Sunland Park Best Bets for March 22, 2022 – Horse Racing Picks

Sunland Park Best Bets for March 22, 2022 – Horse Racing Picks

There is a decent card at the BetOnline racebook with five racecourses available for betting. There isn’t a lot of action, but that’s what Saturday is for at Fair Grounds Race Course.

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Fair Grounds has the $1,000,000 Louisiana Derby (Gr. 2) at Fair Grounds on Saturday. It may not be a Grade 1 race, but it certainly feels like one.

Along with a million in prize money available, the winner will automatically have enough points for the Kentucky Derby. It’s a good time of the year for horse racing fans, as the Road to the Kentucky Derby heats up.

Sunland Park has ten races worth $158,200 on Tuesday afternoon. Head below for our best Sunland Park picks on March 22, 2022.

Race 2

(1) Reback Home
+1000 (10/1)
(2) Mcclassic
+500 (5/1)
(3) Stryder
+400 (4/1)
(4) Mcoro
+800 (8/1)
(5) McThanks
+300 (3/1)
(6) Kick It
+600 (6/1)

Post Time: 12:51 p.m. MST
Distance: 1 Mile
Purse:$15,500

Race 2 has Mcclassic, Mcoro, and McThanks, two of which are trained by the same trainer. Nancy Summers’ Mcthanks is going to have a big chance against Stryder.

Stryder is 3 for 29 in his career with finishes of 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 4th, 3rd, 3rd in his previous six attempts. In his previous outing, Stryder showed 3rd for a $15,500 purse.

The gelding was coming off showing 3rd on February 22 in a $13,600 assignment. He should be around in the stretch.

McThanks should be the one to watch, though. He’s in the best of form, finishing in the top-2 in eight straight attempts.

McThanks came through on January 25 for a $13,100 purse. That was an encouraging neck win. Following this effort, Mcthanks placed 2nd behind Arch City by 1 ¼ lengths for $13,600.

He is the most dependable and has to be considered on Tuesday versus this field.

The Bet
(5) MCTHANKS

Race 5

(1) Stormy World
+300 (3/1)
(2) Thirsty Kitty
+1200 (12/1)
(3) Dances for Kamia
+500 (5/1)
(4) Elegant Cricket
+600 (6/1)
(5) Invodkawetrust
+800 (8/1)
(6) Critical Decision
+1000 (10/1)
(7) Flying Blue
+400 (4/1)

Post Time: 2:09 p.m. MST
Distance:5 ½ Furlongs
Purse:$12,600

The fifth event at Sunland is 5 ½ furlongs on the dirt for a $12,600 purse. Stormy World and Flying Blue should be top contenders to score in this one.

Stormy World is 5 for 27 in her career and has been consistently finishing in the top-3. The mare has finished 3rd, 3rd, 2nd, 6th, 2nd in her previous five assignments.

She placed 2nd behind Cityonthenile by 6 lengths in a $10,100 assignment in her latest on January 4. It was a better outing after Stormy World finished 6th on December 7 in a $19,000 event.

Flying Blue is dropping in class for a considerably easier try on Tuesday. After finishing 7th on January 30 for $26,500, Flying Blue is going much easier.

She placed 2nd in a $41,650 race on December 15, so the mare has proven to compete against tougher competition than this on Tuesday.

The Bet
(7) FLYING BLUE

Race 7

(1) Little Pet Kitty
+1000 (10/1)
(2) Mamie’s Warrior
+400 (4/1)
(3) Run like the Wind
+500 (5/1)
(4) Speed Seal
+1200 (12/1)
(5) Fi Fi D’oro
+300 (31)
(6) Jedi Jennie
+800 (8/1)
(7) The Time’s Right
+800 (8/1)
(8) Attacking Girl
+600 (6/1)
(9) All Steamed Up
+600 (6/1)

Post Time: 3:07 p.m. MST
Distance: 6 ½ Furlongs
Purse:$15,500

Race 7 is a $15,500 assignment covering 6 ½ furlongs on the dirt at Sunland Park. Fi Fi D’oro and Run Like the Wind should be watched closely at post time.

Run Like the Wind is looking for back-to-back wins after the first win of her career on March 1. She came through with a ¾ length win for an $11,600 purse in fine form.

Prior to that run, Run Like the Wind placed 2nd behind Mamie’s Warrior by 1 length in a close race. Up to $15,500, she needs to continue improving.

Fi Fi D’oro is a model of consistency in this field. She has finished in the top-3 in seven attempts.

In her latest effort, Fi Fi D’oro placed 2nd behind Destiny Who by a neck for $15,500. This came after Fi Fi D’oro scored a 5 ½ length win for $13,800 on March 8.

She was clear in the stretch and kicked free for an easy victory. It might be tougher today, but this looks like a beatable field on Tuesday.

The Bet
(5) FI FI D’ORO
Kyle E / Author

Kyle is a veteran of TheSportsGeek and has spent nearly a decade providing accurate sports picks and writeups here. He has been a sports handicapper for 10+ years and started sharing his picks and thoughts in 2011 at TheSportsGeek. His expertise spans across multiple sports, including the NFL, NCAAF, MLB, NHL, and horse racing. Prior to writing for TheSportsGeek, Kyle was a fantasy football expert, who ultimately parlayed it into a successful sports betting career. You can find his picks daily only at TheSportsGeek.

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