Delta Downs Picks – Wednesday, January 6, 2021
Wednesday at Delta Downs features a full range of maiden and allowance matches with a particular emphasis on bread-and-butter claiming races.
I’m reviewing the three richest races at Delta Downs for Wednesday, but you can find their entire nine-race card — including horses, jockeys, morning-line odds, and betting options — at one of our top online racebooks.
Read on for my Delta Downs picks and betting tips for Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
Pick for Race 1 at Delta Downs
This is a maiden special weight race for fillies and mares four years old and upward running a distance of 7-1/2 furlongs for a purse of $30,000.
I have to agree with the morning line in this race, so my money is on the 9/5 favorite — Into Victory, with Ry Eikleberry in the irons. This four-year-old filly finished in the money four of her eight career starts. Additionally, she’s been achieving higher speed scores than the rest of the field.
There are plenty of long-odds entries in this ten-horse run, including a couple of 20/1 longshots, but I see no indication from any of them that they’re going to see a payday at this particular finish line, so let’s save our long money.
- Win: Into Victory 9/5
Picks for Race 2 at Delta Downs
This is an allowance race for three-year-old fillies running a distance of five furlongs for a purse of $31,000.
I’m going with the second-favored (3/1) entry here — Reason Why, with Diego Saenz aboard. This filly won her single career start, breaking her maiden her first time out at Delta Downs.
At 20/1, Mamas Gone Crazy, ridden by Kevin J. Smith, looks like a good value show wager here. This filly moneyed two of her five career starts, breaking her maiden at Evangeline Downs in June 2020 and pulling a third place there in the D. S. Shine Young Futurity (Black Type) in August 2020.
- Win: Reason Why 3/1
- Show: Mamas Gone Crazy 20/1
Picks for Race 8 at Delta Downs
This is an allowance race for Louisiana-bred four-year-olds and upward running a distance of five furlongs for a purse of $36,000.
While the morning line favorite’s jockey is certainly the winningest jockey in this race, my bet is on the better horse: the third-favored (5/1) entry — Broadway Jones, ridden by Joel Dominguez. This four-year-old gelding moneyed nine of his 13 career starts, winning three.
At 15/1, Tactical Priority, with Ashley Broussard aboard, looks good for a value show wager. This four-year-old gelding finished in the money four of his eight career starts, winning three.
- Win: Broadway Jones 5/1
- Show: Tactical Priority 15/1
More Horse Racing Picks for Wednesday
Delta Downs came through for us today, and I found even more solid bets at the other two tracks I reviewed for Wednesday: