Indiana Grand has a lot of racing to get to on Wednesday. The Shelbyville based track has 12 races with a total of $408,500 up for grabs. For Indiana Grand, that’s a pretty big day on the calendar. Indiana Grand has a couple of $100,000 stakes races with the running of Frances Slocum Stakes and Too Much Coffee Stakes. Along with Indiana Grand, BetOnline has six other racecourses for you to handicap for Wednesday. We have Churchill Downs covered with two selections today if you want more horse racing picks. $100,000 stakes races are the norm for the next ten days in the US before the $500,000 Clark Handicap (Gr. 1) on November 27 at Churchill Downs.
This is a bit of a cooling off period for horse racing after the biggest event of the year, the $6,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic. That doesn’t mean there aren’t winners to be found, though. Hopefully we found three that head to the winner’s circle at Indiana Grand on Wednesday. Head below for our free Indiana Grand picks for November 18, 2020.
Post Time: 2:35 p.m. EST
Distance:1 Mile 70 Yards
Race 2 at Indiana Grand is worth $39,000 for a mile and 70 yards of racing on the dirt. Prescience and April’s No Fool should have a say in the stretch of this race. Prescience is 2 for 4 in her career, with two back-to-back wins on September 16 and October 12.
It was a red-hot start for Prescience, as she opened her career going 2nd, 1st, 1st. However, she faltered in her most recent outing and settled for 5th in the $100,000 Lady Fog Horn Stakes. That was a big hike in class, so it was expected.
Prescience won a $37,000 event by a head on October 12 prior to that loss. She also won on September 16 over Little Maemi by 1 ¼ lengths in a $35,000 event. With that in mind, Prescience in a $39,000 race makes more sense than forcing the issue for another stakes run for $100,000. Back down in class, expect Prescience to run close at the wire.
April’s No Fool has finished 11th, 2nd, 8th, 1st, 4th, 1st in the first six races of her career. She is coming off an impressive effort on October 29 for a 4 ¼ length win over Hitthefloorrunning in a $37,000 assignment. It was the second win in three outings for April’s No Fool, as she won on June 29 by 2 lengths over Explosive Justice. It should be close in the stretch, but I like April’s No Fool to edge the field out.
Post Time: 4:35 p.m. EST
Distance:5 ½ Furlongs
5 ½ furlongs for a $18,000 purse is the scene in Race 6 on Wednesday at Indiana Grand for a $18,000 purse. Here Comes Doc and You Go Boy should be in contention in this 5 ½ furlong event. Here Comes Doc is 4 for 35 in his career. He is looking for his first win since September 24, 2019. Since then, Here Comes Doc has finished in the top-3 in four of eight races.
He has finished 5th, 4th, 3rd in his previous three performances, so I suppose something might be able to be said about improvement recently. Here Comes Doc showed 3rd on November 4 in a $32,500 assignment on November 4. It was a strong effort as an underdog. That wasn’t expected, and Here Comes Doc finished 1 ¾ lengths behind the heavy favorite Thatswhatithought. You Go Boy has his eyes on a hat-trick on Wednesday after winning on October 15 and November 5.
He beat Wing and Wheel by 3 ¼ lengths in a steady drive to easily clear the field in October. In his next performance, You Go Boy made it back-to-back wins in November with a 2 ¾ length win at the $21,000 level over Touchofchilipepper at 6 furlongs. He is in excellent shape right now, having finished in the top-2 in five of his previous six entries. Here Comes Doc will fight, but I think the win goes to You Go Boy from the inside rail.
Post Time: 6:34 p.m. EST
Our last stop at Indiana Grand on Wednesday is Race 10, which features a $11,000 purse for 6 furlongs on the main track. Rainbow Justice and Golden Command are likely in the spotlight in the stretch run on Wednesday. Rainbow Justice has been maintaining strong form recently. She has finished 1st, 1st, 2nd in her career. It was a nice start for Rainbow Justice. Back-to-back wins to open her career on October 13 and October 22.
Those were a $10,000 and $11,000 purse, with wins by 4 ¼ lengths and 1 length. In her most recent outing, the hat-trick bid was shut down by Vivian in a $15,000 race on November 5. Despite the loss, Rainbow Justice picked up place money for the 1 ¾ length loss. We should expect to see Rainbow Justice run another close one today at Indiana Grand. The horse from the far outside, Golden Command, could be the trickiest opponent for Rainbow Justice to trip up.
Golden Command is 2 for 8 in her career and has been in good form since finishing 7th in the second race of her career on February 29. It’s been pretty blue skies for her since then, with Golden Command finishing in the top-3 in five out of six performances, including two wins. Golden Command placed 2nd behind Serena Back by 1 length in a $36,500 event. Well down in class for Wednesday, expect Golden Command to get this assignment done from the outside.