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.

MJC analyst Gabby Gaudet will share her longshot and exotic plays with The Racing Biz each Saturday.  Photo courtesy of the Maryland Jockey Club.

MJC analyst Gabby Gaudet will share her longshot and exotic plays with The Racing Biz each Saturday. Photo courtesy of the Maryland Jockey Club.

Gabby’s Selections

  • 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)

Gabby says….

“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.

“Good luck!”

(Featured image, of Ben’s Cat, by Laurie Asseo.)