The GQ Approach features full-card selections from Laurel Park, including a daily best bet, longshot play, and multi-race wagers — including today’s Jackpot Pick 5 with a $29,000 carryover!

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

    • Race 1: $2 Double: 1, 5, 8 w/ 2, 4, 7 ($18)
    • Race 3: $0.50 Pick Three: 4, 5, 8  w/ 1, 4, 6 w/ 1, 4, 6 ($13.50)
    • Race 5: $0.20 Jackpot Pick 5: 1, 4, 6 w/ 3, 5, 8 w/ 1, 2, 9 w/ 1, 8 w/ 5, 7 ($21.60)
    • Race 7: $0.50 Pick Three: 1, 2, 9 w/ 1, 4, 8 w/ 4, 5, 7 ($13.50)

 

SPECIAL PLAYS Best Bet: Race 4/#6 – Cerro Longshot: Race 5/#6 – Lady Vivien

 

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

Race 1

  1. #5 – Papa Dolce (9-5): Private purchase after two starts & failing to hit the board at GP   
  2. #8 – Cotton Letters (7-5): Drops to lowest level trying to get 1st win                 
  3. #1 – Wilko’s Quiet Girl (6-1): FTS for Corrales who wins w/ Debut Maiden Claims at 21% clip   

Race 2

  1. #4 – Whyprolongtheagony (2-1): Looks like a good bet to go gate to wire w/o much pressure
  2. #2 – Rojo Perfecto (5-1): Robb does wonders first after claim (38% winners) 
  3.  #7 – Alternate Plan (5-1): Overcame troubled start in last to get 2nd lifetime victory

Race 3

  1. #5 – Raybern’s Gold (4-1): 9 y.o. still has fight in him; was claimed last outing… his 75th!      
  2. #4 – Wry Me (5-2): Lake appears to have found his back class; not such a big step up      
  3. #8 – Q’s Jack (9-2): 4 times at distance, 3 wins and 1 runner-up finish. Must respect  

Race 4

  1. #6 – Cerro (9-5): *Best Bet* Interesting choice putting Dunkelberger in the saddle                
  2. #4 – Souper Lucky (5-2): Loves Laurel dirt surface w/ 4 wins in 7 starts on oval
  3. #1 – Behemoth (3-1): Just missed in John B Campbell in most recent effort         

Race 5

  1. #6 – Lady Vivien (9-2): $Longshot Play$ Popular in Claiming Box as she’s switched barns in his last four    
  2. #4 – Middle Jewel (10-1): Preakness namesake goes for natural hat trick      
  3. #1 – Speedboat Sally (3-1): Can lay off the anticipated quick early pace & pounce late  

Race 6

  1. #5 – Yesterday Sings (7-5): Deserving Morning Line favorite makes East Coast debut
  2. #3 – Fifth Amendment (9-2): Has been burning bettors’ money as Post Time favorite past 5 of 6 races
  3. #8 – Vente Latte (4-1): Does all her running in deep stretch; needs help up front early

Race 7

  1. #9 – Kings Village (5-2): Drops back down to $5k level; who’s willing to claim a 9 y.o.?
  2. #1 – Pluracity (3-1): Loves the rail; in Exacta 10 of 12 times at this distance  
  3. #2 – Set to Go (4-1): Conditioner Cartagena having a nice meet, especially first off the claim      

Race 8 

  1. #8 – Stormin Wendy (9-5): Never runs a bad race (13: 4-4-4); ran v. better
  2. #1/1A – Next Best Thing/Charm City (9-2): Would rather the #1A get scratched to get a better price
  3. #4 – Conspirer (15-1): Carrasco/Gonzalez teaming up to win at nearly 30% for the meet        

Race 9

  1. #5 – Sir Travis (9-2): Magee not bad (26%) with second off layoff starters 
  2. #7 – Caylee’s Song (15-1): Last 2 efforts in over his head; fits with these
  3. #4 – Shaler (6-1): Just behind top pick when claimed out of most recent effort

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • Recapping the last live racing date on Saturday, Feb. 28th at Laurel had 5 winners from 10 races (2 Top Selections; payoffs in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $4.20 (2nd race), $9.60 (4th), $14.00 (5th), $14.40 (6th) and $4.20 (10th).
  • The BEST BET of the Day (19: 4-6-1) Herman’s Wildcat (6th race: 7-2 M/L; 2-1 PT) sprinted clear early, set the pace well off the rail, was guided about five wide when collared entering the lane and faltered to finish last as the post pime favorite.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (16: 2-0-5) Tricky Lion (7th race: 6-1 M/L; 2-1 PT) was no longshot to the betting public as he was bet down to the 2-1 second choice… raced inside horses on the backstretch, eased out on the turn, was fanned to the five path at the head of the lane, chased the pace and weakened just yards before the wire finishing 4th a nose and two necks behind the winner.
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.