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 $87,987 carryover!

Thanks to my ne’er do well cousin, QG, who did not disappoint while filling in for me to provide opinions on Thursday’s card.

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

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

Best Bet: Race 4 / #5 – Canal Street (3-1)

Longshot: Race 7 / #4 – Holly’s Image (6-1)

 

 

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

Race 1

  1. #5 – Stud Magnet (9-5): This gal goes for a natural Hat Trick… on the lead from gate to wire   
  2. #3 – Lindyhop (5-1): Likes this one mile distance (4 for 7), likes Off Track better (3 of 4)  
  3. #1 – Winter’s Child (3-1): Failed as fav. at Penn for $4k; gets Carrasco               

Race 2

  1. #6 – Anythingicandoforu (3-1): Smart claim on Dec. 17 for Eppler? Been away since     
  2. #3 – Chainsmoknsuprmodl (2-1): Sagamore Farm trainer Horacio de Paz 1st starter ever
  3. #1 – Pride of Wilko (4-1): Claimed in past 2 races while continuing to step up              

Race 3

  1. #5 – Chain Lightning (2-1): Figures to be on the lead, better pilot than recent two
  2. #4 – Alice and Trixie (5-2): NY shipper for Contessa hoping to find it easier at Lrl   
  3. #3 – Star Eighty (9-2): Barr scoring w/ 20th debuting maiden claimers            

Race 4

  1. #5 – Canal Street (3-1): *Best Bet* Took the overland route in last at same level
  2. #1Raybern’s Gold (9-5): Won for Rosenthal 1st off the claim; wheel right back                    
  3. #2 – Q’s Jack (4-1): Off Track in last outing was not to his liking; 2nd try for McMahon          

Race 5

  1. #3 – Breezed Bayou (8-5): Stretch out to a mile in 2nd effort; will welcome going long
  2. #2 – Proration (10-1): Potts claim from a 3% outfit at Penn is an automatic upgrade
  3. #5 – Jack O Liam (9-5): Invader from Big A lost rider at start in lone Lrl outing when 9-1    

Race 6

  1. #7 – Fiery Cat (8-5): McLaughlin trainee has best Brisnet# of this winless bunch                
  2. #1 – Sally Pollock High (8-1): Running in sprints in both career starts suggests “distance”    
  3. #6 – Shirleys Curls (10-1): Interesting choice for Toledo taking this one over #2 (5-1)     

Race 7

  1. #4 – Holly’s Image (6-1): $Longshot Play$ Was on worst put of track while losing 3-way battle  
  2. #5 – Lady Terp (5-2): Appropriate Hunch Bet w/ Maryland women in Sweet 16
  3. #2 – Rather Beautiful (6-5): Given too much M/L respect just because Chad Brown trains       

Race 8 

  1. #6 – Paddington Express (8-5): Couldn’t get it done at Prx for $25k; Sacco 0 for 11 @ Lrl   
  2. #5 – Thug Daddy (3-1): NY shipper graduates here on drop or get unloaded for $8k?  
  3. #1 – Nate’s Dynamite (2-1): At correct level but only getting minor shares                  

 

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Sunday, Mar. 22nd at Laurel had 5 winners from 8 races having $2 WIN pay-off of $11.20 (1st race), $11.80 (2nd), $8.20 (3rd), $6.20 (6th) and $5.60 (8th). Of the suggested Multi-Race Wagers cashed the R1-R2 DOUBLE for $78.80.
  • The BEST BET of the Day (27: 5-9-2) Someday On Sunday (3rd race: 4-1 M/L; 3-1 PT) angled out midway on the turn, floated to the 5-path when moving up entering the stretch then weakened in the drive to finish 4th.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (24: 3-1-9) Brimstone Island (7th race: 20-1 M/L; 21-1 PT) hugged the rail, then stopped after 5 furlongs and was eased.
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.