Free Horse Racing Picks and Betting Tips for Mountaineer Racetrack – Wednesday, July 8, 2020

| July 8, 2020 1:01 am PDT

Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort offers a full nine-race schedule of maiden, claiming, and allowance matches for Wednesday, July 8, 2020.

The forecast for Wednesday in New Cumberland, West Virginia, calls for partly cloudy skies and a 20% chance of rain, temperatures in the low 90s, and mild breezes of around three mph.

I cover the races offering the largest purses here, but you can always find the full card of Mountaineer Racetrack races—including entries, jockeys, and wagering options—at our recommended sites for wagering on horse racing.

Today’s Mountaineer Racetrack picks and betting tips can be found below. Post time for the first race on Wednesday is 7 PM (EDT).


  • Post Time: 7:22 PM
  • Purse: $15,500
  • Distance: 1 mile (turf)
  • Conditions: For Maidens, Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward. If necessary will be run same distance Main Track

Race 2 Runners and Odds Forecast

  • 1 Delicate Christy, C Oliveros, 15/1
  • 2 Loopy, M A Ccamaque, 5/2
  • 3 Delia’s Pride, O J Mayta, 10/1
  • 4 Orbital Deity, A Bendezu Rojas, 6/1
  • 5 Alexandra Thirteen, L Hernandez, 6/1
  • 6 Mountain Melodies, K Serrano, 4/1
  • 7 West Coast Temple, A Williams, 9/2
  • 8 Rojo Rocks, L H Colon, 10/1
  • 9 Zangarva, A Gonzalez, 12/1
  • 10 Shesarockstartoo, W Ortiz, 30/1

Race 2 Prediction and Pick

This is one of those races where you start with the worst and keep crossing them off until you’re left with the least worst among them. That said, I’m going with the 10/1 Rojo Rocks ridden by Luis H. Colon. This four-year-old filly finished in the money for seven of her 16 career starts, but more importantly, she’s piloted by the winningest jockey in this race.

Race 2 Tip

I don’t see any other long-odds entries in this race worth the risk.

  • Rojo Rocks


  • Post Time: 7:44 PM
  • Purse: $17,800
  • Distance: 7-1/2 furlongs (turf)
  • Conditions: For Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward Which Have Never Won Two Races. If necessary will be run one mile Main Track

Race 3 Runners and Odds Forecast

  • 1 Zurlin, L H Colon, 4/5
  • 2 Cecilia’s a Gem, A Williams, 8/1
  • 3 Her Name Is Star, L Hernandez, 5/1
  • 4 So Aristocratic, A Gonzalez, 15/1
  • 5 Pressurized, W Ortiz, 4/1
  • 6 Marcie’s Candy, K Serrano, 8/1
  • 7 My Hat, M A Ccamaque, 20/1

Race 3 Prediction and Pick

I like the way the moneyline thinks in this race, and I’m going with the 4/5 favorite, Zurlin, with Luis H. Colon aboard. This four-year-old filly moneyed six out of 15 career starts. And, as I may have mentioned before, Colon is the winningest jockey currently riding at Mountaineer. Incidentally, as is usual in this type of race, all of the entries in this field have won a single race.

Race 3 Tip

None of the longer odds entries here are worth the risk.

  • Zurlin


  • Post Time: 9:34 PM
  • Purse: $20,200
  • Distance: 6 furlongs
  • Conditions: For Accredited West Virginia-Bred Fillies And Mares Three Years Old And Upward Which Have Never Won Three Races

Race 8 Runners and Odds Forecast

  • 1 El a Vader, L H Colon, 6/1
  • 2 M J Gold, W Ortiz, 12/1
  • 3 Shanghai Jewel, K Serrano, 4/1
  • 4 Mom’s Magic, C Oliveros, 20/1
  • 5 Cheerful Chimes, A Williams, 3/1
  • 6 Coco Machen, A Flores, 2/1
  • 7 Kara Lot, M A Ccamaque, 9/2
  • 8 Touch of Energy, SCRATCHED

Race 8 Prediction and Pick

As much as I think Luis H. Colon has a shot in this race, I’m going to go with the 2/1 moneyline favorite—Coco Machen, with Adrian Flores in the irons. Flores may not have Colon’s experience or record, but he’s a solid journeyman jockey. And the five-year-old filly he’s riding has all the good numbers: six finishes in the money out of eight career starts, with two of those wins.

Race 8 Tip

Colon may not win this race, but he will almost certainly finish in the money, so you decide whether 6/1 moneyline odds on El a Vader is worth a win, place, or show ticket.

  • Coco Machen

For more betting picks of all kinds, head to our betting previews and picks section.

J.W. Paine

J.W. Paine is one of the most experienced writers at He's written for television and the printed media, and is a published novelist (as Tom Elliott).

Paine loves writing about Las Vegas nearly as much he loves living here. An experienced gambler, he's especially familiar with poker, blackjack, and slots.

More Posts by J.W. Contact J.W.