Fair Grounds Race Course Betting Picks – Wednesday, February 3, 2021

| February 2, 2021 2:33 pm PDT

Fair Grounds Race Course brings us mostly claiming races with some maiden, starter, and allowance matches in the mix for Wednesday.

I review the three richest races here, but you can find Fair Grounds Race Course’s entire eight-race card for Wednesday — including horses, jockeys, trainers, morning-line odds, and wagering options — at one of our recommended online racebooks.

Read on for my Fair Grounds Race Course picks and tips for Wednesday, February 3, 2021.

Fair Grounds Race Course Pick for Race 6

This is a maiden special weight race for Louisiana-bred three-year-old fillies running a distance of about 5-1/2 furlongs on turf for a purse of $50,000.

I’m backing the 9/5 morning line favorite in this race — Shades of Truth, ridden by James Graham. This filly moneyed one of her two career starts and has shown good performance in her recent workouts.

I don’t see any longer-odds entries in this field — not even among the also-eligibles — that might pay off on a value show wager, so let’s save our money for later.

  •  Win: Shades of Truth 9/5

Fair Grounds Race Course Pick for Race 7

This is an allowance optional claiming race for Louisiana-bred fillies and mares four years old and upward running a distance of 1-1/16 miles for a purse of $56,000.

I like the second-favored (4/1) entry in this run — Sweet Blindness, with Brian J. Hernandez, Jr. in the irons. This five-year-old mare finished in the money eight of her 16 career starts, winning three.

The longest odds in this seven-horse field are 8/1, so no value show bet for this race.

  •  Win: Sweet Blindness 4/1

Fair Grounds Race Course Picks for Race 8

This is a maiden claiming race for three-year-old fillies running a distance of about 1-1/16 miles on turf for a purse of $26,000.

I’m agreeing with the morning line in this race and putting my money on the 4/1 favorite — Dramatizer, with Jose Riquelme aboard. This filly moneyed one of her four career starts and showed solid speed figures for those runs. In this field, that puts her at the head of the pay line.

And at 12/1, Faded Memories, ridden by Aubrie Green, looks like a viable show ticket investment. This filly moneyed two of her seven career starts, and in this race, another money finish could easily happen.

  •  Win: Dramatizer 4/1
  •  Show: Faded Memories 12/1

More Racing Predictions for Wednesday

Don’t forget to check out the other two tracks I reviewed for Wednesday:

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