Mountaineer Park Selections for October 26, 2021 – Horse Racing Picks

Mountaineer Park Selections for October 26, 2021 – Horse Racing Picks

TheSportsGeek has an afternoon and evening card covered on Tuesday. It’s a small slate with only five racecourses available for wagering today. There isn’t any stakes racing, but that’s quickly approaching at Del Mar with the Breeders’ Cup.

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The biggest race is on November 6 with the running of the Breeders’ Cup Classic. No, the Kentucky Derby is not the biggest race in the US. Perhaps the most prestigious, but the Breeders’ Cup Classic comes with a $6,000,000 purse.

Wait for the Saudi Cup in February, which comes with a $20,000,000 prize. That’s the wealthiest race in the world. As far as the Breeders’ Cup Classic is concerned, we are going to have a preview posted at the blog soon, so keep monitoring TheSportsGeek blog.

Mountaineer Park has more twilight racing with eight races worth $103,100 on the dirt. Head below for our free Mountaineer Park picks for October 26, 2021. For more horse racing picks, check out our Finger Lakes Racetrack page.

Race 1

(1) Proof of Paranoia
+250 (5/2)
(2) Fancy Lancy
+450 (9/2)
(3) Sunny Beast
+200 (2/1)
(4) Gone Paradise
+350 (7/2)
(5) Flug
+1500 (15/1)
(6) Allaboutbiz
+800 (8/1)
(7) Perfectly Plain
+2000 (20/1)
(8) Anywhere Road
+3000 (30/1)

Post Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
Distance:5 Furlongs

The first race at Mountaineer Park is for a modest purse of $7,800. We should have a good one between Proof of Paranoia and Sunny Beast in the stretch run.

Proof of Paranoia is a one-time winner in 17 attempts with a winning run on October 17. He cut down Sharingthejourney by 2 lengths for a $7,700 purse. That was a good look for Proof of Paranoia.

It ended a rough couple of races for Proof of Paranoia after finishing 5th in a $10,000 assignment, and then 7th on September 25 in the same class at Golden Gate Fields. The transfer to Mountaineer did him well.

Sunny Beast is 1 for 13 in his career, and has finished 2nd, 2nd, 3rd, 1st, 4th, 2nd. He beat Only One Way Back by 6 ¾ lengths for a $10,300 prize on August 24.

Sunny Beast finished 4th on September 15 in a $10,700 assignment. Down to $7,800, you have to give Sunny Beast some respect on these terms.

The Bet

Race 2

(1) Kiss of the Wolf
+300 (3/1)
(2) Barn Yard Brat
+600 (6/1)
(3) Tommy Tuesday
+350 (7/2)
(4) Chocologist
+800 (8/1)
(5) Oil Colony
+450 (9/2)
(6) Super Strike
+800 (8/1)
(7) Redmark
+2000 (20/1)
(8) Ajzal
+300 (3/1)

Post Time: 7:25 p.m. EST
Distance:5 ½ Furlongs

Race 2 is a $7,900 purse covering 5 ½ furlongs, with Ajzal and Kiss of the Wolf attractive options in this one. Ajzal has finished 2 for 14 in his career, with a winning run just two races back on September 28.

Ajzal defeated Towing by ¾ lengths for a $11,300 purse on September 28. That was a solid bid from Ajzal, but it was an outlier performance for him recently. He’s finished 8th, 7th, 1st, 6th in his previous four outings.

After the win, Ajzal finished 6th in a $15,100 assignment on October 14. Following that effort, he is dropping in class to a $7,900 event on Tuesday. That should help put him back in the mix.

Kiss of the Wolf is 2 for 45 in his career, and has finished 2nd, 4th, 3rd, 6th, 2nd in his previous five attempts. In his most recent attempt on October 3, Kiss of the Wolf placed 2nd, though was DQ’d after crossing 1st at the wire in a $7,900 event by a half length.

I suspect that a similar performance should be enough. After transferring from Evangeline to Mountaineer, Kiss of the Wolf seems to have found a place he likes.

The Bet

Race 4

(1) Speed Train
+800 (8/1)
(2) Jovial John
+800 (8/1)
(3) Seventy Eight
+500 (5/1)
(4) Run Rabbit
+600 (6/1)
(5) Sterling Caesar
+3000 (30/1)
(6) Call Me Later
+250 (5/2)
(7) Toil and Trouble
+400 (4/1)
(8) Desoto’s War
+350 (7/2)

Post Time: 8:15 p.m. EST
Distance:5 ½ Furlongs

The co-feature event of the evening is this 5 ½ furlong race on the dirt for a $18,800 purse. This looks like a race between Toil and Trouble and Call Me Later.

Toil and Trouble is 1 for 9 in his career, and has finished 2nd, 2nd, 4th in his previous three outings. He placed 2nd behind Roman Pharoah by 3 ¾ lengths for a $13,500 prize on August 17.

That was encouraging, but regressed to 4th in a $11,300 race on October 18. Toil and Trouble should have a chance against this field, though I like what Call Me Later brings to the track more in this one.

Call Me Later is a one-time winner, finishing in the top-2 in six of his previous seven attempts. The gelding beat Apache Tears by 1 ¼ lengths for a $30,000 purse on September 22.

Call Me Later showed 3rd on October 14 for a $37,840 prize. That was more than acceptable given the difficult level in that race. Expect Call Me Later to look much better in this class with the best chance of striking at the wire.

The Bet
Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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