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 $4,906 carryover!

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      • Race 1: $2 Double: 1, 2, 5 w/ 2, 3, 4 ($18)
      • Race 4: $0.10 Jackpot Pick 6: 4, 5 w/ 5, 7 w/ 1 w/ 2, 3, 4 w/ 3, 5, 6 w/ 1, 5, 6 ($10.80)
      • Race 6: $0.50 Pick Three: 1, 5, 7 w/ 2, 3, 4 w/ 3, 5, 6   ($13.50)
      • Race 8: $2 Double: 3, 5, 6 w/ 1, 5, 6 ($18)

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    • Best Bet: Race 6 / #1 – Raven Alexa (7-2)
    • Longshot: Race 5 / #5 – Bulaga (5-1)
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Race 1

  1. #5 – Pledge of Truth (9-5): Toledo/McMahon get to Winners Circle at 31% clip   
  2. #1 – Ore Pass (9-2): Just won on Monday @Mvr; best last Brisnet# of this group   
  3. #2 – Maybrys Challenge (15-1): Been stopping on a dime, but Pim dirt speed favoring           


Race 2

  1. #3 – Mary’s Mystique (5-1): Stretches out 2nd off layoff; hit board in both Pim starts    
  2. #2 – Streethomealabama (3-5): GP shipper out of Street Sense will relish 2-turns again
  3. #4 – Flatter’s Secret (4-1): 3 y.o. goes for natural Hat Trick v. older   

Race 3

  1. #4 – Counting Days (6-5): 1 for 21 CA import makes East Coast debut for Potts
  2. #2 – Paddington Express (5-1): Graduated in slop on huge class drop; can repeat v. these
  3. #5 – Katman Quick (7-2): Speedy 3 y.o. needs X-Man to walk the dog early for a chance  

Race 4

  1. #4 – Bazinga B (7-2): Claimed in latest, an impressive “W”; nice tactical speed
  2. #5Your Move (10-1): In Exacta 11 of 18 career outings; could go gate to wire                  
  3. #6 – Walk of Stars (3-1): Talented filly cuts back to 6f, might take back early         

Race 5

  1. #5 – Bulaga (5-1): $Longshot Play$ 1 for 2 on Pim dirt; Boyce can get gelding out early
  2. #7 – Aji (3-1): Closes like a freight train but needs track to be less speed favoring today  
  3. #3 – Marvelous Chester (4-1): Can wire this field if top pick doesn’t take the early lead   

Race 6

  1. #1 – Raven Alexa (7-2): *Best Bet* Who will challenge her early? Precisely… no one!             
  2. #5 – Goodnight Angel (8-1): 2 for 16 lifetime; 2 for 3 at distance; likely double-digit odds  
  3. #7 – Spunky Cat (9-2): Toss last one (0 for 7 on Off Track); Carrasco stays in irons       

Race 7

  1. #3 – Fifty Two (9-5): Away since dull effort in Jan.; A.M. drills say he’s ready to score          
  2. #4 – Silver Bop (7-2): Slow start & wide trip excuse in last; 5f should be perfect for him
  3. #2 – Lexian (2-1): 2nd start after claim for Ness (28%) but steps up in class      

Race 8 

  1. #3 – Golden Glint (2-1): Lightly raced 6 y.o. always gives good account of himself  
  2. #6 – Going to Market (5-2): Got the best of top pick 2 back; will try to go gate-to-wire
  3. #5 – Starry Moon (5-1): Took on top east coast 3 y.o.’s in ’14; searching for that form in ‘15                 

Race 9

  1. #1 – The Great Provider (7-2): 1st Lasix in 3rd career start and drops; nice works at Pim
  2. #6 – Pegasus Axman (9-2): 3rd in debut at age 4 at FL last Oct. and took action; steps up
  3. #5 – Dr Bolt (2-1): Won but was DQ’d; comes back 6 weeks later at lower level? Hmmm.

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Friday, Apr. 3rd at Pimlico had 5 winners from 8 races (2 Top Selections; payoffs in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $5.00 (1st race), $3.60 (4th), $11.60 (5th), $3.60 (7th) and $3.60 (8th). Of the suggested Multi-Race Wagers cashed the R8-R9 DOUBLE for $9.00 (cost: $12).
  • The BEST BET of the Day (32: 5-11-4) Purely Dunn (3rd race: 3-1 M/L; 3-1 PT) hugged the rail, prompted the pace to the stretch then gave way to finish 4th.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (27: 4-2-9) Killin Them Softly (6th race: 5-1 M/L; 4-1 PT) chased the pace three wide, shifted four wide into the stretch and kept on willingly to save the place to return $5.60 to PLACE and $4.00 to SHOW.
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.