There are three racecourses on the docket at BetOnline on Tuesday. Yesterday it was the same and we were able to go four for four between Mountaineer Park and Indiana Grand. Two winners in the afternoon, and then two more winning horses at night in the evening hours in West Virginia. It’s hard to argue with that success rate. We are covering Indiana Grand again for Tuesday afternoon, so be sure to check that out if you are looking for more horse racing action today.
The biggest race of the year is almost upon us. The $6,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic (Gr. 1.) is scheduled for Saturday at Keeneland in Lexington. Along with the Breeders’ Cup Classic, you can find eight more Breeders’ Cup races worth at least a million at Keeneland. The Breeders’ Cup schedule begins on Friday, and then carries over into Saturday afternoon. We don’t need million-dollar races to win ourselves, though. Let’s see what we can do in Philadelphia at Parx on Tuesday afternoon. Head below for our free Parx Racing picks for November 3, 2020.
Post Time: 1:19 p.m. EST
Race 3 is the second biggest race at Parx on Tuesday afternoon. This is a mile event on the main track for a $25,000 purse. Ronin Warrior has finished in the top-3 in five of his previous six races after failing to get inside the top-3 in the first seven races of his career. Improvements are being made, and that much has been true in workouts as well.
Ronin Warrior was clocked at 48.97, 48.32, and 48.29 seconds at 4 furlongs in October and September. In his most recent entry, Ronin Warrior showed 3rd on October 14 in a $25,000 event. Prior to that, he was 3rd in another $25,000 event. If Ronin Warrior continues to trend up and show more improvement on Tuesday, then he is likely going to run a close race.
Baringer Spring is 1 for 11 in his career and is fresh off his first win. He had been showing improvement since the summer as well, and then finally came through on October 14 for a 4 ½ length win in a $40,000 event. Baringer Spring placed 2nd behind Mr Thrifty by 13 lengths in a $40,000 event on September 1, and then followed up to win a $40,000 race of his own. Baringer Spring has been in the top-3 in four straight outings, all of which are higher classes. This should be a winning run for Baringer Spring, as he pulls off back-to-back wins.
Post Time: 1:46 p.m. EST
Distance:1 1/16 Miles
Race 4 is our next stop in Philadelphia at Parx on Tuesday. This event covers 1 1/16 miles on the dirt for a $15,000 purse. Stormy Justin and Salsa’s Return are expected to be involved in the stretch in Race 4. Stormy Justin is 4 for 26 in his career and hasn’t won since February 3. Since then, Stormy Justin has gone winless while appearing in the top-3 in two out of seven events.
His worst performance was most recently on October 5. Stormy Justin finished 9th on October 5 in a $15,000 event. He was expected to run much better than that, but managed to beat only three other runners. Prior to that entry, though, Stormy Justin was in much better form to place 2nd on September 9 behind Seat of Honor by 11 ¼ lengths. That wasn’t close, but he did beat out five other horses and only lost to the betting favorite.
Salsa’s Return has been a model of consistency. He has finished in the top-3 in 10 of his previous 11 outings, which includes two wins on August 17, 2019 and two races ago on January 23 at Gulfstream Park in a 1 length win over Yodel E A. Who in a $29,000 event. He followed up to finish 5th in his return on October 21. That could have been some rust for Salsa’s Return after the long layoff. With that race behind him, expect a better run today at Parx.
Post Time: 2:40 p.m. EST
Race 6 brings us our last selection at Parx for Tuesday. The race covers 6 furlongs on the main track for a $23,000 purse. Leitone and Appealing Future are on my watchlist for this race. Leitone has gone 2nd, 1st, DNF in his previous three outings. In his winning run, Leitone beat Han Sense by ¾ lengths in an impressive showing in a $57,000 race on July 11. However, in his next performance, Leitone didn’t finish on July 25 in a $62,500 race. He was 8th at ¾ pole and then walked off the track.
After Leitone wasn’t ready to perform in that race, he went on a break and hasn’t raced since failing to finish that race in July. He will also receive a class drop for Tuesday’s race. Leitone is a bit of a wildcard in Race 6. If he runs like he was before that race at the end of July, expect him to likely win the race. However, it might take him a race to shake off the rust and get back into form.
Appealing Future is 12 for 36 in his career and searching for four straight wins on Tuesday. He is a winner in three straight races, with a win on August 11, September 21, and October 5. Those outings were for $20,000, $23,000, and $23,000. In his most recent assignment, Appealing Future won easily by 4 lengths over Baptize the Boy on October 5. This horse is coming off a really nice workout on October 28 with a time of 47.09 seconds at 4 furlongs. I give him the edge based on his recent form.