Golden Gate Fields Picks – Thursday, November 12, 2020
Golden Gate Fields brings us seven maiden, allowance, starter, and claiming races for Thursday.
I only found one race with an underdog that was worth the risk, but that also resulted in a solid trifecta recommendation.
Golden Gate Fields has been open to spectators for months now, so take advantage of it while you can: The weather Thursday in Berkeley will be mostly sunny skies with a 10% chance of rain, temps in the low 60s, and winds around ten mph.
Now, read on for my Golden Gate Fields picks and tips for Thursday’s richest races.
Pick for Golden Gate Fields Race 2
This is a claiming race for two-year-olds running a distance of six furlongs on the all-weather track for a purse of $17,000.
I’m backing the 8/5 morning line favorite — Raging Waters, with Irving Orozco in the irons. This colt finished in the money with a win for one of his two career starts.
The longest odds in this race are 8/1, and that’s too short to cover the risk of even a show bet.
- Win: Raging Waters 8/5
Pick for Golden Gate Fields Race 4
This is a starter allowance race for two-year-olds running a distance of one mile on the all-weather track for a purse of $19,000.
I’m sticking with the 2/1 morning line favorite for this race, as well — City Champ, with Evin Roman aboard. This colt won both of his career starts.
And again, the longest odds in this race are far too short for the risk of a show bet.
- Win: City Champ 2/1
Picks for Golden Gate Fields Race 6
This is a claiming race for fillies and mares three years old and upward running a distance of one mile on turf for a purse of $12,000.
I’m going with the second-favored (5/2) entry in this race — Always in Vegas, with Kyle Frey in the irons. This three-year-old filly moneyed five of her seven career starts, winning one.
I also see a trifecta here that could prove profitable: Always in Vegas, Live It Well, and Silly Notion (3-5-6). Live it Well — a four-year-old filly ridden by Silvio Amador — moneyed five of her 12 career starts, winning one. The three-year-old Silly Notion, with Frank T. Alvarado in the irons for this race, finished in the money for two of her six starts, with one win.
- Win: Always in Vegas 5/2
- Trifecta: Always in Vegas, Live It Well, Silly Notion (3-5-6)
My Other Picks and Predictions for Thursday
Golden Gate Fields was a bit stingy with the underdogs for Thursday, but you’ll find more moneymakers at the other two tracks I reviewed: