Lone Star Park is hosting another racecard on Tuesday in Grand Prairie, Texas. There are only two tracks operating on Tuesday, with Mountaineer Park racing in West Virginia this evening. After handicapping Will Rogers Downs and Fonner Park for the past two months, it’s nice to have some new tracks opening up for racing. Along with Lone Star Park and Mountaineer Park, Fort Erie Race Track in Canada has a racecard on Tuesday.
Fort Erie is the little sibling to Woodbine, but it’s a historic racetrack that has been operating since 1897. Woodbine is set to begin racing on June 4. We will take a look at four races at Lone Star Park on Tuesday. You can bet the Pick 3, Pick 4, or both on separate tickets. Feel free to bet to win, place, or show as well. Most of all, though, try to have fun with it and what you’re comfortable with. Head below for our free Lone Star Park Pick 3 and Pick 4 selections for June 2, 2020.
Pick 3: Race 2-4
Pick 4: Race 2-5
Post Time: 2:07 p.m. CST
Distance: 6 ½ Furlongs
6 ½ furlongs to get us started on Tuesday afternoon at Lone Star Park in Race 2. I see this race coming down to Big Bella Brown and Whiskey Echo. Robert Diodoro is expected to go with a coupled entry and pair Coal Truth with Big Bella Brown in this race. I’m not high on Coal Truth getting the win, but he might be able to help Big Bella Brown out.
Whiskey Echo is going to provide a nice challenge for both horses in this one, though. He has won 3 of 13 races in his career, with his most recent win on December 20, 2019. Since then, Whiskey Echo has finished 5th, 2nd, 4th, 8th in his previous four outings. This is a drop in class for Whiskey Echo, which should help him out to compete in this race.
Big Bella Brown has 7 wins in 28 races in his career. He has been in the top-3 in 4 of 6 previous outings. In 6 of his previous 10 outings, Big Bella Brown has finished in the top-3. Those were tougher assignments than what he is seeing today. His last entry was way over his head, as Big Brown Bella was 11th on April 25, following 3rd on April 16 and 1st on February 14. Diodoro is seeing an easier task, and it should work in his favor on Tuesday afternoon.
Post Time: 2:39 p.m. CST
Distance:5 ½ Furlongs
Race 3 will feature 5 ½ furlongs for a $14,500 purse. With the Band and Thirsty Wildcat are likely going to be involved in this event. Lil Capo Caddy is also going to be in the mix as well, but is in a bit of a tougher race than his most recent performance. He placed in his most recent performance behind Men of Kyle by 3 ¾ lengths. This was after dropping a class following no success in three straight performances. After winning on September 3, 2019, Lil Capo Caddy tried something a little more difficult. That didn’t go well as he finished 8th, 7th, 5th.
With the Band goes down a big notch after finishing 6th and 7th in his previous two outings. Those bigger purses sure do look attractive, but oftentimes their horse is severely outmatched and doing nothing but getting a hard workout in. Against easier competition leading up to that race, With the Band finished 2nd and 1st. That’s the only win in With the Band’s career. A second trip to the winner’s circle might be in his future today, but top form will be required to best Thirsty Wildcat.
Thirsty Wildcat looked sharp as a first-time starter on June 27, 2019 by ¾ lengths over T C’s Image. Right after that, he was thrust into stakes racing in the Prairie Gold Juvenile Stakes (Black Type) and Evangeline Downs Prince Stakes (Black Type). Those didn’t go particularly well, as Thirsty Wildcat finished 5th in each outing, but those races and three outings since have been too tough. Back down to where he was as a first-time starter last year, this is a winnable assignment for Thirsty Wildcat.
Post Time: 3:11 p.m. CST
Distance:7 ½ Furlongs
We move along to Race 4 at Lone Star Park on Tuesday afternoon. This will feature 12 horses racing at 7 ½ furlongs for a $34,000 purse. It should be an entertaining, wide-open race between four horses. Flamigo Bay, Visual Magic, American Dream, and Goingtoagogo are all going to have valid opportunities to win here. Flamigo Bay, yes Flamigo not Flamingo, will get the outside out of the gate in Race 4.
The Irish bred Flamigo Bay is seeking an easier race in this race. She is going to get that, but will still meet some able opponents on Tuesday. Flamigo Bay showed on July 23, 2019 in the second race of her career. However, hasn’t done anything since then. She has finished 9th, 9th, 6th, 6th, 5th in her previous five outings. One of those 9th place finishes was a stakes race. She had no business being in that event, and was way off the pace.
Favorite Goingtoagogo is coming off the best race of her career on March 1. She finished in the top-3 in 3 of her previous 4 performances, placing in her most recent run on March 1. Goingtoagogo finished 2nd in that one, as she finished 5 lengths behind Priceless Nellie. That’s the best race of her career thus far after going 9th, 9th, 3rd, 3rd, 5th, 2nd. Solid horse, but I’m not so sure that the best value is with Goingtoagogo in this race.
Visual Magic has just as good of a chance of getting the top prize in this event, if not more. The No. 7 horse has better odds on the morning-line, and I’m hoping that holds by post time. Visual Magic has finished in the top-3 in 6 of 8 races in her career, which includes placing twice on November 9, 2019 and February 9, 2019. She showed on May 22 after giving up her lead at the ½ pole. Unable to hold on in that race, but I think she has a better job of getting it done today than the odds suggest.
Post Time: 3:43 p.m. CST
Race 5 will wrap up our Pick 4 ticket at Lone Star Park. Ten horses are scheduled to race in this event for a $15,000 purse. Belle Strike, Poco Suenos, and Dabblin Channel are going to have a good go at the winner’s circle in this one. Dabblin Channel is coming off a strong performance on February 8 and is going to have to be respected in this one. She won by 3 lengths over Dragon Dragon for the second win of her career. Dabblin Channel also won on November 15, 2019 by a half length. She is a winner in 2 of 9 races in her career, finishing 5th, 8th, 1st in her previous three outings.
Poco Suenos only has 2 wins in 32 career races, but consistency has followed her around. She has been in the top-3 in 15 of her previous 18 races. Overall, Poco Suenos has been in the top-3 in 17 of 32 races in her career. I’d venture to say that Poco Suenos is going to be somewhere in the top-3 again. She certainly has history on her side in that respect. Belle Strike might have the best value in this field, though.
Belle Strike is seeking a hat-trick after winning back-to-back races on March 17 and April 22. She won by 1 ¾ lengths over Curtseytothekitten and over Madison’s Wild One by 1 ¼ lengths. Prior to that race, Belle Strike was good for 3rd on February 26. She didn’t win there, but it was another productive run. In 2 of 5 races, Belle Strike has been in the winner’s circle. For what we’re getting on the morning-line on the No. 1 horse, she is definitely worth a lot of consideration.