Horse racing continues to take place daily during the coronavirus pandemic, and on Monday the Steve Asmussen-trained Share the Upside will try to win for the sixth time in his career when he leaves the starting gate in an allowance race at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. This 5-year-old son of Maclean's Music has five wins, four seconds and one third in 15 career starts. He is coming off a sixth-place finish in the Grade 3 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap on April 18. He has been installed as the 7-5 morning-line favorite in Race 8, a five-furlong turf sprint that drew 13 entrants.
The race is the third leg of the late Pick 4, which requires a bettor to pick the winner in four consecutive races. The late Pick 4 begins with Race 6 at 5:15 p.m. ET. National handicapping champion Jonathon Kinchen has handicapped each of the four races in the late Pick 4, and with the sequence featuring competitive fields, you'll want to see his horse racing predictions before building any late Pick 4 tickets at Lone Star Park for Monday, June 1.
Kinchen is one of the nation's most successful and recognizable horseplayers. An analyst for Fox Sports' "Saturday at the Races," Kinchen won the National Horseplayers Championship Tour in 2015, a demanding, yearlong series of handicapping events across the country. That same year, he became the only player in history to have both of his entries qualify for the final table of the National Horseplayers Championship.
In addition, Kinchen has scored huge on some of racing's biggest days. At the 2015 Kentucky Derby, he cashed for $150,000 after nailing a Pick 6 and a $300 cold Pick 3 that paid $50,000. He also hit a Pick 4 for $84,000 on Belmont Stakes day in 2010, one of several five-figure days he has had at the track.
He's currently riding a hot streak on his horse racing picks for SportsLine. In the Fountain of Youth Stakes in February, Kinchen nailed an $80 win bet on Ete Indien that paid a healthy $344. In the Beholder Mile in March, he gave out a $50 exacta that paid $550. In the Apple Blossom Handicap, he nailed a $25 win bet on Ce Ce, which paid $245. On April 11, he crushed the Oaklawn Stakes, giving out a $5 exacta that paid a whopping $1,338. He also hit the Pick 4 at tracks around the country a whopping five times last month.
Now, Kinchen has handicapped the late Pick 4 at Lone Star Park for Monday, June 1, made his picks and constructed his tickets. Head to SportsLine to see his best bets.
Top Lone Star Park Pick 4 predictions for June 1
Kinchen is high on Karate Hottie, a 3-1 shot in Race 6, the opening leg of the Pick 4. This 4-year-old daughter of Bold Warrior has seven wins, six seconds and three thirds in 19 career starts. She is on a two-race winning streak.
She is trained by Karl Broberg, who is winning at 20 percent this year and has won 5-of-16 during the Lone Star Park meet. "Karate Hottie has won four times since Broberg claimed her in November," Kinchen tells SportsLine.
Kinchen also is high on Darpa, a 9-2 shot in Race 7. This 5-year-old daughter of 2010 Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver has three wins, one second and one third in 11 career starts. She has finished no better than fifth in her last three starts.
But she is coming out of open claiming races at Oaklawn Park, where the meet was very competitive, and ran well enough. "In her last start she had a terrible trip and still almost won," Kinchen said.
How to make Lone Star Park picks for June 1
In addition, Kinchen is high on a long shot on Monday. Kinchen tells SportsLine that this horse "will be right in the mix at a nice price" and could spice up the Pick 4. He's sharing his Pick 4 grid only at SportsLine.
How has Kinchen structured his Pick 4 ticket for Monday? And which long shot can win at a big price? Visit SportsLine to see Kinchen's selections for the late Pick 4 at Lone Star Park on Monday, and find out.