Mountaineer Park takes its post on Sunday evening, as the only racetrack in North America offering racing under the lights. Charles Town and Mountaineer Park both have an advantage of racing at night. Most of their races don’t overlap with the afternoon cards offered at other tracks, so they have that going in their favor.
Mountaineer doesn’t have the brand name like a Churchill Downs or Santa Anita Park does, but when you’re the only game running, plenty of people will pay attention. There are eight races on the schedule tonight at Mountaineer Park in West Virginia. The weather is expected to be beautiful on Sunday evening. The track is expected to be fast.
BetOnline does not offer too many multi-bet options at Mountaineer Park. However, you can bet the Pick 3 for the end of the card. There is also the Daily Double bet offered. The final three races, Race 6-8, there is an option for the Pick 3. You have to select Race 6 from the betting menu to find the Pick 3 option. For playing at BetOnline, you also receive 7% cashback on losses. Head below for our free Mountaineer Park Pick 3 selections for June 7, 2020.
Post Time: 9:05 p.m. EST
Distance: 5 ½ Furlongs
The gate for Race 6 will not open until past 9:00 p.m. EST. If you want more action after a day of betting the ponies, Mountaineer Park has what you’re looking for. White Drill, Tornado Boy, and Satchel de Ditches are expected to run strong races in Race 6 on Sunday night. Satchel de Ritches has made an impact in the two races that he’s appeared in.
He made his debut on February 7 at Sam Houston Race Park and was a player in that event. Satchel de Ritches finished 2nd to place as a first-time starter. He was behind Kat Dude by 2 lengths at the wire. In any event, Satchel de Ritches showed nice drive to go from 7th at the ⅜ pole to place.
He followed that up in March to show. It was a solid performance to beat eight other participants. In recent workouts at Turfway Park, Satchel de Ritches completed 5 furlongs at 1:03.60 and 4 furlongs at 50.20 seconds. Not spectacular, but expect him to compete in this one for the win. Race 6 at Mountaineer Park isn’t the biggest test out there on Sunday. He likely holds a slight edge on Tornado Boy.
Tornado Boy has finished 6th, 2nd, 8th, 6th in his previous four outings. In 13 races, Tornado Boy has placed just twice and shown once. This will be Tornado Boy’s debut at Mountaineer Park on Sunday. He had a workout at 3 furlongs on May 27 and was decent for a time of 39 seconds.
That could have been a lot better, but this isn’t a hard assignment. Having said that, White Drill and Satchel de Ritches should be able to handle him. White Drill has been in excellent form, but continues to come just short of finding the route to the winner’s circle. Today could very well be the day that he breaks through and gets a win.
White Drill has finished in the top-3 in six straight races, and in 6 of 7 races, White Drill placed. He’s placed in back-to-back events going into Sunday. White Drill was 2nd on March 1 to finish 3 lengths behind Danzo, and 2nd on April 4 to finish 1 ¾ lengths behind Fort King. He’s been in the top-3 in 6 of his 12 races, with his best form in recent entries. A beatable field awaits in Race 6 for White Drill.
Post Time: 9:30 p.m. EST
Distance:5 ½ Furlongs
The second-last race of the day at Mountaineer Park on Sunday evening features 5 ½ furlongs of racing for a $16,200 purse. That’s the biggest purse of the day at Mountaineer, with Race 7 the feature event. I’m expecting a bit of a duel to unfold between Treasured Bond and Coco Machen. They’re the strongest horses in the field and should produce bold bids. Coco Machen was running well with three straight 2nd place performances, and top-3 in 5 of 6 outings to open her career. She recorded her one and only win thus far on April 28 by 4 lengths over Oakmont Miss.
Trainer Michael Braid wanted to see how she’d do at a higher class against better competition on November 10, 2019. That didn’t go well, as Coco Machen finished 6th and has been on a layoff since that outing. Recent workouts have been respectable, with times of 51.60, 51.20, and 50 seconds. That’s not enough to compete against top talent, but should be enough to be a player in Race 7 at Mountaineer Park on Sunday evening. Treasured Bond may prove to be a tricky out for Coco Machen, though.
Treasured Bond has raced against better competition than Coco Machen has in her career. She recorded a win on December 4, 2019 at Charles Town by 3 ¾ lengths in an upset over heavy favorite Corky Cowgirl. It was a surprising run by Treasured Bond, which allowed her to continue to receive difficult assignments. She finished 3rd, 4th, 3rd since the win in December. Treasured Bond was 3rd in her most recent outing on May 16. She had the lead, but weakened late. That was at 6 ½ furlongs. The shorter distance today should help Treasured Bond. A recent workout at 4 furlongs was strong, with a time of 48.20 seconds. That’s nearly 2 seconds better than Coco Machen.
Post Time: 9:55 p.m. EST
Distance:5 ½ Furlongs
The final race of the day at Mountaineer Park will feature 5 ½ furlongs of racing for a small $6,300 purse. If you’re looking for some late night horse racing, then Race 8 at Mountaineer Park has you covered. Classic Arch, Freckles Kan, and Hotspur Harriet are on my shortlist. Freckles Kan drops a class after finishing 7th in her most recent outing.
She’s finished 3rd, 7th, 8th, 3rd, 7th in her previous five performances. Since grabbing back-to-back victories on January 18, 2019 and May 10, 2019, Freckles Kan hasn’t sniffed the winner’s circle. Showing on September 5, 2019 and December 11, 2019 has been her best races since the two wins. Classic Arch has placed in three straight races, but hasn’t been able to get over the hump. That’s been the story of her career since last year.
Classic Arch has been in the top-3 in 9 of 11 races since her last win. In her most recent event, Classic Arch lost by 3 ¼ lengths to Flat Out Super. Prior to that, Classic Arch finished 6 lengths behind Miss Bliss. That was a dominant wire-to-wire win for Miss Bliss, with Classic Arch having no answer. She had a productive 4-furlong workout with a time of 49.40 seconds on May 13. Classic Arch has 9 wins in 47 races.
Hotspur Harriet is back on the track after a lengthy layoff. She hasn’t run a race since June 10, 2019 at Mountaineer, where she placed 2nd. Hotspur Harriet was on a nice run going 1st, 2nd, 2nd before sitting out for a year. Overall, Hotspur Harriet has won 13 of 67 races in her career. A lot of racing for Hotspur Harriet, dating back to 2013 at Delaware Park. Her recent workout on May 26 wasn’t too promising, as she completed 5 furlongs with a time of 1:05.20. I’m not blown away by the betting favorite here. I’d rather take a chance on Classic Arch, who has been coming close for what feels like forever now.