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 — 2, 3, 7 w/ 2, 4, 9 ($18)
    • Race 3: $0.50 Pick 3 — 1, 5, 7 w/ 5, 8, 9 w/ 1, 6, 10 ($13.50)
    • Race 5: $0.20 Jackpot Pick 5 — 1, 6, 10 w/ 3, 7 w/ 6, 7, 13 w/ 2, 5 w/ 4, 9 ($14.40)
    • Race 7: $0.50 Pick 3 — 2, 4, 5 w/ 4, 6, 9 w/ 2, 9, 13 ($13.50)

 

SPECIAL PLAYS Best Bet: Race 2/First Betrayal

Longshot: Race 9/Notional Debt

 

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

Race 1

  1. #2 – Cowgirl Marianne (5-1): Drops back down to level of competitiveness (three 3rds and a 4th)
  2. #7 – Royal Shaft (9-5): Ran a winning race when runner-up in most recent effort; drops one notch
  3. #3 – Talia Lass (5-1): Has been burning $$$ at odds of 3-1 and less in past 6 efforts

Race 2

  1. #9 – First Betrayal (5-1): *Best Bet* Should get early lead w/o much pressure; in exacta at distance 5 of 6 tries
  2. #2 – Miss Glengar (5-1): Gets favorite distance (4 of 6), drops and Carrasco back in irons; wide last outing
  3. #4 – Someday On Sunday (7-2): Firing on all cylinders these days; has another good one in her

Race 3

  1. #5 – Andysun (15-1): Parx shipper fits N1Y condition w/ 2 days to spare; jock/trainer are 1 for 1 at meet
  2. #7 – Prize Included (9-2): Will need a fast pace to run at in stretch; in way over his head last start
  3. #1 – Right Now (15-1): Fits N1Y condition w/ 5 days to spare; a fast track would be to his liking!

Race 4

  1. #5 – Silver Legend (9-2): Prefers off track but has the stalking style to catch all the speed
  2. #9 – Isthmus (7-2): Hasn’t seen winners’ circle since May ’12; showed early speed & faded v. better
  3. #8 – Show Me the Way (3-1): Speedy Parx shipper should enjoy 5½f while getting some class relief

Race 5

  1. #6 – Surfing U S A (9-5): Got SHOW $ in G2 Tampa Derby in ’14; nice work tab for trainer/owner Lynch
  2. #10 – Cost Affective (9-2): Brisnet# continues to improve each race under A. Dutrow’s care
  3. #1/1A – Tiago’s Honour/Awesome Bill (8-1): #1A is the stronger POE for Stronach; can repeat maiden score

Race 6

  1. #7 – Bazinga B (9-2): Away since Apr. ’14 after claim; has nice work tab over past 2 months
  2. #3 – Josie’s Girl (6-1): Has 5 career victories while elders in here only have two
  3. #9 – Jitterbug (2-1): Overmatched in AlwN1X; fits with these sprinting

Race 7

  1. #12 – Cynisca (12-1): Munnings FTS for Motion has nice work tab w/ a couple bullets
  2. #7 – Pret Say Eye (12-1): Aggressively placed in stakes v. winners in last 2; gets easier task here
  3. #6 – Preseli’s Pulpit (7-5): Easily second best in debut; adds Lasix

Race 8 (Marshua S.)

  1. #2 – Eloquent Tribe (8-5): Impressive maiden score in slop @ Aqu w/ addition of blinkers
  2. #5 – Lake Sebago (5-2): In exacta in all 5 starts; 2 for 2 since adding blinkers
  3. #4 – Comforter (10-1): Didn’t care for 7f and/or slop; gets 6f and fast track; a threat

Race 9 (Frank Whiteley, Jr. S.)

  1. #4 – Notional Debt (15-1): $Longshot Play$ Well backed in both starts; beat Ghost Bay in MSW who came back to win MD Juv. Championship
  2. #9 – Majestic Affair (1-1): Chad Brown (0 for 4 @ Lrl) missed w/ this one here in J F Lewis in Dec. behind sprint monster (Cinco Charlie)
  3. #6 – Golden Years (2-1): Earned 99 Brisnet when blew away competition in winning $100k stakes last outing

Race 10

  1. #13 – Wildcat Creek (3-1): Brisnet#s have gotten better w/ each race since Ness claim 4 back
  2. #2 – Peppermint Prince (8-1): Beaten favorite in last 3 efforts; toss most recent off track try
  3. #9 – One for Don (5-1): Drops to the bottom of the barrel; beaten favorite last time in slop

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • When was the last time we raced, anyway?  (January 17, if you’re keeping score).  Time for a clean slate!

 

Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.