Horse Racing picks at Indiana Grand for Tuesday, June 22: They don't want Smokin Richie's smoke

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There is plenty of great horse racing action to look forward to across America on Tuesday, including at Indiana Grand race track. Here are three runners whom we think look to be a class above the opposition in their respective races. Let’s dive in and take a look at some potentially lucrative plays.

5:00 pm Indiana Grand (Race 6) – Smokin Richie -125

 This son of Awesome of Course has made a brilliant start to his career, winning on debut at Indiana Grand back in May. He was a non-stayer over six furlongs on allowance debut, but he made amends back down in trip last time, finishing a clear second to a smart rival in today’s allowance grade. There are no such rivals in his way on this occasion and he sets a daunting form standard for the in-form Larry Rivelli stable.

6:02 pm Indiana Grand (Race 8) – Rapa Nui +1200

 A son of Silver Mountain, he fell out of the gates on his Mahoning Valley debut earlier this year and found the sprinting trip far too sharp. He was a far different proposition when stretched out to the mile last time, however, finishing a promising second after making belated ground in the lane. He takes a drop in grade for today’s assignment and drawn well in gate three, he’ll be making his presence felt at bigger odds.

6:33 pm Indiana Grand (Race 9) – I Will Stand +200

 Ron Moquett’s charge has been in brilliant form this year, winning a starter allowance contest at Oaklawn Park back in March. Two subsequent starts have seen him finish second at both Churchill Downs and Indiana Grand in starter optional claiming company, beaten just a nose on the latter occasion. A three-time course winner, he’s a regular at Indiana Grand and that experience will be crucial. He’ll get the perfect trip behind the leaders and should prove tough to beat under Marcelino Pedroza.

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