. This 3 year old filly is an example. She has […]

Saratoga Betting Tips 7/21/2014

Saratoga 3 to Follow, Monday, July 21st: Race 2, #6 Sashay–Debutante juvenile by Stroll, an overachieving $5,000 stallion, is a Stone Farm home bred and potential running advertisement. Has posted a progressive string of workouts leading up to this for Christophe Clement. Pedigree loaded with turf influences, including Kingmambo and Lord At War (Arg). Maiden […]

Bob Nastanovich Saratoga Picks 7/20/2014

Saratoga 3 to Follow, Sunday, July 20th  Race 1, #3 Thank You–Has the benefit of experience with Belmont turf miscue under his belt. Trainer Mareina is potent with young stock. For one, Mareina readied Game On Dude and sold him to Baffert’s connections a few years back. He reaches for the hood and this fellow, with […]

Bob Nastanovich Saratoga betting tips 7/19/2014

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by Bob Nastanovich After connecting with Street Blush ($25.80) on opening day, Bob is back with more Saratoga betting insight. Saratoga Three To Follow, 7/19/2014: Race 7 (Grade 3 Sanford), #7 Bessie’s Boy–With an emphasis on precocity and tactical speed, look no further than Ward, Dettori and this gelded son of Smoke Glacken out of a Meadowlake […]

Saratoga – And They Are Off

by Michael Beychok The opening of Saratoga is a date anyone who has visited the track has circled on the calendar. My first visit was with my father in 1981 to watch the Travers victory by Willow Hour on a sloppy track. The highlight of the trip was sitting in a box for two days […]