Delta Downs Horse Racing Picks for Thursday, January 26, 2023

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) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Princess Trina 1.80 1 2-1
3 3 Rose Crown 5.00 2.9 5-1
7 7 Finnleys Encore 4.50 3.4 6-1
5 5 Cold Hearted Wench 10.00 4.2 8-1
6 6 Hurricane Tizway 3.50 5 10-1
4 4 Malartach 8.00 5.5 10-1
2 2 Be a Bandit 8.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Anime Day 1.80 1 2-1
1 1 Bri 4.50 1.6 3-1
3 3 Miss Wow Wow 6.00 2.3 4-1
6 6 Vancouver Snow 6.00 6.2 12-1
5 5 Saratoga Karen 8.00 6.4 12-1
4 4 Lumberjack Empire 10.00 6.8 13-1
7 7 I Love You More 3.50 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Make Your Destiny 1.80 1 2-1
5 5 Snakebit 2.00 4.4 8-1
3 3 St Pierre 8.00 4.7 9-1
2 2 One More Sleep 4.00 4.8 9-1
6 6 Knight of Honor 10.00 5.4 10-1
4 4 Astrology Wonowon 6.00 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Wendy Wilecat 1.60 1 2-1
5 5 Twn Ms Midship 3.00 1.6 3-1
3 3 Apriority Magic 5.00 1.9 4-1
2 2 Say What 4.00 3.8 7-1
6 6 Brave Ollie 8.00 4.5 9-1
1 1 Mydealoftheday 8.00 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 3 Greeley’s Dealer 3.50 1 2-1
1A 10 Sarcastic Tone 2.50 1.3 3-1
1 6 Smarty Grimes 2.50 1.5 3-1
8 8 Humphrey 8.00 2.2 4-1
3 2 Holding Fast 12.00 4.5 9-1
6 5 Outlaw X. 6.00 5.2 10-1
5 4 Meditate 5.00 6.1 11-1
2 1 Summer Appeal 10.00 7.9 15-1
7 7 Corvette Spirit 12.00 8.8 17-1
9 9 Dealin’ Stelen 8.00 10 19-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 1 Little Puck 1.80 1 2-1
7 8 Russet Moon 3.00 1.7 3-1
4 4 Razz 5.00 1.7 3-1
3 2 Exotic Gentleman 10.00 3.3 6-1
5 5 Cajun Carlos 6.00 3.5 7-1
1 3 Macer the Racer 4.50 3.8 7-1
6 7 G E H Giants Way 15.00 5.2 10-1
1A 6 Young o’ Daine 4.50 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 7 (Starter Optional Claiming) – Starter Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Clear Humor 2.00 1 2-1
1 1 Lovethatcause 4.00 2.5 5-1
5 5 Midnight Nightmare 6.00 2.9 5-1
4 4 Jazzy Justin 3.00 4.5 9-1
2 2 Crimson Storm 8.00 4.7 9-1
3 3 Far Beyond 8.00 6.3 12-1
6 6 Hostile Afleet 10.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 8 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Anotherinthefire 3.50 1 2-1
2 2 Philly Wins 6.00 1.4 3-1
9 9 Jersey Hottie 2.00 1.6 3-1
4 4 Kellys the Boss 12.00 3.3 6-1
3 3 Kind Ways 8.00 3.6 7-1
5 5 Aphrodites Revenge 5.00 3.9 7-1
6 6 Cajun Shots 15.00 7.2 14-1
7 7 Dixie Loving 10.00 7.9 15-1
8 8 Missgreeley’ssong 15.00 9 17-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Pinching Pennies 12.00 1 2-1
4 4 Cozzolani 6.00 1 2-1
8 8 Big Touch 8.00 2.1 4-1
5 5 Pure Pam Demonium 3.00 3.6 7-1
1 1 Creek Rain 5.00 4.5 8-1
7 7 Grace’s Soldier 15.00 4.5 9-1
6 6 Sunny and Clear 15.00 6 11-1
3 3 Broadway Pearl 4.50 8 15-1
10 10 Paynt the Moon 8.00 9.6 18-1
9 9 Abbey Cakes 8.00 10 19-1

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Keep up to date on late scratches and other changes – those are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides┬áno warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk.