Maryland racing analyst Gabby Gaudet has thoughts on a Jackpot Pick 5 on this afternoon’s card at Pimlico!
Pimlico has a 10-cent Jackpot Pick Five beginning with race 5 Post time for the fifth is 3:02 p.m., and the wager has a guaranteed minimum $50,000 payout to a single, unique winning ticket.
- Race 5 – 2, 3, 7, 8
- Race 6 – 2, 3, 4
- Race 7 — 2, 8, 11, 12
- Race 8 – 5, 6, 8
- Race 9 – 1, 4, 6
- Wager cost: $43.20 ($0.10 unit)
“This is a pretty interesting sequence in the Pick 5, and it starts right off with a maiden special weight sprint on the turf for fillies and mares. I went four deep in here, and there are a lot of ways to go. I think #3 The Careless Cat is going to be tough in here. She’s proven on turf, and ran a good second at this distance down at Gulfstream. I thought she looked a little dull in her last start, but that 7 1/2 furlong distance might just be too far for her. I think #8 Recoupe has a little bit of class to her, she gets blinkers, and she certainly has the right to like the grass.
“The sixth is a first level allowance for three year-old filly sprinters, and I have three in here. I think #2 City in Sky is certainly legit here; she’s been down at Gulfstream and has seen some good horses. I don’t know that I would take 8-5 on her, though, as I do think she’s vulnerable. #4 New Zone has won this race before, for the tag, and on best figures here — though she doesn’t always seem to show up.
“The seventh is a starter allowance on the grass for horses that have started for $35,000 or less and have never won three. You look at #2 Deployingresources, and on the one hand, it’s hard to see what he’s doing here; he’s a horse that’s been running for $5,000, for $7,500 and always on the dirt. But trainer Juan Vazquez doesn’t usually spot horses without a good reason; the horse is a half to Tizgale, who’s become a decent grass sprinter; and Karamanos gets on board. All of that makes me think he’ll outrun those long odds. #12 Atlantic Seaboard might have the early speed to clear, and I think this one-mile distance should suit him perfectly.
“I’ve got three horses in the eighth, a second-level allowance going one mile on the turf. When #5 Talk Show Man tried the turf for his only time, he ran really well, beaten only a neck, despite getting into all kinds of trouble. I’m not exactly sure what #6 Going to Market ran against in those two wins at Tampa, but I also don’t think you can leave him off the ticket. Trainer Graham Motion has been on fire on the turf lately, and his horse, #8 Guts and Glory, hasn’t really done anything wrong in his short career, especially since he came back from his one-year layoff.
“The ninth is a second-level allowance going 1 1/16 miles on the dirt. I thought the plain 1, Wealth to Me, was really sharp in his last race off a long layoff, a win against similar. #4 Stolen Love is really a consistent, trying type of horse. He got hung out wide on the turns last time he went two turns, but I think this distance suits him.
(Featured image, of Ben’s Cat, by Laurie Asseo.)