The GQ Approach features full-card selections from Pimlico Race Course, including a daily best bet, longshot play, and multi-race wagers — including today’s 10 cent Jackpot Pick 6 with a $2,225 carryover! )

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

    • Race 1: $2 Double: 1, 2, 5 w/ 2, 5, 6 ($18)
    • Race 3: $0.10 Jackpot Pick 6: 1, 7 w/ 2, 4, 6 w/ 6, 7 w/ 2, 4, 5 w/ 4, 5 w/ 2, 4, 6 ($21.60)
    • Race 4: $0.50 Pick Three: 2, 4, 6 w/ 6, 7, 8 w/ 2, 4, 5   ($13.50)
    • Race 7: $2 Double: 4, 5, 8 w/ 2, 4, 6 ($18)
       
SPECIAL PLAYS Best Bet: Race 3 / #1 – Purely Dunn (3-1)

Longshot: Race 6 / #4 – Killin Them Softly (5-1)


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

Race 1

  1. #1 – Sara Rocks (5-1): Faced much better than these since claimed; can compete here   
  2. #5 – Italian Delight (8-5): Away since Dec.; on paper takes unnecessary drop for return
  3. #2 – Captain Munnings (5-2): Ran best two Brisnet#’s of career off Kobiskie claim         

Race 2

  1. #2 – Metropolitan Storm (9-5): Overmatched in Big A bow; drops to level he can win       
  2. #5 – All Q’d Up (20-1): Reunited w/ Boyce who rode him to N2L victory in Oct.
  3. #6 – Gator Gold (7-5): The Good: 1 for 3 @ Pim; The Bad: 1 for 34 everywhere else              

Race 3

  1. #1 – Purely Dunn (3-1): *Best Bet* Buried N2L by 7½ last race; keeps getting better
  2. #7 – Muscles Marinara (6-1): Failed as PT fav. same level; gives 10 lb. bug a shot
  3. #2 – Xixixi (7-2): Did Zayat instruct Rudy to dump this ridgling? No use to him

Race 4

  1. #2 – American Progress (8-5): Gate to wire in most recent v. similar; PLACE & SHOW returned to win
  2. #6Mischieviously (3-1): Beat top pick in Dec.; cut back to 6f should help                  
  3. #4 – Jr. Swift (8-1): Nearly stole last effort when 50-1; jock upgrade can make a difference         

Race 5

  1. #6 – Scamalot (1-1): Big class drop and controlling speed; won’t be pressured early
  2. #7 – Newport Red (6-1): Chalk last effort up to Off Track; if Fast today he’s a threat  
  3. #8 – Rottingdean (15-1): Worth a spot on your ticket; last race may have been a tightener    

Race 6

  1. #4 – Killin Them Softly (5-1): $Longshot Play$ “… with his speed.” He can hold on going 5f not 5½ or 6             
  2. #5 – Little Miss Fitz (5-2): Has hit the board in all 3 tries at this distance; Adds Blinkers     
  3. #2 – Sweet Soliloquy (12-1): May need this one after nearly 3 months off; better than advertised       

Race 7

  1. #4 – Any Court Inastorm (7-2): Prefer this 4 y.o. over the few talented 3 y.o’s in here          
  2. #5 – Nonna’s Boy (6-5): Repole/Pletcher colt was a Derby pretender last Summer
  3. #8 – Last Confession (3-1): Good Friday Hunch Play; future looks bright       

Race 8 

  1. #4 – Pop of Color (7-5): Quick from the gate on Off Track; not so much when it’s Fast 
  2. #6 – Star Eighty (8-1): Barr does well w/ FTS; like 4 y.o. v. 3 y.o. this time of year
  3. #2 – Awesome Selena (7-2): House Horse adds blinkers after failing as PT fav.                  

 

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Thursday, Apr. 2nd at Pimlico had 5 winners from 9 races (2 Top Selections; payoffs in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $3.20 (2nd race), $3.80 (3rd), $4.20 (4th), $7.80 (5th) and $4.00 (8th).
  • The BEST BET of the Day (31: 5-11-4) Betty Brown Nose (7th race: 5-2 M/L; 1-1 PT) hugged the rail, steadied and eased back entering the turn, remained along the rail, chased the winner through the lane but was out kicked settling for much the second best returning $3.00 to PLACE and $2.20 to SHOW.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (26: 4-1-9) Proud Flesh (9th race: 6-1 M/L) was scratched.
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