Horse Racing Free Picks: FanDuel Race Of The Day Monday, July 24

Written By Dave Bontempo | Last Updated
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FanDuel Racing: Race of the Day For Monday, July 24

Parx Race No. 9

This is a big field of 12, with also-eligibles. Check for scratches near post time. It is for registered PA-bred three-year-olds and upward, which have never won one PA-restricted race, other than a maiden, claiming or starter race.

Most of the horses haven’t run on the turf or at Parx. Trainers have entered thinking their horses will take to the surface. Here is a look at the field with morning-line betting odds. Remember, whatever the odds are when you bet the horse, they may shift and will not lock in until the gates open and the race begins. Odds do not lock the same way sportsbook bets do.

In race No. 9 at Parx on Monday, there is enormous potential value. On Sunday, every scheduled starter was under 10-1 and nobody was below 3-1. Finding the right angle is Cha-Ching worthy.

Mention of Tomlinson ratings below comes here from the Daily Racing Form and is an indication of how a horse might perform on turf, given family history and current form. I’ll also share my horse racing free picks below.

Morning Line Odds

1. Keithsendshelloooo (8-1)

Has one win in 11 tries and has done nothing significant on the turf. Has mid-pack-it- is, with a slew of third and fourth-place finishes. Some may put him on the bottom of exotics because of his history, but hasn’t shown the profile of a winner.

2. Amigos Guitar (8-1)

Has won  four times on the dirt, none longer than six furlongs. Struggled at 7 furlongs and 1 mile in recent efforts. Must go to 7 1-2 furlongs and turf. Question is whether he takes to the surface.

3. Western Yarn (7-2)

81 Turf Beyer, second highest in the race. Broke maiden impressively at 1 mile on the turf at Tampa Bay. Parlayed it with an allowance optional claiming triumph at the same track.

Had a third in third in the Columbia Stakes and then disappeared in the $100,000 James Murphy at  at Pimlico. Was in a stalking fifth, got shut off attempting to make a move and folded the tent.

Nonetheless, a drop to $50,000 and a shorter distance of 7 1/2 furlongs is both class and distance relief. Bullet  work of 4 furlongs in 48.3 last week indicates he may be ready. First turf try at Parx.

4. Windsor Gold (6-1)

Great Parx racing horse on the dirt, flashing an 83 Beyer and a win at optional claiming level. Will get money on the basis of being 8-for-9 lifetime in the money. What bettors don’t know is if he will take to the turf. The turf Tomlinson figure of 224 is not impressive, but he has been solid everywhere else.

5. Blinding Light (5-1)

Beyers have dropped into the 60’s, from the 70’s, so why is he here? A 319 Tomlinson, one of the best in this race, and a turf victory so far back it may not show up on your racing  form. It was last summer, at Saratoga, at 5 1-2 furlongs. Many gamblers will not be aware of that victory. Now you are. Do you think he wakes up back on the turf?

6. Uncle Dar (6-1)

Two best races have been in the slop. Has been in the money in five of six races, which is nice. Broke maiden in second try, which is nice. Finished two lengths behind John Dutton, the 10 horse, on the dirt. Stretches to career-high distance and tries turf. Owners know they have a reasonably good horse. They would like to see if he is versatile.

7. Recycle (9-2)

Makes all the sense to be in this picture. Has a win at allowance optional claiming. Has a 79 Beyer at Parx, one of the best numbers in this field. And a back turf Beyer of 85, tops in the race. Furthermore, all his efforts have been on the turf. That’s a big plus in this type of race.

He also has a 352 turf Tomlinson number, the highest in the event. Must and will be played, but bettors are also scratching their heads as he dipped to a 61 at Penn National in last. Beyers have slid three straight races.

8. Winnin ‘onweekends (8-1)

Well, this race is Monday. So now what 😉

Nice 325 turf Tomlinson, won by 17 lengths in an earlier race and had an 86 dirt Beyer. Stopped and lost contact in his last race. Turf debut. Could like this.

9. Mitropanos (8-1)

Hanging around the fringes. In the money in 5 of his last 6,  but best races have been in the slop and hasn’t shown the form to win. Tries turf, with Beyer figures a few points below the others.

10. John Dutton (6-1)

Second race on the turf after unfurling a nice career-high 76 Beyer in his grass debut. Excellent stalking and closing effort. Three straight seconds. If he comes back to that, he’s in this picture.

11. Royal King (4-1)

Trained by Michael Maker, who has excellent turf pedigree. Comes off nice 74 Beyer at Belmont Park in turf debut at claiming $30,000. Horse has  been running for much higher as they expect a lot. He has not been delivering. But Maker thinks this is a good spot.

12. Rabbit (8-1)

Aptly named when winning his  second race out by a widening margin in second outing. Hard knocker based at the home track, tries turf against more accomplished foes.


13. Young Squire (12-1)

Won at maiden 16 and then claiming 16. Hit a wall, finishing fourth at claiming 25. Tries  turf, would have to prove he belongs.

14. Dance Code (4-1)

Figures if he enters, but is entered for main track only and the weather looks fine, so this race does not appear likely to be taken off the turf.

15. Scamp Walker (6-1)

Main track only.  Could not win at claiming $16,000.


Tempted to take John Dutton (No. 10 horse) as my $5 FanDuel Race of the Day win bet, because of his form at the track. I see him in the money at least.

Small $0.10 superfecta stab ($4.80 ticket): 10 with 3,7-8, 11. Dutton must finish in first or second with other horses filling out the top four spots.

$2 exacta cover box: 3-11: Cost $4. 

$0.50 trifecta box: 3,7,10,11: Cost:$12.

Best of luck with today’s horse racing free picks and the FanDuel Race of the Day!

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