The GQ Approach – Pimlico May 13

by | May 13, 2018 | Breaking, Handicapping, Maryland, MD Racing | 0 comments

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The GQ Approach features full-card selections from Pimlico for the live spring racing meet, Post Time 1:10pm EDT including a daily Best Bet, Longshot Play, and multi-race wagers — including the 20 cent Rainbow Pick-6, 50 cent Early and Late Pick-5s, as well as Pick-4s and rolling Doubles, Pick-3s and the Super High-5.

Today's Carryovers
  • Rainbow Pick 6: none
  • Super High 5: $720.62
  • Late Pick 5: none
GQ's Handicapping Tip of the Day
Exits a “Key” Race - A “key” race is one where two or more horses came back to win in their next race, and horses coming out of the races often ran better than the figs might suggest.
Best Bet of the Day
Race 2 / #1 – Roman Officer (8-5)
Longshot Play of the Day
Race 4 /#9 – Towson (12-1)
Multi-race Wagers
  • Race 1 – $2 Double  1, 2, 5  w/ 1 ($6)
  • Race 3 – 50 cent Pick-3  3, 5, 6 w/ 2, 6, 9 w/ 2, 4, 5 ($13.50)
  • Race 9 – $2 Double  5  w/ 8, 13 ($4)

Analysis

  • Weather: Partly Cloudy with showers; highs in the mid-60s
  • Scheduled turf races: 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th, 10th
  • Projected track conditions: Main – FAST / Turf – OFF  

First Race Post Time 1:10pm EDT

Race 1

  1. #2 – Moonspell (5-2): No analysis for today’s Mother’s Day card…
  2. #5 – Dionysus (7-2): I’m spending it with a very special person, my Mom,
  3. #7 – Off Road (2-1): and wishing all the Moms out there the happiest of Mother’s Days!

Race 2 is OFF THE TURF

  1. #1 – Roman Officer (8-5) *** BEST BET ***             
  2. #4 – Make My Saturday (12-1)
  3. #6 – Phil’s Cocktail (9-2)

Race 3

  1. #5 – Raven Rush (4-1)
  2. #3 – Punch Nephew (8-5)
  3. #6 – Bungalow (6-1)

Race 4 is OFF THE TURF

  1. #9 – Towson (12-1) $$$ LONGSHOT $$$
  2. #2 – Unlucky Hillary (5-2)
  3. #6 – Hey Mabel (6-1)

Race 5

  1. #5 – Tequila Hero (3-1)
  2. #2 – Photogenic (6-1)
  3. #4 – Mid Ocean (9-2)

Race 6 is OFF THE TURF

  1. #9 – Wild Dreams (5-2)
  2. #10 – Hunger (10-1)
  3. #4 – Gaelic Man (6-1)

Race 7

  1. #2 – Pistol Posse (6-1)
  2. #3 – Pomeroy’s Package (5-1)
  3. #7 – Silver Cowboy (5-2)

Race 8 is OFF THE TURF

  1. #11 – Far From Awesome (8-1)
  2. #2 – Puturseatbelton (3-1)
  3. #5 – Midnight Punk (6-1)

Race 9

  1. #5 – Mo Smart (2-5)
  2. #4 – Maya Malibu (6-1)
  3. #1 – Lady by Choice (6-1)

Race 10 is OFF THE TURF

  1.  #8 – Zeke the Streak (9-2)
  2.  #13 – Stomp Dance (3-1)
  3.  #15 – Zap Cat (9-5)

YESTERDAY’S NEWS  

  • On Saturday May 12th at Pimlico had just 3 winners from the 10-race card (No Top Selections) having $2 WIN pay-offs of $14.20 (4th race), $8.20 (7th) and $5.80 (9th). Top Selections are 155 for 544 (28.49%). In 2017, Top Selections went 340 for 1,197 (28.40%).
  • BEST BET of the Day (57:15-12-8; in 2017 119: 39-25-19) Slaimy (4th race: 9-2 M/L; 7-2 PT) three to four wide chasing the pace, faded and finished eighth.
  • LONGSHOT PLAY of the Day (55:6-13-7; in 2017 107: 18-13-15) True Egyptian (8th race: 8-1 M/L; 8-1 PT) cleared nearing the three-quarter pole, set a slow and rated pace inside, dug in when joined near the far turn, dueled from the three eighths to mid-stretch and kept trying to the finish, missing the runner-up spot by a neck to return $5.00 to SHOW.

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