Best Horse Racing Bets for Wednesday, February 24, 2021

| February 23, 2021 3:26 pm PDT

Of the three horse racing tracks I reviewed for our Wednesday wagering — Mahoning Valley Race Course, Parx Racing, and Tampa Bay Downs — it was Parx Racing that came through with the most surprises.

Even though the morning line’s picks prevail in many of my predictions for all three tracks, Parx delivered one underdog for a surprise win ticket — and two longer-odds entries for value show wagers.

Also, don’t forget that Tampa Bay Downs is hosting the much-postponed Turf Dash and Big City Stakes races — both Listed — and I include both of those in my review.

Read on for the summary of my racing predictions and picks for Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

Good luck!

My Wednesday Picks for Mahoning Valley Race Course

  • Race 3: Ballroom Blitz 5/2 (win)
  • Race 6: Wink and a Nod 5/1 (win)
  • Race 8: Gonnabegood 3/1 (win)
  • Race 8: Nan’s Rose 20/1 (show)

While I agreed with the morning line in race 3 and 8, I found a fourth-favored underdog in race 6 likely to surprise. Plus, I found a sweet 20/1 longshot in race 8 for a value show ticket that could embiggen our bankrolls a tad.

Don’t miss the stats and stories behind my choices for Wednesday’s three richest races at Mahoning Valley Race Course.

Wednesday’s Predictions and Picks for Parx Racing

  • Race 6: Hay Nineteen 5/2 (win)
  • Race 9: Mr. Roundtree 9/5 (win)
  • Race 10: Manolete 4/1 (win)

The three races I assessed for Parx Racing’s Wednesday offerings looked to be a tour de force for the morning line, but after bowing to the M/L in race 6 and 9, I discovered a second-favored underdog with a better chance to win than the morning line would have us believe.

Unfortunately, I found no value show bets worth the risk, but some days are like that. At least Parx appears to be running races again after too much winter for the past couple of weeks, so there’s that.

Learn the stats and stories behind my picks in the three top races at Parx Racing for Wednesday.

Tampa Bay Downs Predictions for Wednesday

  • Race 2: Soup and Sandwich 2/1 (win)
  • Race 7: Imprimis 8/5 (win)
  • Race 7: Arcadia Calls 20/1 (show)
  • Race 9: The Goddess Lyssa 3/1 (win)
  • Race 9: Awesum Roar 15/1 (show)

Tampa Bay Downs was all about the morning line for winners, and I found myself agreeing on probable first-place finishers in all three races I assessed for Wednesday.

However, I found a 20/1 longshot worthy of a show wager in race 7 — also known as the Turf Dash Stakes (Listed). And in race 9 — aka Lightning City Stakes (Listed) — I found a likely 15/1 value show ticket to tout.

Delve deeper into the numbers and the stories underpinning my picks and predictions at Tampa Bay Downs for Wednesday’s top three races.

J.W. Paine
J.W. Paine

J.W. Paine is one of the most experienced writers at He's written for television and the printed media, and is a published novelist (as Tom Elliott).

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