Friday has an action packed card with racing throughout the country from the east to the west coast. With Charles Town getting cancelled on Thursday night, it wasn’t much of a card with only Gulfstream Park, Fair Grounds Race Course, and Turf Paradise running. At least, with regard to the tracks that I care about. You can always find some of the small “local” tracks out there. Of course, overseas there is action in the UK, France, Japan, South Africa, and elsewhere.
You will find everything you need within the US border at BetOnline. There are a total of 12 racecourses offered for wagering today. A couple of small stakes races are up for grabs at Turf Paradise on Friday, but this isn’t a stakes day. Oaklawn Park has a $600,000 and $400,000 race available on Sunday, which is the feature races in the US this weekend.
We will begin the day on Friday afternoon at Fair Grounds in New Orleans. There appears to be a few opportunities to profit at Fair Grounds today. Head below for our free Fair Grounds Race Course picks for February 19, 2021.
Post Time: 1:00 p.m. CST
Our first attempt at Fair Grounds Race Course is a 6-furlong event on the dirt for a $20,000 purse. Sworn Silence and Money Inthe Starrs are likely in the mix in the stretch. Sworn Silence is 4 for 24 in her career, and was rolling before her top-3 streak was broken on January 29.
She went six straight races in the top-3 from August to early January. That included two performances where Sworn Silence placed 2nd though no wins. In her most recent win, Sworn Silence won 12 races ago on May 24, 2019. Sworn Silence placed 2nd behind Much About It by a neck on January 8 in an impressive run at the $18,000 level.
Sworn Silence struggled to maintain that form in her last appearance on January 29. She was dead last for 6th, finishing well behind Money Inthe Starrs who ran well for 3rd to show. Money Inthe Starrs is 3 for 12 in her career with some results recently. She has gone 2nd, 1st, 3rd in her previous three entries.
Money Inthe Starrs beat Ella’s Lil Star by 1 ¼ lengths in a $17,000 event on January 14, and then 3rd most recently on January 29 to finish a few spots ahead of Sworn Silence. Money Inthe Starrs cleared Sworn Silence by over 9 lengths. I would put my support behind Money Inthe Starrs to win.
Post Time: 1:29 p.m. CST
Race 2 is a mile race on the turf for a $22,000 purse. Goingtoagogo and Unexplainable are likely going to run well in the stretch run. Goingtoagogo is winless in 11 attempts, but has been in decent form as of late. She has finished 2nd, 5th, 3rd, 2nd in her previous four outings.
In her latest performance, Goingtoagogo placed 2nd behind a good go of it for a $20,000 purse. She came a half length short behind Beautiful Bella in that try. Solid effort from Goingtoagogo, though a little more kick is going to be required in the stretch to bag a win on Friday afternoon in New Orleans. Unexplainable will do her best to block a bid from Goingtoagogo and other rivals.
Unexplainable has finished 7th, 7th, 4th in her career for what most would consider a disappointing start to her career. It’s hard to argue with that. However, Unexplainable is capable of a lot more than what we’ve seen so far. Unexplainable drops down in class after finishing 4th in a $39,000 assignment.
It wasn’t a terrible attempt at that level and she showed improvement. Prior to that performance, Unexplainable was 7th in a $50,000 and $40,000 event. This will easily be the easiest entry of Explainable’s career. At 9/2 on the morning-line, Unexplainable certainly has to be worth a look on these terms.
Post Time: 2:56 p.m. CST
Distance:1 Mile and 70 Yards
Race 5 is a mile and 70-yard event worth $18,000 in prize money. Eight horses are scheduled to run, with Gold Account and Easy to Miss should give solid runs in this event. Gold Account is winless in five outings, but has looked capable in spots. He placed 2nd in back-to-back outings on November 27 and January 8 in a $18,000 and $20,000 assignment.
In his most recent showing, Gold Account regressed after finishing 2nd in back-to-back spots. He finished 7th in a $20,000 outing on January 30. Which Gold Account is going to show up on Friday? If Gold Accounts cares to run in this one, then expect a close run, but he can be an erratic horse that goes and comes.
Easy to Miss is going to be looking for his first win after coming off some adequate performances. He has finished 4th, 2nd, 4th, 4th, 5th, 4th, 2nd in his career. In his most recent showing, Easy to Miss had one of the best showings of his career. He placed 2nd behind Make’n Tracks by 4 ½ lengths in a $16,000 event. That same effort would put Easy to Miss awfully close at the wire against this field. The value on Easy to Miss makes him worth some consideration.