Five more racecourses are available at the BetOnline racebook under the thoroughbred tab. Keep in mind that Louisiana Downs has a full quarter horse card, while Turf Paradise has a few quarter horses running. The rest is thoroughbreds, and you can find the standardbreds under the harness section. The Road to the Kentucky Derby will conclude on Saturday with two prep races. The Arkansas Derby is the final 170-point race on the schedule. It’s our last glimpse at one of the Derby favorites, Concert Tour. Essential Quality did his part with a win in the Blue Grass on Saturday at Keeneland.
We will open the day on Tuesday at Will Rogers Downs in Oklahoma. Will Rogers has nine races scheduled on the dirt for $133,870 in prize money. Head below for our free Will Rogers Downs picks for April 6, 2021.
Post Time: 1:00 p.m. CST
Distance:5 ½ Furlongs
We will get going at Will Rogers with the first race of the day in Oklahoma. Nine horses are scheduled to run 5 furlongs for a $18,000 purse. Courageous Dude and Coach Dan likely put together bold performances in Race 1.
Courageous Dude has finished 1st, 6th, 3rd, 11th, 3rd in his career, opening with a win on June 15, 2019 in a $6,600 event. He’s been lightly used since finishing 11th on September 11, 2019 in a $11,000 assignment at Remington Park.
Courageous Dude returned to the racetrack recently on March 23. He showed 3rd for a $12,650 purse in a decent effort in his first race back to the gate. If he can build on that performance, a win shouldn’t be out of the question in Race 1. Coach Dan should provide Courageous Dude with some resistance.
He is coming off a big win on March 22 to find the winner’s circle for the first time in his career. Coach Dan defeated Punch Em by 2 ¼ lengths. He was up at the wire by a half length and drew clear. Prior to the win, Coach Dan showed 3rd in a $23,000 event. Good value appears to be on his side today.
Post Time: 1:56 p.m. CST
Race 3 is a mile event on the dirt for a $26,400 purse. This is the feature event at Will Rogers on Tuesday afternoon. Seeing Double and Gotta See Red should go far in this event. Seeing Double is 2 for 15 in her career, with her most recent win nine races ago on March 17. Since then, Seeing Double has struggled up in class, but has been in better form recently.
Seeing Double finished 2nd and 3rd in her previous two performances. She placed 2nd on February 5 in a $13,000 assignment behind Broke Financing by 3 ¾ lengths. That drop in class helped. In her next outing, Seeing Double showed 3rd on March 29 for a $9,350 purse. Despite the jump up to a $26,400 event, the field that signed up for this race isn’t particularly strong.
Gotta See Red should provide a big challenge, though. Gotta See Red has finished 1st, 3rd, 1st, 6th in four events in her career. She has appeared in three stakes races, finishing 3rd, 1st, 6th in those three outings. Gotta See Red beat Twilight Curfew by ¾ lengths in the $100,000 Oklahoma Classics Lassie Stakes on October 16.
Gotta See Red most recently finished 6th in the $75,000 Slide Show Stakes. There is a reason for that, though, as Gotta See Red was bumped hard early and forced to the outside. Twilight Curfew, who won the race, was disqualified for the bump. If Gotta See Red doesn’t get interfered with, it would have been a much better result. Down to a $26,400 event, expect a lot more from Gotta See Red.
Post Time: 3:48 p.m. CST
Nine horses are scheduled to run 6 furlongs for a $9,900 purse in Race 7. Flatoutcountry and Fatefully Yours likely get involved in the stretch. Flatoutcountry is a one-time winner in 14 appearances. Her only win was back on March 27, 2019. And no, Flatoutcountry did not go on a layoff, and has raced in several races since the win.
Flatoutcountry has finished 6th, 6th, 5th, 6th, 4th, 2nd in six races going into Tuesday. She finally got things in order in her most recent race. Flatoutcountry placed 2nd behind Clay’s Quartz by a half length in a $11,200 assignment. I’m not so sure what the wait was to send Flatoutcountry down in class, but she certainly looked better there, and gets another big opportunity this afternoon.
Fatefully Yours is catching nice value on the morning-line at 7/2. She is a one-time winner through six entries in her career. Fatefully Yours beat Mystical Matilda by 2 lengths for a $8,580 purse. That was close to a wire-to-wire win, with Fatefully Yours starting 3rd and then taking over the lead at the ¼ pole and driving for a clear win.
It was a nice debut for Fatefully Yours at Will Rogers after transferring there from Remington Park. She’s finished 3rd, 4th, 1st in her previous three outings, showing 3rd for a $10,200 purse. The best value appears to be with Fatefully Yours on Tuesday afternoon.