Flat Out Beautiful hoping to pop Irish Cork

It's a rather sparse racing schedule this Tuesday, with all eyes looking for Essential Quality this weekend...

There are five tracks offering live racing sessions on Tuesday.

Parx Racing, located outside Philadelphia, has a 10-race card beginning at 12:25pm EST. Purses for the session total over $204,000, the highest for any track on Tuesday.

The highlight of the day is the ninth race and is open for horses four years old and up. They will run a mile and 70 yards, and it carries the biggest purse of the card at $41,000. The morning line favorite at 3/1 is Flat Out Beautiful, who will be starting from the second post position. Irish Cork, racing from the third position, will open the betting at 7/2.

Mahoning Valley in Youngstown, Ohio, has an eight race card with $183,000 in purses. Post time for the first race is 12:45pm EST. The fifth race is a one-mile allowance for fillies and mares three years old and up. It offers the biggest purse of the session at $30,500, while two other races have $29,000 purses.

The morning-line favorite in the nine-horse field at 5/2 is Best of You in the third post position. Kist at 4/1 will have to make up some ground coming from the ninth position. At 9/2 is Biscayne Bay with the fourth post position.

Delta Downs in Vinton, Louisiana, has nine races starting at 12:55pm CST. Purses will total a relatively light $144,000, with race eight offering $36,000. The five-furlong allowance race with eight horses in the field is for four year olds and up. The favorite at 9/5 is Alterna in post position three followed by Reach the Circle at 3/1, starting outside in position seven.

The only two turf races of the day will be run at Turf Paradise in Phoenix. The other seven will be on the one-mile dirt track, with the purses totaling $101,000 for the day. Racing starts at 12:30pm MST under what are usually cloudless desert skies.

Race #6 is a one-mile allowance race on the dirt open to four year olds and up with a purse of $16,500. Of the nine horses in the field, Dopo Lavoro is the clear morning line favorite at 2/1, breaking from post position three. At 4/1 is Bull Hollow in position seven, followed by Blaisin' Eamon at 5/1 in the sixth position.

At Bossier City's Louisiana Downs, its Quarter Horse meet is currently in session. Tuesday's card has seven races scheduled, ranging from 220 to 870 yards. Purses will total $64,300 with $15,000 available in the sixth race.

The 330-yard allowance race is open to three year olds and up with a field of seven. Coming in with odds of 9/5 is Rf Fast Dash N Blue in the sixth position. At 4/1 are Escandalo in position five and Heza Lawman starting on the far outside.

Big fun over the weekend

For the action this weekend, which begins on Friday, Godolphin's horse Essential Quality, who has won an Eclipse Award, was made 8/1 morning line favorite. This is alongside CHC Inc. and WinStar Farm's Life is Good. These are part of Pool 3 in the Kentucky Derby Future Wager.