Mountaineer Racetrack Picks – Tuesday, November 3, 2020

| November 2, 2020 12:59 pm PDT

Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort features a nine-race card of thoroughbred matches for Tuesday, November 3, 2020.

The main track was muddy on Sunday but should be drying out under sunny skies and nine mph breezes. Incidentally, the highs expected on Tuesday in New Cumberland, West Virginia are a cool 57 degrees. Something to do with daylight savings time or autumn, I think.

I cover the three top races at Mountaineer Racetrack, but you can always find their entire race-card, including entries, jockeys, and betting options, at one of our top online racebooks.

Read on for my Mountaineer Racetrack picks and tips for Tuesday.

Pick for Mountaineer Racetrack Race 4

This is a maiden special weight race for three-year-old fillies running a distance of six furlongs for a purse of $15,500.

I have to go with the 5/2 morning line favorite—Winning Sis, with Isaias Ayala in the irons. This filly has no starts on record but has turned in exceptional times in recent workouts. Additionally, Ayala brings his seven-pound apprentice allowance to the game. Between the filly’s demonstrated ability and those seven missing pounds, my Magic 8-Ball says “yes.”

There are a couple of long-odds entries in this race, but neither is worth the risk.

  • Win: Winning Sis 5/2

Pick for Mountaineer Racetrack Race 7

This is an allowance race for fillies and mares three years old and upward running a distance of one mile for a purse of $17,800.

I’m going with the 6/5 morning line favorite, Fancy Sky, with Guillermo Rodriguez aboard. This three-year-old moneyed all three of her career starts, winning one. And Rodriguez is having his best year ever, with wins/WPS stats in 2020 that rival those of the Ortiz brothers.

The longest odds in this race are 10/1, and I don’t see that happening. Besides, the return wouldn’t be worth the risk.

  • Win: Fancy Sky 6/5

Picks for Mountaineer Racetrack Race 8

This is a starter allowance race for three-year-olds and upward running a distance of six furlongs for a purse of $13,200.

I see two apprentice jockeys with seven-pound allowances in this race, but I don’t think any advantage is going to help them beat the 5/2 morning line favorite: Honor Life, ridden by Noel Vigil. This six-year-old gelding finished in the money 17 of his 26 career starts, winning nine of them.

At 15/1, I like Good Morning Jack, with Jorge Monserrate, Jr. aboard. This five-year-old gelding moneyed 12 of his 20 career starts, winning five.

  • Win: Honor Life 5/2
  • Show: Good Morning Jack 15/1

More Horse Racing Picks for Tuesday

Mountaineer was a tad sparse in moneymaking prospects, but I reviewed the Tuesday races at two other tracks:

J.W. Paine
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