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 $74,317 carryover (and a $100,000 guarantee to a single winner)!

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

    • Race 1: $2 Double: 4, 5 w/ 1, 2, 3 ($12)
    • Race 3: $0.50 Pick Three: 1, 4, 6 w/ 1, 2, 5 w/ 2, 5, 7   ($13.50)
    • Race 4: $0.20 Jackpot Pick 5: 1, 5 w/ 2, 5, 7 w/ 2, 4, 5 w/ 1, 4 w/ 1, 2 ($14.40)
    • Race 7: $2 Double: 1, 3, 4 w/ 1, 2, 3 ($18)

 

SPECIAL PLAYS Best Bet: Race 3 / #1 – Someday On Sunday (4-1)

Longshot: Race 7 / #1 – Brimstone Island (20-1)

 

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

Race 1

  1. #4 – Sheza Dish (2-5): Connections stole this one last month for $13k at auction    
  2. #5 – Fun in Motion (8-1): “House Horse” alert! Away since Nov.; Closer stretches out  
  3. #6 – Corinnaise (5-1): Was full of promise, but has disappointed; blinkers back off               

Race 2

  1. #1 – Whiskey Sour (5-2): Cut back in distance should help the cause     
  2. #2 – Pinch of Salt (4-1): First start after claim for Gonzalez who hits at 28%
  3. #3 – Charleston Pier (2-1): Speedy maiden winner at Big A for Rice               

Race 3

  1. #1 – Someday On Sunday (4-1): *Best Bet* A perfect day to be a winner
  2. #4 – Miss Glengar (5-2): Deep Closer gets it done at this level      
  3. #6 – U.K. Girl (2-1): Lake class dropper gets McCarthy to boot her home           

Race 4

  1. #1 – Macho Mio (5-2): Well placed when 2nd in debut… over 3 months ago though  
  2. #5Wonder Will (12-1): Has shown early speed that fits today’s distance                      
  3. #2 – Skylar (9-5): Out of training from Aug. to Feb.; shaky favorite IMHO         

Race 5

  1. #2 – Kylie’s Cozy Kid (3-5): The beat goes on as Lake places runners for success
  2. #5 – Classic Speed (5-1): Competitive at this level; runner-up to top pick 3 back
  3. #7 – Tiger Distinction (6-1): Was inside last outing when way off rail was place to be   

Race 6

  1. #2 – Tashreeh (5-2): Jock Boyce surfaces here, back from winter at the bayou                
  2. #4 – Ticket Holder (6-1): Well backed in debut w/o results; McLaughlin Exacta?    
  3. #5 – Mythos (3-1): Lone dirt effort was better than previous synthetic tries    

Race 7

  1. #1 – Brimstone Island (20-1): $Longshot Play$ Tons of back class and wants to go a mile or more  
  2. #4 – Liam’s Song (5-2): Fired career best Brisnet# 2 back at distance and level  
  3. #3 – The Camden Comet (4-1): Scratched Sat. to go here; beaten favorite in last       

Race 8 

  1. #1 – Atlanta Babe (7-2): Huge drop for 3rd career outing; Toledo in irons helps too   
  2. #2 – Chapel Gap (6-1): FTS was a $1k bargain at auction… IF she’s a runner  
  3. #3 – Patsy’s Princess (5-2): Needs to learn idea is to win, not run 3rd (in 4 of 5 starts)                    

 

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Saturday, Mar. 21st at Laurel had 5 winners from 9 races (2 Top Selections; payoffs in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $5.00 (1st race), $3.60 (3rd), $7.00 (5th), $3.80 (6th) and $6.40 (8th).
  • The BEST BET of the Day (26: 5-9-2) Page McKenney (8th race: 3-1 M/L; 2-1 PT) a forward factor along the rail, stalked the pace, swung to the four path near the three eighths pole, circled rivals, swept to command at the head of the stretch, eagerly pulled away and was under brisk urging in the drive to win by 4 lengths returning $6.40 to WIN, $2.80 to PLACE and $2.10 to SHOW.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (23: 3-1-9) Queen Bee Teresa (3rd race: 9-2 M/L; 9-2 PT) advanced three deep on the far turn to reach a striking position and flattened out late, unable to get to the winner to return $4.80 to PLACE and $3.20 to SHOW..
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.