Tuesday's Best Bet: Curt's Angel is sitting chilly at Mountaineer

Tuesday’s seventh race from Mountaineer Racetrack is an optional claiming event for fillies and mares traveling one mile on the main track. Post time is scheduled for 9:30 p.m. EDT.

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No. 1 Curt’s Angel (4-1) stalked wide and just missed holding the place in a similar local flat mile spot July 5. The early-pressing filly lands the advantageous inside post in her third start after a layoff for a productive jockey-trainer team. 

No. 5 Dixie Red (9-2) has captured several races at this course and distance. She owns the best overall pace ratings at a speed friendly distance. 

No. 7 Accolades Galore (3-1) stalked inside and defeated my top choice July 5. She likes this course and distance and will have to work out a different trip from the outside post this time. 

No. 3 St. Louie Arch (6-1) rallied to hit the board in both local starts this year at one mile. She might maintain form in her third start after a layoff, and another minor award is a definite possibility. 

Wagers: 

No. 1 to win

Trifecta key 1/3-5-7

Trifecta 1-5-7/1-5-7/3

Recent best-bet winners

July 1 - Net a Bear ($6.20), trifecta ($87.80)
July 2 - Crystal Cliffs ($4.20) - dead heat
July 3 - Chasing Artie/The Virginian exacta ($29.00)
July 6 - First I've Seen/Hannah's Haven exacta ($17.40)
July 9 - Butterbean/Falconet exacta ($22.00), trifecta ($74.20)
July 11 - Mo Clare's ($6.80)
July 16 - 
Beren/Wondrwherecraigis/Pickin' Time trifecta ($146.00)

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