Mahoning Valley Race Course Betting Picks – Tuesday, March 2, 2021

| March 2, 2021 8:02 am PDT

Mahoning Valley Race Course’s Tuesday race card features maiden, allowance, and claiming races for our wagering entertainment.

Remember that while I review the three richest races here, you can find Mahoning Valley’s entire eight-race card for Tuesday — including entries, jockeys, M/L odds, and wagering options — at one of our top horse racing betting sites.

Read on for my Mahoning Valley Race Course picks and tips for the top three races for Tuesday, March 2, 2021.

Pick for Race 4 at Mahoning Valley Race Course

This is an allowance race for Ohio-bred three-year-olds and upward running a distance of one mile and 70 yards for a purse of $35,000.

I’m backing the 6/5 morning line favorite in this race — Mo Dont Know, with Jose A. Bracho in the irons. This eight-year-old gelding finished in the money 36 of his 49 career starts, winning 20. They invented the phrase “far and away better” so they could adequately compare him to the rest of this field.

And as far as value show tickets go, there are plenty of long odds in this race, but none of them are long enough to make the bet worth the risk.

  •  Win: Mo Don’t Know 6/5 

Pick for Race 5 at Mahoning Valley Race Course

This is a maiden special weight race for three-year-old fillies running a distance of six furlongs for a purse of $20,000.

My money is on the second-favored (7/2) entry here — Vale of Evesham, ridden by Charle Oliveros. This filly moneyed both of her career starts with a third-place in January and a second-place finish in February (both at Turfway Park).

None of the long odds entries in this maiden race look likely to finish anywhere near the money, so let’s save ours.

  •  Win: Vale of Evesham 7/2

Pick for Race 7 at Mahoning Valley Race Course

This is an allowance race for three-year-olds and upward running a distance of 5-1/2 furlongs for a purse of $21,800.

While I expect this to be a much more savagely-fought race than the M/L odds would suggest, I’m going to agree with the morning line and buy a win ticket on the 6/5 favorite — Williston Way, with T. D. Houghton aboard. This four-year-old colt finished in the money for eight of his 13 career starts, winning two.

His toughest competition here will likely be the second half of the coupled entry (at 5/1), No Mas, ridden by Chelsea Keiser, and the 6/1 Hardly Swayed, with Sonny Leon aboard.

No Mas, a four-year-old gelding, moneyed five of his seven career starts, two of those wins. The three-year-old Hardly Swayed moneyed three of his five starts, winning two.

With those three vying for the money positions, I don’t see any longer odds entries showing up at the finish line in time for payday.

  •  Win: Williston Way 6/5

More Racing Picks for Tuesday

Don’t forget the other two tracks I assessed for Tuesday wagering:

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