There are four more racetracks with cards in the books for Tuesday at BetOnline. It’s the same group of tracks that were active on Monday night, with Delta Downs, Mountaineer Park, Parx, and Remington Park all offering wagering. We will open the day at Delta Downs in Louisiana. There is no stakes racing until Saturday at Remington Park. That’s a slow day for stakes events, as Remington Park is the only track with stakes racing.
A day after Christmas on December 26 should be a good card at Santa Anita Park. There are six stakes races, with three co-feature events worth $300,000 at Santa Anita. The next notable race is on January 23 at Gulfstream Park. The $3,000,000 Pegasus Invitational (Gr. 1) is scheduled in Hallandale Beach in January. Its sister race, the $1,000,000 Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (Gr. 1), is also scheduled for January 23.
Delta Downs has nine races scheduled for Monday for a total of $159,000 in prize money. I was one for three at Delta Downs yesterday, but the winner was a 4/1 horse, so that helped. Keep an eye on the rest of our horse racing picks page for more selections today. Head below for our free Delta Downs picks for December 15, 2020.
Post Time: 12:55 p.m. CST
Our first selection at Delta Downs is a $13,000 event across 5 ½ furlongs on the dirt. Tribute Galaxy and Flat Rose are my favorite horses in this race. Both horses are coming off their debut and are open to improvement. Tribute Galaxy showed 3rd on August 28 in a $12,500 assignment. Opening races can always be a bit tricky, but Tribute Galaxy handled it well. Tribute Galaxy remains in the same class and should be near the front again on Tuesday.
Flat Rose placed 2nd behind Seven Jewels by 5 ¾ lengths for a $19,000 purse on July 25 as a first-time runner. Since that performance, Flat Rose has been in the stable on a bit of a layoff. That was a very encouraging race for Flat Rose, who should build on that performance and have more to show in her next outing. This event represents a drop in class for Flat Rose. That should help move her up one spot to the winners’ circle on Tuesday afternoon.
Post Time: 1:49 p.m. CST
Race 3 is the feature race of the day at Delta Downs. The 5-furlong event is for a $35,000 purse on the dirt. Honor and Respect and My Honey’s Money should be involved deep in the stretch in this contest. Honor and Respect is a first-time runner and should impress as a rookie.
She has completed a couple of 4-furlong workouts with times of 49.80 and 49.60 seconds going into today. I would rather take a chance on Honor and Respect as a first-time runner than hope another horse in this field gets into form suddenly.
There haven’t been many runners in this field that have been impressive. My Honey’s Money has finished 4th and 3rd in her career and showed nice gains from her first outing. My Honey’s Money was 4th in a $17,500 assignment, and then moved up to 3rd in a $32,000 event. Improved form was noted from My Honey’s Money. He was caught in the stretch for place money.
Ronnie’s Peso beat her by a half length to score a little extra money in that race. I like the direction that My Honey’s Money is going, and this isn’t a particularly tough assignment despite going up to a $35,000 race. I feel good about her improving again and finding the winner’s circle this time on Tuesday.
Post Time: 4:35 p.m. CST
Race 9 is a 5-furlong event for a $13,000 purse on the main track. Foxycall and Go Figure should have a strong showing in the race. Foxycall hasn’t been successful in two performances, with finishes of 6th on September 8 in a $19,500 event. Then Foxycall finished 7th in a $16,000 event on October 21. Clearly those two classes were too tough to beat, but Foxycall will continue to slide down in class and should stand a better chance of winning this event. For a $27,000 horse, she should be expected to run a better race than we’ve seen so far.
Go Figure is likely going to provide a sizable challenge for Foxycall and the rest of the field. Go Figure has been a consistent producer to open her career. She finished 3rd, 2nd, 2nd, 2nd in her first four races. In the last race she placed in, Go Figure finished behind Into the Fire by 3 ½ lengths in a $16,000 event. In her most recent effort, she was 4th, but should be able to bounce back to form against this field today. She is capable of a lot more than that. I’m going to side with Go Figure to get win from the No. 7 post position on Tuesday.