Best Horse Racing Bets for Thursday, February 4, 2021

| February 3, 2021 3:27 pm PDT

I went with Aqueduct Racetrack, Fair Grounds Race Course, and Gulfstream Park for my tracks to review for Thursday.

What I found in the three races I selected from each track were lots of underdogs to tout, a few sleepers to flag for inclusion in our wagering strategery, and even a couple of long-odds value show bets, including a 20/1 longshot.

So without further ado, let’s get on to the summary of my predictions for Thursday, February 4, 2021.

Good luck!

Thursday Picks and Predictions for Aqueduct Racetrack

  • Race 5: Dreams Untold 8/5 (win)
  • Race 7: Jemography 5/2 (win)
  • Race 7: Morning Breez 10/1 (show)
  • Race 8: Brew Pub 7/2 (win)
  • Race 8: Street Culture 6/1 (sleeper)

I found a lot to like at the Big A for Thursday, including two second-favored underdogs (races 7 and 8). Those two races also had a 10/1 value show wager (race 7) and a 6/1 sleeper to watch (race 8).

Naturally, I had to stick with a morning-line favorite, and I did so in race 5, where it seemed foolhardy not to.

Uncover the details behind my choices for Thursday’s top three races at Aqueduct Racetrack.

My Thursday Predictions for Fair Grounds Race Course

  • Race 7: Copa 7/2 (win)
  • Race 8: Jungle Cat 9/2 (win, if starts)
  • Race 8: Empress Catherine 4/1 (win otherwise, if starts)
  • Race 9: Soul Song 3/1 (win)

While I found no value show bets worth the risk at Fair Grounds for Thursday, I did find second-favored underdogs in all three races, plus an if-then turf vs. dirt choice to make in race 8.

Learn more about the reasoning and statistics behind my predictions for Thursday’s three richest races at Fair Grounds Race Course.

Gulfstream Park Picks for Thursday

  • Race 4: Favorite Sin 5/2 (win)
  • Race 4: Raspberry Ballet 8/1 (sleeper)
  • Race 6: Shop Girl 5/2 (win)
  • Race 9: Loriloupes 5/2 (win)
  • Race 9: Domineer 20/1 (show/across the board)

Gulfstream Park was inarguably the biggest provider of profit opportunities in the three tracks I reviewed. Starting with my discovery of a second-favored prospect in race 4 (along with a shadowy sleeper at 8/1 morning line), and then a 20/1 longshot that turned out to be not only a solid value show ticket but a possible across the board wager, as well.

Of course, I found myself in agreement with the morning line for my win choices in races 6 and 9, but even a blind pig finds a broken clock every now and then, right?

Learn the numbers behind my predictions for the three races I reviewed at Gulfstream Park for Thursday.

J.W. Paine
J.W. Paine

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