Lone Star Park is open for racing on Sunday with nine races on the racecard in Texas. We have cashed a Pick 3 and Pick 4 at Lone Star Park recently. I should put an asterisk next to Pick 3 and Pick 4, because two horses were scratched to make it a Daily Double payout instead of a Pick 3 and Pick 4. Having said that, I will obviously take it and throw the profits into the bankroll. I’ve said it before, but horse racing is an extremely volatile sport to bet on.
If you can’t stomach the ups and downs, then it might be time to find something else to do. I have had days where I can’t hit anything, and others where a Pick 5 ticket hits. If you have gambled on horse racing long enough it’s familiar. That’s the name of the game.
We have two picks on the docket at Lone Star Park. You can use them on a Daily Double ticket or play them in a straight wager. Yesterday was a frustrating day at Santa Anita Park. All six horses finished in the top-3, but only two went to the winner’s circle. A few of those losses were awfully close and could have easily gone our way.
If you played all six horses to show, congrats because it was a really nice day. Even all six to place would have netted a big profit. I will gladly take three winners for a Pick 3 win today. Lone Star Park has a big day of stakes racing on Sunday with seven, all worth $75,000. Head below for our free Lone Star Park Daily Double selections for June 14, 2020.
Race 7 – Bara Lass Stakes
Post Time: 6:11 p.m. CST
Distance: 6 Furlongs
We will begin at Lone Star Park at the end of the racecard with the Bara Lass Stakes. Like the other stakes events today, Race 7 is worth $75,000. A small sum for some trainers, but it’s a nice purse for others. I see three horses to include on the shortlist in this one, with Gee She Sparkles, Always Inthe Munny and Brightest going to be strongly involved. Gee She Sparkles has gone 2 for 5 in her career, but hasn’t won since notching back-to-back wins last summer. She won the Texas Thoroughbred Futurity (Black Type) on June 14, 2019, but hasn’t been performing in the same form since.
Gee She Sparkles has finished 4th, 4th, 2nd since that race. She was 2nd on January 26 at Sam Houston, but that was an Optional Claiming event. In the other two stakes races she raced in, Gee She Sparkles finished 4th and 4th. Morning workouts have been solid for Gee She Sparkles, but she might need to be in better form for a win today.
Brightest is coming off her first stakes event on February 22. She finished 4th in the Two Altazano Stakes (Balck Type), which was following a win on January 18 in a Maiden Special Weight event. That was a nice win by a neck over Tell Me U Love Me. In the other race in her career, Brightest finished 10th on October 30, 2019. Her A+ form will be required to get a win in the Bara Lass Stakes. Always Inthe Munny is going to be a great threat to everyone here.
Always Inthe Munny has always been in the money so far in her career. She has finished in the top-3 in all four races. Always Inthe Munny has won 2 of 4 races, including a win in her most recent outing on May 12 in a blowout over Sweet Carolina by 8 lengths. This is her stakes debut, but despite that, I have confidence in Always Inthe Munny.
Along with that win on May 12, she has been in terrific form in workouts. In three workouts at 5 furlongs, Always Inthe Munny completed them at 59.13, 59.53, and 59 seconds. Tremendous effort in the morning. If she wakes up wanting to race on Sunday, a win should be within reach in the Bara Lass Stakes. There are probably more difficult races out there that she’d run well in as well.
Race 8 – San Jacinto Turf Stakes
Post Time: 6:43 p.m. CST
Distance:1 1/16 Miles
The San Jacinto Turf Stakes is Race 8 at Lone Star Park on Sunday. This could shape up to be a duel between Corluna and Too Much Irish. Too Much Irish should get respect from the No. 1 post position. She has 2 wins in 8 races, which came on April 20, 2019 and August 6, 2019. Too Much Irish has finished in the top-3 in 4 of 8 races for a fairly decent career thus far. With momentum going her way, Too Much Irish decided to try out the stakes scene.
The Fiesta Mile Stakes (Black Type) and Miss Houston Turf Stakes (Black Type) both proved to be too much of a challenge, though. Too Much Irish finished 4th in both races, as she struggled to find a spot to show. Her effort in the morning has been fairly productive, and I’d be surprised if she doesn’t run better than 4th on Sunday in Texas.
Corluna is expected to present a threat to the field in Race 8. By her standards, this should not be too tricky of a race. As long as Too Much Irish doesn’t run exceptionally well, then Corluna is a pretty good path to finding the winner’s circle in the San Jacinto Turf Stakes. If Corluna gets the win, it would be the second stakes win of her career.
Her first was in the Lane’s End Danny Shifflet Scholarship Stakes (Black Type) on June 23, 2019. That wasn’t the most prestigious race, but nevertheless, it’s a stakes win. Since then, Corluna has finished 4th, 2nd, 5th, 8th. This event is down in class after struggling recently. In a typical stakes race, Corluna would probably struggle again, but there isn’t much competition to worry about today. Overall, Corluna is 6 for 23 in her career, and has a good chance of making it 7 for 24 on Sunday.