Mahoning Valley: Horse racing pick of the day for Nov. 24

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November 24th, 2020

Weekday picks and plays for Thoroughbred racing.

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Mahoning Valley, Race 6: Maiden special weight (6 furlongs, 3:04 p.m. ET)

#8 Tale of Lacey (9-2 on the morning line) and #9 Timeless Bounty (5-2) are logical contenders, after they finished second against maiden special weight company in their previous runs. But they’ll have to be sharp to deny #3 A Penn Legacy (7-2), a promising first-time starter trained by Jason DaCosta.

DaCosta has been on fire at Mahoning Valley, where he is 6-for-17 (35%) to start the meet. He wins at a 21% rate with first-time starters and has been particularly effective when he teams up with apprentice jockey Yarmarie Correa. Over the last 60 days, they’ve compiled an 8-for-15 (53%) win rate together.

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A Penn Legacy has put together a lengthy work tab, culminating with a pair of bullet workouts from the Mahoning Valley starting gate, which suggests the son of seven-time stakes-winning sprinter Cinco Charlie is ready for a big effort on debut.

Let’s bet A Penn Legacy to win and key him over Tale of Lacey, Timeless Bounty, and #1 Making Me Crazy (20-1) in the exacta and trifecta.

$15 to win on #3 A Penn Legacy
$3 exacta: 3 with 1,8,9 ($9)
$1 trifecta: 3 with 1,8,9 with 1,8,9 ($6)
Total: $30

Good luck!