Mountaineer Park sets up shop on Tuesday night as the lone primetime racecard in the country. That’s typically the case, as West Virginia has a duopoly on night time racing in the east between Charles Town and Mountaineer Park. Just be careful on using Mountaineer as a last resort, though. If you haven’t been doing so good during the day with your picks, don’t chase in the evening hours.
That said, if you’ve done your homework and see something that you like, then by all means. Doing homework paid off for us at Lone Star Park yesterday. Our Pick 3 and Pick 4 selections were reduced to a Daily Double payout because of horses getting scratched, but it was still a good day in Grand Prairie, Texas. Tampa Bay Downs was an uneventful day with that Pick 3 ticket thrown in the garbage. It was nevertheless a big day with the Lone Star Park win.
There are six race tracks open for racing on Tuesday, with five in the US and Fort Erie in Canada holding a small six-race card. Mountaineer Park is offering eight races today. The biggest purse of the day is Race 2 with $16,200 on the plate. Not a whole lot of purse money on the card, which is typical at Mountaineer Park, but hopefully we can turn it into a profitable day for us. Head below for our free Mountaineer Park Pick 3 selections for June 9, 2020.
Post Time: 7:25 p.m. EST
Distance: 5 Furlongs
Race 2 will get us started off at Mountaineer Park on Tuesday. Ten horses are scheduled to participate for a $16,200 purse on the turf, the biggest of the day in West Virginia today. Mutashabeh, Get Some Mo, and Duplicator are on my shortlist. Mutashabeh is the betting favorite on the morning-line at a price of +140. He was scratched from a recent scheduled start, and instead winds of racing today on Tuesday in Race 2.
The form has been there for Mutashabeh in recent outings, but failed to deliver a win on September 30, 2019 and October 9, 2019. He was good enough to finish 2nd and 3rd, but didn’t have the extra kick in him. Mutashabeh has won 1 of 8 races in his career, with the win coming on August 23, 2019 at Colonial Downs.
Since then, Mutashabeh has finished 3rd, 5th, 2nd, 3rd. Workouts have been incredibly impressive for Mutashabeh. He completed 4 furlongs at 47, 47.40, and 46.40 seconds on June 5 for great form going into today.
Get Some Mo drops a class and should be much better at this level. He ran at this class last summer at Ellis Park and did well to finish 1st and 3rd. Since that event, Get Some Mo finished 8th, 7th, 8th, 7th at Kentucky Downs, Keeneland, Churchill Downs, and Turfway Park.
Back in a winnable class, Get Some Mo should be a surprising contender. His workouts have checked out, with productive times of 48, 49, and 48.60 seconds. Mutashabeh should be a tough opponent, but Get Some Mo could be up for the challenge in his easiest race since last August.
Duplicator should be able to run up front and make things interesting. He placed 2nd in his most recent performance on March 10 at Mahoning Valley Race Course. It was the second race in three outings that Duplicator placed. Sandwiched in the middle was a porous race on February 11 for 7th.
He has yet to win since taking a trip to the winner’s circle as a first-time starter on October 2, 2019 at Mountaineer Park. Duplicator and Get Some Mo should both present nice value at post time. With the huge drop in class for Get Some Mo, he has to be worth some consideration at +400 on the morning-line.
Post Time: 7:50 p.m. EST
Distance:5 ½ Furlongs
There is perhaps another value horse to find at Mountaineer Park on Tuesday night. 5 ½ furlongs will be completed on the dirt for a small $6,600 purse. Secret Trick and Poquito Rose are my two favorite ponies in the race. Roman Around also has a shot at the winner’s circle here, but Secret Trick and Poquito Rose should run the best race here. Secret Trick has been coming close, but not close enough lately.
She placed in each of her previous three races and raced just last week at Fort Erie. Off to Mountaineer Park Secret Trick goes looking to do one better. She lost to Pachamama in a blowout by 8 ½ lengths. Close but definitely not close enough. Pachamana was a heavy favorite and took care of business accordingly. Secret Trick has won 10 of 50 races in her career, with the most recent on October 28, 2019 at Mahoning Valley Race Course. She looked fine in a workout on May 16 to complete 4 furlongs at 49 seconds.
It’s hard to go through this race without noticing Poquito Rose. The mare has been able to find the winner’s circle often in recent outings. She has won 3 of 5 races since a win on October 6, 2019 at Mountaineer Park. Poquito Rose has also finished in the top-3 5 of his previous 6 entries.
That earned a class upgrade for Poquito Rose on November 27, 2019. It didn’t go well, as Poquito Rose finished 7th and hasn’t raced since then. She goes back down in class and should run strong enough to be in contention. The morning-line carries some value, and hopefully we get some close in price at post time.
Post Time: 8:15 p.m. EST
Distance:5 ½ Furlongs
Race 4 features 5 ½ furlongs of racing at Mountaineer Park. This race offers another small purse of $6,600. Big Game Bob and Vinny Boy are likely going to be involved in the stretch. Big Game Bob, perhaps an ode to Bob Stoops, is the betting favorite on the morning-line and is expected to be a strong runner. He was on a three-race winning streak from October 2, 2019 to November 6, 2019. That prompted a jump in class, where Big Game Bob struggled on November 27, 2019 and December 28, 2019 for 4th and 5th.
Big Game Bob finished 1st in 4 of 5 races before trying something a little more challenging. And in the race he didn’t win, Big Game Bob placed. He’s coming off a layoff and performed well in a recent workout with a time of 47.81 seconds. Overall, Big Game Bob is a winner in 19 of 55 races in his lengthy career.
The way I see this race, Vinny Boy, is most likely to give the favorite issues in Race 4. Vinny Boy has been in strong form to finish in the top-2 in six straight events. That includes two wins on October 7, 2019 and November 26, 2019. In his most recent performance, Vinny Boy barely lost by a neck against Silent Contempt. He has 5 wins in 29 races in his career. Recent workouts have been promising enough, with times of 49.40 and 48.20 seconds. The No. 5 horse is a strong contender to get the win.