Best Horse Racing Bets for Saturday, February 20, 2021

| February 19, 2021 3:17 pm PDT

Fair Grounds Race Course, Gulfstream Park, and Santa Anita Park were my choices of tracks to review for my picks in Saturday’s bouts of thoroughbred racing. Two of the tracks headline stakes races — there’s the Grade III Royal Delta Stakes at Gulfstream and the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita.

There’s plenty to cover, so let’s move on to the summary of my racing picks for the top three races at each of those three tracks on Saturday, February 20, 2021.

Also, don’t forget that below each summary is a link to more detailed coverage of the selected races for each track.

Good luck!

Saturday’s Predictions for Fair Grounds Race Course

  • Race 6: My Wise Cat 3/1 (win)
  • Race 8: Plus Que Parfait 7/2 (win)
  • Race 10: Fifty Protection 5/1 (win)

Fair Grounds may have been short on value show bets, but the track came through with underdogs. I discovered second-favored underdogs in races 8 and 10, agreeing with the morning line only in race 6.

Explore the backstories behind my choices for winners in the top three races on Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course.

My Saturday Picks for Gulfstream Park

  • Race 8: Ghazaaly 8/5 (win)
  • Race 8: King Cairo 15/1 (show)
  • Race 10: Lookin At Roses 9/2 (win, if starts)
  • Race 10: Ronithelimodriver 9/2 (win, otherwise)
  • Race 11: Eres Tu 3/1 (win)
  • Race 11: Queen Nekia 15/1 (show)

Gulfstream Park, on the other hand, yielded two solids value show bets — both at 15/1 morning line odds.

And I found a couple of underdogs to tout (races 10 and 11), with the third-favored entries (turf entry and also-eligible/MTO entry) in race 10.

In race 11 — also known as the Royal Delta Stakes (Grade III) — I found that I liked Eres Tu best, the second-favored entry.

Get the supporting stats underpinning my choices for Saturday’s richest races at Gulfstream Park.

Saturday Predictions for Santa Anita Park

  • Race 6: Motown Music 9/5 (win)
  • Race 7: Warren’s Showtime 5/1 (win)
  • Race 7: Heathers Grey 20/1 (show)
  • Race 9: Coast of Roan 4/1 (win)
  • Race 9: I Got No Munny 15/1 (show)

Santa Anita came through on both underdogs and value show bets for us on Saturday. There’s a 15/1 show ticket in race 9 and a 20/1 longshot worth a show bet in the Grade II Buena Vista Stakes (race 7).

I did agree with the morning line on the probable winner for race 6, but I picked the third-favored entry to win in the Buena Vista Stakes and the second-favored entry in race 9.

Learn more about the records and the reasons behind all of my picks for Saturday’s three richest races at Santa Anita Park.

J.W. Paine
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