Indiana Grand Race Course Picks – Thursday, October 8, 2020

| October 7, 2020 11:58 pm PDT

After yesterday’s multiple stakes races, Indiana Grand Race Course returns today to a more regular schedule of allowance, claiming, maiden, and starter races.

I’ve chosen the three richest races and picked the winners (and some longshot value wagers), but you can check out the entire 11-race card for Indiana Grand Race Course today with a visit to one of our top online racebooks.

In the meantime, read on for my Indiana Grand picks and betting tips for Thursday.

Picks for Indiana Grand Race 4

This is a maiden special weight race for fillies and mares three years old and upward running a distance of five furlongs on turf for a purse of $31,000.

I’m sticking with the 8/5 morning line favorite here—Mo Clare’s, with Albin Jimenez in the irons. Out of three career starts, this three-year-old filly moneyed her single 2020 run.

At 30/1, consider a show ticket on Tourist Like Me, ridden by Joshua Morales. Not only does this three-year-old filly have some excellent times in recent workouts, but Morales brings a seven-pound apprentice allowance to the race.

  • Win: Mo Clare’s 8/5
  • Show: Tourist Like Me 30/1

Pick for Indiana Grand Race 6

This is an allowance optional claiming race for fillies and mares three years old and upward running a  distance of 1-1/16 miles on turf for a purse of $32,500.

I’m backing the 5/2 morning line favorite in this race mostly because she’s the least-worst in the field: Complete, with Rodney Prescott aboard. This four-year-old filly moneyed seven of her 11 career starts, winning three.

There are a couple of entries at longish odds, but I don’t see either of them finishing in the money here.

  • Win: Complete 5/2

Picks for Indiana Grand Race 8

This is a maiden special weight race for Indiana-bred and-sired three-year-olds and upward running a distance of six furlongs for a purse of $35,000.

I’m backing the 1/1 favorite in this race—Bravo Express, with Jose Riquelme in the irons. This three-year-old gelding finished in the money four of his eight career starts.

There are three 30/1 longshots in this race, but the one I think might see a payday is Good Eats Cafe, ridden by Kendal Sterritt. This three-year-old gelding came in dead-last in his only race on record (race notes say he had an “impeded start”) but has shown solid performance in recent workouts. Plus, he’s got the advantage of Sterritt’s five-pound apprentice allowance. 

  • Win: Bravo Express 1/1
  • Show: Good Eats Cafe 30/1

More Horse Racing Picks for Thursday

I found more underdogs and longshots to light a candle for at the other two tracks I reviewed today:

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