BetAmerica’s horse racing pick of the day: July 21, Canterbury Park

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July 21st, 2020

Weekday picks and plays for Thoroughbred racing.

Tuesday, July 21

Canterbury Park Race 2: Maiden special weight (5 furlongs on turf, 6:10 p.m. ET)

#2 Cynical Girl (9-5 on the morning line) is favored after rallying to finish second over this course and distance on July 2, but with four seconds and a third from six career starts, Cynical Girl is developing the profile of a "money burner"—a talented filly, no doubt, but one seemingly reluctant to visit the winner’s circle.

# Blue Lizzy (5-2) is an appealing alternative. Conditioned by hot trainer Jose Silva (a 27% winner at Canterbury this meet), Blue Lizzy finished just a neck behind Cynical Girl on July 2 despite enduring a challenging trip in her first career start. Blue Lizzy broke slowly, rushed up along the rail, raced a bit rankly while waiting in traffic, shifted lanes looking for racing room in the homestretch, and finally rallied gamely along the inside to finish third while beaten a length for all the money.

(Skip to 2:13:35 mark to watch replay)

With a sharper break and a clean trip, Blue Lizzy can get her picture taken on Tuesday. At 5-2 a win bet is in order, and we’ll also play her on top of Cynical Girl in a cold exacta:

$20 to Win on #3 Blue Lizzy
$10 Exacta: 3 with 2
Total: $30

Good luck!