If you’re not an NFL fan and don’t care for playoff football, there are other options available out there on Sunday. One of them is horse racing, which has more than enough races for betting. BetOnline has seven racecourses available for wagering today. There are four early tracks, and a few others later in the day. Aqueduct Racetrack, Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park, Fair Grounds, and Laurel Park are all racing on Sunday.
The biggest race is at Aqueduct Racetrack with the running of the $100,000 Rego Park Stakes. That’s the only $100,000 race of the day, so it’s a small slate monetary wise. Santa Anita Park has a stakes race with the running of the Kalookan Queen Stakes. Santa Anita Park didn’t go well for us yesterday, but Charles Town was a success with two horses and two winners. We will start in New Orleans at Fair Grounds, which has nine races on the docket for a total of $214,000 in prize money. Next Saturday is one of the bigger days on the Fair Grounds calendar, with a pool of $1,160,000 available. Head below for our free Fair Grounds Daily Double picks for January 10, 2021.
Post Time: 1:29 p.m. CST
Distance:1 1/16 Miles
Race 2 at Fair Grounds is for a $19,000 purse on the turf. Antarctic and Treys Midnite Moon should give a good account in this event for the top prize. Antarctic is 4 for 25 in his career, having finished 2nd, 5th, 4th in his previous three outings. He hasn’t won since December 1, but should have a better chance for a win here.
Antarctic won that race over Mucho Macho bets by a half length for a $20,000 purse. He has placed 2nd in nine races since then, including on September 24 at Arlington. Antarctic placed 2nd behind Star of Kodiak by 3 ½ lengths in a $32,292 assignment. In his most recent outing, Antarctic finished 4th in a $17,000 event.
Treys Midnite Moon has stakes experience and has had success at multiple levels. He’s a three-time winner since winning in July, with his most recent win on November 26. Treys Midnite Moon beat Killeen by 2 lengths in the $17,00 race. He finished 5th in the $100,000 Louisiana Champions Day Turf Stakes (Black Type) on December 12.
In his most recent showing, Treys Midnite Moon placed 2nd behind Zanesville by 5 ½ lengths in a $17,000 race. Despite the slight hike in class, this event should be more manageable for Treys Midnite Moon. He started on the far outside in that race, and should benefit from the No. 2 post position on Sunday. I will ride with Treys Midnite Moon to get the win.
Post Time: 1:58 p.m. CST
Race 3 at Fair Grounds runs for 6 furlongs on the main track for a $17,000 purse. Staceys Racey, who is teaming up with barn mate Caviar Resolution on Sunday, should be a horse of top interest. Along with Staceys Racey, expect Pulling Rank to come close in the stretch. Pulling Rank has some work to do in her debut, but she shouldn’t be too far away from a win.
The $25,000 Pulling Rank made a couple of solid workouts at 4 furlongs with a time of 49.60 and 49.20 seconds. Justin Jeansonne is the owner and trainer of this horse and feels confident about his chances. You never know what you’re going to get from a rookie runner, but Pulling Rank has to be worth some consideration in this race. Staceys Racey was impressive as a first-time runner on November 29.
She placed 2nd behind Poets Princess by 3 ¼ lengths in the $15,000 assignment. That was an encouraging start for Staceys Racey, and she should be able to get to the winner’s circle if she runs a similar race on Sunday. Her coupled partner in this one, Caviar Resolution, will be making her debut on Sunday. She was clocked at 53.20 seconds at 4 furlongs in a morning workout leading up to today. This isn’t the toughest assignment by any means, so maybe Caviar can pull it off as a rookie on Sunday, but I feel better about Staceys Racey.