BetOnline has your horse racing needs covered on Saturday with a total of 11 options throughout the US. Friday was a terrific day at Penn National Race Course. We had two Daily Double winners on Race 2-3 and Race 3-4, along with a Pick 3 win from Race 2-4. There isn’t much complaining that can be done about a day like that. Unfortunately, our single wagers at Laurel Park weren’t as successful, but the effort at Penn National more than made up for the misstep at Laurel Park in Maryland. We have a couple of more tracks under the microscope on Saturday.
Fair Grounds Race Course has the most stakes races on the agenda today, with seven expected to be run this afternoon. Along with https://www.thesportsgeek.com/horse-racing/fair-grounds-race-course-selections-for-december-12-2020-horse-racing-picks/, we’re going to be at Charles Town in West Virginia on Saturday night looking for winners. Charles Town has a decent card worth $205,000 this evening. This is the most prize money available at Charles Town in over a month. There are ten races on the card. Head below for our free Charles Town picks for December 12, 2020.
Post Time: 7:32 p.m. EST
Distance:4 ½ Furlongs
Race 2 is for a $17,000 purse on Saturday night, with seven horses expected to participate in the event. Single Mom and Princess Kokachin are expected to run close in this outing. Princess Kokachin is making her debut on Saturday and should have a good run as a rookie. She has looked decent in morning workouts, with recorded times of 36.60 seconds at 3 furlongs, 49.20 seconds at 4 furlongs, and 50.60 seconds at 4 furlongs most recently on December 4. Princess Kokachin should face resistance from Single Mom to get the top prize in this event.
Single Mom has appeared in three races and showed great improvement in her most recent outing on October 12. She placed 2nd behind Nurse Ratchet by 3 ¾ lengths in a $17,000 event. This was after Single Mom finished 6th on August 1 in a $25,000 and 7th in another $25,000 assignment. The class drop helped out nicely for Single Mom. Since her last outing in October, Single Mom has looked good in the morning. She recently completed a 49-second workout at 4 furlongs on December 2. For a $45,000 horse, Single Mom should feel even more comfortable in this company Saturday night.
Post Time: 8:32 p.m. EST
Race 4 features 7 furlongs of racing for a $15,000 purse. Chestnut Lime and Righteous Man are worth watching closely. Chestnut Lime is in good form at the moment and could use that to his advantage on Saturday night. If he continues to run well, then a win should be within reach for Chestnut Lime. Chestnut Lime placed 2nd behind Tamaqua on August 6. He was 2 lengths behind the winner for a $11,000 purse.
In his next performance, Chestnut Lime improved one spot to beat B J’s Big Boy by 3 ¾ lengths for a $11,000 prize. Following those two promising performances, he’s taking a jump up in class to a $15,000 event today on Saturday night. If he brings the same form to this race, then a win should be close for Chestnut Lime. Any sign of regression, though, and Chestnut Lime likely won’t be found in the stretch. Righteous Man is looking to get back into the winner’s circle for the first time since May 21.
He won a $28,000 event by a head, and has finished 3rd, 2nd, 5th, 4th since the win. In his most recent showing, Righteous Man finished 4th for a $17,000 purse. It sounds bad, but Righteous Man was squeezed early and had nowhere to go. That can just be bad luck. And then Righteous Man was bumped into by the winner, who was ultimately disqualified. Expect Righteous Man to bounce back slightly down in class on Saturday.
Post Time: 10:02 p.m. EST
Distance:1 1/16 Miles
We will close out the day at Charles Town on Saturday night with a $29,000 event under the lights. Brother Corbin and Final Say are going to be top contender for the best prize in this race. Brother Corbin has been in good form with four straight in the top-2. He’s gone 1st, 2nd, 1st, 2nd, with his most recent win at Charles Town on October 15 for a $27,000 purse by ¾ lengths.
Brother Corbin followed up to place 2nd behind Final Say by 2 ½ lengths for a $28,000 prize. Final Say stalked in that race until pouncing before the stretch. He had a 3 length advantage at the top of the stretch and held nicely. Final Say is a repeat winner with victories on October 1 and November 27. He is also a winner in three of his previous four entries, along with top-2 finishes in five of his last six outings.
Final Say hasn’t fallen out of the top-3 since September 26, 2019. He’s gone seven straight performances finishing in the top-3. Final Say was a 3 ¾ length winner on October 1 for a $25,000 purse over Occasionally Classy, and then followed up for the win I noted above against Brother Corbin. In the rematch on Saturday night, I’m looking for more of the same from the No. 2 horse.