We are looking at two more tracks on the thoroughbred circuit on Wednesday afternoon. BetOnline has seven tracks open for wagering today. The biggest of which is Lexington at Keeneland, where there is $429,000 in prize money to be won. However, there isn’t any stakes racing to be had today.
The biggest race coming up is the $250,000 San Francisco Mile Stakes (Gr. 3) on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields. Golden Gate doesn’t typically receive the most attention, so that’s an opportunity for the Berkeley based track to get a bit of the spotlight. If you want big time stakes, then you are going to have to wait for the Kentucky Derby on May 1.
If you are looking for more horse racing picks, check out our Keeneland page with three single win bets. We are also going to Tampa Bay Downs in Florida on Wednesday. There are nine races worth $182,150 in prize money this afternoon. Head below for our free Tampa Bay Downs picks for April 21, 2021.
Post Time: 12:44 p.m. EST
Distance:6 ½ Furlongs
Race 2 is the feature race at Tampa Bay Downs on Wednesday afternoon. Baci and Princess Livia should be watched closely in this one. Baci is 3 for 17 in her career, and has been in fine form since December. Since placing 2nd on December 19, Baci has gone 2nd, 2nd, 5th, 1st, 4th.
In her win two races ago, Baci beat Reggae Revolution by 7 ¼ lengths in a $16,600 event. However, Baci finished 4th in her next event on April 3 for a $26,250 purse. That was a bit tough, but it wasn’t a terrible run to go 2 ½ lengths and a head short of a win. Baci was closer than the final result indicated.
Princess Livia is in top form at the moment, with the mare winning her last two assignments. She defeated Mulberry by 1 ¼ lengths in a $16,350 event, and then followed up for a 6 ½ win over Mulberry in a $17,350 assignment in January. She has been looking sharp and consistent in morning workouts since March. Princess Livia has gone 49 seconds four times and 49.20 and 49.40 seconds at 4 furlongs. That puts Princess Livia in a good spot going into Wednesday.
Post Time: 2:17 p.m. EST
We will head to Race 5 for our next selection at Tampa Bay. This is a 6-furlong event for a $16,750 purse. Soul Reflection and Sun Squall should have a chance at the top prize. Soul Reflection is 2 for 12 in his career, with some decent performances recently. She has gone 2nd, 1st, 2nd, 7th in her last four attempts. Soul Reflection beat Flash It by 8 ¼ lengths in a blowout by 8 ¼ lengths for a $13,450 purse. That was a bit too easy.
Soul Reflection came back to place 2nd behind Battle Rags by ¾ lengths in a $13,750 race. She finished 7th on April 11 in her next outing for another $13,750 purse. That was highly disappointing. Soul Reflection hopes to bounce back in a $16,750 assignment on Wednesday. It depends which horse is going to show up in this one. If she is interested in running, then a win should be doable.
Sun Squall is down in class after finishing 5th on March 27 in a $26,250 event. He has finished 2nd, 1st, 3rd, 5th in his last four attempts. Sun Squall was a winner three races back in a $13,100 event by a half length. In his next showing, Sun Squall showed 3rd in a $31,250 race. The difficulty level should be closer to the $13,100 event than anything. This looks like a winnable trip for Sun Squall.
Post Time: 3:57 p.m. EST
In Race 8, we have a $16,450 event covering 6 furlongs on the dirt. Ten horses are expected to participate, with La Wapa and Sharon’s Law are likely involved in the stretch run. La Wapa is a one-time winner in 20 attempts. It’s been a struggle for La Wapa since winning on July 1.
She has gone winless in 12 straight races since that win. Improvement has been noted recently, though. La Wapa placed 2nd behind Drill’s Valentine by a nose for a $13,450 event. In her next outing, La Wapa placed 2nd behind My Blonde Mary by a length in the same class. At least she’s finally going in the right direction.
Sharon’s Law has one win as well, in her case a win in 16 performances. She has been in better form recently, though, going 2nd, 3rd, 2nd, 1st, 5th, 2nd in her last six performances. Sharon’s Law beat Mericathebeautiful by 4 ½ lengths in a $13,450 event on February 27.
In her next race, Sharon’s Law finished 5th and 2nd. A disqualification came into play in her last outing. Sharon’s Law won, but was disqualified and bumped to 2nd. She finished 1 ¼ lengths ahead of Will Take Roses, though had to settle for 2nd because of bumping an opponent. As long as she stays away from getting into trouble, a win here should be reachable.