Louisiana Downs Picks – Tuesday, September 15, 2020

By Domingo Rosa in Horse Racing
| September 15, 2020 12:38 am PDT

Louisiana Downs continues to feature mostly claiming races—with a couple of maiden matches for variety—for Tuesday’s eight-race card.

While I cover the three richest races at Louisiana Downs today, you can always find their full list of races, along with entries, jockeys, and wagering options, at our recommended horse racing betting sites.

Read on for my predictions, picks, and tips for Louisiana Downs for Tuesday, September 15, 2020.

Selection for Louisiana Downs Race 2

This is a claiming race for Louisiana-bred fillies and mares three years old and upward running a distance of about one mile on turf for a purse of $13,000.

I’m going with the morning line’s second choice (7/2) here—Quiet Barbara, with Carlos Lozada in the irons. This four-year-old filly moneyed four of her six career starts, winning one.

Plenty of longshots in this race, but I find none that could finish in the money with this field. I even checked out the longshots in the also-eligibles, but they are likewise unimpressive. So, we keep our longshot money in our pockets which we will call a win.

  • Win: Quiet Barbara 7/2

Selection for Louisiana Downs Race 6

This is a maiden special weight race for three-year-olds and upward running a distance of six furlongs for a purse of $19,500.

I don’t think this race is as close as the morning line odds on the top four contenders seem to suggest, and in any case, I’m backing the 4/1 favorite—Chicken Hawk, ridden by Carlos Lozada. This three-year-old colt moneyed five of his seven career starts. For comparison, his nearest competitor, Expensive, with Joel Dominguez aboard, moneyed once in his four career starts.

I worked from the 30/1 longshots down to the 15/1 contenders and found nothing to indicate a money finish from any of them.

  • Win: Chicken Hawk 4/1

Selections for Louisiana Downs Race 7

This is an allowance race for Louisiana-bred three-year-olds and upward running a distance of about 7-1/2 furlongs on turf for a purse of $23,500.

I’m sticking with the morning line’s 5/2 favorite in this race—War Count, with Carlos Lozada aboard. Yes, apparently, Lozada gets to ride all the winners today. Be that as it may, this five-year-old gelding speaks for himself with a record of 12 money finishes in 16 career starts, three of those wins.

If War Count is scratched or otherwise withdrawn from the race, and the also-eligible Venn, ridden by top jockey Diego Saenz, joins the battle, then bet him to win. This four-year-old gelding finished in the money seven of his nine starts, winning one. With Saenz aboard, he’s likely to put another mark in his win column.

At 20/1, Donna’s Court—with Alexander Castillo in the irons—is a value show bet. This five-year-old gelding moneyed 19 of his 37 career starts, winning three of them.

  • Win: War Count 5/2
  • Show: Donna’s Court 20/1

My Other Horse Racing Picks for Tuesday

Louisiana Downs had some solid underdogs and even a longshot for us today, and there are more surprises at the other two tracks I detailed for Tuesday’s wagering tips:

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