Best Horse Racing Bets for Saturday, October 24, 2020

| October 23, 2020 2:56 pm PDT

I found an embarrassment of great and interesting wagers in today’s races. For the record, I reviewed the Saturday race-cards for Golden Gate Fields, Keeneland Race Course, and Santa Anita Park to find the nine races I assessed in detail.

From claiming, allowance, and maiden races at all three tracks to the hotly-contested Senator Ken Maddy Stakes (Grade III) at Santa Anita, today’s predictions and picks offer a veritable cornucopia of underdog challengers, bargain show bets, and even a trifecta.

Read on for the overview of all of my predictions and picks for Saturday, October 24, 2020.

Good luck!

Saturday’s Picks for Golden Gate Fields

  • Race 4: Connie’s Promise 9/2 (win)
  • Race 8: Back Slider 2/1 (win)
  • Race 8: Silver Lyric 12/1 (show/across the board)
  • Race 9: Papapifas 3/1 (win)

While I stuck by the morning line for races 8 and 9, I found a solid fourth-favored contender in race 4. Plus, I found a rare long-odds value show bet that is actually good enough to recommend as an across the board wager in race 8.

Learn more about my predictions and picks for Saturday’s three richest races at Golden Gate Fields.

My Picks Today for Keeneland Race Course

  • Race 4: Like a King 9/2 (win)
  • Race 4: Texas Rule 20/1 (show)
  • Race 7: Fooch 5/1 (win)
  • Race 7: Equal Justice 20/1 (show)
  • Race 9: In Good Spirits 5/2 (win)
  • Race 9: Alliaceous 15/1 (show/across the board)

My three choices of races at Keeneland Race Course turned out to be the most prolific providers of both underdogs and long-odds moneymakers. I picked a third-favored entry in race 4, a second-favored (5/1) in race 7, and in race 9, well, I stuck with the morning line’s favorite. But I also found yet another rare show/across the board prospect in race 9, plus 20/1 longshots for value show bets in races 4 and 7.

Saturday is shaping up to be a very good day.

More information about my predictions for Saturday’s richest races at Golden Gate Fields.

Saturday’s Picks for Santa Anita Park

  • Race 1: Brickyard Ride 2/1 (win)
  • Race 1: Octopus 12/1 (show)
  • Race 5: Unbroken Star 4/1 (win)
  • Race 8: Magic at Midnight 9/5 (win)
  • Race 8: Magic at Midnight, Aqua Seaform Shame, Biddy Duke (trifecta, 5-6-2)

Pickings were a bit slim for long-odds value bets at Santa Anita, but everything else was hitting on all cylinders today. I stuck with the morning line’s choices in races 1 and 8, but I found a very capable fourth-favored (4/1) entry in race 5. Only one 12/1 long-odds value bet (race 1), but the Senator Ken Maddy Stakes (race 8) gave me the one trifecta for today’s predictions.

Learn more about my selections for today’s top races at Santa Anita Park.

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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