Tuesday isn’t the biggest day for horse racing in North America, but there are eight tracks with cards for today. It could be nine if Lone Star Park decides to race today. It doesn’t look likely without an announcement, though they do have a card scheduled. The last time Lone Star Park raced was on July 5, and then they halted racing after one event. That was due to a positive Covid-19 test from an employee.
The track must have been notified at some point between Race 1 and Race 2, because it made no sense to race once then stop. Indiana Grand is racing on Tuesday, along with several other tracks, so that’s all we need for some picks. I remember not too long ago when it was just Fonner Park and Will Rogers Downs early during the week. There is some big racing coming up soon, though.
Saratoga begins their summer meet on Thursday, and Monmouth is hosting the Haskell Stakes this weekend for $1,000,000. We had a successful time at Keeneland for their stakes racing weekend, so we hope to duplicate that at Monmouth on Saturday. Yesterday was so-so, as we took a split on the daily double at Delaware Park and 1-2 on straight wagers at Parx in Philadelphia. The good news is that the biggest paying horse hit out of our selections, so it wasn’t that bad after all. Head below for our free Indiana Grand picks for July 14, 2020.
Post Time: 3:16 p.m. EST
Distance: 5 Furlongs
Race 3 is the co-feature race of the day at Indiana Grand with Race 1. Both events have $35,000 offered today. Race 4 will cover 5 furlongs on the dirt. This race is for the youngsters, with 2-year-old colts eligible to race in Race 3. Benny Boo Boo is the only horse that has a race in his portfolio. All of the others are rookies running for the first time in their careers. Actuality and Kingoftherainbow should run strong races and be in contention for the top prize.
Actuality is a $110,000 horse that should be able to compete in these events. When I saw compete, I think Actuality might be able to show consistently. However, getting over the hump and winning consistently might be a bit of a problem. His workouts have been okay, with times of 38.80 and 38 seconds at 3 furlongs, and 50.40 seconds at 4 furlongs. Actuality also made a recent 4-furlong workout with a time of 1:02.80.
Kingoftherainbow is primed to have a productive career. The young colt has been continuing to improve in morning workouts, and going by the morning, Kingoftherainbow has been by far the most impressive horse. He’s been consistently posting quality workout times, which have ranked much better than his opponents in Race 3.
Kingoftherainbow has recorded workout times of 48.80, 49.20, and 48 seconds at 4 furlongs, and at 3 furlongs, Kingoftherainbow ran with times of 35.80 and 37.40 second. The most promising sign for Kingoftherainbow has been that he’s continually getting quicker since May. There isn’t another horse in this race that has looked as good as him in the morning. I’m going to bank on it translating to an impressive debut as a first-time runner on Tuesday at Indiana Grand.
Post Time: 4:12 p.m. EST
Distance:5 ½ Furlongs
Race 5 brings us to our next selection at Indiana Grand on Tuesday. This race will have 5 ½ furlongs of racing on the dirt. Seven horses are scheduled to participate in the late afternoon event at Indiana Grand. She’s the Boss, Plexus, and Majestic Climb should be expected to post solid runs in this one.
Plexus is racing in the third race of her career on Tuesday. She has been competing for bigger purses than this so far and will take a class drop today. Plexus opened up her career for 5th on June 15. That was a $31,000 event, which went okay, as Plexus beat seven horses as one of the biggest underdogs in the race.
However, any of those positive vibes were sucked out of her in the next race. Plexus couldn’t build on that effort and faltered hard on July 1 in the same class. She finished dead last in that race for 7th, which was for a $31,000 purse as well. Plexus trailed the whole way and wasn’t a factor at all throughout that 6-furlong race. This is a drop in class for her, so we should see much better results. Others are getting eased in class as well, though.
Majestic Climb has been showing great progress after finishing 8th in back-to-back races last summer, so there ‘s hope for Plexus. Majestic Climb has finished 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 3rd to get in the money in five straight races. She went on a layoff from October to June, so recently just got back on the track. In that event, Majestic Climb finished 3rd for a $21,000 purse. She weakened too late and couldn’t keep up with Tap N Sway and Queen Bees at 5 ½ furlongs.
She’s the Boss takes a serious drop in class for Tuesday. Just looking to find an easy win, She’s the Boss has made two appearances at Santa Anita Park and Oaklawn Park. Those didn’t go too well, with She’s the Boss finishing 5th for $55,000 and 10th for $60,000. This race on Tuesday is way down the totem pole in class. She’s the Boss should find this assignment much easier.
Post Time: 5:36 p.m. EST
Our final selection on Tuesday at Indiana Grand is Race 8. This event covers a mile for a $21,000 purse. It likely comes down to Spanish Peaks and Magically Honored. Magically Honored isn’t getting too much respect at 6/1 odds to win here, though I believe there’s a chance of a win here. She is looking for the first win of her career in her 13th race. Magically Honored has been coming close in the past, with five finishes in the top-3. However, Magically Honored has been denied every time, dating back to her debut on July 25, 2019 at Del Mar.
In her most recent performance, Magically Honored was 3rd for a $31,000 purse on June 23. Prior to that, Magically Honored finished 6th, 3rd, 5th, 6th. This is a step down in class for Magically Honored, so I think she should be able to compete near the front on Tuesday. This is an easier assignment. Anything outside of the top-3 would be a disappointment. The way I see Magically Honored, she is place material with the potential to win Race 8. Things could get interesting in the stretch. She will have to overcome Spanish Peaks who should run boldly as well.
Spanish Peaks made a strong debut in a $35,000 maiden claiming event on May 24 at Churchill Downs. She was good for 2nd in that race to place as a rookie. Spanish Peaks finished 4th in her next outing on June 15 for a $31,000 purse. She was hanging around the front and was 2nd from the ¼ pole to the top of the stretch, but faltered late. Her workouts have been consistent, with times of 50 and 48.60 seconds. This is the easiest race that Spanish Peaks has been presented to her in her young career. It’s a winnable event against this level of competition joining her in the gate in Race 8.