It’s another horse racing day on the racetrack Thursday afternoon and evening. Some of the bigger players are in the mix today, with Belmont Park and Churchill Downs running.
Belmont Park is the place to be in the US this weekend. The Belmont Stakes is the last leg of the Triple Crown and the feature race next Saturday on June 11.
For Thursday, we’re on the track at Belmont Park and Canterbury Park in Minnesota. Canterbury has ten races worth $222,000 this evening. Head below for our best Canterbury Park picks for June 2, 2022.
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The opener at Canterbury Park is a $17,000 event covering 6 ½ furlongs on the dirt. Tick Tock and Where’s Frankie should be involved in the stretch.
Tick Tock is 6 for 24 and holding well recently. The mare has finished 2nd, 1st, 1st, 2nd in her previous four outings and is a strong candidate for a win.
She won back-to-back $17,430 and $25,130 races and then most recently placed 2nd on May 26. The mare finished a neck behind Iknowyourface for $14,500 in that one.
Where’s Frankie is on fire with three straight wins. Off a hat trick, Where’s Frankie is looking to do more damage.
The filly is coming off a $25,130 win on April 6. This was a 7 ¼ length blowout after an $18,900 win by 2 ¼ lengths. A $17,000 assignment shouldn’t bother Where’s Frankie, though she’ll have to hold off Tick Tock.
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Race 7 is a $31,000 trip covering a mile on the turf. Great Britain and Thorn Hill Cat are top contenders to find success in the seventh.
Great Britain is 2 for 10 and he’s 3rd, 2nd, 2nd, 1st. Four races back, Great Britain struck for a $24,000 win on February 18.
Since then, he’s looking to get back into the winner’s circle. In his most recent assignment, he showed 3rd in a $30,000 event on April 24.
Thorn Hill Cat is 11 for 55 and 3rd, 1st, 2nd in his previous three races. He is running in top form, with a win two races back on March 30.
Thorn Hill Cat most recently beat Thirty Seconds Out by 2 ½ lengths for $17,430. The gelding came back to show 3rd in a $25,130 assignment on May 7.
He’s finished in the top-3 in five of his previous six attempts. I like his chances against this field and he’s getting value.
Race 8 is a $31,000 event covering 1 ¼ miles on the turf. Martini Blu and Thick Haze have to be involved in the stretch.
Thick Haze is 4 for 8 and coming off a hat trick. Coming off three straight wins, Thick Haze beat Minnesota Miracle by 1 length for a $36,000 purse on September 1.
Martini Blu is a one-time winner in seven assignments in his career. He hasn’t won since his debut on December 27, 2020, but can do this on Thursday night.
He was racing at some tough facilities, including Oaklawn Park and Keeneland. Martini Blu is coming off a solid attempt on May 21, placing 2nd behind Bugler by a neck for a $31,000 prize.
More was expected after dropping in class after going 5th on April 16 in a $110,000 event at Keeneland. Look for Martini Blu to look in good order tonight this time.