We are pleased to welcome into the fold Gary Quill, whose GQ Approach handicapping selections will be a regular feature on The Racing Biz.  Gary, whose work also appears over at Horse Racing Nation, e-ponies.com, and wnst.net, has been playing the ponies since the 1960s, and his passion for the game is evident.  Gary has also been a guest handicapper in the Preakness infield’s corporate village.  Gary especially focuses on horizontal wagers — that is, multi-race bets — and that focus is the GQ Handicapping Approach  Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.

[su_heading size=”21″ align=”left”]Multi-race wagers[/su_heading]

  • Race 1: $2 Double — 1, 5, 7 w/ 1, 2, 6 ($18)
  • Race 3: $0.50 Pick 3 — 2, 5, 8 w/ 1, 2, 9 w/ 6 ($4.50)
  • Race 5: $0.20 Jackpot Pick 5 — 6 w/ 3 w/ 4, 5, 9 w/ 1, 8, 9 w/ 1, 2, 6 ($5.40)
  • Race 7: $0.50 Pick 3 — 4, 5, 9 w/ 1, 8, 9 w/ 1, 2, 6 ($13.50)
SPECIAL PLAYS Best Bet: Race 3/Pot of Gold Longshot: Race 9/Coldblack

[su_heading size=”21″ align=”left”]Analysis[/su_heading]

Race 1

  1. #5 – Latasense (6-1): Away since June; takes advantage of Waiver Claiming rule
  2. #1 – Complimenting (7-5): Drops after nice 3rd when 1st time facing winners
  3. #7 – Joann’s Girly (4-1): Has burned tons of $$$ as beaten favorite in last two

Race 2

  1. #2 – Sniper (10-1): Quick from the gate but needs the track to be kind
  2. #1/1A – Pax Orbis / Negrito (8-5): If both run, they could run 1-2 or at least hit the board
  3. #6 – Whyprolongtheagony (15-1): First outing for Potts is forgettable; can rebound

Race 3

  1. #2 – Pot of Gold (7-2): *Best Bet* Never off the board at Lrl; does well w/ Carrasco up
  2. #5 – Peaceadaaction (5-2): King protects 7 y.o. away since Mar.; uses 10lb. Bug Thorpe
  3. #8 – Grand Mast (15-1): Not the same since short layoff; jock switch might help

Race 4

  1. #2 – Start Swinging (3-1): Interesting class drop off $15k claim; no work since
  2. #1 – Stardust Lill (9-2): Shortening up from 6 to 5½ should help his chances
  3. #9 – Miss Edmund (10-1): Struggling to regain old form; 2nd at this level 2 back

Race 5

  1. #6 – Lady Sabelia (1-1): Definition of “Prohibitive Favorite” in here; barn still high on her
  2. #5 – Vicki’s Dancer (5-1): NY shipper was SHOWed in this event last year
  3. #2 – Sounds of the City (12-1): 27 race vet off Lasix in last & today; runner-up to fave 2 back

Race 6

  1. #3 – Bakken (4-5): 8th by just 3½ in BC Sprint but was empty in G3 at Aqu next outing
  2. #2 – Castaway (6-1): Russell/Jacobson red hot at Lrl; prefers off track though
  3. #1 – King Henry (10-1): Been an honest runner; needs to rebound off last effort

Race 7

  1. #9 – Miss Mischief (3-1): First start on dirt in over a year but is 3 for 6 on it lifetime
  2. #4 – Unbound (10-1): Far East import for Motion bred for 2-turns gets 1st try at it
  3. #5 – Zucchini Flower (6-1): Overmatched at Aqu in G3; 1 for 1 at Lrl and prefers this distance

Race 8

  1. #9 – Cosmic Gold (8-1): Continues to get better as he steps up the ladder every race
  2. #8 – Stormin Monarchos (2-1): Has raced at 7 different tracks in last 7; always well backed
  3. #1 – Cerro (5-1): Needs early lead and should get it; 3 for 3 at Lrl

Race 9

  1. #2 – Coldblack (15-1): $Longshot Play$ Off track may have doomed him in last; worth a shot at a price
  2. #6 – Cover Price (9-2): Searching for back class as this Iron Horse won 3 for 20 starts in 2014
  3. #1 – Sportswriter (12-1): Trainer has made the most with limited entries (3: 2-0-1) at meet

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • had just 4 winners from 9 races, one Top Selection, the $2 WIN pay-offs were $$3.40 (Top Choice, 1st race), $7.60 (6th), $19.80 (7th) and $6.20 (8th).
  • The BEST BET of the Day (2: 0-1-0) Joint Attempt (6th race: 8-5 M/L; 6-5 PT) settled off the pace four wide, moved up outside rivals into the far turn, bid soon after, chased the leaders into the lane and gave way to finish 5th.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (1: 0-0-1) Amazing Littlelady (4th race: 6-1 M/L) was SCRATCHED.
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.