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 $37,357 carryover!

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

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

 

SPECIAL PLAYS Best Bet: Race 4/#6 – Gin Fuzz

Longshot: Race 1/#8 – Vinari

 

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

Race 1

  1. #8 – Vinari (8-1): $Longshot Play$ Beaten fav. can make amends in the slop today   
  2. #2 – Better Way (6-1): Just missed in first start for Nicholson who got an Estate Sale bargain               
  3. #5 – Fairbanks Kiss (15-1): 0 for 29 lifetime but steps up game on off track (5:0-2-1)  

Race 2

  1. #3 – Onthewhistle (9-5): Scratched on Friday to go here; lone win came on an off track              
  2. #5 – Broad Moon (9-2): Last at Penn was ugly, but runner-up 2 back in slop gives hope  
  3.  #4 – Tiago’s Honour (3-1): Welcome Back, Trevor! House Horse can get it done here

Race 3

  1. #8 – Start Swinging (9-5): Found that bottom level claiming is where he belongs
  2. #3 – Distinct Affair (3-1): Scratched on Friday for this one; career high Brisnet# on slop       
  3. #1 – Changingoftheguard (8-5): A solid chance for win #1,500 for H. Wolfendale       

Race 4

  1. #6 – Gin Fuzz (7-2): *Best Bet* Maiden was 2nd best in MD Juv. Futurity behind promising Ghost Bay
  2. #5 – Easy Comparison (9-2): Street Sense colt finally gets two-turn tilt                                               
  3. #4 – Gursky (6-1): Adds blinkers; note better workouts since last race  

Race 5

  1. #2/2X – Hurler/English Manor (9-5): Tough Ness coupled entry could run 1-2
  2. #4 – Ifimlyinimdyin (7-2): Owns a victory from 3 efforts on a wet track          
  3. #6 – Greek Warrior (2-1): Magee claim has back class to handle step up   

Race 6

  1. #5 – Big Guy Ian (5-2): Has the early turn of foot to take field from gate to wire   
  2. #4 – Schivarelli (6-5): NY shipper for Kenneally was 4th in G1 Wood last year  
  3. #6 – Perilous Indian (2-1): Moral victory when 4th in G3 Gen. George; love off track

Race 7

  1. #3 – Nate’s Dynamite (9-5): If he duplicates last effort, he wins here
  2. #8 – Merlin (10-1): Takes necessary drop for Corrales who spots them well  
  3. #4 – Miguez (30-1): Drops back to level where he recorded his career best Brisnet#

Race 8 

  1. #3 – Westside Magic (8-1): Got a nice education in debut; expect improvement 
  2. #2 – Wye Not Win (5-1): FTS from Barr barn who has had nice crop of 2-3 y.o. 
  3. #7 – Stop the Nonsense (7-2): Cuts back to sprint after dull effort going long in last

Race 9

  1. #3 – Marriage Fever (6-1): Jacobson shipper been part of Exacta in 3 off track efforts   
  2. #1/1A – Golden Glint/Sir Sidney (9-5): Duo owes 2nd & 3rd highest Brisnet#  
  3. #4 – He’s So Fine (8-5): A model of consistency Russell usually rides Jacobson runners

Race 10

  1. #1/1A – Rocket Rumors/Mr. Do (8-1): Leaning on “Rocket” to pull out Nightcap
  2. #4 – Grandpa’s King (5-1): 1st off the bench for small outfit who gets big results 
  3. #5 – El Viejo Verde (5-2): NY shipper is plenty fast but even 5½ may be too long


YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Friday, Mar. 13th at Laurel had 6 winners from 11 races (4 Top Selections; payoffs in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $5.20 (2nd race), $15.20 (3rd), $14.40 (4th), $20.60 (6th), $12.40 (7th) and $8.20 (10th).
  • The BEST BET of the Day (21: 4-7-1) Wildcat Creek (7th race: 3-1 M/L; 2-1 PT) was a forward factor inside horses early, was lightly steadied inside a jockey-less (aka loose) horse leaving the turn then weakened along the rail finishing 5th.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (18: 3-0-6) Well Played (6th race: 6-1 M/L; 8-1 PT) rated in range five wide, bid four wide under confident handling leaving the five sixteenths, struck the top with three sixteenths remaining, spurted clear when shoved on, was roused once right handed in mid-stretch then held firm while under minimal coaxing late to draw off by 2 lengths and return $20.60 to WIN, $9.40 to PLACE and $6.00 to SHOW.
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.