BetOnline has five racecourses available for wagering on Tuesday, the same five as yesterday on Monday. If you like harness racing, then you are going to be able to find action at two or three tracks. Yonkers and Pompano are currently hosting cards, while Woodbine Mohawk near Toronto is racing as well. Note that harness racing is an evening event, not to conflict with most thoroughbred tracks that operate in the afternoon. There is a little for somebody, with harness, quarter, and thoroughbreds racing on Tuesday. If you’re wondering where the quarter horses are, they’re running at Louisiana Downs through March.
We will open the day on Tuesday at Delta Downs in Louisiana. Delta Downs has ten races with $225,000 in prize money available today. It wasn’t a great day multi-betting on Monday, but it was a small loss after a big and successful weekend. Head below for our free Delta Downs picks for March 8, 2021.
Post Time: 12:55 p.m. CST
Race 1 is a 5-furlong event on the dirt for a $18,000 purse. 12 horses are scheduled to run, with Not Enough Bling and Kleinmeister likely open to a victory on Tuesday afternoon. Not Enough Bling has finished top-3 in three out of six performances in her career. She showed 3rd in her most recent performance on February 13 at Sam Houston Race Park in a $11,500 event.
Not Enough Bling wasn’t close to the front, but ran a nice race regardless. She was 6 ¼ lengths and a neck away from a win. It was a respectable outing, and should run close again with a good chance of finishing in the money again. This was after going 6th and 7th in her previous two performances, so improvement was noted. Expect Kleinmeister to push Not Enough Bling and the others to the max in this race.
Kleinmeister has finished 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 8th, 2nd in her career. With four out of five outings in the top-2, Kleinmeister should be ready to strike soon. She keeps knocking at the wire and likely breaks through. Kleinmeister placed 2nd behind Romantic Beast by 2 ½ lengths in a $16,000 event on February 23 in her most recent outing.
This is slightly up in class, but some of the other horses in this race have never competed at this level either. Not Enough Bling is going from $11,500 to $18,000 on Tuesday. Kleinmeister appears to be a step ahead of the field in Race 1 at Delta Downs on Tuesday afternoon.
Post Time: 3:11 p.m. CST
Distance:6 ½ Furlongs
The feature race of Tuesday at Delta Downs is a $39,000 event that covers 6 ½ furlongs on the dirt. Seven horses are signed up to run, with Champagne Affair and Shi O’Shi likely in a good position to get to the winner’s circle for the top prize at Delta Downs this afternoon. Champagne Affair is a two-time winner in ten appearances, and is fresh off a win on January 21 for a $15,000 purse.
She has gone 4th, 4th, 2nd in her previous three tilts. Before placing 2nd, Champagne Affair was 4th in two $22,500 races. Is the class hike advised here given what we know? Given the competition in this race, I’d say that her trainer picked well to get Champagne Affair closer, and at the same time, a chance at more money.
Shi O’Shi is coming off a win as well. This in a $31,000 race on February 11 over Majestic Edge by 3 ¾ lengths. She has finished 3rd, 1st, 2nd, 10th, 1st in her career, so knows what it’s like to run close at the wire. In the one outlier there, Shi O’Shi was 10th in a $41,000 event after breaking poorly out of the gate. However, she bounced back as expected, and should do well versus this competition on Tuesday.
Post Time: 5:03 p.m. CST
In the final race at Delta Downs on Tuesday, we have a 7-furlong contest for a $18,000 purse on the dirt. 11 horses are scheduled to run to close out the afternoon at Delta Downs. I’d pay attention to Ray’s Kimua and Laughing Latinos in the stretch. Ray’s Kimua is winless in ten performances, but has been showing nice form and could land in the winner’s circle with a nice run. He has finished 2nd, 5th, 2nd in his previous three outings, with good form in his latest showing on February 9. Ray’s Kimua placed 2nd behind Nocomet by 3 ¼ lengths for a $14,000 purse.
Laughing Latinos is going to be a tough customer from the outside. He might have to navigate through some traffic, but Laughing Latinos is currently in the best form of this group. Laughing Latinos is coming off a solid performance to put him in contention. He’s gone 7th, 8th, 5th, 2nd and started running better in a weaker class. Laughing Lations was 10 ¼ lengths ahead of Double Priority, so it was only between him and Dewey’s Little Joe, who edged him out by 1 ¼ lengths. I would put my faith in Laughing Latinos versus a beatable field on Tuesday afternoon.