Monmouth Park: Horse racing pick of the day for Oct. 14

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October 14th, 2020

Weekday picks and plays for Thoroughbred racing.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Monmouth Park, Race 8: Jersey Shore S. (6 furlongs, 4:10 p.m. ET)

#3 Premier Star (2-1 on the morning line) is a deserving favorite to win this dash for 3-year-olds.

A speedy frontrunner, with a pair of allowance wins, Premier Star ran well with a change of tactics in the Aug. 29 Amsterdam (G2) at Saratoga, where he rallied to finish third, behind rising star sprinter Yaupon and two-time Grade 1 winner Basin.

Premier Star will face easier competition in the Jersey Shore, and if he breaks quickly, there is a chance he’ll shake loose on a clear lead.

He has been training sharply for trainer Michael Trombetta (a 24% winner at Monmouth), and Paco Lopez (leading jockey during the Monmouth summer meet) is slated to ride. What’s not to like?

Let’s bet Premier Star to win and play him on top of #1 Meru (7-2), #4 Gandy Dancing (4-1), and #7 As Seen On Tv (4-1) in a small trifecta.

$24 to win on #3 Premier Star
$1 trifecta: 3 with 1,4,7 with 1,4,7 ($6)
Total: $30

Good luck!