US Horse Racing Tips – Best Bets at Will Rogers Downs on Monday
US RACING TIPS
The international racing roadshow rolls on with a 10-race card at Will Rogers Downs. The track is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma and is run by the Cherokee Nation. All racing at racing continues at Will Rogers Downs behind closed doors and here are our best US racing tips for the meeting on Monday
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TIAGO’S SONG (Will Rogers Downs race 1, 5½f, Dirt, 7.15pm)
Not a lot of quality on show so it will probably pay to back Tiago’s Song, who is at least consistent in this grade. He deserves to get his head in front after finishing in the places on his last three starts. Makes his debut at this track after a three-month layoff so we have to hope he’s fully wound up.
NOT TODAY ALFIE (Will Rogers Downs race 2, 5½f, Dirt, 7.45pm)
Ran too badly to be true when last on his most recent run and it’s always worth forgiving a horse one bad run. Had previously faded only late on over a furlong further on his first start back after a layoff and has two wins in this grade, which gives the feeling he’s capable of being competitive again on his third run back from a break.
PAST VISIONS (Will Rogers Downs race 3, 5½f, Dirt, 8.15pm)
Made just the two starts in his career and ran a superb race on debut to finish second, beaten just a couple of lengths before disappointing on his next start when significantly upped in grade. A drop to this level should be within his compass and it’s worth noting that he’s posted some good workout times in the build-up to this race.
RUBBER BANDMAN (Will Rogers Downs race 4, 5½f, Dirt, 8.45pm)
Favourite Gambler will be hard to beat if transferring the form he produced when successful at Fair Grounds ten days ago but we are going to take him on with Rubber Bandman at a decent each-way price. He did superbly well to win from stall 11 over course and distance last time and showed a great turn of foot. Better drawn this time, he can track Gambler through and hopefully swoop past late on at a double-figure price.
HUSHED (Will Rogers Downs race 5, 5½f, Dirt, 9.15pm)
With seven of the eight runners looking limited on the evidence of their runs so far, it’s no surprise that newcomer Hushed is probably going to be sent off favourite. This three-year-old recorded the fastest time of 12 horses who worked at this track a couple of weeks ago and those 12 workers included a couple of last-time-out winner. That suggests Hushed has some semblance of ability and can win at the first time of asking.
QUICKSILVER (Will Rogers Downs race 6, 5½f, Dirt, 9.45pm)
Quicksilver has been unlucky on his last two starts, badly missing the break in higher grade last time and suffering an extremely troubled passage the time before. Has won at a higher level than he contests this afternoon and should be primed for a big run providing he doesn’t give away too much ground from stall 1 this time around.
CHAMPAGNE’S ON ICE (Will Rogers Downs race 7, 6f, Dirt, 10.15pm)
Can be forgiven his last run when disappointing over a mile and a return to this trip looks certain to suit. Had earlier finished a decent fourth in a much stronger race so should also appreciate a return to this level. One concern is that he’s still to record a win in seven starts but he’s shown enough ability to suggest his turn is not too far away.
KNOX COURT (Will Rogers Downs race 8, 6f, Dirt, 10.45pm)
It’s less than a year since Knox Court finished third at Stakes level and he’s one of the highest career earners in the field. Has had just the three runs this season and should now be approaching peak fitness while this is the weakest company he’s contested in some time. It will be absolutely no surprise if he finds his way back into the winner’s enclosure again.
KEENA (Will Rogers Downs race 9, 6f, Dirt, 11.15pm)
Keena hasn’t been seen since October but signed off last year with a good win at a higher level. Won on his debut last season so obviously has the ability to go well fresh and, despite a difficult draw in stall ten, he shows enough early pace to be able to get a good position. Has been working well at the course ahead of this return and should show up well.
BURGAMEISTER (Will Rogers Downs race 10, 1m, Dirt, 11.45pm)
The final race on the card can go the way of Burgameister who has faced far stiffer tasks than this of late and comes up against some largely out-of-form rivals.It’s less than a year since he won a race worth $20,000 to the winner and he should have more than enough in the locker at this level.