We’re off and running on Tuesday with a couple of cards at MyBookie. There are four thoroughbred tracks in the US expected to race, with the same four from yesterday, Indiana Grand, Parx, Turf Paradise, and Will Rogers Downs operating. Sedgefield is listed under the US tab, though that’s a racecourse in the UK that has some early morning racing if you’re in North America.
MyBookie’s international options rival the competition, so if that’s something you’re interested in, then they have you covered. MyBookie also has a 8% cash rebate on all losses in the racebook. That bonus can turn a losing day into a winning day. It can also be used for the 147th Kentucky Derby, which is nearing on May 1.
For Tuesday afternoon, we’re going to get started at Indiana Grand with Daily Double and Pick 3 multi-race bets. Indiana Grand has ten races for $228,000 in prize money available on Tuesday afternoon in Shelbyville. Head below for our free Indiana Grand picks for April 20, 2021.
Post Time: 4:29 p.m. EST
Distance:5 ½ Furlongs
Race 5 goes for 5 ½ furlongs on the main track for a $22,000 purse. Jersey Lillie and Clear Steps should be considered to bag the win. Jersey Lillie is a one-time winner in eight attempts. She is coming off a win on March 21 to finish in the top-3 for the fourth time in her career.
In her previous five events, Jersey Lillie has gone 8th, 3rd, 7th, 4th, 1st. She struck for a win by a neck in a $20,000 event over Media Mendacity. It was a bold performance from Jersey Lillie, who looked good for a wire-to-wire win. She had to fend off a foe, but had enough left in the tank at 6 furlongs.
Clear Steps will be the main challenger for Jersey Lillie. Clear Steps has finished 5th, 1st, 3rd, 4th, 3rd in her career. After winning a $31,000 event on July 1, Clear Steps has finished 3rd, 4th, 3rd. In her most recent outing, Clear Steps showed 3rd in a $36,000 assignment. Down in class to $22,000, this race shouldn’t bother her too much. Jersey Lillie will be the one to hold off for Clear Steps in the stretch.
Post Time: 5:00 p.m. EST
In one of the biggest events at Indiana Grand, we have 6 furlongs of racing for a $32,500 purse. Shades of Truth and Patty H should be in the mix in the stretch run. Shades of Truth has finished 2nd, 5th, 6th, 1st, 2nd in her career. She beat Summer is Hot by 5 ¾ lengths in an impressive effort for a $55,000 purse. That was nice and Shades of Truth came close in her next attempt. She placed 2nd behind Platinum Sky by a half length for a $61,000 purse. Down in class to a $32,500 assignment, it’s hard not to like her chances.
However, Shades of Truth will have to deal with a strong runner in Patty H from the outside. Patty H has gone 2 for 8 in her career, with two recent wins on December 17 and March 26. She has gone 1st, 2nd, 1st in her previous three entries. Patty H beat Air Cavalry by 9 ¼ lengths in a $39,000 event in the December performance. In her most recent outing, Patty H beat To a T by ¾ lengths for a $42,000 purse, showing that she can win in bigger events. I’m not so sure I’d pay this on a win bet, but on a multi-race ticket, Patty H is worth considering.
Post Time: 5:31 p.m. EST
Race 7 is the feature event at Indiana Grand, which has a mile of racing for a $39,000 purse. Sydney’s Treasure and April’s No Fool should hold a strong presence in the stretch in this event. Sydney’s Treasure is 2 for 7 and she is coming off a win on November 19.
She beat Bumble of Love by 4 ¼ lengths for a $34,500 purse. It was her first win since August where she beat Wildwood Maggie by 1 ¼ lengths for a $12,500 purse. Sydney’s Treasure has never won in a class this high, so we’ll have to see where this race goes. If she runs how she did in her recent win, then a close run at the wire should be in her future on Tuesday afternoon. April’s No Fool is one runner that can counter Sydney’s Treasure.
April’s No Fool has finished 2 for 9 in her career, with her most recent win October 29 in a $37,000 race. She’s gone 8th, 5th, 2nd since then. In her most recent assignment, April’s No Fool placed 2nd behind Microcap in a $61,000 race. That was impressive, but April’s No Fool came just short for a win in that loftier class. I would back April’s No Fool to close out this multi-race ticket.