BetOnline always has horse racing available for wagering at the racebook. Keep in mind that you have to go to the racebook page and not the sportsbook to find the ponies. You can thoroughbred and harness racing from around the world. BetOnline has eight thoroughbred tracks active for betting on Wednesday in the US.
The racebook at BetOnline has a $25.00 risk-free bet available for a limited time. If you lose your bet, you’ll receive $25.00 in freeplay as compensation. Along with a 7% cash-back on losses, it isn’t a bad deal at all. You can use your free bet at Turf Paradise in Arizona, where we’re covering today, Tampa Bay Downs, or wherever else you prefer. Tampa Bay Downs has nine races available for wagering on Wednesday. A pool of $135,250 is up for grabs for the horsemen on this card. Head below for our free Tampa Bay Downs picks for January 6, 2021.
Post Time: 12:42 p.m. EST
Race 1 at Tampa Bay Downs is 6 furlongs on the dirt for a $14,350 purse. Moonlight Graham and Throw for a Loupe should be in good form on Wednesday afternoon. Moonlight Graham has finished 9th, 5th, 9th, 3rd in his career and is coming off the best performance of his career on December 18. He showed 3rd for a $13,350 purse in that race to finish 6 lengths off the lead. Prior to that showing, Moonlight Graham was 9th in a $30,100 race at Monmouth Park on October 4. That was much too tough, so the drop in class was needed.
Thrown for a Loupe is winless in seven races, but was at his best recently on December 9 to place 2nd behind Witsel by 13 ¼ lengths for a $26,000 purse. Witsel was by far the best horse, and the true race was for 2nd place money. Thrown for a Loupe beat Equuleus by a neck to grab 2nd. He finished 4th in his next and last performance on December 30 after giving way late. Against this competition on Wednesday, expect Thrown for a Loupe to get much closer with a good chance of a win.
Post Time: 1:10 p.m. EST
6 furlongs to decide the feature race at Tampa Bay Downs on Wednesday. Race 2 is for a $23,750 purse, with six horses expected to participate. Italian Justice and The Goddess Lyssa are on my watchlist to win the top prize here. Italian Justice is 5 for 16 in her career and has tasted success often since the summer.
He won three straight races, with his most recent on September 11. Italian Justice beat Naughty Shirley by 6 lengths in a $33,794 event. She has finished 6th and 2nd following that win. Italian Justice most recently placed 2nd behind Foxy Mischief by a neck for a $19,950 purse.
The Goddess Lyssa is 3 for 5 and was on a serious roll as well. She won three straight events to open her career from January 11 to March 13. The Goddess Lyssa has entered a couple of tough races since then. In her most recent outing, The Goddess Lyssa showed 3rd in the $100,000 FTBOA City of Ocala Florida Sire Stakes (Black Type). This will be considerably easier for The Goddess Lyssa, and I think she can get it done on these terms Wednesday.
Post Time: 2:48 p.m. EST
We head to the turf for a $22,750 purse in Race 5. Eight horses are expected to run in this event. Funwhileitlasted and Oyster Box should have a say in the stretch. Funwhileitlasted is 1 for 6 in her career with a recent win on November 19 at Gulfstream Park West. She defeated Shakem by 3 ¼ lengths in a $23,000 race.
That was her first run in the top-3, so it was nice to see from Funwhileitlasted after dropping classes. In her next and most recent outing, Funwhileitlasted was pulled up and walked off the track in a $47,000 event. She finished 5th, 4th, 5th, 7th prior to the win, and then dropped out of that race. In any case, Funwhileitlasted should find this much easier.
Oyster Box has made one appearance in her career on October 3. He beat So Enchanting by 1 length for a $63,000 purse. Oyster Box gained the lead in the stretch and edged out the favorite, So Enchanting. Oyster Box has been looking sharp in morning workouts since that win, with a time of 49 and 49.5 seconds at 4 furlongs. She looks like the play.