Mountaineer Park will have another racecard on Tuesday night after an exciting Monday. We came a pick short of grabbing a Pick 3 win at Mountaineer last night. It was still a solid evening if you bet each horse to win in a straight bet. The closing odds on one of those horses ended up going up by post time and was a nice score, even better than the +250 on the morning-line. It would be nice to have three winners on Tuesday, though. I just don’t see three consecutive races on this card that look to appealing, though.
It was a big hit, but I haven’t had a multi-bet win since the Pick 5 was a winner at Churchill Downs two weeks ago. There are only a couple of races that jump off the screen to me at Mountaineer Park on Tuesday and they’re not consecutive events. We will have a pick for the opening race and final race at Mountaineer Park on Tuesday night. Head below for our free Mountaineer Park Pick 3 selections for June 2, 2020.
Post Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
Distance: 7 Furlongs
Race 1 gets the night started at Mountaineer Park at 7:00 p.m. EST. Ten horses are expected to participate in the festivities. Kolten’s Court will give it a go as a big underdog, but don’t expect much. He is winless in eight straight outings and enters difficult territory on Tuesday night. Since his win on October 22, 2019, Kolten’s Court has shown in just one race, while finishing outside of the top-3 in all other events. He’s consistently been 5th or 6th throughout his career. I’d avoid Kolten’s Court unless you want to throw a longshot on an underdog.
Mutashabeh and Echo Alpha Six are likely going to be the best options to get a win in Race 1. Both should be expected to be involved going into the stretch. Echo Alpha Six won as a first-time starter on October 23, 2018 and nothing has been accomplished on that level since then.
He has gone eight straight races without a win, though he did place twice and showed twice. In his most recent performance, Echo Alpha Six was 4th on March 19. He completed a recent workout on May 18, which was average. Echo Alpha Six was clocked at 1:01.40 for 5 furlongs, breezing from the gate. This isn’t the strongest field, so he likely won’t have to be perfect for a win, though.
His biggest threat is going to be Mutashabeh, who is easily the most consistent performer out of this group. Mutashabeh has finished in the top-3 in 5 of 7 races in his career. The lone win in his career came on August 23, 2019 at Colonial Downs. He beat Valdolobo in an upset by 1 ¾ lengths on that day.
It wasn’t a monumental upset, but many bettors ignored Mutashabeh. Mutashabeh was in good form in his previous two outings on September 30, 2019 and October 9, 2019 to place and show. His workouts in May have been quite impressive. He completed 4 furlongs at 47 seconds and 47.40 seconds in two separate workouts. Mutashabeh has been off since October, but nevertheless should be in good form for Tuesday night.
Post Time: 9:55 p.m. EST
Distance:5 ½ Furlongs
The final race of the day at Mountaineer Park will feature 5 ½ furlongs for a small $6,300 purse. This is a race reserved for horses mostly looking for an easier assignment. That may not be the case for several participants in this field, though. Dubull and Moonbounce are likely going to run well in this race, but I don’t have too much faith for others in Race 8. Dubull has 2 wins in 29 races and actually hasn’t been running all that bad. However, the killer instinct hasn’t been totally present for Dubull.
Dubull was a winner on January 13, 2018, but has been unable to get up front at the wire in ten straight outings. Having said that, he’s been reasonably close and has finished 3rd, 2nd, 3rd, 4th in his previous four performances. Dubull goes into Tuesday off a layoff, having just completed a couple of recent workouts in May. I’m not particularly enthused with how Dubull ran in those two workouts, though. At 5 furlongs, Dubull completed the jaunt with a time of 1:07.60, and at 4 furlongs he was better, but wasn’t special with a time of 50.80 seconds.
Despite not the best look for Dubull, this isn’t going to be the most difficult assignment. He should be running near the front in the final furlong. Moonbounce will provide some pushback, though. The gelding won two outings ago on February 8 at Mahoning Valley. He notched the win by a neck over Eyes Forward.
That was the second win of his career. He heads into today with 2 wins in 12 performances, though his latest race on February 25 was a dud. Moonbounce finished 9th in an event that was out of his element. Way too tough, so back down a class for Moonbounce on Tuesday. He has looked stronger than Dubull in workouts, with times of 1:01.40 and 49.40 seconds in May. If Moonbounce is interested in walking over to the winner’s circle on Tuesday night, then that should be within reach for him in Race 8.