The GQ Approach features full-card selections from Laurel Park, including a daily best bet, longshot play, and multi-race wagers — including today’s MANDATORY PAYOUT Jackpot Pick 5 with a $102,749 carryover!

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

 

    • Race 1: $2 Double: 3, 5, 6 w/ 1, 4, 5 ($18)
    • Race 3: $0.50 Pick Three: 2, 3, 6 w/ 3, 4, 6 w/ 1, 2, 4   ($13.50)
    • Race 4: $0.20 Jackpot Pick 5: 3, 4, 6, 7 w/ 1, 2, 4 w/ 1, 3, 7 w/ 1, 2, 6 w/ 5, 6, 7 ($64.80)
    • Race 7: $2 Double: 1, 2, 6 w/ 5, 6, 7 ($18)

 

SPECIAL PLAYS

  •  Longshot: Race 2 / #5 – Geraldine (6-1)
  • Best Bet: Race 7 / #6 – Rolling Yona (5-2))

 

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

Race 1

  1. #5 – Domestique (3-1): Hasn’t hit the board in 7 career starts, but today is the day?!   
  2. #6 – Cheryl’s Way (10-1): Rarely play a FTS in a low level MCL, but nice gate work
  3. #3 – Arianna’s Miracle (10-1): Off slow in debut & passed no one in slop, another chance           

Race 2

  1. #5 – Geraldine (6-1): $Longshot Play$ Last raced on a FAST track 4 back and won by 8½     
  2. #4 – Exchange Student (9-5): Boyce back in saddle, was runner-up 4 back w/ her
  3. #1 – Fifth Amendment (2-1): 1st time stretching out to one mile; could go gate-2-wire              

Race 3

  1. #2 – Too Clever by Half (4-1): Big step up after first dirt win; been away 2 months
  2. #6 – Winter Lady (7-5): Prohibitive favorite knows how to win, but 0 for 2 at distance
  3. #3 – Conspirer (7-2): Threw uncharacteristic clunker in ’15 debut; can make amends

Race 4

  1. #4 – Fibber and Molly (3-5): Hard to look past this one for the winner
  2. #3Baby Butterscotch (15-1): Could test the early pace and wire this group                  
  3. #6 – Pure Dreams (6-1): Last 3 Brisnet#’s puts her right in the mix        

Race 5

  1. #1 – Little Kitten (5-1): Drops to lowest level of his career; McCarthy back up a plus
  2. #4 – Middletown Gal (2-1): Russell/Shuman combo a good one; speed figs ascending  
  3. #2 – Full of Spice (3-1): Away over 2 months after stopping entering stretch as fav   

Race 6

  1. #3 – Magnum Opus (4-5): Has faced some heavy hitters; time off to regroup, nice work tab 
  2. #1 – Squeegee (6-1): Not the best of debut trips for son of Quality Road; got an education  
  3. #7 – Moonlight Party (9-2): Contessa trainee was runner-up in only other Lrl start       

Race 7

  1. #6 – Rolling Yona (5-2): *Best Bet* Has ability to come from off the pace v. speed heavy field      
  2. #1 – Classic Salsa (7-5): Speed of the speed needs clean break from rail to be a threat
  3. #2 – Ground Control (6-1): Has yet to run back to the 96 Brisnet# earned in debut       

Race 8 

  1. #7 – Flavor (6-1): Away since mid-Dec., King T. spots this one where he’s been successful  
  2. #6 – Majestic Number (5-2): Won when claimed & came back to win next outing
  3. #5 – Pledge of Truth (3-1): Reclaimed by McMahon is a good sign horse is worth the price.                  

 

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Saturday, Mar. 28th at Laurel had 5 winners from 9 races (2 Top Selections; payoffs in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $7.00 (1st race), $18.40 (2nd), $5.80 (3rd), $3.60 (5th) and $6.60 (9th). Of the suggested Multi-Race Wagers cashed the R1-R2 DOUBLE for $57.80.
  • The BEST BET of the Day (29: 5-10-3) Top of Mind (4th race: 9-5 M/L; 1-1 PT) circled the turn five deep, eased out to the six path turning for home, drifted in a bit when sprinting clear approaching the eighth pole and gave way grudgingly to be clearly (by 6 ½ lengths) second best to return $2.80 to PLACE and $2.40 to SHOW.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (25: 3-1-9) He’s So Fine (8th race: 8-1 M/L) was scratched.
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