Best Horse Racing Bets for Tuesday, November 23, 2021
I went to Finger Lakes Racetrack, Mahoning Valley Race Course, and Remington Park for my racing picks for Tuesday.
I had to agree with the morning line on a surprising number of picks, but I still managed to pinpoint some solid underdogs—including a 6/1 sleeper—to enhance our bankrolls and lift our spirits. But mostly to enhance our bankrolls.
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My Tuesday Picks for Finger Lakes Racetrack
Let’s start on the main track with race two, a mile and 70 yards starter optional claiming race for three-year-olds and upward.
Looks like we’re starting out with a no-brainer, with our obvious pick the 6/5 morning-line favorite, Our Caravan, ridden by Andre Shivnarine Worrie.
In comparison, the 7/2 second-favored coupled entries (1/1A) can’t match Our Caravan even by combining the two horses’ records: 74 starts, 39 money finishes, and eleven wins.
Parenthetically speaking, I’m not sure what the morning line was thinking here, since Our Caravan’s most likely competition will be the third-favored (at 9/2) Anything Pazible, who’s got better stats than either of the 1/1A coupled entries.
Our Caravan is trained by owner Michael S. Ferraro, who has put Worrie in the irons for Our Caravan’s last eight races, resulting in five wins. Incidentally, Worrie is currently having the winningest year of his career.
Race seven is a one mile and 70 yards allowance run on the main track for New York-bred fillies and mares three years old and upward. I like the second-favored (at 9/5) Gone and Forgotten, with top jockey Luis E. Perez aboard.
This three-year-old filly moneyed five of her six career stars, winning four, including her last two. And yes, I see that the 6/5 favorite, U Guys Are No Fun, finished second in the New York Oaks (Black Type) in July, but that was a four-horse race, three of which finished far behind the winner.
Michael S. Ferraro trains Gone and Forgotten for owner Barry K. Schwartz. Ferraro has tapped Perez to saddle Gone and Forgotten for all six of her races.
For race eight—a six-furlong allowance race on the main track for New York-bred fillies and mares three years old and upward—I’m betting my two dollars on the 5/1 underdog Mind of Gold, piloted by veteran jockey Kevin Navarro.
Robert W. Cook trains Mind of Gold for owner Rosaury Birriel Pizzaro.
Tuesday’s Picks for Mahoning Valley Race Course
We’re on the main track for race three, a one mile and 70 yards allowance run for Ohio-bred three-year-olds and upward. I like the second-favored (at 2/1) Ridge West, piloted by top jockey Angel I. Diaz.
This four-year-old gelding finished in the money for eleven of his 20 career starts, winning four, which gives him a paper-thin statistical edge over the morning-line favorite.
Nabu Morales trains Ridge West for owner Michael J. Friedman.
Race four is a six-furlong allowance run on the main track for Ohio-bred fillies and mares three years old and upward that have never won four races.
I have to agree with the morning line here and bet my money on the 8/5 favorite, Nancy’s Leslie, with veteran jockey Luan Machado in the irons.
With nearly three decades in the racing business, William D. Cowans trains Nancy’s Leslie for owners Nancy Frieland and Leslie Murgul.
Race five is a six-furlong allowance run on the main track for Ohio-bred fillies and mares three years old and upward that have never won two races. I’m calling this race for the second-favored (at 5/2) Not a Wild Brat, with veteran jockey Luis Raul Rivera aboard.
The rationale behind my choice here is simple. While the morning-line favorite moneyed her first three maiden attempts and then won her fourth, this three-year-old filly won her initial maiden attempt, then went on the money finishes in three allowance races. Advantage: Not a Wild Brat.
Jeffrey A. Radosevich trains Not a Wild Brat for M. Y. Stables, Inc. Radosevich has put Rivera in the irons for all four of Not a Wild Brat’s races.
Tuesday Picks for Remington Park
Let’s start on the main track with race three, a 6-1/2 furlong claiming race for three-year-olds and upward. My money’s on the 6/1 sleeper, Good Scout, ridden by veteran jockey Stewart Elliott.
This four-year-old gelding finished in the money ten of his 18 career starts, winning five. His 2021 record is superior to that of the morning-line favorite’s: Six money finishes in eight starts, three of them wins. Most notably, Good Scout finished second in the Bucharest Stakes (Black Type) at Sam Houston Race Park in April.
Longtime racing veteran J.R. Caldwell trains Good Scout for Farmers Fillies Racing.
Race four is a one-mile allowance run on the main track for Oklahoma-bred three-year-old fillies. I’m betting my two dollars on the 2/1 morning-line favorite, Run Slewpy Run, piloted by Luis S. Quinonez.
Jesse Oberlander trains Run Slewpy Run for owner-breeder Walter M. Jones.
Race five is a 6-1/2-furlong allowance race on the main track for Oklahoma-bred three-year-olds and upward. I like the 3/1 morning-line favorite, Salt Creek Kid, with top jockey David Cabrera in the irons.
This three-year-old gelding moneyed both of his career starts, winning his initial maiden attempt in October, then finishing second in an allowance race earlier this month. Versus the rest of this ten-horse field, he’ll do.
With two decades in the horseracing business, co-owner J. Sue Hunt trains Salt Creek Kid for Donnie Reed and herself.