Tuesday Blahs?

by Ed Meyer

posted on July 21, 2008 in General Discussion, Handicapping, WinningPonies.com | No Comments >>

I know, there are none of the big tracks racing, and you have to wait three more days until you start seeing the stakes, a couple more days until Saratoga opens, and you have that itch to get your bet on and you don’t know where to get it scratched…

Here are a few suggestions to find early week value that might begin your winning early to prepare for the weekend. The tracks that may offer value, and have some surprise runners are:

Colonial Downs – This track runs about 90% on the turf, and everyone always enjoys turf racing. You don’t have to wait until mid-week to find quality turf runners, and you get barns that ship in to steal the purses.  This makes for a little fun, and possibly a little extra cash to start the week off right.

Delaware Park –  This track is a nice little hidden goldmine. You will catch top notch owners, trainers, and riders hanging around to cash-in on slot machine purses. How does this help your cause?? I’ll bet you’ll find at least 4 playable horses to make your Tuesday sweeter. They run turf, dirt, and have allowance races.

River Downs – Ohio racing has a 7/7 card all week long, except for Tuesdays. River runs 9 live races, and are scheduled to run some turf on this day as well. You will catch drop downs, horses shipping in that have faced better company, and the turf course, according to the great Laffit Pincay, was one of the best he ever rode. This little track offers mid-level claimers which usually offer value.

Now, what to do? Check out the selections at WinningPonies.com and get in the game. They cover these tracks, and you’ll have your game plan already out there. So, call in a halfday, bet from your computer, or just make a trip to the track as Tuesdays can offer more value than you have ever known.  It is summer after all, and this is a sure fire way to cure the blahs…….