Mountaineer Park resulted in another winning night on Tuesday. We’ve been cooking at Mountaineer in West Virginia this year. It wasn’t a clean three for three sweep, but two of three horses came in to put another winning effort on the board at Mountaineer Park. Mountaineer Park may not get the most attention compared to some of the other tracks available out there, but it’s certainly been a nice facility to me.
Along with Mountaineer Park on the agenda Tuesday, we also have three selections at Delta Downs in Louisiana. That’s my first foray into Delta Downs this year, I believe. I’ve covered the sister track in Louisiana at Fair Grounds, but this is my first attempt at finding winners at Delta Downs. We’ll have our eyes set on finding some more winners at Mountaineer Park on Tuesday night as well. If you are looking for stakes racing, then some patience until Saturday is in order.
Louisiana is going to have the spotlight at Fair Grounds on Saturday. There are a total of seven $100,000 stakes events being held at Fair Grounds over the weekend. The $200,000 Fort Lauderdale Stakes (Gr. 2) is the biggest race of the day at Gulfstream Park, though they’re hosting a couple of fewer stakes events than Fair Grounds.
Mountaineer Park has nine races on the calendar Tuesday with a total of $63,700 in prize money. It’s one of the smallest cards monetary wise you are going to find out there this week, but I think we can do some damage with a couple of horses. Head below for our free Mountaineer Park picks for December 8, 2020.
Post Time: 8:15 p.m. EST
Race 4 at Mountaineer Park is one of two selections at Mountaineer Park on our card Tuesday night. This race is for a $6,700 purse covering a mile on the dirt. For Home and Stormin Rosemary are expected to be strong runners in this event. For Home is 7th, 4th, 5th in her career. She opened her career on February 21 at Aqueduct Racetrack and finished 7th in a $41,000 event.
That was dead last, with For Home having no impact in the event. She responded to do better on September 1 in a $11,700 event. It wasn’t a good start for For Home, but she showed improvement late. In For Home’s most recent showing, she finished 5th in a $8,000 event. So, For Home keeps steadily going down in class since that $41,00 debut. She drops all the way down to $6,700 on Tuesday. You have to believe that she is going to look better than she has in the past in this class.
Stormin Rosemary should be able to offer some resistance. She is winless in 24 career races, but stands a good chance of finally breaking through in this class. Stormin Rosemary has been getting close, with three of her previous four outings in the top-2. She placed 2nd behind Iwillbefirst by a head on October 19 for a $6,700 purse. Then in her last two outings, Stormin Rosemary showed 3rd in back-to-back outings.
Stormin Rosemary was 3rd on November 2, and then came back out on November 14 to show 3rd once again. While both races were for $6,700, as is this assignment, the company in this race for Stormin Rosemary does look tough at all. There isn’t a horse in this race that has enjoyed success in their career. Stormin Rosemary should be able pick up on the weak competition and cruise to a win on Tuesday night.
Post Time: 9:55 p.m. EST
Race 8 at Mountaineer Park is the second and final selection in West Virginia for the night. This event is 5 furlongs on the dirt and the co-feature of the evening. Like I said, this is a really small card prize money wise on Tuesday night, so a $7,500 race is considered the feature. It doesn’t matter to me either way, though. I’m looking at Tbtwelve and Stolen Identity to run well in this event. No, not Tom Brady, but Tbtwelve the race horse.
Tbtwelve is 5 for 16 in his career and has two wins in his previous two outings. He was a winner on October 6 for a $6,900 purse over Old Mountain Lane by 3 ¼ lengths. Tbtwelve was unable to make it two in a row on October 26. He was 7th after the move up in class to a $7,300 event. The response was really nice from Tbtwelve in his next performance, though. Tbtwelve beat the favorite, Wizard Willie, by a half length for a $7,300 win. So, that effort showed Tbtwelve is capable of competing in this class.
Tbtwelve edges up a bit to a $7,500 assignment on Tuesday night. It shouldn’t be out of reach. Stolen Identity should provide a tough challenge for him and the rest of the horses in this field, though. He should be able to impress in this event after competing at Woodbine and Fort Erie against much tougher competition. Overall, Stolen Identity is 5 for 17, with wins over much better horses than he’ll see here.
Stolen Identity was a winner on August 28, two races ago, at Woodbine for a $18,500 purse by 3 ½ lengths in a wire-to-wire victory. There was no question who the best horse was in that race. He faltered in the stretch in his most recent showing at Fort Erie, though. Stolen Identity was 5th on September 29 for a $15,435 purse. He was 1st going into the stretch, but gave way and regressed. That should not be the case versus this competition. Expect Stolen Identity to handle this competition for a win on Tuesday night in his debut at Mountaineer Park.