There are five racecourses available for wagering at BetOnline. We have one quarter horse card at Louisiana Downs, along with fourish thoroughbred tracks scheduled to race on Monday. If you want quick excitement, then the quarter horses are where to look. Casino players that like to find out immediately if they won or less should like quarter horses. It’s a shot of adrenaline that’s for sure, especially when you hit a 14/1 horse like I did two or three weeks ago at Louisiana Downs.
I say fourish because Turf Paradise has a mix of quarter horses and thoroughbreds today. The Road to the Kentucky Derby will continue in the US on April 3 at Keeneland, Santa Anita Park, and Aqueduct Racetrack. There are three 170-point prep races next weekend, with the running of the Blue Grass, Santa Anita Derby, and Wood Memorial. All three races will award 100 points to the winning team.
Turf Paradise in the Arizona desert has 11 races scheduled for Monday. A total of $99,900 in prize money is available at Turf Paradise this afternoon. This is split up between five quarter horse races and six thoroughbred. Head below for our free Turf Paradise picks for March 29, 2021.
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We will get started at Turf Paradise with a small $3,500 quarter horse race featuring a ten-horse field. The two horses on the inside, Hops Flying High and El Chevo should have a strong presence near the wire in this one. Hops Flying High is off to a nice start to his career, finishing 2nd and 1st in his first two outings. As a rookie on August 28, Hops Flying High was timed at 17.905 seconds to lose by 1 length against Sheza Fast Jesse.
It was a nice attempt for Hops Flying High as a big underdog in a $8,200 event at 350 yards. Hops Flying High improved on that performance and cashed in with a win on October 7 in a $14,000 race. It wasn’t as quick of a run, though, with Hops Flying High clocked at 18.157 seconds at 350 yards. In any case, it was a wire-to-wire win by a neck for Hops Flying High. He must be considered to get the win on Monday afternoon.
El Chevo has two wins in three attempts in his career. It has been a productive start to her career going 1st, 1st, 2nd. Two racesa go, El Chevo was a winner of the $10,000 New Mexico Classic Futurity Trial by a nose over Run Potion. El Chevo was timed at 18.111 seconds in that 350-yard assignment. He came back to place 2nd in the $16,000 New Mexico Classic Juvenile Stakes, with a time of 18.019 seconds at 350 yards. I like El Chevo by a head over Hops Flying High at the wire.
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We will jump to Race 2 for another quarter horse race at Turf Paradise. This will go for another 350 yards for a $3,500 purse. Ajs On Time and For the Irony from the outside of the gate should run a solid race in this one. Ajs On Time is a two-time winner and has finished top-2 in six straight events.
He’s been running well, but been denied at the wire in four straight outings. In his most recent showing, Ajs On Time was timed at 17.600 seconds to finish a neck behind Regalo Coronados by a neck. Prior to that effort, he placed 2nd with a time of 13.135 seconds at 250 yards.
Ajs On Time has been just missing out, though For the Irony has been finishing his runs. For the Irony has been unbeatable in his career with four entries and four wins. In his most recent entry, For the Irony beat One Eagles Delight by 1 ¼ lengths in the $100,000 Rainbow Quarter Horse Juvenile Stakes.
That was impressive with a time of 19.968 seconds at 400 yards, the only horse to record a time below 20 seconds. Preceding that outing, For the Irony was a winner of the $8,000 Rainbow Futurity Trial by ¾ lengths with a time of 19.814 seconds at 400 yards. Down to 350 yards on Monday, For the Irony should be able to make it five wins in five attempts.
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Race 6 is the first thoroughbred race and final selection for us at Turf Paradise on Monday afternoon. This will take place on the turf for a $18,500 purse. Flying to the Line and Smart Set likely come up with big performances in this event. Flying to the Line is a three-time winner in 18 attempts. She won two races back on February 23 to end a five-race winless drought. Flying to the Line edged out Gold Included by 1 length for a $17,000 win.
In her next performance, she put together another nice run, but this time short at the wire by ¾ lengths. Flying to the Line did defeat Baroness Vontrappe by 6 ½ lengths in the $23,5000 assignment to take 2nd place money. There was nothing wrong with that attempt, and another effort like that should put Flying to the Line firmly in the mix.
Smart Set is a three-time winner in eight performances, finishing 2nd at worst in four of her last five races. She placed 2nd behind Mongolian Lotus by 2 ¼ lengths in the $30,000 Queen of the Green Stakes. Smart Set had the lead from the gate going into the stretch by 1 ½ lengths, but weakened late and Mongolian Lotus stole a win.
In her next outing, she came back to clear by 3 lengths at the wire for a $17,500 win. That was an easy wire-to-wire win for Smart Set. She maintained a 1+ length advantage throughout the duration of the race. As long as Smart Set can hold off Flying to the Line in the stretch, this should be a winning run.