There are seven racecourses offered at BetOnline for wagering on Wednesday. It’s nearly double offered from Monday and Tuesday, so seeing a bigger sample size of races is always nice. We have you covered in the afternoon at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach to begin the day. Gulfstream Park was a big success over the weekend at TheSportsGeek. It was a sweep on Pegasus Day, including the big feature races in the $3,000,000 and $1,000,000 events. Not a bad Saturday in Hallandale Beach that’s for sure. Hopefully we can follow up and have another profitable effort at Gulfstream Park on Wednesday. We also have Penn National Race Course covered in the evening in Pennsylvania.
Penn National has a little above average purse available this evening with $190,300 in prize money up for grabs. There are 11 races scheduled. Penn National always has a busy backstretch with a lot of action to be had in Pennsylvania. Head below for our free Penn National Race Course picks for January 27, 2021.
Post Time: 6:00 p.m. EST
We will open the day in Grantville with 6 furlongs of racing on the dirt for a $16,200 purse. Victory Element and Souper Catch are on my watchlist for this one. Victory Element is 3 for 20 in his career, finishing 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 7th in his previous four entries. He placed 2nd behind Phantom Ro by 1 ½ lengths in a $18,000 trip on December 13.
In his next outing, there was a noticeable drop off in a $28,000 assignment. Down in class on Wednesday, expect this horse to run a much better race. He should be close to a win at the wire. If not, it would be a major disappointment for Victory Element. Unless he catches some bad luck, then it’s hard to see Victory Element not being there near the end of this race. Souper Catch has been in good form recently, finishing in the top-2 in three straight outings, along with two wins on October 16 and October 28.
Souper Catch beat Pal Cal by 4 ¼ lengths in a $11,800 event, and then did some more damage to beat General Bellamy by 7 lengths for a $18,100 purse. That showed Souper Catch is more than capable of striking in a higher class. He placed 2nd behind For the Road by 2 lengths in a $16,200 race. I would look towards Souper Catch for the win.
Post Time: 7:44 p.m. EST
Distance:1 Mile and 70 Yards
Race 5 is a $11,800 event on the dirt covering a mile and 70 yards. Bearakontie and Heavenly Hattie should be close at the wire in this race. Heavenly Hattie is looking to get back on track after going 5th, 4th, 6th, 4th in her previous four entries. She hasn’t been to the winner’s circle since striking on February 22 in a $14,400 event.
Heavenly Hattie has been kept outside of the top-3 since then. In her most recent outing, Heavenly Hattie finished 4th in a $11,800 race. Before she starts showing improved form, it’s hard to back her to win, but should run close. Bearakontie is 2 for 10 and has finished 1st in two of her previous three outings. She won on November 5 to beat Six Pack Girl by 3 ¼ lengths in a wire-to-wire clinic for a $17,700 purse.
In her next outing, Bearakontie finished 7th in a much tougher assignment, but bounced back in fine form most recently. Beatakontie cleared the field for a 2 ¼ length win over You Can’t Catch Her in a $10,800 event. She is the most accomplished in this class, and should be better prepared to take this down than the rest. Beatakontie looks like the play in Race 5 at Penn National.
Post Time: 9:28 p.m. EST
Distance:1 Mile 70 Yards
Our final look at Penn National on Wednesday is a mile 70-yard race worth $10,800. Coastal Highway and Ain’t Misbehavin should run well in this assignment. Coastal Highway is 5 for 27 in his career, with his most recent win on November 13 at Woodbine.
That was a 1 length win for a $18,500 purse, but then he ran back to finish 6th in a $13,600 race, and then 3rd in a $10,800 assignment on December 30. He was one of the favorites in that race, but didn’t look the part. If Coastal Highway wants to move up to the winner’s circle, improvements must be made.
Ain’t Misbehavin is 16 for 76 in his career, finishing 3rd, 1st, 2nd, 2nd leading up to Race 9 on Wednesday afternoon. He was a winner on November 6 in a $10,000 assignment over Moneybags by 2 ¾ lengths. Ain’t Misbehavin placed 2nd behind Pumpkin Star by a neck, just missing out after gaining late in the stretch. I will put confidence behind Ain’t Misbehavin doing a spot better on Wednesday afternoon.