Mahoning Valley Race Course Betting Picks – Tuesday, March 9, 2021

| March 8, 2021 12:46 pm PDT

Mahoning Valley Race Course has eight maiden, allowance, and claiming races scheduled for our Tuesday wagering and entertainment.

Read on for my Mahoning Valley Race Course picks and tips for Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

Picks for Race 3 at Mahoning Valley Race Course

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

My money’s on the third-favored (7/2) entry in this race — Ragtime Dolly, ridden by Hector Berrios. This filly moneyed one of her three career starts and has performed well in recent workouts.

At 15/1, I like Saucy Cat, with T.D. Houghton in the irons, for a value show ticket. While this filly has no starting record, her recent workouts have been focused on longer distances, and I think Houghton is the jockey to help her see good results from that.

  •  Win: Ragtime Dolly 7/2
  •  Show: Saucy Cat 15/1

Pick for Race 4 at Mahoning Valley Race Course

This is a maiden special weight race for Ohio-bred fillies and mares three years old and upward running a distance of six furlongs for a purse of $27,500.

I’m reluctantly backing the 5/2 morning line favorite in this race — Highly Explosive, with Jose A. Bracho aboard. This four-year-old filly moneyed two of her 12 career starts.

The second-favored (3/1) entry here — Ronni’s Day — has a better starting record: Two money finishes in four starts, and she has better workout times than the favorite. But her jockey for this race is Renzo Diaz, and in nearly two decades as a professional jockey, Diaz has never broken into the double digits in win percentages, and his best annual WPS percentage is a likewise anemic 25%.

I don’t see any longer-odds entries in this race capable of doing much beyond chasing the other horses across the finish line.

  •  Win: Highly Explosive 5/2

Pick for Race 7 at Mahoning Valley Race Course

This is an allowance race for three-year-olds and upward running a distance of one mile and 70 yards for a purse of $21,000.

I like the second-favored (3/1) entry in this race — Most Sandisfactory, ridden by Angel Ortega Stanley. This four-year-old gelding finished in the money 13 of his 16 career starts, winning one. Yes, the favorite achieved his first-place in fewer starts, but Most Sandisfactory has better speed figures.

I see no long-odds entries here that warrant the risk of a show ticket.

  •  Win: Most Sandistactory 3/1

More Racing Picks for Tuesday

Don’t forget to check out the other two tracks I reviewed for our Tuesday betting action:

  • Parx Racing picks for March 9
  • Delta Downs picks for March 9
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