Guest Handicapper Shawn Drupp Picks Mahoning

Horse Racing Radar
Shawn Drupp
Friday, October 30, 2020
Today I'm going to share my picks for the Mahoning Valley card for Halloween Saturday plus a bonus $0.50c Pick 5 ticket that I put together.

Race 1  

#5 PLATE IT UP is my top choice. Has good connections, is consistent in exacta with 6 of 14 lifetime races, and has one win and one second in 3 lifetime starts at this track. 

#8 PRECIOUS JULES again has good connections. Not many in the race of high percentage jockey and trainer. Always gives it a valid try late.


Race 2 

#3 VICTORY DIVISION seems to be best horse in race but won't provide much value. Has had one start and hopped in air to start. With a clean start he should win this race. 

#6 YOU'RE MY BOY BLUE might be the speed of the race as there doesn't seem to be much in the race. Definitely would be worth a shot if you get close to the 10/1 M/L.


Race 3 

# 4 BIG TRUCK finished second in first career try and I would expect even more improvement here.  Trainer does well with horses 2nd career maiden start. Looks to be the horse to beat and I would use as a single in any pick 3's or 4's. 

# 7 MOBIL MEISTER showed some speed first try out and maybe he shows more and goes all the way in this one at a price of 15/1 M/L.


Race 4  

#3 EL MARRO landed on the M/L favorite. Has some speed and I like the jockey. Wasn't much else I liked in this race. 

#5 RIDGE WEST Going off of what I said above didn't see much else why not take a shot with this horse at 10/1 M/L. Has speed 2/4 at this distance and upside he never ran at this track, maybe he will like it.


Race 5 

#1 BLINGITONAGAIN,1A FIREUPTHEJET Both have speed and do very well at this distance. Worth a shot at 8/1 M/L. Would doubt we will get that if both run. 

#7 CLASSIC MO is the horse to beat. Has speed, but has never run a 5 furlong race. Has the speed to do it and has done well in 5 1/2 furlong races. Only concern is do the 1 and 1A have the advantage and are quicker having run 5 furlongs multiple times before?  


Race 6 

#2 MORESTRIDE won her only career start by10 lengths and has the speed to run away again. 

#5 UPTOWN also won her last start by 10 lengths but is she quick enough to catch the #2?


Race 7 

#5 ALEXANDIRA 3 out of 4 lifetime and looks like she will be the horse to beat and might be the biggest lock of the day which will help you pick 5 players as she will be a single on most tickets. 

#6 SOMUCHSUGAR I had to put somebody down as the second choice. Has some speed and also has rallied in the past.


Race 8 

#4 MO DONT NO I will go with this horse who is 20 of 45 lifetime and seems to be a very classy horse. Some speed and can close as well. 6 out of 6 in exacta at this track. 14 out of 16 in exacta at distance. Need to use this horse. 

#11 MIDNITE THUNDER maybe steals this race from the outside with it's speed.  15/1 M/L is a lovely price to take a shot.


Race 9 

#9 STAR MABEE I believe has the run of the race as he can stalk from the outside and sit right off the #1 and #2. She will also have to hold off the late run of the #3 horse. 

#3 MOONLIT MISSION As mentioned above will be coming late in a race that sets up well for a closer to get there. Probably best and most consistent horse in the race.


Race 10 

#6 WICKED WARRIOR Love the Feliciano combo. The father Benny is the trainer and Ricardo the jockey. This horse has won it's last 3 starts all by at least 8 lengths. Like him at 2/1 M/L can not understand the #10 FOREWARNED being the favorite at 8/5 M/L over the 6.  

#8 I WANNA WIN is the only other horse I felt that has a good chance and the speed to possibly wire the field at a nice price of 6/1 M/L.

$0.50c PICK 5 (RACES 6-10)
$36.00 PLAY
* = Top Pick of That Race

Race 6 - #1 ,*#2 ,#5 - Logical choices with throwing in a price horse the #1 at 10/1 M/L. 

Race 7 - *#5 - Only horse I felt comfortable going as a single in this sequence. This horse should win this race. 

Race 8 - #1,*#4,#5,#6,#7,#11 - Open race that I took my shot to catch a price. The #11 could win this from the outside at 15-1 M/L. I took the #4 second choice at 3/1 M/L as my top choice.

Race 9 -  #3, *#9 - The #3 is a closer and should have plenty of speed in the race to run at. I like the #9 to stalk right outside of the speed. 

Race 10 - *#6, #8 - I don't like the favorite #10 at 8/5. Might have some class but I don't see anything in his running style to be able to win this race. The next 2 logical choices are the #6 and #8 and I see one of them winning this race. I think the #6 is more likely but the #8 is the better price.

Best of luck on Saturday and I hope my picks helped you out in some way.