Louisiana Downs Picks – Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Thoroughbred racing at Louisiana Downs’ continues for Tuesday, August 25, 2020, with seven maiden, claiming, and allowance matches on the schedule.
The forecast for Bossier City, Louisiana on Tuesday returns to the usual: partly cloudy skies and a 20% chance of rain, with highs in the low 90s and winds around 11 mph.
Post time for the first race on Tuesday is 3:05 PM (CDT). Now, let’s move on to my Louisiana Downs picks and betting tips.
Pick for Louisiana Downs Race 2
This is a maiden claiming race for Louisiana-bred fillies and mares three years old and upward running a distance of one mile on turf for a purse of $12,000.
My money’s on the 3/1 favorite in this race: Glitter Time, with Aubrie Green in the irons. This three-year-old filly finished in the money two of her three career starts, giving her the best record in this fledgling field.
There are a number of long shots in this race, but unfortunately, they all deserve those long odds, which makes them unworthy of even a show bet.
- Win: Glitter Time 3/1
Louisiana Downs Picks for Race 4
This is an allowance race for Louisiana-bred fillies and mares three years old and upward running a distance of 7-1/2 furlongs on turf for a purse of $23,500.
I can’t disagree with the morning line here, so I’m sticking with the 9/5 favorite: Love Bound, with Gerardo Mora aboard. This four-year-old filly moneyed five of her seven career starts, winning three of them. The field is evenly matched as far as jockeys go, so Mora should encounter nothing he can’t handle.
At 15/1, you might want to consider a show ticket on Our Amen, with Rohan Singh in the irons. This three-year-old filly moneyed two of her five career starts, winning one of them, and Singh is jockey enough to help his mount with the post position.
- Win: Love Bound 9/5
- Show: Our Amen 15/1
Pick for Louisiana Downs Race 6
This is an allowance race for three-year-olds and upwards running a distance of about 7-1/2 furlongs on turf for a purse of $20,500.
I’m sticking with the morning line’s 2/1 favorite here: Candizar, with Kevin J. Smith aboard. This four-year-old gelding finished in the money seven of his 19 career starts, winning two.
Incidentally, half of the coupled entry 1-1A is MTO (main track only), but if a late scratch or a switch to the main track bumps Candizar but keeps Peppermint Crunch, go with Peppermint Crunch, ridden by Gerardo Mora. For the record, Peppermint Crunch moneyed seven of his 17 career starts, winning three of them. If those three wins had been more recent, I’d have backed him right off.
None of the longer-odds entries are worth the risk of even a show wager.
- Win: Candizar 2/1
Today’s Horse Racing Picks for Other Tracks
I have also found some wagering opportunities for Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at the following racecourses.