Best Horse Racing Bets for Wednesday, September 29, 2021

| September 28, 2021 1:13 pm PDT

For my Wednesday picks, I went with Charles Town Races, Parx Racing, and Thistledown Racino. While I found few morning-line favorites that impressed me, I didn’t find any real long-shot moneymakers, either.

Still, 3/1 morning-line odds (the most frequent among my Wednesday picks) typically result in a solid return on our bets, so no tears today.

Remember to check out the full Wednesday race cards for all three tracks at our best horseracing wagering sites.

Good luck!

Wednesday’s Picks for Charles Town Races

Let’s start with race two, a 1-1/16 miles claiming run on the main track for West Virginia-bred three-year-olds and upward. I’m betting on the third-favored (at 3/1) Carter’s Run, piloted by Sunday Diaz, Jr.

In this short field of five, the race looks tight, but this six-year-old gelding has the record of putting him in the statistical lead: 20 money finishes in 38 career starts, seven of those wins.

Manolo Mangual trains Carter’s Run for owner Brett L. Purvis. Mangual tapped Diaz to saddle Carter’s Run for his most recent win.

For race six—a 4-1/2 furlong claiming race on the main track for three-year-olds and upward—I’m buying a win ticket on the 5/2 second-favored Frank’s Legacy, with Fredy Peltroche in the irons.

This four-year-old gelding finished in the money 11 of his 18 career starts, winning five. In this lackluster field of eight, he’s the stand-out.

Among the top-ranked trainers for wins every year since 2015, Eddie Clouston trains Frank’s Legacy for owner Michelle Helms.

Race seven is a 4-1/2 furlong allowance race for West Virginia-bred fillies and mares three years old and upward that have never won three races. I like the third-favored (at 3/1) Got Your Number, with top jockey Jose Montano aboard.

As much as I admire the morning-line favorite’s record of two wins in four races, Got Your Number moneyed seven of his ten career starts, winning two.

More encouraging is the fact that he also finished third in the Rachel’s Turn Stakes (Black Type) last September and the Its Binn Too Long Stakes this past May.

Crystal G. Pickett trains the three-year-old filly for owner Jill Daniel. Montano was in the irons for Got Your Number’s most recent win.

My Wednesday Picks for Parx Racing

We’re on the main track for race five, a one-mile claiming run for three-year-olds and upward that have never won four races. I’m betting my two dollars on the 4/1 third-favored Greenback, ridden by Andy Hernandez.

This four-year-old gelding finished in the money seven of his 13 career starts, winning three, which gives him a slight statistical edge in this seven-horse field. It also helps that Hernandez brings a hefty apprentice allowance along for the ride.

Carlos Soto trains Greenback for Perez Stables LLC.

Race seven is a one-mile claiming race on the main track for fillies and mares three years old and upward. I like the 2/1 morning-line favorite, Pecan Pattie, with top jockey Paco Lopez in the irons.

I expect the second-favored Cat Giumarello to give Pecan Pattie a run for her money, but the six-year-old Pecan Pattie has the edge here: 18 money finishes in 28 career starts, with six wins.

Not great, certainly, but she’s a real stand-out in this eight-horse field.

Douglas Nunn—who’s having the best year of his three-decade career—trains Pecan Pattie for Tesla Stables.

For race eight, a one-mile-and-70-yards claiming race for three-year-olds and upward, I’m buying a win ticket for the second-favored (at 2/1) Factor This In, piloted by veteran jockey Frankie Pennington.

This seven-year-old gelding finished in the money 25 of his 47 career starts, winning 12, making him the obvious pick from the rest of this nine-horse field.

Longtime racing veteran Jamie Ness trains Factor This In for owner Yo Berbs. Ness put Pennington in the irons for Factor This In’s two most recent wins.

Wednesday Picks for Thistledown Races

Race four puts us on the main track for a 5-1/2 furlong allowance run for Ohio-bred fillies and mares three years old and upward that have never won two races.

I’m going to bet my money on the first half of the coupled entry, the 5/2 second-favored Songstopshelf, ridden by Brandon Tapara.

While Songstopshelf got off to an unremarkable start in 2020 with five also-rans, he made up for lost time in 2021 with five money finishes in seven starts, one of those a win. Better late than never.

Breeder Danny R. Bird trains Songstopshelf for Strike Plate LLC.

In race seven—a 5-1/2 furlong allowance race on the main track for Ohio-bred three-year-olds and upward that have never won four races—I’m buying a win ticket on the 5/2 morning-line favorite, Kingofthebuckeye, with veteran jockey Ricardo Feliciano aboard.

This five-year-old gelding finished in the money eight of his ten career starts, winning three. He’s Wednesday’s “no-brainer bet.”

Louis V. Ruberto, Jr. trains Kingofthebuckeye for his own Ruberto Racing Stable, Inc. Ruberto has tapped Feliciano to saddle Kingofthebuckeye for his last five races, resulting in four money finishes, one of which was a win.

Race eight is a 5-1/2 furlong allowance run on the main track for Ohio-bred fillies and mares three years old and upward that have never won two races. My money’s on the 5/2 morning-line favorite, Shez Shacked Up, ridden by veteran jockey Christian P. Pilares.

This three-year-old filly moneyed 12 of her 19 career starts, winning one, but more impressive than that are three of her second-place finishes: the John W. Galbreath Stakes (Black Type), the Best of Ohio Norm Barron Queen City Oaks (Black Type), and the Tomboy Stakes (Black Type)—all in the past twelve months.

Promising newcomer Jeffrey Skerrett trains Shez Shacked Up for owner Danielle Agnello. Skerritt put Pilares in the irons for Shez Shacked Up’s most recent race, wherein the pair finished a very tight second in a nine-horse scramble.

J.W. Paine
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