We have more race cards on Tuesday at the same racecourses. Delta Downs, Mountaineer Park, Parx, and Remington Park are all being offered at BetOnline after racing on Monday as well. None of the big boys race early in the week, so that gives a chance for the smaller tracks to have some of the spotlight. There are some people who don’t care in the least what track it is they’re betting on.
There are others who only play the brand name tracks, and then you have handicappers that focus exclusively on one or two tracks. I like looking for spots no matter what track it is regardless if it’s a big track or not. To get us going on Tuesday, we’ll be at Delta Downs in Louisiana for a look at nine race worth a total of $200,000 in prize money.
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Post Time: 1:22 p.m. CST
Distance:2 ½ Furlongs
Race 2 is our first selection at Delta Downs on Tuesday in Louisiana. The event is one of the biggest of the day at Delta Downs, with a purse of $28,000 available for an all out sprint over 2 ½ furlongs. Skylas Gold and Zoot Suit are expected to run well in this race. Skylas Gold is 17 for 41 in his career, with results of 1st, 8th, 1st, 3rd in 2020. He started the year with a win at Delta Down in a $25,000 event by ¾ lengths over Zoot Suit at 2 ½ furlongs.
The $50,000 LA Bred Premier Night Ragin Cajun Starter Stakes was too tough for Skylas Gold, but performed well in his next performance down in class. He beat I Rate First by 1 ¼ lengths for a $16,000 purse. His most recent outing took place on June 27 at Prairie Meadows, with the favorite no match in that race and was only good for 3rd in a four-horse field for $17,480. That was disappointing. The same form would not net a win for Skylas Gold on Tuesday.
Zoot Suit is 9 for 34 in his career and in good form of late. He’s finished in the top-2 in four of his last five performances. Zoot Suit was a winner in his most recent performance on February 22 by 5 ¼ lengths in an easy win for a $10,250 purse. That was much too easy, hence the jump up in class on Tuesday. Prior to that performance, Zoot Suit was 2nd in the Arapahoe Park Sprint Stakes by ¾ lengths. Zoot Suit lost by ¾ lengths against Skylas Gold early in the year in January, but I will give the benefit to the horse closer to the inside with better value.
Post Time: 2:16 p.m. CST
Race 4 is a 5-furlong event for a $13,000 purse on the dirt track. We have Spread the Faith and Tapit On Race Day on our shortlist for the race. Spread the Faith is 2 for 14 in his career and was a winner three races ago on August 18. In that performance, Spread the Faith cashed in for a $8,500 purse. Spread the Faith followed up to finish 7th in a $13,000 assignment on September 12, and then 5th in a $12,000 event on November 28.
He’s hanging out in the same class today, but this should be a bit easier. The competition shouldn’t be as tough for Spread the Faith. Tapit On Race Day was looking for a hat-trick on August 14 before getting stopped in a $34,000 event. Prior to that tough race, Tapit On Race Day won on July 8 over Sailing Jett by 2 ¼ lengths for $13,000. Tapit On Race Day followed up to beat War Song by 1 ½ lengths in a $16,500 event. That was a good effort by Tapit On Race Day.
After faltering up in class, Tapit On Race Day is back down a more manageable event on Tuesday afternoon. Tapit On Race Day finished in the top-3 in five of six races before trying out that $34,000 race. Considering the way things were going for Tapit On Race Day, it was worth the attempt. Now he’s down in a race that he should be able to win. I will back Tapit On Race Day to get the win in Race 4.
Post Time: 3:39 p.m. CST
Distance:7 ½ Furlongs
Race 7 is a $20,000 event for 7 ½ furlongs on the dirt. Ten horses are scheduled to participate, with a coupled entry between Alex’s Turn and Why God. I’m not high on either of those horses, but am high on Above Board and Gotta Go in this race. Above Board will have to fight from the outside at the No. 7 post position to succeed here. He is 10 for 38 in his career and had a hat-trick bid stopped on October 29.
Above Board won on August 12 for a $9,000 purse over Boxer Boy by 10 ¾ lengths in a blowout. That was much too easy for Above Board. He returned on September 5 for another win, this time for a $11,880 purse. Above Board had to fight a little harder for that win, as he defeated Mr. Tickle by 2 ½ lengths. It was still a wire-to-wire win for Above Board, and called for a jump in class. That didn’t work out too well, though, as Above Board finished 5th in a $25,000 event. He dips down $5,000 to a $20,000 race on Tuesday.
Gotta Go has been on an impressive romp with nine straight events in the top-3, eight of which were top-2 and five wins. Gotta Go is coming off a win on November 25 for a $32,000 purse. It was an impressive run for Gotta Go, as he downed Hooray Austin by 5 ¼ lengths for the win. Gotta Go is a $250,000 horse and seems content with picking up this easier money down in class. I am going to back him to get it done again on Tuesday.