Best Horse Racing Bets for Wednesday, June 9, 2021

| June 9, 2021 6:03 am PDT

I found some good betting opportunities at all three of the tracks I chose for Wednesday’s picks: Evangeline Downs, Indiana Grand Race Course, and Thistledown Racino. While I did have to call a few races for the morning-line favorites, there was plenty of beefier ROI to go around.

Don’t forget that you can review all the races at each track with a visit to one of our recommended online racebooks.

Good luck!

My Wednesday Picks for Evangeline Downs

Starting with race two, a five-furlong main track run for Louisiana-bred three-year-olds and upward, I’m betting on the second-favored (at 2/1) Palace Wind, a three-year-old colt trained by Kenneth Westlye for owner George Santis.

Palace Wind finished in the money for three of his career starts, winning one. His speed figures are competitive, and his recent workout times are very convincing.

Westlye has tapped Wallynette Rodriguez to saddle Palace Wind for this race.

For race four—a six-furlong main track sprint for Louisiana-bred three-year-olds and upward—I’m backing the third-favored (at 4/1) Faith’s Raceday, ridden by Casey Fusilier.

This four-year-old gelding moneyed six of his nine career starts, winning one, which puts him in the statistical lead in this seven-horse field.

Owner/trainer Raymond Prejean has tried several jockeys aboard Faith’s Raceday, with Marcelino Pedroza responsible for his maiden victory in February at Fair Grounds Race Course. This will be Fusilier’s first start aboard Faith’s Raceday.

We’re switching to the turf for race seven—a one-mile grass run for three-year-olds and upward. There are two sets of coupled entries in this race, with Timothy Thornton listed aboard the 1/1A pair (the morning line’s favorite at 2/1).

My money is on Thornton’s mount—as long as that horse is Astounding. The other half of trainer Karl Broberg’s coupled entry, Creative Plan, doesn’t have a record suggesting he might emerge victorious in this race.

But the nine-year-old Astounding does: He moneyed 17 of his 28 career starts, winning six, putting himself far ahead of his competition in this nine-horse field.

However, if Thornton isn’t aboard Astounding, your best bet is the fourth-favored (at 5/1) Much Class.

This six-year-old gelding finished in the money for 19 of his 36 career starts, winning eight. Veteran trainer Sturges J. Ducoing has Roberto Morales in the irons for this run.

Wednesday Picks for Indiana Grand Race Course

We start with race four at Indiana Grand—a six-panel main track run for Indiana-sired and bred three-year-olds and upward. I have to agree with the morning line here and bet on the 2/1 favorite, Sky Judge.

This three-year-old gelding moneyed three of his eight career starts, winning two.

This puts him at the head of the class among this ten-horse field.

Trained by Merrill C. Roberts for owner Indy Dancer’s Training Center, Sky Judge will be piloted for this run by Orlando Mojica, who rode Sky Judge to both of his earlier victories.

Race six is the ungraded Shelby County Stakes—a six-furlong main track race for Indiana-sired fillies and mares three years old and upward.

My money is on the second-favored (at 3/1) Hungarian Princess.

This three-year-old filly finished in the money six of her seven career starts, winning four—including the City of Anderson Stakes (Black Type) in September and the Indiana Stallion Fillies Stakes (Black Type) in October.

Kim Hammond trains Hungarian Princess for owner/breeder Swifty Farms Inc.

Hammond has put jockey, Samuel E. Bermudez, in the irons for every one of Hungarian Princess’s starts, and this one is no exception.

Race eight is another stakes run—in this case, the William Henry Harrison Stakes (Black Type), a six-furlong main track run for Indiana-sired three-year-olds and upward.

This race is 6/5 morning-line favorite Double Tuff’s to lose. The eight-year-old gelding has finished in the money for 20 of his 27 career starts, winning nine, including his three most recent—an allowance race, plus last year’s William Henry Harrison Stakes and the Brickyard Stakes (Black Type). His speed figures are as impressive as you would imagine them to be.

Kim Hammond trains Double Tuff for Willowbrook Stables, Ltd. (Neiman) and Jerry Carden. Hammond has tapped Jesus Lopez Castanon to fill the irons for this run. Castanon rode Double Tuff for his three most recent wins.

Wednesday’s Picks for Thistledown Racino

In race five—a one-mile main track run for fillies and mares three years old and upward—I’m betting on the 5/2 morning line favorite, My Bets, ridden by Ronald Dale Allen, Jr.

My Bets, a four-year-old filly, moneyed six of her eight career starts, winning two.

Multiple graded stakes winner Philip A. Sims trains My Bets for owners William D. Fishback, Sarah Fishback, and Leslie Cutchins. Sims also had Allen aboard for My Bets most recent win.

In race six—a 5-1/2 furlong main track run for Ohio-bred fillies and mares three years old and upward—I’m betting on the second-favored (5/2) Sammy’s Sister.

This three-year-old filly moneyed six of her seven career starts, winning two.

Her most recent win was the Glacial Princess Stakes at Mahoning Valley Race Course back in November.

Jeffrey A. Radosevich trains Sammy’s Sister for owner Samuel Klein, Jr. Radosevich has veteran jockey Jose Bracho aboard for this run.

Race seven is a one-mile main track run for Ohio-bred three-year-olds and upward. I’m calling this one for the 5/2 morning line favorite Reinvestedinterest.

This four-year-old gelding finished in the money for six of his eight career starts, winning two. His money finishes include a third in the Hoover Stakes (Black Type) at Belterra Park last July, a second at Thistledown last August in the Best of Ohio Cleveland Kindergarten Stakes (Black Type), and a third in October in the Juvenile Stakes (Black Type) at Mahoning Valley Race Course.

Silvano M. Gonzalez trains Reinvestedinterest for owner Charlie J. Williams LLC. Gonzales has tapped Jose A. Bracho for this run.

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