Delta Downs has another horse racing card on Tuesday in Louisiana. There are a total of four race tracks open for wagering at BetOnline. If you handicapped the card Monday, then you know the four racecourses that are going today. The same four, including Parx, Turf Paradise, Louisiana Downs, and Delta Downs will be racing. We had a fantastic day at Louisiana Downs at the quarter horse meet yesterday. Ms Cruzin Fast, who closed at 14/1, was a winner by a nose at the wire. Quarter horse racing is one of the fastest ways you are going to win a 14/1 bet.
We are back in Louisiana at Delta Downs in Vinton. Delta Downs has ten races, all of which are on the dirt, this afternoon worth a total of $194,000 in prize money. For more horse racing picks, check out our Turf Paradise page at TheSportsGeek. Head below for our free Delta Downs picks for March 2, 2021.
Post Time: 12:55 p.m. CST
Distance:6 ½ Furlongs
Race 1 is our starting point at Delta Downs on Tuesday. This is a $16,000 event covering 6 ½ furlongs of track. Catch This Star and Redoux should be somewhere around the front near the wire. Catch This Star is out looking for the first win of his career on Tuesday afternoon. He has one of the best starts of his career most recently on February 8.
Catch This Star showed in the top-3 for the first time in his career. He finished 3rd in the $13,000 race, but was no match for the top two runners. Catch This Star was purchased for $500.00 in 2018, so not a whole lot is expected from this gelding. The fact he showed improvement in his latest outing was encouraging, though. This isn’t a terribly difficult assignment, and Catch This Star should put a dent into it in the stretch.
Redoux will present a big challenge for Catch This Star and the rest of the field. He is winless in eight races in his career, but continues to get closer in the stretch. Redoux placed 2nd in back-to-back events on January 28 and February 8. In the first of two, Redoux was 1 ¼ lengths behind Phraseologism in a $18,000 race. In his next start, Redoux looked sharp again, this time placing 2nd behind Breslin by 1 ½ lengths. A win for Redoux appears like the most probable scenario to get the day started at Delta Downs.
Post Time: 1:22 p.m. CST
Distance:2 ½ Furlongs
Race 2 goes for only 2 ½ furlongs on the main track. Pretty Britches and Thatsafactjack should be tough for the rest to keep up with in this dash. Pretty Britches is 9 for 28 in her career, and has generally been in good form.
She has finished 1st, 3rd, 1st, 4th, 2nd in her last five outings, with her most recent win in November at Oaklawn Park. Pretty Britches beat Shaharazad by 9 ½ lengths in a blowout for a $12,760 purse. That was much too easy for Pretty Britches, and she’s finished 4th and 2nd in some tougher races since then.
In her most recent outing, Pretty Britches placed 2nd behind Keep Your Distance by 3 lengths in a $29,000 assignment. It was a pretty nice go of it for Pretty Britches in a higher class. She will drop slightly to a $27,000 outing on Monday.
Thatsafactjack is in the best of form right now, finishing 1st, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 1st in his last five appearances. Overall, he’s 6 for 18 in his career, and feeling the most confident at the moment despite a layoff.
In his most recent showing, Thatsafactjack beat Midnight Las Vegas by 1 ½ lengths in a $17,000 race on September 19. He has been looking strong in morning workouts, with times of 47.40, 47.60, and 47.60 seconds at 4 furlongs. 2 ½ furlongs should be no problem for Thatsafactjack.
Post Time: 4:35 p.m. CST
One more selection at Delta Downs before we call it a week in Louisiana. This is a $18,000 event covering 5 furlongs in Race 9. Lunar Light and Madelyn’s Wild Max are likely primed for a strong push in this race. Lunar Light is 15 for 69 in his lengthy career. He is nearing the end of his career, which started back in 2011 after being bought for $60,582.
Lunar Light has been in solid form recently, finishing 2nd, 1st, 2nd, 2nd, 1st in his last five assignments. In his latest outing, Lunar Light beat Beto by a half length in a $12,000 race. After this recent stretch of success, he’s edging up in class to the $18,000 level. He is going to have to work harder in this race to keep up with Madelyn’s Wild Max.
Madelyn’s Wild Max is 19 for 79 in his career, and searching for a hat-trick on Tuesday. This veteran has been flying recently and could strike again. In his previous five outings, Madelyn’s Wild Max has finished 1st, 3rd, 3rd, 1st, 1st. He has a recent stakes win in the $40,000 LA Bred Premier Cajun Starter Stakes on February 10.
Madelyn’s Wild Max edged out his foe by a neck to secure a win in his stakes debut. He followed up to defeat Toni’s Star by a length in a $39,000 event. If Madelyn’s Wild Max wants to run on Tuesday, there isn’t any reason for him being denied at this level.