There are four racecourses available for wagering at BetOnline. None of these are standout tracks, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find some winners. It was a profitable day on Sunday, as we had a total of six selections and four winners. Both of the late races lost at Golden Gate Fields and Santa Anita Park unfortunately, but it was nevertheless a successful afternoon in California.
The most famous stakes race of them all is approaching soon. It doesn’t feel like it because the 146th Kentucky Derby was just in October because of the Covid delay. My confidence is still high in Essential Quality as we go into mid-April. After Concert Tour’s performance in the Arkansas Derby, I can’t say the same, but don’t disregard Bob Baffert.
We have picks at Will Rogers Downs and more at Parx in Philadelphia on Monday afternoon. Parx has ten races on the docket for this card. Head below for our free Parx picks for April 12, 2021.
Post Time: 12:55 p.m. EST
Race 1 at Parx will be our first look at the Monday card in Philadelphia. Roan Mountain and the team of Southern Bridge and Champers look like willing participants this afternoon. Roan Mountain is a two-time winner in 15 attempts. The gelding has been a model of consistency, finishing in the top-3 in seven of his previous eight races.
He hasn’t been in the winner’s circle since September 21, though. That was a 5 length win for Bridlecrest for a $21,000 purse. More recently, Roan Mountain has finished 2nd on February 17 and 3rd on March 16. Roan Mountain placed 2nd behind Naughty Prince by 9 ½ lengths in a $19,000 assignment, and then 3rd in a $25,000 event.
Southern Bridge is 2 for 17 in his career with three straight performances in the top-2. He placed 2nd behind Little Harbour by 1 length for a $25,000 purse on February 24, and then 2nd by a head on March 16 for another $25,000 purse. Southern Bridge was 1 ¾ lengths ahead of Roan Mountain in that event.
Champers is 2 for 18 and has finished 1st, 6th, 2nd, 1st, 2nd in his previous five outings. Two races back, Champers beat Bundi Bundi by 4 ½ lengths in a $21,000 assignment. He followed up in 2nd place on March 23 in his most recent event. Champers placed 2nd behind Baringer Spring by a head in that $23,000 race. Either Southern Bridge and Champers should have a good look for a win.
Post Time: 1:49 p.m. EST
Race 3 is a mile event for a $18,000 purse. Six horses are expected to participate in this race with Sambam and Mithra likely contenders. Sambam is 2 for 10 in his career, with his most recent win on November 30 for a $21,000 purse. He beat Repeated Promise by 3 ¼ lengths in that event. Since the win, Sambam has finished 5th, 4th, 3rd, 4th. In his most recent attempt, Sambam finished 4th in a $23,000 race.
I don’t know if this is going to be much tougher, it could be a bit easier given the competition. Sambam might be able to steal a win if Mithra doesn’t show up with a full effort. Mithra is 2 for 8 in his career, finishing top-3 in six straight performances. He is coming off an impressive run on March 22 in a $25,000 event to win by ¾ lengths. Mithra is fresh off a productive workout as well. He was timed at 48.57 seconds at 4 furlongs. If Mithra wants to win on Monday, I am sure he is going to be in a great position to win this afternoon.
Post Time: 3:48 p.m. PST
Distance:5 ½ Furlongs
In the final event at Parx, seven horses are expected to travel 5 ½ furlongs on the dirt. I would pay attention to Dreaming Diamonds and Madame Tiger to get the win. Dreaming Diamonds is 8 for 34 in her career. She has finished 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 4th in her previous four entries. The 2nd place streak was broken up on March 9 when Dreaming Diamonds finished 4th in a $24,000 assignment.
Prior to that performance, Dreaming Diamonds placed 2nd behind Double the Bet by 2 lengths in a $23,000 race. She has been known to run well in these races, but ultimately comes up short in the end. If Dreaming Diamonds returns to form, then she is likely going to be close again with a chance to win. Madame Tiger is in terrific form going into Monday.
The mare has finished in the top-2 in seven straight races and top-3 in ten straight events. In her previous four outings, Madame Tiger has finished 1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd. She was a 5 ¾ length winner over Littlebitalily in a $19,000 event on January 8 in her most recent win. Madame Tiger then placed 2nd on February 26 in a $18,100 event, and then 2nd in a $24,000 race by 1 ¾ lengths. Down in class to a $20,900 race, Madame Tiger should run well in this one.