We are getting going on Sunday at Keeneland and Laurel Park. Laurel Park doesn’t have the money that Keeneland is offering, but it should be a good day in Maryland. There aren’t any stakes races on the card. You can find that at Keeneland where there are three stakes races. Woodbine, Keeneland, and Belmont Park are all hosting stakes events on Sunday.
It was a winning day on the racecourse yesterday. I didn’t find out what it’d be like to have a losing horse at Charles Town on Saturday night. Three horses and three winners in West Virginia for that stakes card. You aren’t always going to go undefeated, but it sure feels nice when it occurs.
If you are interested in more horse racing picks on Sunday, then click on our Keeneland page for more information. As far as Maryland is concerned, there’s eight races with $331,000 in prize money available. Head below for our free Laurel Park picks for October 10, 2021.
Post Time: 12:40 p.m. EST
Distance:1 1/16 Miles
In the first bet of the day at Laurel Park, Race 1 covers 1 1/16 miles on the dirt. Slip Sliding Away and Bipartisanship should have a chance of getting the win in this race.
Slip Sliding Away is winless in nine attempts, with finishes of 4th, 2nd, 5th in her previous three attempts. She placed 2nd behind My Sweet Story by a nose for a $50,000 purse on July 19.
That was a good run from Slip Sliding Away, but she regressed to 5th on August 23 at Colonial Downs. Slip Sliding Away didn’t look too comfortable in that one, as she dropped to 5th for a $50,000 assignment.
Down to $46,000 on Sunday, she must have some consideration to go into the winner’s circle. Bipartisanship will probably provide Slip Sliding Away with the biggest test in this spot.
She will make her second attempt on US soil in this one. Bipartisanship has finished 3rd, 6th, 4th, 3rd, 3rd in her career. The filly most recently showed 3rd at Belmont in a $90,000 event.
This will be the easiest race that she’s experienced in her career. Bipartisanship should have the inside path to a win in Race 1.
Post Time: 1:50 p.m. EST
Distance:5 ½ Furlongs
Race 3 is a $45,000 event covering 5 ½ furlongs on the turf. Noble Commander and Belgrano should be worth a look in this one.
Noble Commander is 4 for 17 in his career, and has finished 3rd, 3rd, 2nd in three attempts. In his most recent attempt, Noble Commander placed 2nd behind Matta by a half length for a $64,480 purse on September 11.
That was pretty impressive, and a similar performance would likely put Noble Commander close. Belgrano just might be a little closer, though.
Belgrano is a winner in 7 of 32 attempts, with his last noted win on August 28. He is looking for a hat-trick following a win on June 20 and August 28.
In his first of two wins, he defeated Domain by 6 lengths in a $50,000 assignment on June 20. Then Belgrano most recently followed up with a 2 length win over Grateful Bred for a $106,000 purse. He looks locked and loaded.
Post Time: 2:20 p.m. EST
Distance:1 ⅛ Miles
Race 4 covers 1 ⅛ miles on the dirt for a $48,000 purse. We have one more horse on our card before calling it a day in Maryland. Brutus and Plamen are worth looking at in this event.
Brutus has a big chance in this one. He’s been feeling on recently, with finishes in the top-3 in nine of his previous ten attempts. Brutus beat Celtic Treasure by 5 lengths for a $54,000 purse on August 27.
That was two races back after Brutus placed 2nd behind Contraflow by 4 lengths at Pimlico in a $49,440 purse. It’s hard to say no to Brutus not being involved on Sunday afternoon.
Plamen is 4 for 10 in his career, and is coming off a hat-trick from July 7 to September 20. In his most recent outing, Plaman beat Irish Riviera by a nose for a $30,000 purse. Prior to that win, Plamen cleared Polterer in a blowout by 9 lengths.
The No. 6 horse is probably the best horse of this field. Brutus is going to provide Plaman with a scare, but he should be able to hold off his foe.