We’re back to the picturesque region of Finger Lakes in the state of New York for racing at Finger Lakes Racetrack. Finger Lakes Racetrack is located in Farmington, which is just over an hour away from Buffalo via a car drive. If attendance was permitted, the Bills’ win over the LA Rams would be the talk of the handicappers. Farmington mostly consists of Bills’ fans, with some Jets and Giants’ fans sprinkled in. This is a season where supporters of the Bills can proudly talk trash with Jets and Giants Nation.
BetOnline has eight tracks open for betting in the US on Monday. Fort Erie, not that far from Finger Lakes Racetrack, has a card as well over the northern border as well. We’ll focus on Finger Lakes for today to go along with our selections at Thistledown on Monday. There are eight races on the docket at Finger Lakes Racetrack with a total of $119,600 on offer. Head below for our free Finger Lakes Racetrack picks for September 28, 2020.
Post Time: 1:10 p.m. EST
Distance:1 Mile 40 Yards
Race 1 will be our first stop at Finger Lakes Racetrack on Monday afternoon. New Jersey John and Yankee Division are going to be involved in the stretch. He is 5 for 40 in his career and has finished 3rd, 3rd, 1st, 11th in his previous four races. That was a poor performance for New Jersey John in his most recent performance. He couldn’t get right in that event and faltered for 11th for dead last.
New Jersey John was regarded as being tired in the mile and ⅛ race. He was 9th at the ¾ pole and regressed to the back. Kerry Boy finished 4 ½ lengths ahead of New Jersey John. However, keep in mind that was a $64,000 race, so the competition in that one was way too tough. This should be easier for New Jersey John, but I don’t care for him being worn out in the stretch in his most recent race.
Yankee Division is 3 for 11 in his career with his most recent win in the summer on July 3. He beat Bourbon Bay in a $56,000 race by 2 ½ lengths in that outing. Since then, Yankee Division fell off to finish 8th in a $67,000 and 4th in a $74,000 event. Much more competitive than New Jersey John was up in that class. Look for Yankee Division to drive hard in the stretch to earn the win here.
Post Time: 2:04 p.m. EST
Distance:1 Mile 70 Yards
Our second selection at Finger Lakes Racetrack is a mile and 70-yard event for a $10,000 purse. Nine horses are expected to hit the gate to participate in this event. Ya’llcomenow and Tuxedo Lemon should put forward a strong race in Race 3. Ya’llcomenow has been in good form with three straight finishes in the top-3.
She won on July 27 over Big Tequila by 1 length for a $12,500 purse. However, Ya’llcomenow wasn’t able to follow up with the same level of success, and showed 3rd on September 2 and September 14. In her most recent performance, Ya’llcomenow was 3rd in a $10,000 event as an underdog.
This is going to be slightly easier, so I think Ya’llcomenow can run a better race on paper. Her biggest threat is likely to be Tuxedo Lemon from the No. 2 post position. Tuxedo Lemon is 2 for 9 in her career and moving down in class for Monday. She most recently finished 6th in a $21,110 allowance race on August 18.
That’s the class where Tuxedo Lemon has spent most of his career. Her recent work in the morning has been promising, with a recorded time of 49.40 seconds on September 19 at 4 furlongs. If she wakes up on Monday morning with an interest in running today, she should be able to get the win here as a 3/1 morning-line horse.
Post Time: 2:31 p.m. EST
Distance:1 Mile 70 Yards
Race 4 is our final selection at Finger Lakes Racetrack on Monday. There are four more races in Farmington following this event, so if you’re interested in gambling some more, you still have that opportunity this afternoon. Remember to take advantage of a generous 7% cash back bonus on losses at BetOnline. For our last selection, we’re looking at a mile and 70-yard event for a $10,000 purse.
Oxley Gap and Masterkey could get into an entertaining battle going into the stretch in this event. Masterkey is 11 for 54 in his career with finishes of 4th, 3rd, 3rd, 6th, 5th in his previous five performances. He last saw the winner’s circle on October 15, 2019, six races ago. That was a 7 length score for Masterkey in a $10,000 event.
He struggled in his most recent outing in a $15,300 race on August 19. Masterkey finished 5th and will slide down in class following that discouraging performance. This should be much easier than the last two races for Masterkey. Before those two races, Masterkey was in the top-3 in 3 out of 4 races.
His biggest concern will be next to him in the gate. Oxley Gap should be a tough runner in this race. He is 17 for 47 in his career and is a winner in 4 of his previous 8 outings. Oxley Gap has been in the top-3 in 6 out of those 8 performances. He finished 3rd in his most recent event for $10,000 on September 2. This assignment shouldn’t be as tough as that. Oxley Gap looks like the pick to win.