Monmouth Park Picks – Friday, September 4, 2020

| September 4, 2020 12:20 am PDT

Monmouth Park continues to be a favorite of mine, mostly because I seem to find more longer-odds horses with real chances for upsets than at some of the other tracks. Here, I cover three of the richest races for Friday, and as usual, Monmouth does not disappoint.

If you’re interested in looking at Monmouth’s full race card for today, you can always visit one of our recommended horse racing betting sites.

In the meantime, read on for my Friday picks and tips at Monmouth Park.

Pick for Monmouth Park Race 5

This is a maiden special weight race for two-year-old fillies running a distance of five furlongs on turf for a purse of $45,000.

While the favorites finished in the money with a second-place in her single career start, I like the second-favored entry (3/1) here—Factoire, with Antonio Gallardo in the irons. Finishing fifth in her single career start, this filly has shown better performance in recent workouts, and with Gallardo piloting, I like her chances.

There are a few longer-odds entries in this race, but I don’t see value in betting on any of them.

  • Win: Factoire 3/1

Picks for Monmouth Park Race 6

This is an allowance optional claiming race for three-year-olds and upward running a distance of six furlongs for a purse of $52,500.

I’ll stick with the morning line here and put my money on the 2/1 favorite, Went West, ridden by Hector R. Diaz, Jr. This three-year-old colt had money finishes in all three of his career starts, and he won two of them.

The longest odds that have betting value here are 10/1 on First Deal, with Jose C. Ferrer aboard. This four-year-old colt moneyed ten of his 14 career starts, winning six of them. Easily worth a show bet, and perhaps even an across-the-board wager.

  • Win: Went West 2/1
  • Across the Board: First Deal 10/1

Picks for Monmouth Park Race 9

This is an allowance race for three-year-olds and upward running a distance of 1-1/16 miles on turf for a purse of $47,500.

I’m besties with the morning line, apparently, because I agree that the 3/1 favorite, Fortuity, is going to win—particularly with top jockey Joe Bravo in the irons. This three-year-old colt moneyed two of his three career starts, winning one.

I see value in a show bet on morning line’s 20/1 longshot, Papa Joel, ridden by Tomas Mejia. This five-year-old moneyed in 17 of his 30 career starts, winning five of them.

  • Win: Fortuity 3/1
  • Show: Papa Joel 20/1

Friday’s Horse Racing Picks for Other Tracks

Be sure to check out these two other tracks I found with Friday betting opportunities

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