Day 69 – Friday, October 28, 2011

The track is currently muddy at Monmouth Park, but it is sunny and will probably dry out by the time the Place Pick 6 starts today in race 3. The ticket has a smaller size and a different shape today with singles in the last two legs.  In race 7 Uptowncharlybrown has opted to run at Monmouth instead of the Saturday stake at Belmont, so we will single him. Gracefully Mean seems to be the lone speed in a rather unimpressive group of New Jersey-bred two year-olds.  Let’s play the PP6 today for a mere $184,5,7 with 4,8 with 4,8 with 3,5,6 with 6 with 4.

UPDATE – 5:10pm – Our ticket was scratched out when Uptowncharlybrown did not run.  He was not on the early scratches on http://www.monmouthpark.com, so I did not revise the play. But nobody Place Picked 6 and there is a very small carryover of  $1,571.97 into a very rainy Saturday card.

The weather looks awful for tomorrow with rain and snow in the morning.  Who knows what that will mean for racing.  Never mind, I just checked again and now the forecast says rain and only rain.

Next weekend post time for the first race at Monmouth changes to 12:15pm ET.

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About andyscoggin

Matt Shifman, the man behind AndyScoggin, is a featured blogger covering NYRA and Monmouth Park for HorseRacingNation.com. "Racing at the Jersey Shore" covers the racing scene at Monmouth Park and "A New York State of Racing" will discuss NYRA. Matt votes for the Top 10 Thoroughbreds in the NTRA Polls at www.NTRA/polls.
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