Best Horse Racing Bets for Tuesday, July 13, 2021
For my Tuesday picks, I went with three races at each of these tracks: Indiana Grand Race Course, Louisiana Downs, and Parx Racing.
While I found all underdog moneymakers at Louisiana Downs, I did have to agree with the morning line for one of the races at Indiana Grand and two races at Parx. Still, all in a day’s work.
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Tuesday’s Picks for Indiana Grand Race Course
Starting with race three—a six-furlong main track run for three-year-olds and upward—I’m betting on the 5/2 second-favored Yankee Seven, with Fernando De La Cruz in the irons.
This five-year-old gelding had seven money finishes in his 18 career starts, three of them wins. He was actively campaigned in stakes races, placing third in the Costa Rising Stakes (Black Type) at Fair Ground Race Course in early 2020. He’s consistently posted speed figures superior to the rest of this six-horse field.
We move to the turf course for race eight, a five-furlong grass run for Indiana-bred three-year-olds and upward. Looking at this eight-horse field, I’m betting my money on the 2/1 second-favored Smokin Richie, ridden by veteran jockey Deshawn Parker.
This four-year-old gelding moneyed three of his four career starts, winning two.
Larry Rivelli, who has been ranked in the top 100 for wins, earnings, or both every year since 2009, trains Smokin Richie for breeder Richard Ravin and Patricia’s Hope LLC. Rivelli has put Parker in the irons for both of Smokin Ritchie’s previous wins.
Race nine is a five-furlong turf run for fillies and mares three years old and upward. I’m agreeing with the morning line here and betting on the 2/1 favorite, Lilac Lace, with Jon Kenton Court in the irons.
This three-year-old filly moneyed three of her six career starts—all three of them wins. Right after winning her initial maiden run, she placed a respectable fourth in the Adirondack Stakes (Grade II) last August.
Anthony T. Quartarolo trains Lilac Lace for owners Ron Paolucci Racing, LLC and AVQ Racing, LLC.
My Tuesday Picks for Louisiana Downs
We’re starting on the main track for race four, a 5-1/2 furlong run for Louisiana-bred three-year-olds and upward. I’m betting my two dollars on the 5/2 underdog Diablo Cat, ridden by Alexander Castillo.
This three-year-old gelding finished in the money four of his five career starts, winning one.
Owner-trainer Donald Melancon has tapped Castillo to saddle Diablo Cat for his four most recent races, including his maiden victory.
Moving to the turf for race five—a one-mile grass run for fillies and mares three years old and upward—I like the 5/1 underdog, Graygirlgo, with Emmanuel Nieves in the irons.
The top-ranked Karl Broberg trains Graygirlgo for owner Mark David Hixson.
Race six takes us back to the main track for a seven-panel sprint for three-year-olds and upward. I’m betting on the 2/1 second-favored Jack the Ripper, a French import ridden for this race by Carlos Lozada.
This four-year-old colt moneyed five of his ten career starts, winning four. More importantly, he’s won three of his four most recent races.
Karl Broberg trains Jack the Ripper for End Zone Athletics, Inc.
Tuesday Picks for Parx Racing
Let’s start with race five—a six-furlong main track sprint for three-year-olds and upward.
Despite the favorite’s significant campaigning in stakes races in 2019 and 2020, he hasn’t performed all that well this year after switching to regular allowance and claiming races, so I’m betting on the second-favored (at 5/2) Fortheluvofbourbon, ridden by top jockey Paco Lopez.
The regularly top 100-ranked Michael V. Pino trains Fortheluvofbourbon for Smart Angle LLP.
Race eight is a 1-1/8 miles main track run for three-year-olds and upward. I’m buying a win ticket on the 6/5 morning-line favorite, Glory Song, with Ruben Silvera in the irons.
This five-year-old gelding moneyed 15 of his 23 career starts, winning four, which puts him at the statistical head of the class in this seven-horse field. He’s also posted triple-digit speed figures for four of his last five races.
A top-ranked trainer for well over a decade, Jamie Ness works with Glory Song for owner-breeder Charles Lo. Ness put Ruben Silvera aboard Glory Song for his most recent win, a starter allowance run in March at Parx.
We move to the turf course for race nine—a one-miler for fillies and mares three years old and upward. I’m betting on the 2/1 morning-line favorite, Una Luna, with Paco Lopez in the irons.
This six-year-old mare finished in the money 19 of her 28 career starts, winning six.
Ranked among the top trainers in wins for the last three years, Joseph Taylor trains Una Luna for owner Robert J. Amendola.