It was a good weekend of horse racing on the track. Any weekend you can turn a profit, it’s going to be a good weekend. There wasn’t much in the way of stakes racing to report on Saturday or Sunday. There were four $100,000 stakes events, but that was all. Bob Baffert’s $1,000,000 Spielberg underperformed at Del Mar again on Sunday, so that is something to note. With just one win in his career, an ungraded event, the $1,000,000 Spielberg is not excelling like his connections would have hoped. We’ll keep an eye on Spielberg from here, but the fact he can’t win a $100,000 race isn’t encouraging.
Monday has a small card, with BetOnline offering four tracks for wagering in the US. We have Indiana Grand, Mountaineer Park, Parx, and Remington with cards to begin the week. We’ll get the party started at Indiana Grand in Shelbyville on Monday afternoon. The Caesars owned track has 11 races on the docket worth a total of $202,000 in prize money up for grabs. It doesn’t get much bigger than that for Monday racing. Head below for our free Indiana Grand picks for November 16, 2020.
Post Time: 3:05 p.m. EST
Distance:1 Mile 70 Yards
Race 3 will take a mile and 70 yards to run for a $35,000 purse on Monday. Nine horses are expected to participate in the event on the main track. This $35,000 race is the feature event of the day at Indiana Grand on Monday. Lieutenant Kitty and Miss Fort should be expected to come close in the event. Lieutenant Kitty is making her debut on Monday at Indiana Grand.
There isn’t a whole lot I like from the other runners other than Miss Fort, so maybe Lieutenant Kitty will have what it takes. She has been working out on the track in anticipation of her debut today. Lieutenant Kitty will have to be better than what we’ve seen in workouts to crack the top spot in Race 3. In four 4-furlong workouts, Lieutenant Kitty failed to finish with a time under 52 seconds, and couldn’t get clocked below 1:05.00 at 5 furlongs.
Miss Fort has five races under her belt and has been making the most of her opportunities, but still attempting to get to the winner’s circle. She has finished in the top-3 in three straight performances to go 2nd, 3rd, 2nd. In her latest performance, Miss Fort placed 2nd behind Taperiena by 3 ¾ lengths in a $33,000 assignment. Prior to that outing, Miss Fort showed 3rd on October 12 in a $35,000 race. This one is going to be slightly easier than his last two races, so a run to the front wouldn’t be surprising on Monday.
Post Time: 5:05 p.m. EST
Race 7 is our next stop at Indiana Grand on Monday afternoon. This event covers 6 furlongs on the dirt for a $10,000 purse. Nine are expected to run in the race on the main track. Kentucky Sky and Five Star Colonel should be atop your shortlist in this race. Kentucky Sky is winless in his 13-race career, but has been in much better form than what we witnessed earlier on.
After failing to finish in the top-3 in nine straight performances, Kentucky Sky has gone 2nd, 6th, 3rd, 2nd in his previou four outings. He’s coming off one of the better efforts of his career on October 21. Kentucky Sky placed 2nd behind Reed O’Prada in a $10,000 event by 1 ¼ lengths. They dueled late, with Kentucky Sky yielding late after leading from the ¼ pole into the stretch. Despite Kentucky Sky losing the race, it was a promising effort and something to build on going into Monday.
Five Star Colonel has been in the best form recently. He is winless in nine races, but might have found the perfect race to get into the winner’s circle. Five Star Colonel placed 2nd behind Vapor Point by a head in a duel down the stretch. It could have gone either way, but the nod went to Vapor Point at the wire in the $14,000 assignment. Five Star Colonel is accustomed to racing for $30,000+ purses, so this is new territory for him. Down all the way to a $10,000 event, Five Star Colonel is likely going to pop finally.
Post Time: 7:05 p.m. EST
The final race at Indiana Grand spans 330 yards for a $17,000 purse. Do you want a little bit of quarter horse racing on Monday? We have you covered in Race 11. This is the only quarter horse race at Indiana Grand today. This is one of the quickest bets in sports betting. Drag racing on horses is what quarter horses amount to. It will be a mad sprint of 330 yards for the top prize. Kiss My Leg and Tomboy B belong on the shortlist for this race.
Kiss My Leg is winless in seven races in her career, but has been coming close. In her previous five entries, Kiss My Leg has finished 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 5th, 3rd. She finished 5th for a $17,000 purse at 400 yards on October 8 to end a place streak that saw Kiss My Leg finish 2nd in three straight performances. Kiss My Leg followed up in better form to get into the money for 3rd. In that race, Kiss My Leg showed 3rd with a time of 17.231 seconds at 330 yards.
Tomboy B finished ahead of Kiss My Leg in that showdown. He was clocked at 17.214 seconds to save place money after leading out of the gate and deep into the stretch. Just a little more and Tomboy B had the win there. It was the second straight race that Tomboy B placed 2nd in. Prior to that outing, Tomboy B placed 2nd with a time of 15.959 seconds across 300 yards on September 29. Expect another close finale between Kiss My Leg and Tomboy B on Monday. It looks like Tomboy B has the edge.