Top Horse Racing Picks for Tuesday, March 15, 2022

| March 14, 2022 11:41 am PDT

The selected tracks for my Tuesday horseracing picks — Mahoning Valley Race Course, Penn National Race Course, and Turf Paradise — yielded a basketful of underdog moneymakers as well as a couple of sleepers for our betting enjoyment and bankroll enhancement on the Ides of March.

Remember that you can find everything you want to know about all the races at each of my Tuesday tracks, including horse, jockeys, morning line odds, and betting options, at one of our best horseracing wagering sites.

Good luck!

Tuesday Picks for Mahoning Valley Race Course

Let’s start our horseracing day on the main track for race two, a one-mile claiming race for three-year-olds and upward. My money’s on the 3/1 second-favored Fort Ramsey, piloted by Sonny Leon.

This six-year-old gelding finished in the money 19 of his 32 career starts, winning eight, including his last three. That gives him the statistical edge in this seven-horse field.

Regularly ranked among the top 100 trainers in North America for wins since 2008, Eric R. Reed trains Fort Ramsey for owner Holly Delaney. Teed put Leon in the irons for Fort Ramsey’s two most recent victories.

Race three is a one-mile allowance race for Ohio-bred fillies and mares three years old and upward. I’m buying a win ticket on the second-favored (at 3/1) Crikey, ridden by Jeffrey Sanchez.

This five-year-old mare moneyed five of her six career starts, winning two — her initial maiden attempt Last August and a claiming race in September, both at Belterra Park.

With two decades in the horseracing business, C. Louis Bates trains Crikey for Hillburn Racing Stable LLC.

Race four is a six-furlong starter allowance race for three-year-olds and upward. I’m betting my two dollars on the 2/1 morning-line favorite, Beverly Park, with veteran jockey John McKee aboard.

This five-year-old finished 16 of his 24 career starts in the money, winning 13. He got off to a slow start back in 2019, but it all turned around for him in 2021, when in July he began what turned out to be a seven-race winning streak.

Of his nine races since that streak, Beverly Park has won four. He’ll do.

Newcomer Norman L. Cash trains Beverly Park for Built Wright Stables, LLC.

Tuesday’s Picks for Penn National Race Course

We’ll start on the dirt track with race one, a one mile and 70 yards allowance run for three year-olds. I like the second-favored (at 9/5) Nimitz, with Victor R. Carrasco in the irons.

This colt finished in the money two of his four career starts, winning one. He graduated the maiden class in December here at Penn National on his third attempt, then finished second in an allowance race at Parx Racing just last month.

Phil Schoenthal trains Nimitz for owner-breeder HnR Nothhaft Horse Racing, LLC.

Race four is a six-furlong claiming race for fillies and mares four years old and upward that have never won three races. I’m calling this one for the fourth-favored (at 5/1) Rainbow Trout, ridden by veteran jockey Inoel Beato.

This four-year-old filly moneyed four of his five career starts, winning two — his most recent two, in fact.

Ranked in the top 100 for wins four years running, Kimberly A Graci trains Rainbow Trout for Smoke Hollow Stables.

Race seven is a one mile and 70 yards allowance optional claiming race on the dirt track for four-year-olds and upward. My money’s on the second-favored (at 3/1) Dollarization, piloted by Maicol J. Inirio.

A stand-out in an unimpressive six-horse field, this four-year-old gelding finished 12 of his 16 career starts in the money, winning four, including his most recent. He’s moneyed his last seven allowance races.

Trainer Timothy C. Kreiser has tapped Inirio to saddle Dollarization for his last twelve races, resulting in ten money finishes, three of them wins.

Kreiser — who’s been top-ranked for wins, earnings, or both regularly since 20004 — trains Dollarization for owner James C. Wolf.

My Tuesday Picks for Turf Paradise

Let’s start on the dirt track with race one, a one-mile claiming race for four-year-olds and upward. This is one of those “pick the least likely to lose” races, so I’m betting my two dollars on the 8/5 morning-line favorite, Unleash the Beast, with Karlo Lopez in the irons.

This seven-year-old gelding finished in the money 25 of his 57 career starts, winning 12. He’s had less-than-stellar success at the allowance level, but he has won a couple — unlike his competition in this lackluster field of six.

Unleash the Beast is trained by owner Jose Silva, Jr. Incidentally, jockey Karlo Lopez is having a very good year.

Race four is a one-mile starter optional allowance race for fillies and mares four years old and upward. I like the 8/1 underdog, Mulligan, with jockey Luis A. Valenzuela aboard.

This five-year-old mare has the statistical edge on the favorite, with eight money finishes in 12 career starts, three of them wins. The edge comes from her accomplishments in her last seven races, two of which were wins, all were in the money.

While the favorite — Midnight Garden — had two wins among her last seven starts, she only finished in the money twice more. Advantage: Mulligan.

Candelario Villamar trains Mulligan for owner Rodolfo Mejia Perez.

Let’s move to the turf course for race eight, a 7-1/2 furlong allowance optional claiming run for fillies and mares four years old and upward. I like the 8/1 sleeper, Time for Gold, ridden by Luis A. Valenzuela.

This four-year-old filly moneyed six of her nine career starts, winning three, including her most recent allowance race here at Turf Paradise. Notably, her other two wins were the Angie C. Stakes (Black Type) and the Barbara Shinpoch Stakes (Black Type) in mid-2020, both at Emerald Downs.

Frank Lucarelli trains Time for Gold for owner Chad and Josh.

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