Maryland racing analyst Gabby Gaudet has thoughts a Pick 4 on this afternoon’s card at Laurel Park!
Laurel Park has a 50-cent Pick Four beginning in race 6. Post time for the 6th is 2:56.
- Race 6 – 2, 3, 5, 8
- Race 7 – 1, 7, 8, 11
- Race 8 – 12
- Race 9 – 2, 4, 8, 11
- Wager cost: $32
“Race 6 is an allowance/optional claiming for two year-old fillies. Several of these are coming in off wins, and there are a lot of ways to go here. I make #5 Respectful Wishes my top pick. She has the most experience, has been keeping stakes company, and has already won this race… #2 Steady N Love showed some guts when she ran second in the Maryland Million Lassie and then won next out, but #3 Access to the Moon beat her first out and looks like a tough customer… Even though #8 Venice dropped into claiming company to break her maiden, she did it easily…
“Race 7 is a first allowance for older going 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf, and I’ve got four in here. It’s feast or famine for #1 Harlan’s Vitesse, and I think 8-5 is too short on him, but he could be the lone speed here, and that might be enough… #7 Bert B Don is dangerous here; he’s won this race twice running for the tag at Colonial and Monmouth, and he’s been close here at Laurel. I think he may need to sit a little closer than his last couple… #8 I.E. Flash took a lot of action at the windows last out and won nicely. He may get a good setup today, and I think with a clean trip, he’ll be tough… #11 Star Maneuver beat Harlan’s Vitesse in their last race. It was a gutsy performance…
“In the eighth, a three-other-than allowance, I’m singling #12 Mr. Online. I think he’s just on a different level class-wise from the rest of these. He ran second to Ben’s Cat here and then second again in the G1 Nearctic…
“In the ninth, a nickel conditioned claimer, I think #8 Tatao’s Wildcat might be the fastest of all on the stretchout to seven furlongs, and I think he could control from the jump. That said, these races depend on form — whoever’s feeling best usually wins — and there are others who could win.”
(Featured image, of Ben’s Cat, by Laurie Asseo.)
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