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 $62,949 carryover!

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

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

 

SPECIAL PLAYS Best Bet: Race 8/#1 – Page McKenney

Longshot: Race 3/#2 – Queen Bee Teresa

 

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

Race 1

  1. #6 – Stardust Lil (7-5): Will get the early lead, but will she be able to hold it?   
  2. #3 – Hugger of Trees (5-1): Provided Gamber his only win of the meet                
  3. #4 – Toby Who (8-1): Got 2nd career win & best Brisnet fig last outing          

Race 2

  1. #5 – Prince Leroi (5-2): Servis’ Parx shipper only one in here w/ two victories   
  2. #2 – Navy Blue (8-1): Contessa looking for right level for NY shipper
  3. #1/1A – My Enigma/Royal Caviar (2-1): Gonzalez working his magic w/ maiden winners               

Race 3

  1. #2 – Queen Bee Teresa (9-2): $Longshot Play$ Cure for Second-itis is class drop
  2. #4 – Spunky Cat (6-1): Runner-up at this level in past two races      
  3. #7 – Sarah’s Big Day (4-5): 5 different trainers in 6 races; poor filly… so confused          

Race 4  –  $100,000 Private Terms Stakes

  1. #2 – Net Gain (9-5): Mott NY shipper; the longer the distance the better he gets
  2. #4Slick William (12-1): Local maiden winner has tall task; time to grow up                         
  3. #1 – Bodhisattva (3-1): Caught up in a herd of speed in last; needs smarter ride        

Race 5

  1. #4 – Tuckers Point (5-2): Magee runner needs to answer bell 1st off layoff
  2. #6 – Harlington Night (2-1): A big step up for Lake trainee, but should handle it  
  3. #5 – Cytherean (8-1): Beaten fav has best Brisnet# for 9f and being ignored   

Race 6  –  $100,000 Caesar’s Wish Stakes

  1. #7 – Gypsy Judy (7-2): Could be the best 3 y.o. filly in Mid-Atlantic              
  2. #4 – Lake Sebago (9-2): Uncharacteristic clunker as fav.; can make amends    
  3. #5 – By the Moon (7-5): Nevin ships in G1 winner … a star only on OFF TRACK?

Race 7  –  $100,000 Conniver Stakes

  1. #2 – If Not For Her (4-1): Pimentel has been best addition; fits her like a glove  
  2. #6 – Printasticat (5-2): Gonzalez still very high on her fitness; goes for 4 in a row   
  3. #8 – Jonesin for Jerry (7-2): Loves Laurel dirt, but distance has been his foe           

Race 8  –  $100,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Stakes 

  1. #1 – Page McKenney (3-1): *Best Bet* Has been as game as they get; tenacious   
  2. #3 – Adirondack King (6-1): Exits forgettable turf effort in G3 @ GP off the bench     
  3. #7 – A. P. Cino (20-1): Has hit tbe board in both career 9 furlong outings                   

Race 9

  1. #5 – Silver Legend (8-5): Drops to lowest level ever and gets Russell  
  2. #3 – Aji (9-2): Been knocking on the door at this level; just a matter of time
  3. #9 – Lestrade (15-1): Cut back in distance will help & so will Carrasco  

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Friday, Mar. 20th at Laurel had 5 winners from 9 races (2 Top Selections; payoffs in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $3.60 (1st race), $6.00 (3rd), $7.60 (4th), $4.20 (5th) and $10.00 (7th). Of the suggested Multi-Race Wagers cashed the R3-R5 PICK-3 for $24.50.
  • The BEST BET of the Day (25: 4-9-2) Fibber and Molly (3rd race: 7-2 M/L; 2-1 PT) circled the turn four deep, reached contention outside the winner in upper stretch, only good enough for second best to return $3.40 to PLACE and $2.60 to SHOW.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (22: 3-0-9) Graced (7th race: 9-2 M/L; 2-1 PT) interestingly held steady at 5-1 minutes to Post Time, then WHAM! When the betting closed the tote showed 2-1. Such a large WIN bet proved to be a not such a wise investment as he raced wide throughout the contest and had no closing kick to challenge the top 2 finishers to return $2.60 to SHOW.
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.