Indiana Grand Race Course Picks – Monday, August 24, 2020
Indiana Grand Race Course in Shelbyville, Indiana brings us 11 mostly allowance and maiden races for Monday, August 24, 2020.
Monday’s weather in Shelbyville promises partly cloudy skies and a 20% chance of rain, with temperatures in the upper 80s and winds around ten mph.
My Indiana Grand picks and betting tips follow below. Post time for the first race on Monday at Indiana Grand is 2:20 PM (EDT).
Picks for Indiana Grand Race Course Race 3
This is an allowance race for Indiana bred three-year-olds and upward running 5-1/2 furlongs for a purse of $36,500.
I like the second-favored (5/2) entry in this race—Cash for Gold, ridden by Jermaine Bridgmohan. This three-year-old gelding moneyed all four of his career starts and won two of them, giving him a better record than the 6/5 favorite.
If it’s longer odds you’re looking for, you can’t go wrong with a show bet on the morning line’s 15/1 outsider Cap de Fuego, with Santo Sanjur aboard. This four-year-old gelding moneyed seven of his 13 career starts and won two of them.
- Win: Cash for Gold 5/2
- Show: Cap de Fuego 15/1
Picks for Indiana Grand Race Course Race 4
This is a maiden special weight race for two-year-old Indiana-bred fillies running 5-1/2 furlongs for a purse of $35,000.
I’m sticking with the 5/2 morning line favorite here: Pearl Tiara, with Fernando De La Cruz in the irons. This filly moneyed in her single career start, and she’s breaking from the middle of the gate—which could be a significant favor in this maiden race.
At 10/1, it might be worth your while to invest in a show ticket on Miss Devious, piloted by Rocco Bowen. This filly has had a single, unproductive, start, but her jockey is the winningest in this race.
- Win: Pearl Tiara 5/2
- Show: Miss Devious 10/1
Picks for Indiana Grand Race Course Race 7
This is an allowance race for Indiana-bred fillies and mares three years old and upward running 1-1/16 miles on turf for a purse of $34,500.
I’m going with the second-favored (9/2) entry in this race: Nutcracker Ballet, piloted by Fernando De La Cruz. This four-year-old filly finished in the money three of her four career starts, winning one of them, which puts her statistically ahead of the morning line favorite.
I think the 15/1 morning line odds on Hawaiian Memories, with Eduardo E. Perez in the irons, undervalue her a bit, at least for a show ticket. This five-year-old mare moneyed 14 of her 27 career starts, with one win.
- Win: Nutcracker Ballet 9/2
- Show: Hawaiian Memories 15/1
More Horse Racing Picks for Monday
Indiana Grand isn’t the only horse racing track I cover for Monday, August 24, 2020. Here are the others I’ve analyzed.