Best Horse Racing Bets for Thursday, February 25, 2021

| February 24, 2021 1:41 pm PDT

I went with Aqueduct Racetrack, Gulfstream Park, and Turf Paradise for my Thursday horse-race picks and predictions and found plenty of pleasant surprises and upsets among the races I reviewed.

While I had to agree with the morning line at Aqueduct for all three races I reviewed there, I found one solid underdog at Gulfstream Park and three at Turf Paradise. And that’s not to mention the value show tickets I found at all three tracks.

Toss in a sleeper or two, and Thursday starts to look like a very good day, bankroll-wise.

Read on for the summary of my racing predictions and picks for Thursday, February 25, 2021.

Good luck!

Thursday Predictions for Aqueduct Racetrack

  • Race 2: Miss Peppina 1/1 (win)
  • Race 3: Conformist 5/2 (win)
  • Race 3: Kentucky Cool 8/1 (sleeper)
  • Race 7: Dark Money 5/2 (win)
  • Race 7: Possetizzly 12/1 (show)

I found myself agreeing with the morning line about winners in all three of the races I reviewed, but I did find an 8/1 sleeper in race 3 worth a second look.

And then, of course, there’s that 12/1 value show wager I found in race 7 that could embiggen our wallets a skosh.

Get all the details behind my picks and predictions for Thursday’s three richest races at Aqueduct Racetrack.

My Thursday Picks for Gulfstream Park

  • Race 5: Twice too Many 5/2 (win)
  • Race 5: Palemma 30/1 (show)
  • Race 8: Loriloupes 2/1 (win)
  • Race 9: Reinagol 8/1 (win)
  • Race 9: Lambeau Lady 12/1 (show)

I also agreed with the morning line on races 5 and 8 at Gulfstream Park, but I stumbled upon a fifth-favored (8/1) underdog in race 9 that could make our bankrolls fat and sassy.

Not only that, but I found a 30/1 longshot worth a value show bet in race 5, plus a shorter but still worthy 12/1 show wager in race 9.

Get all the details for the three races I reviewed at Gulfstream Park for Thursday.

Turf Paradise Picks for Thursday

  • Race 2: Buckley Bay 5/1 (win)
  • Race 3: Sombra Negra 6/1 (win)
  • Race 9: Bull Hollow 4/1 (win)
  • Race 9: Jacks Outlaw 12/1 (show/across the board)

If there were a polar opposite to my Thursday picks at Aqueduct, it just might be what I discovered at Turf Paradise: Underdogs all the way.

For instance, I found fifth-favored win prospects in races 2 and 3 and then a second-favored entry in race 9 worth a win ticket.

And while I saw plenty of longshots in race 9, it was the 12/1 entry that caught my eye. Jacks Outlaw has a record good enough to suggest a win, so you may want to try an across-the-board wager there.

Compare the stats with me for my picks for Thursday’s top three races at Turf Paradise.

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).

Paine loves writing about Las Vegas nearly as much he loves living here. An experienced gambler, he's especially familiar with thoroughbred horseracing, poker, blackjack, and slots.

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