Best Horse Racing Bets for Tuesday, February 16, 2021

| February 15, 2021 2:41 pm PDT

I chose Delta Downs, Fair Ground Race Course, and Turf Paradise for review for my Tuesday racing picks, partly because I like those tracks and partly because the Midwestern winter storms encouraged me to look to the South and to the West for clearer skies.

So naturally, they’re predicting nearly freezing temps along Louisiana’s Gulf Coast for Tuesday. Heavy sigh. Ah well, at least it’s not gonna snow in Phoenix.

Well, enough lamentations — let’s get on to the summary of my racing picks and predictions for Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

Good luck!

Tuesday’s Predictions for Delta Downs

  • Race 2: Dried Pepper 5/2 (win)
  • Race 2: Bodemeister Wind 8/1 (sleeper)
  • Race 3: Maggie’s Return 5/2 (win)
  • Race 6: Champagne Affair 8/5 (win)
  • Race 6: Hurricane Tizway 8/1 (sleeper)

I couldn’t find anything to argue with the morning line about for Tuesday’s races at Delta Downs, but I did spot a couple of 8/1 sleepers (races 2 and 6) that should shake things up a bit.

Other than that, I went with the favorite in all three races I reviewed.

Get the statistical details for my picks and predictions for the three top races at Delta Downs on Tuesday.

My Tuesday Picks and Predictions for Fair Grounds Race Course

  • Race 3: Hilton Magic 6/1 (win)
  • Race 5: Malibu Bird 7/2 (win)
  • Race 5: Taylor’s Tourist 12/1 (show)
  • Race 8: Elle Z 7/2 (win)
  • Race 8: Misty Day 20/1 (show/across the board)

Fair Grounds was much more amenable to wagering profitability, with all three of my win picks in the underdog category — I went with the third-favored in race 3 and the second -favored entry in race 5, where I also found a 12/1 show ticket prospect.

I also went with the second-favored underdog in race 8, also known as the Mardi Gras Stakes (Black Type). But the real find was a 20/1 longshot in race 8 that is worth not just a show wager, but could be worth an across the board bet, as well.

Learn the details about all my predictions for the three richest races at Fair Grounds Race Course on Tuesday.

Tuesday Predictions for Turf Paradise

  • Race 1: Taylor Rain 3/1 (win)
  • Race 3: Buckley Bay 5/1 (win)
  • Race 6: Saturday Value 7/2 (win)

While I couldn’t find a worthy show bet in the three races I reviewed for Turf Paradise, I did find some serious underdogs, the best being a fifth-favored entry in race 3. Incidentally, can anything rated fifth on a list be truthfully considered ”favored”?

There’s also that second-favored entry in race 1, and of course, the morning line favorite that I tagged to win in race 6.

Explore the facts and figures I used to make my predictions for Tuesday’s three richest races at Turf Paradise.

J.W. Paine
J.W. Paine

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