Radar Review: In a Winning Mood

Horse Racing Radar
Rich Bieglmeier
Rich Bieglmeier is a Staff writer for Horse Racing Radar
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

It might have been a slow time for horse racing as the sport of Kings took time off for Christmas, but it wasn't a slow time for our Radar Horses. This time of year is considered the giving season and man, boy did the Radar Horses give horseplayers some additional holiday cheer.

Ten horses had what it takes to make the Radar list since the day after Christmas and, like Santa Claus, they delivered the goods. Six of the 10 ran their way into the winners' circle, two finished second and another two came home third. For these keeping track, that is 10 of 10 in the money!

The Winners:

DONTLETSWEETFOOLYA took the checkered flag in Laurel's fifth race on December 26th. He popped to the lead and never gave it up, topping a $245.40 trifecta.

was the heavy favorite at 1/5 and lived up the number, winning by 3 ½ lengths in Laurel's Race 7, again on the 26th.  He stalked the leader for the first 6 furlongs and took over from there, leaving no doubt.

was the first of three winners at Laurel on the day after Christmas. He took charge of a scratched-shortened, small field from the start and never looked back in race two.

Race 2 starts at the 4:06 minute mark
Race 5 at 14:53
Race 7 at 20:27

was our fourth winner on the 26
th. He broke from the rail, kept the competition to the outside and won running away, scoring by 4 ½ lengths in Hawthorne's first race.

took the Hawthorne track the day after SPINSTER ROAD and also made easy work of the competition. He sprinted to the front of a field of 12 and led by at least 3 lengths from end to end, winning race eight by 5 ¼.

capped the winning on the 29
th. He stepped on the gas out of the gates in Penn National's 9th. He battled down the stretch with the favorite, SACRED MOUNTIAN, getting the win by a nose in a photo. The $2 exacta paid $22.60 with the Radar winning and the favorite.

Two-bucks bet on all Radar Horse to win paid $24.20 for a
positive return on investment of 21%. It's not the highest of returns, but Radar Horse aren't meant to be just straight win bets. Instead, horseplayers might consider using them as key horse in exotic bets, like exactas and trifectas. If you're looking for ways to play the Radar Horses in your exotics, our partners at Guaranteed Tip Sheet incorporate them into their tipsheets which feature exacta and trifecta recommendations.

We close out 2020 with five Radar Horses, four on the 30
th and one on New Year's Eve. We look forward to 2021 and the watching the 100s of Radar Horses in 2021.

Here is a snapshot of our Radar Horses board taken on the morning of December 30, 2020:

You'll find this board on our Radar Horses page, updated daily both with new horses and results. Still not using our Radar Horses with your picks? Maybe it's time to consider.