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Fair Grounds Horse Racing Picks for Friday, January 8, 2021

January 8, 2021 Fair Grounds Horse Racing Picks.


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Below is a table for each race of the day. The table is ordered by our algorythmically calculated expected order of finish. Our program takes into account past performances, workout times, speed ratings, recency, and breeder/jockey data amoung other data points.

Using the “Expected” column, the lower number is better. When there is a clear lowest value, we like that horse best to win. In situations where many horses share low numbers, we like those horses equally well. If no horse is under 3, the results are less clear to us and bettors should examine the race more closely.

Using the “Value” column, we present the minimum payout we would recommend betting the particular horse. Look for higher-paying odds than those listed if you like that horse.

Scratches are notated and will be updated as available.

RACE NUMBER 1 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Shilah Baby 2.00 1.8 3-1
5 5 Southern Dudette 4.00 3.5 7-1
7 7 Altered Dream 5.00 3.5 7-1
6 6 Sworn Silence 3.50 3.7 7-1
2 2 Much About It 6.00 4.4 8-1
4 4 Kenai Cool 12.00 4.9 9-1
3 3 Melody Rose 10.00 5.4 10-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 4 Gold Account 4.50 3.6 7-1
3 2 Dreaming of Carats 4.50 4 7-1
5 3 Pharaoh’s Kitten 8.00 4.3 8-1
8 5 My Sugar Town 8.00 4.9 9-1
9 6 O’Connor 15.00 5.4 10-1
1 1 Bayandbunny 20.00 5.8 11-1
2 2 Just Gun It 15.00 SCRATCH
4 4 Fiat Lux 4.00 SCRATCH
7 7 News Break 1.40 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Dictator 1.60 2 4-1
2 2 Bye Bye Shanghai 3.50 2.4 4-1
5 5 Half Trick 4.50 3.2 6-1
3 3 Citali 5.00 3.8 7-1
4 4 River Evangelist 10.00 5.6 11-1
7 6 Gato Americano 8.00 5.6 11-1
6 6 Call the Colonel 8.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 4 (Allowance Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 3 Greeley Went West 6.00 3.3 6-1
3 2 War Count 6.00 3.3 6-1
6 4 Im a Cowboy Too 5.00 3.4 6-1
8 6 Kingdom Way 8.00 5 10-1
2 1 Musical Man 12.00 5.1 10-1
7 5 Cabo’s Rumor 12.00 5.8 11-1
1 1 Mr. Four Sevens 10.00 SCRATCH
5 5 Extra Mile 3.00 SCRATCH
9 9 Papa’s Boy 3.50 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 5 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 4 Watrugonnadokaren 3.00 1.1 2-1
2 2 Talented Tapper 5.00 2.7 5-1
7 8 Katie’s Karat 3.50 2.8 5-1
6 7 Mad Tabby 4.00 3 6-1
1 1 Business Lady 6.00 3.1 6-1
1A 3 Wave of Goodness 6.00 3.5 7-1
5 6 Baby Maybe 8.00 4.1 8-1
8 9 Blue Xchange 12.00 4.8 9-1
4 5 My Little Guera 20.00 5.9 11-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Allowance Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1A 3 Aiken to Be 5.00 4 8-1
7 4 Yes It’s Ginger 6.00 4 8-1
6 2 Sterling Miss 4.50 5 10-1
5 1 Lillie Dell 6.00 5.9 11-1
2B 5 Haynesfest 10.00 6.1 11-1
1 5 Luvin Bullies 5.00 SCRATCH
2 7 Perfect Reins 10.00 SCRATCH
3 1 Whimsical Muse 3.00 SCRATCH
4 2 Originator 2.50 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 7 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 5 Railman 4.00 2.6 5-1
1A 6 Deanos Cape 8.00 3.1 6-1
10 10 Blueridge Mountain 2.50 3.2 6-1
8 8 Can Imagine 8.00 4 8-1
2 1 Populist 8.00 4.2 8-1
5 4 Money Biz 4.50 4.3 8-1
4 3 Jackfruit 12.00 5.3 10-1
3 2 Oso Negro 12.00 5.9 11-1
7 7 Good Clean Fun 12.00 6 11-1
9 9 Jazz It Up 20.00 6.9 13-1
1 4 Da Gold Room 8.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 8 (Maiden Special Weight)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
9 6 Powder River 4.00 2.1 4-1
1 1 It’s Mine 3.00 2.2 4-1
3 2 Ceant 3.50 2.9 6-1
4 3 Sail On Ellen 5.00 3.3 6-1
5 4 Red Hot Babe 12.00 5.1 10-1
7 5 Beautiful Bella 10.00 5.6 11-1
2 2 Chick Be Quick 4.50 SCRATCH
6 6 Slime Queen 6.00 SCRATCH
8 8 Cloud Ten 6.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 9 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 5 Lucky Artie 3.00 1.2 2-1
5 4 Miss Underrated 3.50 2.1 4-1
8 6 Catcake 4.50 2.3 4-1
2 2 Ezee Enough 6.00 3.1 6-1
1 1 Somekindawicked 6.00 3.9 7-1
4 4 Goodnight Gracie 8.00 SCRATCH
3 3 Say Yes Again 15.00 4.7 9-1
7 7 Smart Pegasus 5.00 SCRATCH

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Keep up to date on late scratches and other changes Рthose are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides no warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk.

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