There are eight racecourses in the US running on Tuesday, while Fort Erie has seven races in Canada. None of the marquee tracks have a racecard today, but that’s typical for a Tuesday. That said, there are a lot more options out there than we had just two or three weeks ago.
Let’s be thankful that Fonner Park and Will Rogers Downs were offering Monday and Tuesday cards straight through the peak of the pandemic in the country. Otherwise, there would have been absolutely no sports on.
As far as I know, there were not any outbreaks or issues with the virus at either track, so the plans and protocols put into place were effective. You will find some tracks that are allowing spectators, and others that are waiting longer to open their gates to the public.
There really isn’t much rhyme or reason to it, but like most things in life, it comes down to politics. Florida is peaking right now, at least with respects to confirmed positive Covid- 19 cases, and Gulfstream Park is open to the public.
Meanwhile, states with tracks where there aren’t many cases, their doors are still closed. I long for a full crowd at the Kentucky Derby for Labor Day Weekend, but nobody knows at this point. Canterbury Park has ten races on the card Tuesday, and we have three selections. Note that this is a thoroughbred and quarter horse night at Canterbury. Head below for our free Canterbury Park picks for June 23, 2020.
Post Time: 5:10 p.m. CST
Distance: 6 Furlongs
We will get started at Canterbury Park on Tuesday with 6 furlongs of racing on the dirt for a $11,000 purse. Doubleturbo and Corrana En Limen figure to have strong races and a chance at the top prize in Race 2. Doubleturbo is dropping in class after finishing 6th of 7 in March at Delta Downs over 7 furlongs of racing. The track was fast that day, but Doubleturbo was not fast. Doubleturbo finished 14 lengths behind the winner, Jack The Umpire.
This was following a win on January 1 at Delta Towns. Doubleturbo was in control of that race and was in control to clear the field. Overall in his career, Doubleturbo has gone 2 for 6 in his career. His other win was on May 30 at Gulfstream Park as a second-time starter. Other than those two events, Doubleturbo hasn’t finished in the top-3, though. He has been feast or famine thus far in his career.
Whenever you see a Robertino Diodoro horse you have to take note. Corrana En Limen is in Diodoro’s barn and ready to roll at Canterbury on Tuesday. He has been close a couple of times in his career and was strong to finish just short of Red Valor at Los Alamitos in December. Corrana En Limen has finished in the top-3 in 3 of 6 races, including placing twice on September 14, 2019 and December 12, 2019. His most recent race was the best form of his career. Against this field, a similar performance should be enough for a win. Corrana En Limen is not being forced into a tough race here. A win should be within reach if he runs like he is capable of on Tuesday.
Post Time: 7:10 p.m. CST
Race 6 at Canterbury Park will have a mile of racing on the dirt for a $9,000 purse. Seven horses are expected to participate in the field. If Don’s Final Final was in earlier form, then I’d be more inclined to side with the young colt here. In his latest race, Don’s Final Final was last earlier in June at Canterbury Park. There were seven horses in the field and Don’s Final Final couldn’t find a way around any of them across a mile of racing. He’s back at a mile on Tuesday. There are some weaker horses he will see in this race, but still should find Bigdaddy’sflyinghi and Rahaal rough to handle.
Rahaal will make his ninth outing today after finishing 2nd, 3rd, 4th at Will Rogers Downs twice and then 4th in his latest race early in June. That was his debut at Canterbury Park and it wasn’t thrilling. Having said that, Rahaal is expected to run a better race on Tuesday at Canterbury Park. I’d be surprised if he doesn’t improve on that in Race 6 today. Rahaal has placed twice in nine races. He finished a head behind Bravura Creek on May 5, and then regressed from there to finish 3rd and then lastly 4th on June 11.
Bigdaddy’sflyinghi drops well down in class after failing to place in the first six races of his career. He showed on December 21, 2019 at Fair Grounds, but other than that, hasn’t tasted much success. Bigdaddy’sflyinghi has finished 6th, 7th, 8th, 3rd, 12th, 8th in his career, which looks bad, and it is not good at all. However, this is by far going to be the easiest race that Bigdaddy’sflyinghi has had on his plate. After taking trips around the track at Keeneland, Churchill Downs, and Fair Grounds, he should expect to find an easier time at Canterbury Park.
Post Time: 7:40 p.m. CST
Race 7 will be 5 furlongs of racing on the turf for a $30,000 purse. Race 3 is the only event with a bigger purse, which is running for $30,500. This race might turn into a duel between League of Shadows and Chief Cicatriz. I think they’re by far the horses with the best form going into Tuesday.
Barring a bad break along the way, expect to find one of them the winning horse here. This is a quarter horse race, which are always exciting. Quarter horse racing can be one of those exciting bets in sports, especially if you win. You can win quickly and lose quickly in seconds. Hopefully this is a winning spot for us.
League of Shadows is going to be one participant that you must be aware of in this event. As a first-rime starter, League of Shadows won on March 3, 2018 with a time of 45.881 seconds. He followed it up with a tough performance on May 27, 2018 and didn’t go far for 5th. League of Shadow completed 870 yards in 46.273 seconds. Not much of a quick time for League of Shadows.
It was a disappointing response after running so well in his debut race. After that outing, we didn’t see much of League of Shadows again. League of Shadows is back out two years later looking to kick start his career on Tuesday. He’s been running reasonably well in the morning, with times of 49.92 and 48.51 seconds from 4 furlongs and a 1:00.51 5-furlong workout on June 15.
Chief Cicatriz has been a force throughout his career. He has stakes experience and winning experience. Chief Cicatriz has gone 14 for 22 in his career, with ten of them in stakes events. In 2020 alone, Chief Cicatriz has won three stakes races, which included four straight from November 9, 2019 to January 25. Since then, Chief Cicatriz was 3rd in the Phoenix Gold Cup Handicap on February 8. There shouldn’t be much competition for Chief Cicatriz in this quarter horse event at Canterbury Park on Tuesday.