Thistledown Racino Picks – Thursday, October 8, 2020

| October 8, 2020 12:13 am PDT

Thistledown Racino brings us the Scarlet and Gray Handicap with its purse of $75,000 as part of its eight-race card of maiden, claiming, and allowance matches.

Remember that Thistledown Racino permits spectators, and today is a good day to do just that, with sunny skies, a slight chance of rain, temps in the mid-60s, and winds around ten mph.

Wherever you choose to be to enjoy today’s races, let’s get on with my Thistledown picks and betting tips.

Pick for Thistledown Racino Race 6

This is a maiden special weight race for Ohio-foaled fillies and mares three years old and upward running a distance of 5-1/2 furlongs for a purse of $27,500.

I am betting on the 5/2 morning line favorite here—Princess Ex, with Ademar Santos in the irons. This four-year-old filly moneyed three of her five career starts, setting herself head and shoulders above the rest of this field.

The longest odds in this race are 10/1, and that’s for a filly that hasn’t finished in the money in six career starts.

  • Win: Princess Ex 5/2

Picks for Thistledown Racino Race 7

This is the Scarlet and Gray Handicap, an ungraded stakes race for Ohio-foaled fillies and mares three years old and upward running a distance of six furlongs for a purse of $75,000.

Looks like I’m backing the morning line pick in this race, as well—in this case the 3/1 Moonlit Mission, ridden by veteran jockey Erik Barbaran. This three-year-old filly finished in the money six of her nine career starts, winning five of them.

At 20/1, I think the longshot Status Symbol, with Hector Berrios aboard, is a value show bet. This four-year-old filly moneyed nine of her 17 career starts, winning three of them.

  • Win: Moonlit Mission 3/1
  • Show: Status Symbol 20/1

Pick for Thistledown Racino Race 8

This is a maiden special weight race for Ohio-foaled fillies and mares three years old and upward running a distance of 5-1/2 furlongs for a purse of $27,500.

Again, I’m going with the 3/1 morning line favorite in this maiden race—Diamonds N Dew, with veteran jockey Ricardo Feliciano aboard. This three-year-old filly finished second in both her career starts.

There are three longer-odds contenders in this race, but none of them has finished in the money, ever.

  • Win: Diamonds N Dew 3/1

More of My Picks and Tips for Thursday

I found some underdogs and a few worthy longshots at the other two tracks I reviewed today:

J.W. Paine
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