There are nine race tracks available at BetOnline for wagering on Thursday. You can go from the west coast at Golden Gate Fields to the east at Gulfstream Park today. We’re beginning our day in Hallandale Beach at Gulfstream with three selections. Nearby in Louisiana, Delta Downs and Fair Grounds Race Course are both racing as well. Delta Downs in Vinton is where I’m looking to go in Louisiana on Thursday. They had their biggest day on the calendar yesterday, as ten stakes events were on the schedule. It’s back to more of an average card at Delta Downs today.
Delta Downs has nine races scheduled to be run on Thursday. Through nine races, a total of $193,000 will be available to be won this afternoon in Vinton. If you are looking for Gulfstream Park picks, be sure to check out the Gulfstream Park page. Head below for our free Delta Downs picks for February 11, 2021.
Post Time: 1:22 p.m. CST
In the second race at Delta Downs, eight horses are scheduled to run in Race 2. This is the one of the biggest races at Delta Downs, worth a $31,000 purse for 5 furlongs on the dirt. I Want a Picture and Mr. Production are in good form to strike in this race. I Want a Picture is 9 for 25 in his career and looked good in his recent outings.
I Want a Picture has been in the top-3 in 14 of his previous 16 outings. 12 of those races I Want a Picture either won or placed. He won two races ago on December 30 in a $20,000 event over 1 ¼ lengths. That was a nice performance from I Want a Picture. He was unable to follow up with a win, but placed 2nd on January 20. I Want a Picture placed 2nd behind Big Em C by a nose in a $24,000 race.
Mr. Production is on a heater right now with three straight wins from December 22 to February 3. Overall, he has been solid with 4 wins in 14 outings. In his most recent victory, Mr. Production defeated Make Me Smile by 1 ½ lengths in a $25,000 race. Prior to that event, he beat Icy Charlie by 2 ¼ lengths in a $37,000 race. He’s fully capable of winning this assignment on Thursday.
Post Time: 1:49 p.m. CST
We’re heading to Race 3 next at Delta Downs for the co-feature event in Vinton. Fasthappy and Inawic should be horses to watch in this event. Fasthappy has finished 5th, 2nd, 2nd in her career, placing 2nd in back-to-back outings on December 29 and January 12. Fasthappy was 1 ½ lengths behind She a Hot Mess for a $30,000 purse in December, and then placed 2nd behind Isolation by 2 ¼ lengths in January a few weeks later. That was up in class for a $35,000 purse, so she is certainly fine running in a $35,000 race. Expect Fasthappy to get close on Thursday.
Inawic is winless in six races, but has come close in four appearances. He started out placing 2nd in three straight performances, and then has gone 4th, 6th, 2nd in his previous three performances. After placing 2nd, Inawic is moving down in class to a race that could easily win. Inawic finished 6 lengths behind Australsia in the $75,000 Louisiana Jewel Stakes (Black Type) on January 12. Compared to what Inawic has had to deal with in the past, this assignment shouldn’t be too difficult for him. I will back Inawic to get the win from the No. 6 spot.
Post Time: 4:07 p.m. CST
Distance:6 ½ Furlongs
In our final selection at Delta Downs, we’ll breakdown Race 8 at Delta Downs. This is a race covering 6 ½ furlongs for a $12,000 purse. Mogowan and Sir Smack are on my shortlist for Race 8. Mogowan has been in good form recently and continues to get better. He has finished 3rd, 3rd, 7th, 2nd, 1st in his previous five entries.
Mogowan placed 2nd behind End Zone by 2 lengths in a $12,000 event, and then came through on December 9 for a 2 ¼ length win over Charming Bullet. Mogowan will stay in the same class on Thursday. Expect him to put together another solid bid with a chance of getting into the winner’s circle.
Sir Smack is 2 for 7 in his career, and has finished in the top-3 in three straight performances. He placed 2nd behind Waterwild by ¾ lengths as the favorite on December 15. Sir Smack returned on January 14 to fulfill his expectations and get into the winner’s circle. It was a 5 ¼ length win for Sir Smack over Paint I Ain’t, leaving no doubt who the best horse was in that event. Another performance like that would put Sir Smack right back in the winner’s circle.