Tuesday night features a few MAC football games and Mountaineer Park in the US. There isn’t even any MLS soccer tonight, so the options are generally slim. Three MAC games and horse racing is enough for me, though. There are nine opportunities for betting at Mountaineer Park in West Virginia tonight. Nine races with a total of $111,400 are on the agenda at Mountaineer. If you are looking for some earlier picks on Tuesday, we have you covered at Indiana Grand, which I believe is the biggest racecourse, with regard to prize money, operating today.
The stakes racing scene is going to quiet into the near future. The next Grade 1 race in the US isn’t until November 27 at Churchill Downs with the running of the $500,000 Clark Handicap. That’s not for another two weeks. Everyone needs a breather after the Breeders’ Cup weekend at Keeneland. Authentic won the main event in the $6,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic. And speaking of Authentic, he’s been retired, so he ends his career on a high note. You won’t find an Authentic at Mountaineer on Tuesday, but hopefully some winners. Head below for our free Mountaineer Park picks for November 10, 2020.
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We get going on Tuesday night at Mountaineer Park with Race 4. This mile long event features a $15,500 purse on the dirt. Mountaineer only does dirt racing, so that’s a given. Hartford Thomas and Disciple should make a solid effort in the stretch in Race 4. Hartford Thomas is showing nice improvement, having gone from 8th in his debut on January 1 in a $22,100 event to 5th in a $35,000 event on September 15 at Kentucky Downs.
Most recently, Hartford Thomas placed 2nd on October 19 in a $15,500 race. Hartford Thomas finished 2 ½ lengths behind Warrior’s Remark in that event. Despite falling to win, it showed that Hartford Thomas is fully capable of running well in this class. In the fourth outing of his career on Tuesday, we should probably expect another close effort from Harrtford Thomas. Disciple from the No. 2 post position should be able to offer some pushback, though.
Disciple has finished in the top-3 in three straight performances from September 2 to October 19. In the best showing of his career, Hartford Thomas placed 2nd on September 16 in a $20,000 event. The $20,000 Disciple was able to follow up to grab show money in another $20,000 race on October 19. Sliding down in class to a $15,500 race, Disciple should find some success.
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Race 8 should be an exciting sprint to the finish at Mountaineer Park. With only 2 furlongs to go, this is going to be a mad dash to the wire. It isn’t quite a quarter horse race, but 2 furlongs isn’t too far off. These short races make for an exciting finish, so it can make for a nice adrenaline rush.
I’m looking at Roskilde and Bebopaleon for the win in Race 8. Roskilde is 9 for 40 in his career, and in search of his first win since January 6. Roskilde won in that race by a neck for a $11,800 purse. Since then, it’s been tough sledding for Roskilde, as he’s finished 6th, 9th, 3rd, 2nd, 4th. In his most recent outing, Roskilde was 4th in a $12,400 event on June 29.
Roskilde is coming off a really nice workout on October 24 with a time of 47.80 seconds. I can see where they’re going with Roskilde as the betting favorite based on that, but I want to see a little more. Bebopaleon is a veteran with a long history. Through 84 career outings, Bebopaleon has spent his career at Mahoning Valley, Charles Town, and Mountaineer.
In those 84 races, Bebopaleon won 24 of them for a decent win clip. He has a few Black Type stakes races on his resume, but it didn’t amount to much. His last win was on June 30 by ¾ lengths over Roskilde as the favorite. In his latest outing, Bebopaleon was 6th in a $17,500 event. However, this feels much easier than that race. Running with a new stable today, I will take my chances on Bebopaleon as an underdog.