Golden Gate Fields Picks – Thursday, October 1, 2020

| October 1, 2020 12:29 am PDT

Golden Gate Fields starts its racing week Thursday with a seven-race schedule of claiming/maiden claiming races for our wagering pleasure.

While I cover the day’s richest matches at Golden Gate Fields, you can always find information on the full slate of races, including entries, jockeys, and wagering options, at one of our recommended horse race betting sites.

Read on for my predictions and picks for today’s three richest races at Golden Gate Fields.

Picks for Golden Gate Fields Race 3

This is a claiming race for three-year-olds and upward running a distance of 1-1/16 miles on turf for a purse of $13,000.

I like the 7/5 favorite in this race—Top of the Game, ridden by Catalino Martinez. This seven-year-old gelding finished in the money 14 of his 33 career starts, winning 10 of them.

The longest odds I found in this field that were a value bet were 10/1, which means a show ticket on Conquest Lemonraid, with Kevin Orozco aboard. This six-year-old gelding moneyed 15 of his 25 career starts, with three wins.

  • Win: Top of the Game 7/5
  • Show: Conquest Lemonraid 10/1

Pick for Golden Gate Fields Race 5

This is a maiden claiming race for two-year-old fillies running a distance of 1-1/16 miles on turf for a purse of $15,000.

I’m backing the third-favored (9/2) entry here—Cold Brew Kelly, ridden by Irving Orozco. This filly moneyed her two career starts, both of them seconds.

All the long-odds entries are in the also-eligibles group, but that doesn’t matter for our purposes since none of them is worth risking a show bet.

  • Win: Cold Brew Kelly 9/2

Pick for Golden Gate Fields Race 7

This is a claiming race for three-year-olds and upward running a distance of five furlongs on turf for a purse of $20,000.

I’m sticking with the 2/1 morning line favorite for this race—Regal Born, with Irving Orozco in the irons. This six-year-old gelding moneyed 20 of his 29 career starts, winning four of them—which gives him the best record in this field.

Of the two longer-odds entries, neither is likely to see a money finish here.

  • Win: Regal Born 2/1

Other Horse Racing Predictions for Thursday

I’ve found some good value bets at these other tracks I reviewed for your Thursday wagering:

J.W. Paine
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