Tuesday isn’t the biggest day for horse racing, but there is action to be had in the US. There are four racecourses operating, with the same from yesterday including Indiana Grand, Parx, Turf Paradise, and Will Rogers Downs. It might not be the biggest day for the ponies, but more than enough races to quench the horse racing bug. There aren’t any noteworthy races before May 1, with no million dollar stakes races until Derby Day at Churchill Downs. There is nothing of the sort on Tuesday, with Indiana Grand the biggest card with $228,000 in prize money available in total.
We have a Daily Double and Pick 3 tickets at Indiana Grand Race Course on Tuesday. If you are looking for more horse racing picks, then access our Indiana Grand page. Will Rogers Downs has $129,360 in prize money available across ten races on the dirt. Head below for our free Will Rogers Downs picks for April 20, 2021.
Post Time: 3:48 p.m. CST
We will head to the tail end of the card to begin our day at Will Rogers Downs. This is a mile event for a $9,900 purse. Six horses will participate, with Dramacide and Heputtheaceinrace likely to be involved in the stretch. Dramacide has been a consistent runner recently, and has finished 2nd, 2nd, 2nd, 1st in his previous four outings.
Overall, Dramacide has one win in 14 attempts, so it was nice to get his first win out of the way on April 6. Dramacide beat Internet Express by 2 lengths for a $8,580 purse. Prior to the win, Dramacide placed 2nd behind Willy Wampum in a ¾ length loss in a $10,200 assignment. Dramacide is heading back up closer to that race to a $9,900 race after winning at $8,580. It’s hard not to see Dramacide close at the wire in this race.
Heputtheaceinrace is a one-time winner through 11 assignments in his career. He placed 2nd in back-to-back races after transferring from Remington Park to Will Rogers on April 6. Heputtheaceinrace placed 2nd behind Ryder Rocket by 1 ¾ lengths, and then came close on April 12 in a $12,650 race, finishing 2 lengths behind Beauregard. Down to a $9,900 event, expect Heputtheaceinrace to run well into the winner’s circle.
Post Time: 4:16 p.m. CST
Race 8 is a $22,000 event on the dirt covering 5 furlongs. Bourbon Cowboy and Sigur Ros should have a strong push in the stretch for the top prize in this event. Bourbon Cowboy is 10 for 47 in his career, and has a bit of recent stakes experience.
He finished 7th two races back in the $75,000 Stonerside Sprint Stakes on January 31. This was after Bourbon Cowboy won on December 12 in a $15,840 event over Please the Court by 2 ½ lengths. And then followed up with a 4 ½ length win for a $17,000 purse before regressing.
In her most recent assignment, Bourbon Cowboy finished 5th in a $33,500 event, so it’s back down to a more winnable level at $22,000. Sigur Ros has the talent to press Bourbon Cowboy for a win in this event. Sigur Ros is 7 for 20 in his career and has been in good form recently. Sigur Ros has gone 1st, 2nd, 3rd in his previous three entries, and top-3 in seven of eight performances.
In his most recent win, Sigur Ros beat Argosy Fleet by a half length for a $19,000 purse. His next two outings resulted in 2nd and 3rd. Sigur Ros showed 3rd in his most recent assignment on March 10 for a $33,500 purse. He beat Bourbon Cowboy by 1 ¾ lengths and a head in that attempt. I would side with Sigur Ros in a close one at the wire
Post Time: 5:31 p.m. EST
Race 9 is our final selection at Will Rogers Downs with a $39,000 event covering a mile. Juliard Honor and Okie Front should have a big say in this event. Juliard Honor is 2 for 8 in her career and finished 4th, 2nd, 1st in her last three performances. She is coming off a big performance on April 7 to beat Flay Out Larceny by 1 ¾ lengths in a $12,650 event.
That was a nice effort from Juliard Honor, but is she ready to compete in this class? Juliard Honor is taking a sizable hike in class up to a $39,000 event on Tuesday afternoon. Okie Front is in classy form at the moment and in search of a hat-trick.
Okie Front is off to a perfect start with two wins in two attempts. She beat Van Haven by 2 ¼ lengths in a $43,000 event, and then came back most recently on March 29 to beat Maria Elena Y. G by 8 ½ lengths in a blowout for a $25,080 race. That was much too easy for Okie Front. Back up closer to the $43,000 level that she debuted at, look for Okie Front to put together a strong effort here for a win.