US Racing Nap of the Day: Spectacular Force to break her Maiden

 | Thursday 20th June 2024, 10:52am

Thursday 20th June 2024, 10:52am

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A nice Nap of the Day win on Wednesday has given us a spring in our step as we look to go for back-to-back winners later on this evening from across the pond.

Neil Monnery has a Nap of the Day pick from Woodbine coupled with his best each-way Bet of the Day from Betfred's Extra Place Races on Thursday from the US...

US Racing Tips

  • Back Spectacular Force in the 00:03 at Woodbine @ SP
  • Back Bella Carmelina e/w in the 20:22 at Gulfstream Park @ SP

*Please click on the linked odds above to add this selection directly to your betslip on (or app).

Nap of the Day:

A nice winner on Wednesday for us as Silver Rose was not seriously troubled down at the stretch in winning the 18:14 at Churchill Downs. She opened at 5/4 but went off at 10/11 to give us a solid winner for this column.

Today I’m moving north of the border and heading to Woodbine for the 00:03 and liking Spectacular Force to dominate the third race on the card.

She has yet to break her Maiden but has every opportunity of doing so here in what is a relatively weak field of three-year-old fillies.

Trained by Martin Drexler, who currently sits behind only Mark Casse in terms of winners at the Woodbine meet, she spent time down at Gulfstream Park before moving back to Canada.

Following a third and a second in her previous two starts, coupled with the best breeze we’ve seen from the filly, going 4f in 48s flat last week, all signs point towards breaking that Maiden and becoming a first time winner. Her speed figures are considerably better than any of the other horses in the field.

Based on the US Pools, I expect her to open at 1/1 on the market page once Betfred prices up the race later this afternoon.

*You can bet on all of Today's Horse Races over at

Extra Place Bet of the Day:

Plenty of Extra Place Races on offer from Betfred this evening across the pond, where we are paying out three places rather than two on top three finishes in a seven-horse field.

The one I’ve chosen is a 1 1/16-mile race for fillies on the all-weather that might be an absolute free-for-all with no fewer than six of the field genuine place contenders. This is the 20:22 from Gulfstream Park, which is the sixth-race on the card.

My selection is the Constitution sired filly Bella Carmelina. I’ve always liked his offspring and this three-year-old has improved in all three of her starts so far and gets to go on the all-weather for the first time, having also raced on the dirt and the turf.

Miguel Vasquez has been booked to ride and he’s fighting to be the top jockey for the meet at Gulfstream Park, currently sitting second behind Edgard Zayas in terms of winners and has seen horses he’s piloted hit the board in over 50% of his races so far this meet, with 125 top-three finishes from 244 starts.

The race hasn’t been priced-up yet on but based on the US pools, I fully expect her to open at 5/1 to 11/2 and in a wide-open race, a small each-way play can pay.

You can check out all of our other US Racing Tips here at Betfred Insights.

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