There are nine races on the schedule at Lone Star Park on Tuesday, with a few decently sized purses on the docket. There are two events with $34,000 purses and a $35,000 purse in the feature race, which is Race 8. Lone Star Park had an action packed stakes day on Sunday with several big events. That’s not quite the story on Tuesday, but there is some okay money out there to be made for trainers and owners. At least in North America today, it isn’t a big day of racing in terms of marquee events. However, the Royal Ascot has plenty of money on the line overseas.
The spotlight will turn to Belmont Park on Saturday with the running of the Belmont Stakes. In all on Saturday, there are 14 stakes races in North America. The Belmont Stakes will trump all for attention, though. Just a brief update for the Belmont Stakes. Sole Volante is being flown out from Florida at Gulfstream Park to New York for the Belmont Stakes. His impressive effort on June 10 was enough for Sole Volante to get the nod. Beating up Ete Indien in that race was a head turner for me. He could be a sleeper to keep in mind. Let’s get straight to our picks for today. Head below for our free Lone Star Park Daily Double and Pick 3 selections for June 16, 2020.
Daily Double: Race 1-2
Pick 3: Race 1-3
Post Time: 1:35 p.m. CST
Distance: 5 Furlongs
We’re off and running in Race 1 at Lone Star Park on the turf. The second-highest purse of the day, worth $34,000, is on the docket to get the day started in Texas. We could have a bit of a duel unfold in the stretch, with True Friend and Misled likely going to be in fine form on Tuesday.
Sailsinthesunset can’t be ignored either, as she draws a favorable post position. Sailsinthesunset is searching for her first win in the eighth event of her career. She has finished 2nd, 2nd, 5th in her previous three races. Sailsinthesunset came close on February 5 and February 21 but was denied.
That’s the best work that we’ve seen out of Sailsinthesunsetin her young career. It was discouraging to see her finish 5th in her latest effort on March 18 after picking up some momentum. She completed 4 furlongs in the morning with times of 48.40 seconds and 51.20 seconds in May and June.
Misled will be a concern to everyone in the event. She drops in class after finishing DNF, 2nd, 3rd, 9th to start her career. Misled gets no break whatsoever after racing on Monday at Indiana Grand. She is being blown from Indiana to Texas for this race for races in back-to-back days. Misled was well out of her element yesterday to finish 9th against a tough field. There is obviously a lot of confidence in her team to win this race or they wouldn’t have shipped her out to Texas.
Dealing with True Friend is going to be the biggest roadblock for Misled. True Friend will make the third start of her career after finishing 2nd in January and 4th in February at Fair Ground and Oaklawn Park. Easier assignments should await True Friend at Lone Star. As a +930 underdog, True Friend came close in her debut outing, but fell by 3 ¼ lengths to Charming Lady. True Friend is worth a look in the easiest race of her career up to this point.
Post Time: 2:07 p.m. CST
We’re on the dirt for the first time at Lone Star Park on Tuesday. Race 2 will carry a $14,500 purse. It’s likely an event that comes down to Three Day Weekend and Queen’sredboy at the wire. This is a tough assignment for the rest of the field, but Three Day Weekend and Queen’sredboy could excel. Queen’sredboy takes a slight hit in class after finishing 5th, 5th, 4th in his last three races.
He won on June 13, 2019 in the third start of his career, but has finished in the top-3 in one out of his previous five races since the victory. His form in the morning suggests that Queen’sredboy has enough in him to make things interesting against Three Day Weekend. Queen’sredboy finished 4 furlongs at 49.60, 50, and 49.80 seconds. The only win of his career came at Lone Star Park, so maybe he can do it for a second time. In three other events at Lone Star, Queen’sredboy didn’t have much to give, though, as he finished 4th, 5th, 11th.
Three Day Weekend is going to be a tough out for Queen’sredboy here. He was in good form in March with a 3 ½ length victory over Don’s Final Final. After finishing 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 2nd to open his career, Three Day Weekend chased bigger purses but was denied for 8th, 6th, 5th. Now that he’s back down in a beatable class, Three Day Weekend is going to be a dangerous horse versus this competition. The form he presented in March would be more than enough in Race 2 on Tuesday.
Post Time: 2:39 p.m. CST
6 furlongs of racing on the dirt will close out another day of racing for us at Lone Star Park. Of course, if you want to continue on with more bets, there are six other races on the day. Power End and Mythajacul will likely get after it, with End Zone a potential mini-upset winner. End Zone was strong in the morning on May 23 with a time of 47.80 seconds at 4 furlongs. The young colt is taking a drop in class for Tuesday and is most likely going to run better than his first three races. End Zone finished 7th, 5th, 8th which will scare people away, but this event shouldn’t be as hard on him.
Mythajacul takes an even bigger class drop for today. After running behind horses for four straight races, Mythajacul will have a good chance of showing for the first time in his career. He has finished 6th, 4th, 8th, 9th in his first four races and didn’t belong against that competition. With some experience on his side, Mythajacul should handle Lone Star much better. Two of those races were at Belmont Park, while the other two were at Aqueduct. You’re going to be hard pressed to find an easy race for Mythajacul at those tracks. Better opportunities are on the horizon at Lone Star.
The same goes for Power End who is making his debut at Lone Star Park as well on Tuesday. He finished 2nd, 5th, 6th at Fair Grounds and Oaklawn Park before getting the nod at Lone Star today. It was a tremendous debut for Power End at Fair Grounds for Power End as a +1300 underdog. He fell by just 2 lengths against the favorite, which was incredibly unexpected for Power End to keep pace with Locally Owned. Power End tried a couple of tricker events at Oaklawn Park, but didn’t get the money. In the easiest race of his career, Power End has the advantage over his foes on Tuesday.