The GQ Approach – Pimlico May 13

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

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Cloud Computing edged Classic Empire to win the 2017 Preakness. Photo by Laurie Asseo.

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
Jockey/Trainer Combo - Take advantage of the statistics provided with the Past Performances, which give these stats for the current meet and over the past year; some trainer and jocks win at inordinately high rates.
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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