Mountaineer Park is the night racing card of Monday in the US. Charles Town and Mountaineer Park in West Virginia take turns with their cards in the evening. Sunday and Monday are Mountaineer Park. Last night was a terrific night at Mountaineer Park. Three horses and all three horses came through for us as winners. Churchill Downs was a success as well.
We only had a couple of picks at Churchill Downs, but that was another winning endeavor. One horse was scratched and another won, so that added to the positives on Sunday. BetOnline is putting out a small racecard on Monday, with only two racecourses available for betting. In any case, the afternoon card at Parx and night racing at Mountaineer Park provides the opportunity to bet all day if you desire.
We have you covered with picks at Parx for the afternoon card. At Mountaineer Park on Monday night, there are nine races worth $84,900 on the agenda. It’s a modest day for prize money at Mountaineer Park, but we can still win our own prizes by padding the bankroll. Head below for our free Mountaineer Park picks for November 30, 2020.
Post Time: 8:06 p.m. EST
We will get going at Mountaineer Park on Monday night starting with Race 4. This event is for a modest purse of $7,500 on the dirt. Liberty Fire and Diva Banker are expected to run strong races and come close at the wire. Liberty Fire is 15 for 49 in her career and has been in the mix of late. She has finished 1st, 5th, 1st, 3rd in her previous four performances.
In the first win out of that stretch, Liberty Fire beat Miss Surprise by 5 ½ lengths in a $7,300 race on September 1. Liberty Fire also won on October 20 over Foggy Kitten by 1 ¾ lengths for another $7,300 purse. She followed up to show 3rd on November 1 in a $7,500 event. That was a slight increase in class and Liberty Fire didn’t do as well in that event.
Diva Banker is 5 for 21 in her career, and a winner in two of her last three performances. She won on August 9 in a $7,300 event by 6 ¼ lengths in a comfortable win. That wasn’t a test for Diva Banker at all. After finishing 5th in a $13,200 event, Diva Banker responded to win by 8 ¼ lengths in another blowout in this class. Diva Banker was the winner from that one out of the gate and held the lead to the wire. She stays in the same class on Monday night, and should run well enough for a good chance at a win.
Post Time: 8:28 p.m. EST
We inch up in class for Race 5 at Mountaineer Park on Monday night. This 6-furlong race is worth $9,300, which includes eight horses expected to run. Mike Mike and Ziggy Barcelona should run a good race in this one. A win is possible for both of these horses. Mike Mike is winless in his career, but faces a beatable field on Monday night.
He is coming off one of the better efforts in his career on November 22. Mike Mike placed 2nd behind Money Pit by 1 ½ lengths. However, Mike Mike was the favorite in that event, and didn’t run up to expectations given the odds. In any case, this is another winnable class for Mike Mike on Monday night. Look for Ziggy Barcenola to test Mike Mike for the win in this one.
Ziggy Barcelona has been showing strides in his career after a slow start in four races. Since finishing 4th on January 11 at Tampa Bay Downs, Ziggy Barcelona has placed 2nd in back-to-back events. He was 2nd on October 2 behind El Rayo d’Shergar by a neck for a $11,700 purse. Ziggy Barcelona came close again in his most recent outing on November 8. He finished behind Tom by 1 length in a $15,500 assignment. Back down in class below the $10,000 mark, Ziggy Barcelona should thrive against this field.
Post Time: 8:50 p.m. EST
There is only one race on Monday night worth more than Race 6. Race 6 runs for a $15,500 purse across 6 furlongs. Seven horses are expected to participate, with Elusive Motion and Disciple on my favorite list. Elusive Motion is winless in his eight-race career, but showed a little something on October 10. He placed 2nd behind Rum Bobby by 4 ¾ lengths in a $30,052 assignment on October 10. Following that performance, Elusive Motion came back for a poor showing in a $22,554 race. He finished 8th in the event, and that signaled time for a class drop for Monday.
Disciple should present the biggest challenge for Elusive Motion and the rest of the field. Disciple has finished 3rd, 2nd, 3rd, 4th in his previous four outings and has a big opportunity in this class on Monday. Disciple has been running solidly enough in tougher assignments than Disciple will be tasked with today. He showed 3rd in a $20,000 event on October 19. Disciple disappointed most recently, finishing 4th in a $15,500 event on November 10. However, he faced much tougher company in that race. I’m going to side with Disciple to bounce back from the No. 1 post position on Monday night.