There is more horse racing action on Tuesday in the US. The only day that really doesn’t have any horse racing is on Christmas Day. Even throughout the entire pandemic, there’s been at least two tracks racing. In the early days in March and April when hysteria was at its peak, there was still at least Will Rogers Downs and Fonner Park running.
Those two are going to go down as warriors, especially little Fonner Park which was the center of the sports betting world for the first time ever and the last time ever. Knock on wood. There are three racecourses highlighted on Tuesday, with Delta Downs, Turf Paradise, and Parx. I saw Fonner racing on the weekend, as they start their 68th horse racing season. Attendance is permitted in Nebraska, so Fonner is going back to weekend racing.
Parx Racing is active on Tuesday with ten races worth a total of $229,000 in prize money available. Delta Downs is also covered at TheSportsGeek with a few horses locked and loaded on Tuesday. Head below for our free Delta Downs picks for February 23, 2021.
Post Time: 12:52 p.m. EST
Distance:1 Mile 70 Yards
In the second race at Parx, we have even horses scheduled to run a mile and 70 yards on the dirt. Party in the Sand and Penance should put up a good fight in the stretch. Party in the Sand is 4 for 36 in her career, and looked much better than she has in the past recently.
She defeated Florencia by a half length in an $18,000 assignment. This was after Party in the Sand had gone 10th, 5th, 7th. It was a nice run to break out of a funk for Party in the Sand. Inconsistent horse, but certainly has the talent to win. It just depends on if she wants to compete or not.
Penance will likely want to run in Race 2. She has been running in fine form since August, finishing in the top-3 in five straight outings, which includes three wins. Penance most recently won three races ago on September 29 in a $20,000 event. She cleared Janelle Dreams with ease by 7 lengths in that contest.
In her latest performance, Penance showed 3rd to finish ¾ lengths and a neck behind for a win. Penance could have won that, it was up in the air between three runners in a tight finish at the wire. That kind of form would likely be enough for a win on Tuesday.
Post Time: 1:19 p.m. EST
In our next selection at Parx, eight horses are scheduled to run over 7 furlongs for a $17,000 event. American Money and Nikkis Kitten should be watched in the stretch for this race. American Money looked strong on January 12 and February 10 to show 3rd in back-to-back races.
This was after American Money was struggling, with results of 5th, 4th, 4th in three events. Finding some consistency and getting into the prize money some more would be a step in the right direction for American Money. Expect her to be able to at least achieve another top-3 finish. In her most recent outing, American Money was 3rd in a $17,000 event.
Nikkis Kitten is dropping way down in class and is looking to pick on easier competition. She has finished 11th and 7th in two outings, which were much tougher than this assignment. Nikkis Kitten finished 11th as a rookie on January 18 in a $50,000 event, and then 7th in another $50,000 event.
She transfers to Parx following two performances at Fair Grounds. Easier competition awaits Nikkis Kitten at Parx especially against this field. If things go according to plan, Nikkis Kitten should be clear in the stretch well before the wire.
Post Time: 4:01 p.m. EST
Distance:1 Mile 70 Yards
Race 9 is scheduled for a mile and 70 yards on the dirt. Eight horses are expected to participate, and I have a couple of runners shortlisted from this ground. Bourbonic and Too Boss are likely going to be in the mix in the stretch run. Bourbonic is seeking a hat-trick after wins on December 6 and January 17.
Overall, he’s finished 6th, 11th, 1st, 1st in his career, with his first win in December in a $48,000 assignment. Bourbonic was able to follow up for another win on January 17 in a $55,000 event over Prospect Mountain by a neck. This race is going to be slightly longer than a mile, though, so we’ll see if the extra 70 yards hurts. Bourbonic is certainly worth consideration in this form, though. Too Boss has finished 2nd and 1st in the first two races of his career.
He has been in pretty good form, and his workouts have been impressive as well. Too Boss placed 2nd behind By George by 5 ¼ lengths in a $80,000 assignment. The young colt came back on January 17 to win by 5 ½ lengths in a $80,000 race. Too Boss transfers from Aqueduct to Parx, where again, there is going to be much easier competition in this race. He should be able to clear this field without too many problems if he wants to run today.