Indiana Grand Horse Racing Picks for Tuesday 11/10/20
It's a great time to dive into horse racing, and TVG gives you the chance to do just that.
Starting at 2:05 p.m. EST, we have 11 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.)
Xtrema, Race 3
TVG Odds: 5/2
Race 3 is an Allowance race for 2-year-old fillies going 7 1/2 furlongs on the turf. The Horse Racing Radar at Guaranteed Tip Sheet notes the favorite Xtrema (5/2) is dropping down in class and owns the best last race speed figure in this field of nine runners. She jumped right from a maiden debut win into stakes races, and her last two graded stakes starts have shown improved speed while just missing the board as a big longshot.
Europa (4/1) has leading jockey Fernando De La Cruz riding for EPO trainer Brad Cox. She broke her maiden here in her second start going 1-mile with a stalking trip and impressive runout win by more than 3 lengths. A Lot of Spunk (6/1) has worked sharply the past month preparing for her return following a maiden win three months ago at Belterra Park. Her speed figures were slower, but projecting improvement is key when wagering on baby 2-year-olds, and this one can hit the board.
River Finn and Tom’s Last General, Race 6
TVG Odds: 5/2 and 9/2
Race 6 is a smaller Claiming race at 1-mile on the turf. Guaranteed Tip Sheet projects improvement to the winners circle for River Finn (5/2). He just missed last race as the co-favorite with Tom’s Last General (9/2). They both switch from dirt to turf, and the track's winningest rider, Deshawn Parker, now rides River Finn. Tom’s Last General was the frontrunner out of the first turn but could not hold up in the stretch. He has a jockey change to Alex Canchari, who picked up a win on the turf yesterday and does his best racing on the grass.
Higley O’Prado (8/1) keeps trying but slower speed figures keep her from winning since a maiden score in June. Allen (4/1) has a better chance as a son of Tiznow, and his best speed figure (73) last race when finishing third two weeks ago at Churchill Downs.
Khozys Crown and Wild Tapit, Race 9
TVG Odds: 8/1 and 20/1
Race 9 is a Maiden Special Weight for 2-year-old fillies sprinting 6 furlongs. The favorite Smarmy (7/5) will get lots of play and be overbet. She has two bullet workouts on her work tab the past two weeks and makes her debut with high expectations.
Guaranteed Tip Sheet’s top pick is Khozys Crown (8/1). She finished third behind two stronger runners we noted here who finished first and second. Longshot Wild Tapit (20/1) tries to win in her seventh start over this track. She showed improved and hidden speed despite missing the board in her last race at competitive odds and is now an overlay.
Deshawn Parker rides Gulf Coast (4/1). She makes her debut with strong breeding by sire Union Rags, a Belmont Stakes winner.