Best Horse Racing Bets for Wednesday, January 20, 2021

| January 19, 2021 1:07 pm PDT

I think you’ll find dirt and turf competition to spare at the three thoroughbred tracks I chose for Wednesday’s reviews.

After days of slim pickings in the underdog/value show ticket department, Parx Racing has stepped up for us with several of both. And the other two tracks I reviewed — Gulfstream Park and Tampa Bay Downs — were only slightly less generous.

All told, the three tracks offered up some good long-odds show bets as well as some underdog contenders to embiggen our bankrolls this fine Wednesday.

Read on for the summary of my horse racing picks and predictions for Wednesday, January 20, 2021.

Good luck!

Gulfstream Park Picks and Predictions for Wednesday

  • Race 4: Joshy Jak 2/1 (win)
  • Race 6: Sunny Isle Beach 5/2 (win)
  • Race 6: Pretty Rachel 12/1 (show)
  • Race 7: Rhythmia 5/2 (win)

I had to go with the morning line’s choices in all three of the races I reviewed for Wednesday at Gulfstream Park.

I did, at least, find a 12/1 value show wager in race 6, so we’ve got that going for us.

Find out why the morning line was right for Wednesday’s three richest races at Gulfstream Park.

My Wednesday’s Predictions for Parx Racing

  • Race 5: Marvalous Mike 3/1 (win)
  • Race 8: Knockout Kick 2/1 (win)
  • Race 8: Babbo Babbo Babbo 15/1 (show)
  • Race 9: I’m Busy/Shanghai Superfly 4/1 (win)
  • Race 9: Cozy Lover 15/1 (show)

Parx Racing came through for us for Wednesday, with a couple of underdogs—a second-favored entry at 3/1 in race 5 and a 4/1 underdog in race 9.

Nice, right? And don’t get me started on the two solid 15/1 show wager prospects I discovered in races 8 and 9.

Get the facts about the picks and predictions I made in the three Wednesday races I reviewed for Parx Racing.

Wednesday’s Picks for Tampa Bay Downs

  • Race 6: Spin Class 7/2 (win)
  • Race 8: Deferred Taxes 5/2 (win)
  • Race 9: Morgan’s Z Va 4/1 (win)
  • Race 9: Wanna Have Fun 10/1 (show)

Underdogs prevailed at Tampa Bay Downs, as well, with races 6 and 9 yielding second-favored entries.

I found a value show ticket prospect in race 9, and while 10/1 is about as slender as I want to get with the M/L odds for a show wager, we take what we can get.

Get the full details on my choices for Wednesday’s richest races at Tampa Bay Downs.

J.W. Paine

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