Best Horse Racing Bets for Wednesday, September 15, 2021
I went with Finger Lakes Racetrack, Penn National Race Course, and Remington Park for my Wednesday picks.
I found some solid underdog moneymakers at all three tracks, with Penn National favoring the morning-line’s choices, while Remington Park yielded up the most hidden of picks, including a fifth-favored sleeper at 6/1.
Before you get started on the details, remember to check out the Wednesday racecards for all three tracks at one of our top online racebooks.
Wednesday’s Picks for Finger Lakes Racetrack
Let’s start with race three, a 5-1/2 furlong claiming run on the main track for fillies and mares three years old and upward. While it would be easy to back the 2/1 morning-line favorite here, I’m putting my money on the second-favored (at 5/2) Comfortable Cat, ridden by Rodolfo Ignacio.
This seven-year-old mare finished in the money 23 of her 42 career starts, winning seven. I know—that’s not that impressive, but her performance is actually improving this year, while that of I’m a Good Looker (the favorite) is not.
For the record, 17 of the favorite’s 20 career wins happened between 2014 and 2018.
Racing veteran Joseph E. Marino trains Comfortable Cat for Twoeightten Racing.
For race five—a six-panel claiming run on the main track for three-year-olds and upward that have never won two races—I’m agreeing with the morning line and buying a win ticket for the 8/5 favorite, Straight Eight, with Andre Shivnarine Worrie in the irons.
This three-year-old gelding moneyed four of his five career starts, winning one—his graduation run at Finger Lakes just last month.
Jeremiah C. Englehart trains Straight Eight for owner-breeders Neal M. Allread and Dan Langlais.
Race seven is a one-mile-and-70-yards allowance run on the main track for three-year-olds and upward that have never won two races. My money’s on the third-favored (at 5/1) Bellagio, with veteran jockey Harry Hernandez aboard.
This three-year-old gelding finished in the money three of his seven career starts, winning one. He’s got a better 2021 record than the rest of this eight-horse field: Two money finishes in four starts, one of which was his maiden victory.
Michael S. Ferraro trains Bellagio for owner-breeder William C. Schettine.
My Wednesday Picks for Penn National Race Course
We’re starting on the turf course with race one, a five-furlong allowance run for Pennsylvania-bred fillies and mares three years old and upward. I’m betting my two dollars on the 9/5 morning-line favorite, Flyingontheground, ridden by Angel Suarez.
This seven-year-old mare has the best record in this seven-horse field: Ten money finishes in 18 career starts, four of them wins.
Elizabeth M. Merryman trains Flyingontheground for owner-breeder Ellendale Racing LLC.
Let’s go to the turf for race two, a one-mile-and-70-yard claiming run for fillies and mares three years old and upward that have never won two races. Looks like I’m betting the morning-line fave in this race, as well—the 8/5 Serene Warrior, with Angel R. Rodriguez in the irons.
This three-year-old filly has finished in the money for all five of her career starts, breaking her maiden back in June here at Penn National. Her record makes her a statistical superstar in comparison to the rest of this eight-horse field.
Regularly top-ranked for wins, Brandon L. Kulp trains Serene Warrior for Warriors Reward, LLC.
We’re back on the main track for race six, a one-mile allowance run for three-year-olds and upward. I’m betting on the third-favored (at 7/2) Brown Eyed Boy, piloted by veteran jockey Andrew Wolfsont.
This five-year-old gelding moneyed eight of his 13 career starts, winning four, including his two most recent runs at Penn National (in July and August). Just as encouraging are his consistently high-speed figures. He’ll do.
Top-ranked Kathleen A. DeMasi trains Brown Eyed Boy for Pewter Stable.
Wednesday Picks for Remington Park
We’re starting on the main track with race four, a 6-1/2 furlong claiming run for Oklahoma-bred fillies and mares three years old and upward that have never won three races. My money’s on the 3/1 third-favored Snowtrick, ridden by Floyd Wethey, Jr.
This four-year-old filly finished in the money nine of her 18 career starts, winning two. That makes her the statistical leader in this short field. Wethey, by the way, is having the best year of his jockey life.
Oscar Flores trains Snowtrick for owner Danny R. Caldwell. Flores tapped Wethey to saddle Snowtrick for both of her winning races.
Race five is a one-mile claiming run on the main track for Oklahoma-bred fillies and mares three years old and upward that have never won two races. I like the second-favored (at 4/1) Saturday Service, with top jockey David Cabrera aboard.
Longtime racing veteran H. Ray Ashford, Jr. trains Saturday Service for owner Lori A. Roberts.
Let’s go to the turf course for race eight, a 7-1/2 furlong claiming run for fillies and mares three years old and upward. I’m buying a win ticket on the 6/1 sleeper, Tapindeed, with Obed Sanchez in the irons.
This seven-year-old mare finished in the money 31 of her 49 career starts, winning 17. She’s still making money for her connections in 2021, and with her stats, she’s definitely the Horse Most Likely to Succeed.
Scott Corderman trains Tapindeed for owner Jimmy R. Skinner.