Monmouth Park Picks – Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Monmouth Park brings us an eight-race schedule today that includes the ungraded Jersey Shore Stakes as well as the usual maiden, allowance, and claiming races.
While I cover the stakes race and two of the other richest matches at Monmouth today, you can always find the entire daily slate of Monmouth Park races with a visit to one of our recommended online horse racing betting sites.
Read on for my Monmouth Park picks and betting tips for Wednesday.
Picks for Monmouth Park Race 6
This is a maiden special weight race for three-year-olds and upward running a distance of six furlongs for a purse of $47,500.
I like the second-favored (3/1) entry in this race—Malibu Star, with Paco Lopez in the irons. This three-year-old colt placed fourth in his single career start (a bump with Call Me Daddy slowed them both down a year ago at Santa Anita), and though he has not raced since then, he is showing solid performance in recent workouts.
At 30/1, I have to like Blackshear, with Isaac Castillo aboard, for a bargain show ticket. This five-year-old gelding moneyed three of his five career starts.
- Win: Malibu Star 3/1
- Show: Blackshear 30/1
Pick for Monmouth Park Race 7
This is an allowance optional claiming race for New Jersey-bred three-year-olds and upward running a distance of 1-1/16 miles for a purse of $62,500.
Even though I’m not impressed with the morning line favorite’s most recent performance, I’m less impressed with his competition, so I’m backing the 3/1 favorite: Crafty Don, with Paco Lopez aboard. This three-year-old gelding moneyed three of his four career starts, with his most recent race a last-place finish at Monmouth Park in September.
I see no longer-odds entries in this race worth the risk.
- Win: Crafty Don 3/1
Picks for Monmouth Park Race 8
This is the ungraded Jersey Shore Stakes, a race for three-year-olds running a distance of six furlongs for a purse of $100,000.
This must be Paco Lopez Day, because I’m backing his mount—the 2/1 morning line favorite, Premier Star—for the win in this stakes race. This three-year-old colt finished in the money four of his six career starts, winning three of them.
And at 30/1, I like Bright Dawn for a bargain show wager. Trainer Ferris Allen has yet to name a jockey, but Bright Dawn has performed well under numerous jockeys, with Carol Cedeno his most frequent pilot. For the record, this three-year-old colt moneyed six of his seven career starts, winning two.
- Win: Premier Star 2/1
- Show: Bright Dawn 30/1
More Horse Racing Predictions for Wednesday
Monmouth Park was generous with longshots today, but I also found good prospects at the other two horse racing tracks I reviewed today:
- Indiana Grand Race Course Picks for October 14
- Thistledown Racino Picks for October 14