It’s a slow day for sports in the US, with MAC college football the main event for sports bettors. There isn’t much else going on, but you can find some ATP tennis in the morning if you are looking for a big matchup. It doesn’t get much bigger than Dominic Thiem and Rafael Nadal when it comes to tennis. They are in action beginning at 9:00 a.m. EST.
While the sports scene isn’t popping in the US on Tuesday, there is plenty of horse racing to get involved in. Well, maybe not a lot of horse racing, but definitely enough to have some fun with and hopefully fine some winning horses. BetOnline has four racecourses available for wagering on Tuesday. There are three afternoon cards, and an evening card at Mountaineer Park in West Virginia.
Our horse racing journey on Tuesday will begin at Indiana Grand. Indiana Grand has 11 races on the table with prize money totaling $309,500. We’ll handicap three races and aim for a profit on Shelbyville today. Head below for our free Indiana Grand picks for November 17, 2020.
Post Time: 2:35 p.m. EST
We’ll get started on Tuesday at Indiana Grand with Race 2 on the turf. This is a mile grass race for a $16,000 purse. My shortlist is going to include Charcoal and Paintsville. You can find Charcoal and Paintsville lining up next to one another in the gate. Charcoal has gone winless in eight-career races, but was in his best form most recently on October 26. For the first time in his career, Charcoal placed 2nd.
It was only the second time that Charcoal finished in the top-3 of an event. Charcoal placed 2nd behind Hug the Munny by a half length in a $16,000 event. He had the lead from the start to the ¾ pole, but was outdueled in the stretch by Hug the Munny. Despite the loss, it was the best effort that we’ve seen from Charcoal in his career. He could follow through and do a spot better on Tuesday if minor improvements were made.
Charcoal will have to contend with Paintsville for the win in this event. Paintsville drops in class for today after going 6th and 4th in his previous two performances. He is looking for the first win of his career following six unsuccessful outings. Paintsville finished 6th in a $90,000 event on September 7 at Kentucky Downs. He transferred to Churchill Downs for a $75,000 race and did better to finish 4th. Paintsville was bought for $235,000 in 2018 and should do much better in the lowest class of his career. I will ride with the No. 4 horse.
Post Time: 4:05 p.m. EST
Race 5 is our next stop at Indiana Grand on Tuesday. This $34,500 event covers 5 furlongs on the turf. Fiftyshadesograyce and Tee Em Eye are going to be horses to watch in this race. Fiftyshadesograyce has a hat-trick on her mind after winning on October 19 and October 29. Note that Fiftyshadesograyce has also finished in the top-2 in four in a row, and a winner in three of her previous four outings.
Fiftyshadesograyce won by 4 ½ lengths over My Man Beckett in a $15,000 event on October 15. It was an impressive display, as Fiftyshadesograyce had the lead from the 3/16 pole to the wire. Her next performance on October 29 yielded the same result. This time it was an even bigger win, with Fiftyshadesograyce clearing the field for a 7 ½ length win. It’s time for Fiftyshadesograyce to rise up in class to see if she can compete with some of the bigger girls.
Tee Em Eye is 14 for 45 in her career and has been running well of late. She has finished in the top-3 in seven straight outings and top-2 in five of seven performances. That also includes three wins during that stretch. In her most recent win, Tee Em Eye beat Jeannie’s Beepbeep by a half length in a $34,500 assignment on October 6. She followed up to show 3rd on October 22 at Keeneland against some tough opponents. She is back at Indiana Grand on Tuesday and should produce for her connections.
Race 8 – Miss Indiana Stakes
Post Time: 5:35 p.m. EST
Distance:1 Mile 70 Yards
The Miss Indiana Stakes (Black Type) is worth $75,000 for a mile and 70 yards on the dirt at Indiana Grand. It’s likely that we see Timeless Glory and Hungarian Princess with a chance to win the stakes race. Timeless Glory is 1 for 3 in her career and has shown improvement from the beginning of her career on August 31. She showed 3rd in her debut in a $33,000 assignment as a first-time runner. It could have been a better effort, though a lot worse.
Since then, Timeless Glory has finished 2nd and 1st. In her most recent outing, she was a first-time winner with a victory over Taperina by 6 ¾ lengths. That kind of form promoted Timeless Glory to a $75,000 stakes race. We’ve never seen Timeless Glory compete in a race of this magnitude, but if she runs how she did in her previous outings, then a win is not out of the question.
Hungarian Princess is 3 for 4 in her career and feeling really good after back-to-back stakes wins. She beat 6 ½ lengths in the $75,000 City of Anderson Stakes (Black Type) on September 30 over Sweet Justice. Hungarian Princess was the second favorite in that race and did one spot better than the money expected. She followed up for another win on October 28 in the $75,000 Indiana Stallion Fillies Stakes (Black Type) by 4 ¾ lengths as a favorite. She is in terrific form and really hard to ignore going into this race.