Best Horse Racing Bets for Tuesday, September 28, 2021

| September 27, 2021 11:46 am PDT

I’m going with Finger Lakes Racetrack, Mountaineer Racetrack, and Presque Isle Downs for my Tuesday picks. Sure, I found lots of favorites that actually stand reasonable chances of wins, but I also found a good number of underdog moneymakers, including a 6/1 sleeper at Mountaineer.

Be sure to review the full race cards for all three tracks at our recommended online racebooks.

Good luck!

My Tuesday Picks for Finger Lakes Racetrack

We’ll start with race three, a one-mile-and-70-yards allowance run on the main track for fillies and mares three years old and upward that have never won two races. My money’s on the 5/2 second-favored entry in this short field of six: Single Lady, ridden by veteran jockey Tammi Piermarini.

This three-year-old filly finished in the money four of her five career starts, winning one. Her speed figures are better than the 6/5 favorite.

The favorite—U Guys Are No Fun—did finish second in the New York Oaks (Black Type) at Finger Lakes July, but that was a four-horse race.

I find Single Lady’s money finishes in her first four starts much more convincing.

Marcus J. Vitali trains Single Lady for Crossed Sabres Farm LLC.

Race six is a one-mile-and-70-yards allowance race on the main track for New York-bred three-year-olds and upward. I’m betting my two dollars on the 6/1 sleeper in this six-horse field—Chic N Wilbur, with Samuel Cardona in the irons.

This six-year-old gelding moneyed 25 of his 36 career starts, winning nine, which gives him a statistical lead in this six-horse field.

Regularly ranked among the top 100 North American trainers for wins for the past two decades, M. Anthony Ferraro trains Chic N Wilbur for TLC Thoroughbreds.

For race seven—a one-mile-and-70-yards allowance run on the main track for fillies and mares three years old and upward that have never won three races—I like the 2/1 morning-line favorite, Flower’s Fortune, with top jockey John R. Davila, Jr. aboard.

This three-year-old filly finished eight of her ten career starts in the money, winning two.

Jeremiah C. Englehart trains Flower’s Fortune for Fortune Farm LLC (Richard Nicolai). Englehart has tapped Davila to saddle Flower’s Fortune for her most recent three races, resulting in a win and two second-place finishes.

Tuesday’s Picks for Mountaineer Racetrack

Let’s start on the turf for race one, a five-furlong claiming run for fillies and mares three years old and upward. My money is on the third-favored (at 5/1) Mrs. Chapman, with Luciano Hernandez in the irons.

This five-year-old mare finished in the money nine of her 14 career starts, winning four, giving her the statistical edge in this 11-horse field. It also helps that Luciano Hernandez is having the best year of his career.

L. Craig Cox trains Mrs. Chapman for owner-breeder Barry R. Ostrager.

Race two is a five-furlong claiming race on the turf course for fillies and mares three years old and upward. I’m buying a win ticket on the 7/5 morning-line favorite, Walkin Princess, ridden by Jose A. Leon.

While her competition might have more experienced jockeys aboard, Walkin Princess already knows her way to the winner’s circle, having visited it at the end of more than half of her races.

For the record, the seven-year-old mare has moneyed 22 of her 27 career starts, winning 15. She’ll do.

Dennis Van Meter trains Walkin Princess for owner Christopher Logston. Meter has put Jose Leon in the irons for Walkin Princess’ four most recent races.

We’re still on the grass for race three, a five-furlong claiming run for three-year-olds and upward that have never won two races (West Virginia-bred races not considered ineligibility). I’m calling this one for the 2/1 morning-line favorite, Towing, piloted by top jockey Angel I. Diaz.

This four-year-old colt finished in the money two of his six career starts, winning one, surprisingly putting him at the statistical front of the line in this eight-horse field.

Carlo Vaccarezza trains Towing for J & J Stables, LLC, J&G Stables, LLC, and Nicholas Vaccarezza.

Tuesday Picks for Presque Isle Downs

Race three puts us on the all-weather track for a six-furlong claiming race for three-year-olds and upward. I’m betting my two dollars on a no-brainer 8/5 favorite, Stevis Man, with Walber Alencar in the irons.

I say no-brainer because this eleven-year-old gelding is far and away the statistical leader in this short field of six.

Try this: 37 money finishes in 62 career starts, 25 of those wins. Even better, he’s maintaining that ratio in 2021: Seven finishes in the money in ten starts, with five of those wins.

Shelly R. Radosevich trains Stevis Man for JSR Stables, Inc. Radosevich put Alencar in the irons for Stevis Man’s two most recent races, a win, and a place.

In race six, a 6-1/2 furlong claiming run on the all-weather track for three-year-olds and upward, I’m betting on the 9/5 morning-line favorite, Summerfest, ridden by veteran jockey Huber Villa-Gomez.

While this three-year-old gelding finished in the money for seven of his ten career starts, winning two, it’s his 2021 record that makes him the real stand-out in this seven-horse race: Five money finishes in five starts, two of them wins.

Summerfest is trained by owner Ron G. Potts, who has tapped Villa-Gomez to saddle Summerfest for his last four races.

Race seven is a six-panel allowance race on the all-weather track Pennsylvania-bred fillies and mares three years old and upward. I like the 7/5 morning-line favorite for this race—Remain Anonymous, with veteran jockey Scott Spieth aboard.

Like Stevis Man in race three above, this pick’s a no-brainer: Remain Anonymous is the clear leader in the statistics with eight money finishes in a dozen career starts, one of those a win.

In fact, that win was her initial maiden attempt, and the four-year-old filly has since proceeded to finish in the money for three-quarters of her races, including a second-place in the Malvern Rose Stakes (Black Type) here at Presque Isle Downs last October.

Preakness and Breeders’ Cup veteran Michael J. Trombetta trains Remain Anonymous for owners Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Alexander R. Levengood.

J.W. Paine
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