We will head to the racetrack on Sunday for some more horse racing picks. If you are new, TheSportsGeek has picks for two racecourses from around North America on a daily basis. Typically that includes two tracks with a few selections. Yesterday was another positive day, this time at Remington Park in Oklahoma. Two of three horses came through with wins to make it a profitable night at the office in OKC.
The racing continues on Sunday throughout the US. BetOnline is offering seven facilities for betting on Sunday. Golden Gate Fields and Woodbine are noticeably absent from the schedule today. Golden Gate Fields has halted racing as a result of a Covid outbreak at the track, while provincial restrictions in Ontario closed Woodbine down for the rest of the season.
We’re at Churchill Downs for a couple of picks on Sunday. I would like to add a third, but not going to force a bet that I’m not too keen on. Churchill Downs has 11 races on the Sunday slate, with a total of $668,500 available in prize money. Head below for our free Churchill Down picks for November 29, 2020.
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Race 6 at Churchill Downs on Sunday afternoon offers a $85,000 purse for 6 furlongs of racing on the main track. Scale and Fastly are on my watchlist for this race. Scale is relatively a newcomer with two races on his resume. The Kentucky bred scale has finished 3rd and 4th in his young career. As a first-time runner on March 14 at Turfway Park, Scale showed 3rd to get into the money as a rookie. Scale finished 1 ¼ lengths and a nose off the winning pace at the wire.
He was slow early on, but rallied late in the stretch to finish strong. The strong finish was encouraging for Scale in the $46,000 event. However, Scale was unable to improve on that effort and finished 4th on November 11. Scale finished 4th in a $85,000 event. Given the jump in class, it wasn’t a bad try by Scale. That said, Scale will have to show improved form to get into the winner’s circle on Sunday. Scale remains in the same class and will be running for a $85,000 purse in Race 6.
Fastly has been in strong form and running consistently well recently. He has raced in six races in his career, and doesn’t have a win yet, but is knocking on the door and getting close. Fastly has placed 2nd in three straight performances, and the top-3 in five of six outings in his career. He placed 2nd in his most recent outing on November 11 in a $85,000 assignment.
Fastly finished a half length behind Ready to Answer for the lead. Prior to that performance, Fastly placed 2nd behind Totally Jimbo by ¾ lengths in a $70,000 race. Fastly keeps coming close, and eventually is going to break through with a run straight to the winner’s circle. There’s no guarantee that it happens on Sunday, but I think there’s a good chance that Fastly can beat this field of horses in Race 6 on Sunday afternoon.
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Distance:1 1/16 Miles
It doesn’t get much bigger than a $92,000 purse for a race that isn’t a stakes event. Race 9 at Churchill Downs is the second biggest race on Sunday afternoon. It will cover 1 1/16 miles on the main track. High Regard and Mizzen Beau are going to be hot commodities in this race on Sunday afternoon. High Regard is 3 for 21 in her career and has looked good recently.
She has some graded experience on her resume, but never finished better than 3rd in the Golden Rod Stakes (Gr. 2) two years ago in 2018. In his most recent graded event, High Regard finished 7th in the WinStar Matchmaker Series (Gr. 3) on July 18. Since then, High Regard has finished 4th, 1st, 3rd in three races.
In the event he won, High Regard won as a result of a DQ to Jeweled Princess. Jeweled Princess had High Regard beat by a length at the wire, but was disqualified for interference on September 4. High Regard responded to show 3rd on Halloween in a $92,000 event. She took over 3rd at the ¾ pole and was repelled from getting any closer.
Mizzen Beau is 3 for 10 in her career, and is coming off a good effort in the $250,000 George E. Mitchell Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (Gr. 2). She finished 4th in the tough event. There were some good horses in that race, so nothing wrong with 4th there.
Prior to that outing, Mizzen Beau won the $250,000 Bison City Stakes (Black Type) on September 12 over Afleet Katherine easily by 4 ¾ lengths. The step down in class from the Grade 2 event should help Mizzen Beau thrive on Sunday. Look for High Regard to threaten for the win, but Mizzen Beau should deliver here.