Only eight races filled for Day 63 at Monmouth. The horses that ran throughout the long hot summer had hard campaigns and are ready for some rest. Turf racing is done and that eliminated another significant segment of the horse population. Horses that won more than once in the summer are not finding races that they can enter or that will fill. Thus fields are getting smaller.
With an eight race card the Place Pick 6 will run from races 3 through 8. That means an earlier post time of 1:50pm ET for the PP6. There has been a lot of rain the past two days and more in the forecast for Friday. Here is a preliminary PP6 ticket that will get reduced one way or another: 3,6 with 1,10 with 1 (scr),2,4 with 5,7 with 4,6 (scr),7 with 3,7. I will post the final ticket around noon on Friday.
UPDATE - 10:39am - Two scratches from our PP6 ticket due to the muddy track. So the ticket will come to $32 for 3,6 with 1,10 with 2,4 with 5,7 with 4,7 with 3,7.
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Rapid Redux goes for his 18th consecutive victory at Charles Town on Friday night in race 8. The field is much tougher than his last couple races. I will be hosting a Rapid Redux TWEETfest starting an hour before the race at 9:25pm ET. Follow me @AndyScoggin to join in the fun.
Here are the entries as posted in the Daily Racing Form.