Best Horse Racing Bets for Thursday, November 12, 2020

| November 11, 2020 1:30 pm PDT

Betting possibilities — at least for underdogs and longshots — were slim at all three tracks I reviewed for Thursday.

Still, Churchill Downs stood out with the most opportunities for increased return, while both Indiana Grand Race Course and Golden Gates Fields yielded only a couple of non-favorite wagers.

Read on for an overview of my tips and predictions for Thursday, November 12, 2020.

Good luck!

Thursday’s Picks for Churchill Downs

  • Race 7: French Empire 7/2 (win)
  • Race 8: Zoom Up 3/1 (win)
  • Race 8: Antecedence 20/1 (show)
  • Race 9: Perjury Trap 4/1 (win, if starts)
  • Race 9: Glory Road 3/1 (win, otherwise)
  • Race 9: Parkland 20/1 (show)

Right off the bat I found a third-favored entry in race 7, and then I wound up agreeing with the morning line for races 8 and 9. Of course, technically I went with the second-favored entry in race 9, since that’s an if-then involving which horse Tyler Gaffalione will ride.

Be that as it may, I also managed to identify 20/1 longshots in both race 8 and race 9. Yay me.

Discover more about my tips, picks, and predictions for Thursday’s richest races at Churchill Downs.

My Thursday Picks for Indiana Grand Race Course

  • Race 1: Taylor Avenue 7/5 (win)
  • Race 1: Chandana 15/1 (show/across the board)
  • Race 2: Major Sparks 5/2 (win)
  • Race 2: Comes N Threes 30/1 (show)
  • Race 3: Mai Tai’s Gem 5/2 (win)

I also found a single underdog at Indiana Grand for Thursday. In race 2 you’ll note the 5/2 second-favored entry was my pick. In races 1 and 3 I stuck by the morning line.

I did find a good 30/1 longshot for a value show bet in race 2, as well as a less profitable 15/1 value bet in race 1.

Get more info about my Thursday betting recommendations at Indiana Grand Race Course.

Golden Gate Fields Predictions for Thursday

  • Race 2: Raging Waters 8/5 (win)
  • Race 4: City Champ 2/1 (win)
  • Race 6: Always in Vegas 5/2 (win)
  • Race 6: Always in Vegas, Live It Well, Silly Notion (trifecta, 3-5-6)

I was BFFs with the morning line at Golden Gate Fields, too — at least for the first two races I reviewed (races 2 and 4). Then I went on a rampage with a second-favored entry in race 6.

I couldn’t find a single long-odds entry worth risking a show bet at Golden Gate Fields, but I did discover a nice trifecta in race 6.

Learn more about my picks and predictions for the Thursday races at Golden Gate Fields.

J.W. Paine
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 thoroughbred horseracing, poker, blackjack, and slots.

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