Indiana Grand Race Course Picks – Thursday, November 5, 2020
Indiana Grand Race Course brings us a 12-race card of maiden, allowance, and claiming matches on both the main track and on turf for Thursday.
While I cover the three richest races at Indiana Grand, remember that you can find their full race card at one of our recommended online racebooks.
Read on for my Indiana Grand Race Course picks and tips for Thursday, November 5, 2020.
Picks for Indiana Grand Race Course Race 4
This is a maiden special weight race for three-year-olds and upward running a distance of 1-1/16 miles for a purse of $31,000.
I like the second-favored (3/1) entry in this race — Bull Hollow, with Alex Canchari in the irons. This three-year-old gelding moneyed two of his three career starts.
At 10/1, I also like Draw the Line, with Joshua Morales aboard, for a value show bet. This three-year-old gelding moneyed five of his nine career starts. Plus, Morales brings his seven-pound apprentice allowance to the game. Frankly, if the M/L odds were longer, I’d recommend an across-the-board here, but at 10/1, let’s stick with the show ticket.
- Win: Bull Hollow 3/1
- Show: Draw the Line 10/1
Pick for Indiana Grand Race Course Race 5
This is a maiden special weight race for two-year-olds running a distance of five furlongs on turf for a purse of $31,000.
I’m sticking with the 5/2 morning line favorite here — Field Day, ridden by Fernando De La Cruz. This colt moneyed his single career start (second place).
With plenty of long-odds entries here (ex: there are two 30/1 longshots) it may come as a surprise that I don’t see a single value show bet in this race. Ah well, at least we save some money.
- Win: Field Day 5/2
Picks for Indiana Grand Race Course Race 7
This is an allowance race for Indiana-bred three-year-olds and upward running a distance of one mile on turf for a purse of $34,500.
I’m going to back the 5/2 morning line favorite in this race — Leading the Charge, with Santo Sanjur in the irons. This three-year-old gelding moneyed two of his five career starts, winning one.
Plenty of longshots in this race, as well, but the longest odds I see with a reasonable expectation of an ROI are 15/1, and that’s on Clearing Waivers, ridden by Eduardo E. Perez. This three-year-old gelding finished in the money four of his seven career starts, winning one. Show bet only.
- Win: Leading the Charge 5/2
- Show: Clearing Waivers 15/1
More Picks for Thursday
You can find more underdog predictions and longshot tips for Thursday at the other two tracks I reviewed: