Best Horse Racing Bets for Wednesday, October 14, 2020

| October 13, 2020 3:50 pm PDT

I took a look at Indiana Grand Race Course, Monmouth Park, and Thistledown Racino today, hunting for those elusive underdog upsets and longshot bargains. And, despite the past week being a rather dry time for prospecting, I found both.

From the 6/1 underdog in Indiana Grand’s race 6 to the trifecta in Thistledown’s race 7, I found upsets and value bets—and did I mention the two 30/1 longshots I found at Monmouth Park?

By the way: You can find the full race cards for all the tracks I cover with a visit to one of our top online racebooks.

Read on for the summary of my picks and predictions for Wednesday, October 14, 2020.

Good luck!

Today’s Predictions for Indiana Grand Race Course

  • Race 3: Azurita 8/5 (win)
  • Race 4: Little Maemi 3/1 (win)
  • Race 6: Bayou Cat 6/1 (win)
  • Race 6: Local Honey 15/1 (show)

Me and my BFF morning line picked the winners for race 3 and 4, but had some significant disagreement in race 6, where I chose the fourth-favored entry for the win. Plus, I found a 15/1 bargain show ticket in that race, as well.

You can get all the details about the Indiana Grand races I covered today.

Picks for Monmouth Park

  • Race 6: Malibu Star 3/1 (win)
  • Race 6: Blackshear 30/1 (show)
  • Race 7: Crafty Don 3/1 (win)
  • Race 8: Premier Star 2/1 (win)
  • Race 8: Bright Dawn 30/1 (show)

When I chose Monmouth Park today for one of my featured tracks, I had no way of knowing it was Paco Lopez Day. I don’t actually know if that’s the official name for the day, but in all three races I reviewed I ended up picking Lopez’ mount for the win.

The longshot show tickets I recommend in races 6 and 8, of course, have other jockeys.

Learn more about my choices at Monmouth Park today.

My Tuesday Picks for Thistledown Racino

  • Race 2: Cristalinda 5/2 (win)
  • Race 6: Tapaway 3/1 (win)
  • Race 7: Biscayne Bay 4/1 (win)
  • Race 7: Biscayne Bay, Pricey Appeal, Persevering Honor (trifecta, 4-1-9)

While I stuck by the morning line in race 2, I found the second-favored entries in both race 6 and race 7 to be more likely to cross the finish line first.

I also found a trifecta in race 7 that could easily make my day.

Get the details of my picks and predictions for Wednesday’s races at Thistledown Racino.

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).

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