We have two horse racing cards to get to on Wednesday. Delta Downs is the place to be today, as they have a full stakes race in Louisiana. Ten races are on the docket at Delta Downs today, all of which are stakes events. TheSportsGeek has you covered with a few selections if you are looking to play Delta Downs on Wednesday. Nothing catches your eye? Then maybe you’ll like what you see at Sam Houston Race Park. Sam Houston Race Park has ten races on the slate with a total of $189,500 in prize money available.
You don’t have to wait very much longer until the biggest race in the world is underway. The $20,000,000 Saudi Cup is less than two weeks away now. It doesn’t get the most attention in the US, but is nevertheless a huge race and means a lot for anybody involved. That’s a lot of money to go around. Sam Houston Race Park has a small sliver of that available on Wednesday. In any event, hopefully we can cash in with some profits. Head below for our free Sam Houston Race Park picks for February 10, 2021.
Post Time: 5:41 p.m. CST
Distance:6 ½ Furlongs
Race 4 at Delta Downs is a $13,000 event on the dirt across 6 ½ furlongs of racing. You have to look at Mr Hands On and Senor Fabuloso to run a strong race in Race 4. Mr Hands On was in good form in his debut on January 16. He ran well enough to show 3rd in a $11,500 event on January 16. That was a nice start to his career, and a similar performance should get Mr Hands On close to the winner’s circle on Wednesday. He’s open to improvement after running as a first-time starter. I’m not going to say that Mr Hands On is going to get there, but he’s going to be close at the wire.
Senor Fabuloso will threaten from the outside. He has been showing excellent improvement after his first start on September 11. Senor Fabuloso finished 6th in that $16,000 race, and then moved up to 4th on September 27 in a $29,000 event. That was impressive despite failing to get into the top-3. He did even better in his next showing, placing 2nd behind Jonathan Who by 4 ¾ lengths in a $11,500 event. It’s pretty simple. If Senor Fabuloso continues along this road, then he’s going to get into the winner’s circle eventually. I will give him the nod to beat his opponents in Race 4 for his first career win.
Post Time: 6:11 p.m. CST
Distance:1 1/16 Miles
Race 5 is a $18,500 event on the turf across 1 1/16 miles. Bee Bit and Simple Pleasure should be able to run well in this one and come close to a win. Bee Bit is 3 for 24 in her career, and is looking to get back on track after some sloppy performances recently. She has finished 5th in back-to-back starts on October 10 and November 1. That was disappointing for Bee Bit after she was in the top-3 in five of six races leading up to October 10.
In her most recent showing, Bee Bit finished 5th in a $11,000 assignment. The class hike to $18,500 is worrisome, but she’s going to be dealing with a similar field. Bee Bit should be able to come close if she reverts to her previous form. The same effort that we saw in October and November isn’t going to get it done. However, Bee Bit has looked strong in workouts, with a time of 49.20 seconds at 4 furlongs on January 31. The short layoff might have fixed what ailed her.
Simple Pleasure is 7 for 21 in her career, with two straight wins on November 4 and November 16. That was her seventh straight race finishing in the top-2 for an impressive streak by Simple Pleasure. Her trainer went with a stakes race in her most recent race in the $75,000 She’s All In Stakes. Simple Pleasure finished 6th, which is a race she’s like to forget, but down big in class, expect her to clear this field for a win.
Post Time: 8:32 p.m. CST
The final race at Sam Houston Race Park is a 5-furlong event for a $16,000 purse on the dirt. Nine horses are expected to participate, with In Disguise and My Golden Bling the likely front runners to get the win. In Disguise has been struggling to open her career, going 11th, 2nd, 10th, 10th in her first four races. The one race that sticks out of those four was on June 26.
In Disguise ran well to place 2nd behind Dixie Carrousel by 1 length in a $17,000 event. Instead of building on that effort, In Disguised finished 10th in another $17,000 race on July 15, and then did the same in a $40,120 event on August 9. Moving up to a $40,120 event made little sense, but it had to be a good experience. She’s back down to $16,000 for the lowest class of her career so far. That should help point her towards the winner’s circle, or at least a better chance.
My Golden Bling has finished 11th, 6th, 7th, 3rd and showed something in her last race. She showed for the first time in her career, finishing 3rd in a $36,000 assignment. My Golden Bling ran a good race and was only a length behind for 2nd. She has competed around the $30,000 level throughout her career. This looks like a winnable situation for My Golden Bling on Wednesday.