Post time for the first race at Mountaineer Racetrack Monday is 7 PM (EDT). Let’s have a look at my predictions, picks, and tips.
Post Time: 7:00 PM
Distance: 7 furlongs (turf)
Conditions: For Three Year Olds And Upward Which Have Never Won Two Races. If necessary, will be run six furlongs Main Track
Race 1 Runners and Odds Forecast
1 Echo Alpha Six, L M Quinones, 7/2
2 Wallet, C Oliveros, 10/1
3 Howard of Luck, S E Bermudez, 5/1
4 Mutashabeh, SCRATCHED
5 Kolten’s Court, C A Diaz, 20/1
6 Homers Magic, Y L Correa, 15/1
7 Kentucky Peerless, D L Parker, 15/1
8 Try Try Again, L R Rivera, 8/1
9 Queens Dude, A Williams, 8/1
10 Macho Mania, SCRATCHED
Race 1 Prediction and Pick
I’m not real impressed with the jockeys aboard the three top moneyline favorites, but I’ll bite the bullet and pick the third-favored (5/1) Howard of Luck, with Samuel Bermudez aboard. This three-year-old gelding moneyed three times in his four career starts, one of those a win.
Race 1 Tip
At 15/1, Homers Magic, with newbie jockey Yarmarie Correa aboard, is undervalued slightly in this race and deserves at least a show wager. Correa has already proven her abilities in the WPS stats.
Howard of Luck
Post Time: 7:50 PM
Distance: 5 furlongs (turf)
Conditions: For Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward Which Have Never Won Four Races. If necessary, will be run same distance Main Track
Race 3 Runners and Odds Forecast
1 Devilish Magic, J Tunon, 10/1
2 My Aunt Tillie, D L Parker, 6/1
3 Best Dressed, M A Ccamaque, 15/1
4 Miss Tizcat, C A Diaz, 8/1
5 Diva Banker, C Oliveros, 6/1
6 Little Christy, K Serrano, 9/2
7 Shared Silence, L M Quinones, 5/2
8 Pulpit’s Purrfect, L R Rivera, 3/1
Race 3 Prediction and Pick
I like the second-favored (3/1) Pulpit’s Purrfect, with Luis Rivera aboard. This four-year-old filly moneyed in five of her seven career starts, with three of those wins.
Race 3 Tip
I see nothing worthy of longshot risk in this field, so save your money.
Post Time: 8:15 PM
Type: MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHT
Distance: 5-1/2 furlongs
Conditions: For Maidens, Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward
Race 4 Runners and Odds Forecast
1 Nymphesa, W Ortiz, 3/1
2 Fides Ratio, M Cosme, 5/1
3 Chaos, Y Yaranga, 4/1
4 Stormin Rosemary, L Hernandez, 30/1
5 Allaboutaprincess, I Ayala, 6/1
6 Kingston Time, O J Mayta, 20/1
7 Flatter Me Sydney, A Williams, 15/1
8 Inaweofnooneatall, K Serrano, 9/2
9 Delicate Christy, A Gonzalez, 8/1
10 Shesarockstartoo, C Oliveros, 10/1
Race 4 Prediction and Pick
I like the second-favored (4/1) Chaos, with Yuri Yaranga in the irons. This five-year-old mare has moneyed in eight of her 17 career starts, and statistically, Yaranga is the best jockey in this race.
Race 4 Tip
Given the gob-smacking aggregate weight allowance of 14 pounds, I’d consider placing a show bet at 6/1 on Allaboutaprincess, ridden by apprentice jockey Isaias Ayala. If that doesn’t appeal, probably best to save your money.
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