Thistledown Picks for June 22, 2022 – Horse Racing Betting Tips

Thistledown Picks for June 22, 2022 – Horse Racing Betting Tips

There are racetracks active in several states across the country on Wednesday afternoon. This isn’t a day with a lot of the big race courses racing, but we do have Churchill Downs. I’m passing on Churchill Downs this afternoon. However, may take a look later in the week in Kentucky.

New York and Ohio
We’re playing Finger Lakes and Thistledown again this week. Thistledown is home to the $500,000 Ohio Derby (Gr. 3) on Saturday afternoon. That’s the biggest race of the weekend.

Thistledown has eight races worth $194,300 in prize money for this card. Head below for our best Thistledown picks on June 22, 2022.

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Race 1

(1) Istillgotit
+300 (3/1)
(2) Lucky Andy
+350 (7/2)
(3) Guccissimo
+600 (6/1)
(4) Noble Behavior
+400 (4/1)
(5) Super Vision
+1000 (10/1)
(6) Tamanrassett
+250 (5/2)
  • Post Time:12:50 p.m. EST
  • Distance: 1 Mile
  • Purse: $13,500

The first race at Thistledown is a $13,500 event covering a mile on the dirt. Istillgotit and Lucky Andy are high on my shortlist to win Race 1.

Lucky Andy is 6 for 45 in his career. He finished 3rd, 4th, 2nd in his previous three attempts. The gelding most recently finished 3rd in a $14,400 assignment on May 21.

If Lucky Andy puts another performance like that together, he may make things interesting this afternoon. Istillgotit is 12 for 53 and should have a big chance to get in.

Istillgotit has been consistent recently to finish 3rd, 2nd, 2nd in his previous three looks on the track. He placed 2nd in back-to-back $13,500 events and then most recently 3rd on June 13.

The gelding keeps running consistently well and is going to have a big chance to strike in the opener at Thistledown.

Best Bet

Race 2

(1) Fabulous Clown (1A) In Troubled Waters
+1000 (10/1)
(2) Stealth Mode (2B) Go Girl
+300 (3/1)
(3) Gold Appeal
+350 (7/2)
(4) Riverandfairmount
+1200 (12/1)
(5) Lady Lottie
+250 (5/2)
(6) Mere Bag Of Shells
+800 (8/1)
(7) Shesanothersong
+450 (9/2)
  • Post Time:1:20 p.m. EST
  • Distance: 5 ½ Furlongs
  • Purse: $13,500

The second race at Thistledown is a $33,900 assignment covering 5 ½ furlongs. Lady Lottie and Stealth Mode are the top contenders to win this afternoon.

Lady Lottie is making her debut and should impress immediately in her career. She is coming off a 4-furlong workout on June 13 with a time of 48.20 seconds.

Stealth Mode is one of the only runners on this trip that have experience. She finished 6th for a $17,000 purse after getting disqualified.

Stealth Mode hit the wire 3rd, but was dropped to 6th following interference in the $17,000 event. With a clean trip at $13,500, Stealth Mode should be the toughest to beat.

Best Bet

Race 6

(1) Yondering
+1200 (12/1)
(2) Strike a Beat
+250 (5/2)
(3) You’re My Boy Blue
+450 (9/2)
(4) Oaks Honey
+300 (3/1)
(5) Gio Sammy
+600 (6/1)
(6) Jack Be Fast
+1500 (15/1)
(7) Exalted Joy
+350 (7/2)
(8) Kathern’s Joy
+2000 (20/1)
  • Post Time:3:20 p.m. EST
  • Distance:1 Mile
  • Purse:$28,000

Race 6 is a $28,000 assignment on the dirt covering a mile. Exalted Joy and Strike a Beat have to be worth a look to win the sixth at Thistledown.

Strike a Beat is 2 for 27 and should have a good chance at looking solid today. He’s finished 2nd, 2nd, 4th, 1st in his previous four attempts and coming along nicely.

Strike a Beat most recently won on April 1 at Gulfstream. He went in for a 3 ½ length $30,000 win. That was solid form, but Strike a Beat is still trying to get back into the winner’s circle.

Exalted Joy is a two-time winner in 12 attempts and 5th, 1st, 7th in his previous three attempts. Two races back, Exalted Joy struck for a 2 ½ length win in a $31,000 event.

That was a nice effort at Turfway Park, but more was expected out of Exalted Joy at Parx on May 21. He finished 5th for a $43,000 event and gets a nice class drop to $28,000 on Wednesday.

Exalted Joy has to fight from the outside, but is getting the best value in Race 6. He’s certainly worth a strong look.

Best Bet
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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