Lone Star Park Horse Racing Picks for Tuesday 6/23/20
With most of the sports world on pause, it's a great time to dive into horse racing, and FanDuel Racing gives you the chance to do just that.
Starting at 2:35 p.m. EST today, we have nine races at Lone Star Park. Using our projections as a guide, here's a look at some of the best bets.
As always, keep an eye out for scratches and changes.
(I will be referencing Equibase's Speed Figure, which tells you how fast a horse has been running in each of its races -- adjusted for track, distances, and conditions)
Creative Plan, Race 5 (4:43 PM)
FD Racing Odds: 7/2
I like Creative Plan to win the first of four allowance events here at Lone Star today. The gelding has raced three times in his career, posting speed figures of 68, 71, and 87 in those three efforts, in that order. That's a trend to like. His most recent outing was a late February win by more than three lengths. He'll be ridden by jockey David Cabrera, who is second in earnings at this track in 2020.
Speaking of jockeys, Instafamous (4/1) will have Stewart Elliott, who leads all his peers in purse this year. The colt is coming off a fifth-place finish among much superior competition 20 days ago, though he did achieve a figure of 86. His recent outings have been so-so. When we last saw current betting favorite Robinson (3/1), he was placing first with a figure of 85 in a mid-February effort. His workouts at Lone Star since mid-May have left a bit to be desired. El Supremo (20/1) is a longshot who could surprise.
Mimi's Song, Race 7 (5:45 PM)
FD Racing Odds: 6/1
Prior to a four-month break, Mimi's Song had shown excellent form. The filly had won three of her previous five races, including a January 3rd victory, where she posted a figure of 83 -- elite for this field. Her recent outings at Lone Star have her looking like a potential winner.
Miss Yachty (3/1) saw her career begin with an impressive speed of 74, but has since dwindled. Her efforts here in June indicates that she might have reversed her form. Betting favorite Empressive Reward (9/5) is coming off a superb win at Sam Houston in March and should be well in the mix. Ruby Does Sparkle (8/1) is a modest performer with the best jockey in the field.
Brave Nation, Race 8 (6:15 PM)
FD Racing Odds: 3/1
When we had last seen Brave Nation, he had posted three consecutive speed figures in the triple-digits. Though none of those efforts resulted in wins, this field won't be quite as difficult to beat. He has had multiple eye-popping workouts at Lone Star over the last 30+ days, and he'll be jockeyed by Ramon Vazquez, who has the highest winning percentage here in 2020.
Lamartine (4/1) will be ridden by Stewart Elliott, so he must garner consideration. His form was trending in the wrong direction prior to a five-month hiatus, but her recent outings here indicate that it's in the past. Our model's pick, Drifting West (12/1), is coming off back-to-back speeds of 97 and should be thereabouts. Pacific Typhoon (15/1) is a four-time winner here and should not be overlooked. Budro Talking (6/1) and jockey David Cabrera also have a shot.
Baozun, Race 9 (6:45 PM)
FD Racing Odds: 9/2
Baozun is numberFire's pick to place third, but I like his odds. The gelding has won four of his last six races, including an outing with a figure of 83 in early March. He's shown solid form and will be jockeyed by the aforementioned Ramon Vazquez.
Our model's pick, Silver Luke Silver (6/1), is fresh off a win at Will Rogers a month ago and could place well. His jockey hasn't had great success here this year. Tommytoshort (8/1) hasn't placed below third or posted a figure under 72 in five consecutive races. He'll have David Cabrera on board. True Saint (3/1) is the betting favorite after a great showing in a third-place finish here a month ago. The gelding should be well in the mix. Despite being a more modest performer, Little Mark (12/1) and jockey Stewart Elliott could very surprise.