His races start at 1:40 pm EDT.
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Thistledown October 22, 2019
There is a key race today that is worth paying attention to. It goes off at 3:40 est at Thistledown, race 5.
You’ll notice the key race was at Gulfstream on Sept. 22 and every horse that has come out of it thus far has won. In some cases, these types of races can be a freak of nature and point out winners that get a good price. The horse racing today is The Express Q and on paper, he doesn’t have a chance. Of his three races to date, he has lost by a total of 62 lengths. On the asset side of the ledger, he was gelded in early August and has been moved to a new barn and this will be his first race for them.
I may put a light bet on it, however, if he runs a solid race, the horse Forecful One, another entrant from that key race, goes off at Mountaineer tonight in the first and I will bet that one if The Express Q does well. If The Express Q wins at Thistledown, I’m going pot on Forceful One tonight.
Keep an eye on it…
1:40 est Thistledown Race 1
$31.8 Allowance for Ohio Bred 3yo NW2 going 5.5 furlongs on dirt
#5 Schmultzy (9/2) has been racing at this level showing early jump all year and tiring in stretch. Gets a mild turnback and faces lesser company who do not have the amount of experience at this level. Trainer Zielinski and jockey Pilares hitting at 18% with Pilares the hottest jock of late here at 40% wins the past ten days. Has highest Equibase class and speed rating of this gang.
#3 Kingofthebuckeye (5/2) raced twice - broke his maiden in the first and bumped up to this level next and led before tiring in stretch and losing by only ¾ length. Jockey trainer combo here 34%. Will set the pace and looms the danger.
Bets - $20/w $40/p #5 $10 exacta box 5-3
The rest of my Thistledown picks
Race 3 - #5 Marcie’s Candy
Race 4 – #1a Forest Chatter
Race 8 - #3 Wendy Peffercorn