Indiana Grand Horse Racing Picks for Monday 9/14/20
It's a great time to dive into horse racing, and TVG gives you the chance to do just that.
Starting at 2:20 p.m. EST, we have 10 races at Indiana Grand. Using TVG’s projections as a guide, here are some of the best bets.
As always, check the program for scratches and changes, and watch for any weather issues that affect the racetrack.
(I will reference Equibase's Speed Figure in selected races, which tells you how fast a horse has been running in each of its races -- adjusted for track, distances, and conditions.)
Runaway Dream, Race 5
TVG Odds: 9/5
Race 5 is a Maiden Claiming 6-furlong sprint for fillies and mares. The favorite is Runaway Dream (9/5), who makes her debut for EPO trainer Brad Cox and his meet-best 26% win rate. She’s bred by a leading sire Jimmy Creed, and her work tab is strong with a pair of bullet works.
Super Cat Lady (2/1) finished fourth in her debut last month with a mild late move from the back of the pack. She has leading-rider Rodney Prescott aboard, while the track's top jockey Deshawn Parker rides longshot Pure Air Havana (20/1), who races second off a long layoff and is 0-for-7. House Drunk (9/2) has avoided the alcohol and track since his last run in April.
Blanket of Roses and Amended, Race 6
TVG Odds: 9/2 and 6/1
Race 6 is an Allowance race for three-year-olds going 1-mile on the Turf. Look towards EPO trainers, and Mike Maker has two leading favorites in this race, with Blanket of Roses (9/2) and Healing (7/2) on the far outside with leading rider Deshawn Parker.
Healing is the top pick of Guaranteed Tip Sheet, which projects Naughty Alfred (6/1) and Amended (6/1) to finish in-the-money. Healing has won 3-of-7 starts, but his last two races this summer were on the dirt, finishing first and second at Ellis Park.
Amended is also by EPO trainer Brad Cox and has the meet's second-winningest jockey Fernando De La Cruz riding after breaking his Maiden a month ago with a solid 92 speed figure and strong off-the-pace finish.
Blanket of Roses has been racing against better horses at top tracks and makes his third start off a layoff. He won at Gulfstream earlier this year with a 91 ESF, and has a strong work tab in place since his last race the end of July.
Elite Class and Sit Tight, Race 8
TVG Odds: 2/1 and 15/1
Race 8 is a Maiden Claiming Race with 12 runners going 1-mile on the Turf. Guaranteed Tip Sheet (GTS) projects Elite Class (2/1) to win. Elite Class is 0-for-9 but has two runner-up finishes since July, with his best race last month producing a career-best 89 speed figure and a strong move from off the pace.
Draw the Line (8/1) and the favorite Highland Boss (9/5) are projected to hit the board by GTS. Highland Boss finished third against slightly better runners 2 ½ weeks ago, but his speed figures the last three races don’t match Elite Class. Draw the Line finished well behind Elite Class on the turf five weeks ago and has since tried the dirt his last two races without success.
Sit Tight (15/1) is a wildcard who can challenge at longer odds. He’s been a regular runner at the track this summer and finished third three weeks ago when switching from dirt to turf.