Best Horse Racing Bets for Wednesday, October 13, 2021

| October 13, 2021 6:29 am PDT

All three of the tracks selected for my Wednesday racing picks — Delta Downs, Keeneland Racecourse, and Parx Racing — yielded up most morning-line favorites that actually look to visit the winner’s circle.

Of course, I do tout a few underdog moneymakers, including a nudge in the direction of a fifth-favored (at 8/1) sleeper in the Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland.

One last thing before we cannonball into my Wednesday picks: You can always find the full race-cards for my selected tracks at our top horseracing wagering sites.

Good luck!

Wednesday’s Picks for Delta Downs

We’re on the main track for race one, a five-furlong claiming run for Louisiana-bred three-year-olds and upward. I’m betting on the second-favored (at 7/2) Allthewaywithtaye, ridden by top jockey Diego Saenz.

While the favorite, Mr. Production, has a very slight edge in terms of starts/money finishes, Allthewaywithtaye has the slightest edge with wins/starts. For the record, this six-year-old gelding moneyed 14 of his 25 career starts, winning ten.

Alex De Beauville trains Allthewaywithtaye for owner Michael J. Annechino.

Race six is a one-mile allowance run for Louisiana-bred three-year-old’s and upward. My money’s on the 5/1 third-favored That’s D ‘cat, with Joe Stokes in the irons.

This six-year-old gelding finished in the money 27 of his 52 career starts, winning ten. He comes to this race after leaving a three-win comet trail at Evangeline Downs. In this 12-horse field, he’ll do.

That’s D ‘cat is trained by owner Dale White, Sr. White tapped Stokes to saddle That’s D ‘cat for his most recent win.

Race eight is a five-panel allowance run for fillies and mare three years old and upward.

I’m betting my two dollars on one of the fourth-favored entries (there are two at 6/1 in this race): Kela’s Turn, ridden by veteran jockey Alex Birzer.

This three-year-old filly had eight money finishes in her nine career starts, winning five, including the Bob Bryant Stakes (Black Type) in May and the Hawkeyes Handicap (Black Type) in August — both at Prairie Meadows.

Henry Guillory, Jr. trains Kela’s Turn for owner-breeder Loretta McClintock. Incidentally, jockey Alex Birxer is having a very successful 2021.

My Wednesday Picks for Keeneland Racecourse

Let’s start on the turf course with race four, a 1-1/2 miles allowance run for fillies and mares three years old and upward.

I’m calling this one for the second half of the 5/2 favorite coupled entries, Undisturbed, ridden by Chris Landeros.

This four-year-old filly had a slow start, finishing in the money three times in ten career starts, with two wins. But her 2021 record tells a much better story.

Three money finishes in five starts, two of them wins. While that still might not be particularly noteworthy, it puts her well ahead of the rest of this ten-horse field.

Ian R. Wilkes trains Undisturbed for owners T. Lawrence Jett and Ann Jett. Wilkes put Landeros in the irons for both of Undisturbed’s victories.

Race six is a one-mile allowance run on the turf course for fillies and mares three years old and upward. I’m backing the 3/1 morning-line favorite, Empress Eleanor, with James Graham aboard.

This four-year-old filly moneyed five of her seven career starts, winning two. She regularly posts high speed figures, occasionally spiking into the triple digits. She’ll do.

Ignacio Correas, IV trains Empress Eleanor for Merriebelle Stable LLC. Correas tapped Graham to saddle Empress Eleanor for her most recent win, an allowance race at Keeneland in April.

Race eight is the Jessamine Stakes (Grade II), a $200,000 purse, 1-1/16 miles race on the turf for two-year-old fillies.

It also happens to be the final “win and you’re in” qualifier for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, part of the Breeders’ Cup Championship Series next month.

As much as I’d like to tout a longshot here, this race belongs to the 5/2 morning-line favorite, Turnerloose, ridden by top jockey Florent Geroux.

This filly won both of her career starts, including her maiden at Ellis Park in July and the Aristocrat Juvenile Fillies Stakes (Listed) at Kentucky Downs last month.

Breeders’ Cup veteran Brad H. Cox trains Turnerloose for owners Ike and Dwan Thrash. Cox put Geroux in the irons for both of her victories.

Incidentally, there is another horse in the Jessamine Stakes with that same undefeated record: the 8/1 underdog Diamond Wow, jockeyed by Mike E. Smith.

She broke her maiden in August and crossed the wire first at September’s Our Dear Peggy Stakes (Black Type), both at Gulfstream Park. You may want to consider a safety wager.

Wednesday’s Picks for Parx Racing

We’re on the turf for race seven, a five-furlong allowance run for Pennsylvania-bred three-year-olds and upward.

I’m going with the least-worst of this unimpressive 13-horse field, the fourth-favored (at 6/1) Eleazar, ridden by Ruben Silvera.

With only two career starts, it’s hard to look particularly bad, and Eleazar won her initial maiden attempt in June at Delaware Park, then went on to finish fourth in a six-panel allowance race last month here at Parx.

For comparison’s sake, the morning-line’s turf favorite, Successful Cure, moneyed 12 of her 19 career starts, winning three.

Top-ranked Jamie Ness trains Eleazar for Runnymoore Racing, LLC.

Let’s head back to the main track for race eight, a 6-1/2-furlong allowance optional claiming run for two-year-olds that have never won two races.

I agree with the morning-line and I’m buying a win ticket on the 2/1 favorite, Practical Coach, with top jockey Frankie Pennington aboard.

In two career starts, this colt broke his maiden at Parx in August, then finished third in the Smoke Glacken Stakes (Black Type) at Monmouth Park in September. That record puts him far and away in the statistical lead in this seven-horse field.

Robert E. Reid, Jr. trains Practical Coach for owners Cash is King LLC and LC Racing.

Race nine is a 6-1/2-furlong allowance optional claiming race on the main track for fillies and mares three years old and upward that have never won two races.

Again, I must agree with the morning line and bet on the 9/5 favorite, Vino Y Queso, piloted by top jockey Paco Lopez.

This filly moneyed all three of her career starts, winning one. She finished in the money for both of her first two maiden attempts late last year, then graduated with a win just last month. Paco Lopez was aboard for that victory.

Longtime racing veteran Guadalupe Preciado trains Vino Y Queso for owner Nicholas Cammarano, Jr.

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