There are four race tracks on the schedule Monday at BetOnline. It’s typical for early in the week to have small horse racing cards. BetOnline generally has three or four racecourses for betting max. It’s better than what we had during the beginning of the pandemic in March. Will Rogers Downs and Fonner Park were the only tracks operating on a Monday. Thank goodness for that because there would have been nothing but ping pong to bet on.
In an unlikely storyline change, Fonner Park and Will Rogers Down were atop the sports world for a couple of months. Who saw that coming? As things were closing up shop, it was only a matter of time before the sports world was impacted, so the fact that horse racing was the most wagered on sport wasn’t surprising. It will go down as the only sport in North America that didn’t stop.
Horse racing is a little more complicated considering there are multiple tracks in different states with different rules, so it’s not like an individual league. However, horse racing will still be regarded as the only sport in the country to keep going in some capacity. We will begin our Monday at Remington Park. Because of the demand for racing and lack of competition, Remington Park has moved up some races to earlier in the week. Remington Park has ten races for a total of $199,636 in prize money. Head below for our free Remington Park picks for December 7, 2020.
Post Time: 12:28 p.m. CST
Distance:1 Mile 70 Yards
Race 2 at Remington Park features a mile and 70 yards of racing on the dirt for a $12,342 purse. 11 horses are expected to participate, with Toah and Willy Special Cats expected to run strong races deep into this event. Toah will have to work hard from the outside to get the win here, but is 2 for 8 in his career and has been in good form of late. Toah has finished 1st and 2nd in his most recent outings. He beat Native River by 4 lengths for a $11,220 purse on Halloween.
Toah followed up in his most recent appearance to place 2nd behind Cruisin Comet by a half length in a $12,343 event. Toah remains in the same class today and looks to do one better on Monday afternoon. He has some stakes experience, with appearances in the Oklahoma Classic Juvenile Stakes (Black Type) and Don C. McNeill Stakes (Black Type) in 2018. That prompted a class drop after Toah finished 7th and 5th.
Willy Special Cats is 2 for 16 in his career, with both of his wins coming recently. He has also finished in the top-3 in four straight performances. In the first of two wins, Willy Special Cats beat Barnacle Boy by 5 ½ lengths in a $10,200 event. He was able to return on November 14 to another win in a $11,220 event by 2 ½ lengths after nice kick in the stretch. Willy Special Cats continues to inch up in class and should still find this winnable on Monday.
Post Time: 1:24 p.m. CST
Race 4 is for a $10,200 purse on the dirt at Remington Park on Monday afternoon. Tic Toc Toccet and Inagoodway should be worthy of consideration in the event. Tic Toc Toccet is 7 for 33 in her career with stakes experience on the resume. In five stakes races, she never did better than 4th, though, so it wasn’t much of a positive experience for her. In her most recent stakes event, Tic Toc Toccet finished 6th in the Oklahoma Classic Distaff Turf Stakes (Black Type) on October 16.
Since that outing, Tic Toc Toccet has finished 7th, 8th, 6th, 3rd in her career. She showed 3rd on November 24 for a $10,120 purse in her most recent appearance. Keena and Undivided had Tic Toc Toccet beat, as she was 1 ¾ lengths and a head off the lead. She hasn’t been a winner since December 4, 2019. Tic Toc Toccet is a loser in 15 straight events, placing 2nd in just two of them. She should be close in this event, but more will be needed for a victory.
Inagoodway is 14 for 40 in her career and fresh off a really nice run on November 24. That ended an eight-race losing streak for Inagoodway, mostly in stakes races. Before that win, Inagoodway last won in the $145,000 Oklahoma Classic Distaff Distaff Stakes (Black Type) on October 18, 2019. In his latest win, Inagoodway looked much better down in class. She cleared Gp’s Amazing Grace with ease for a 4 ¼ length win. That was a wire-to-wire win for Inagoodway and was much the best. Look for Inagoodway to have the best chance of winning another $10,200 assignment on Monday.
Post Time: 3:44 p.m. CST
Distance:6 ½ Furlongs
Race 9 is the co-feature at Remington Park on Monday. A purse of $29,000 is up for grabs in the event, which covers 6 ½ furlongs on the dirt. Sunday Bling and Beckham James should have a strong race in this one. The $18,000 Sunday Bling is making his debut on Monday. Horses that have experience in this race haven’t been able to do much, so why not take a look at a rookie that has shown promise in workouts.
Sunday Bling has completed 4 furlongs at 50.80, 49.13, and 49 seconds. At 5 furlongs, Sunday Bling was recorded with a time of 1:01.40. Expect Sunday Bling to make some noise as a rookie on Monday. Beckham James is the one horse in this race with experience that has been able to do something productive. He is the only horse in the event that has finished in the top-2.
Beckham James is coming off two performances in the top-2. He was 7th as a first-time runner on October 14, and then responded to place 2nd on November 6. Beckham James placed 2nd behind Senor Buscador for a $29,000 purse in that race. He followed up to show 3rd on November 27 in another $29,000 event. Beckham James was purchased for $70,000 in July, and is the most expensive horse running. I will give Beckham James the nod over this competition.