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 6with a $9,169 carryover!

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      • Race 1: $2 Double: 4, 6, 8 w/ 2, 3, 4 ($18)
      • Race 4: $0.10 Jackpot Pick 6: 1, 8 w/ 1, 3, 12 w/ 1, 5, 9 w/ 5, 12 w/ 1, 5, 7 w/ 9, 14 ($21.60)
      • Race 5: $0.50 Pick Three: 1, 3, 12 w/ 1, 5, 9 w/ 2, 5, 12 ($13.50)
      • Race 8: $2 Double: 1, 5, 7 w/ 3, 9, 14 ($18)

 

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  • Best Bet: Race 1 / #4 – My Little Dipper (5-2)
  • Longshot: Race 5 / #3 – Hereshecomesagain (12-1)
     
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* Pimlico Race Course has four (4) races (4th, 5th, 7th & 9th) scheduled to be run on the TURF. Precipitation continued around the Baltimore metropolitan area over the past 48 hours. Odds are these races will be taken OFF the TURF, so below selections are based on that belief.

Race 1

  1. #4 – My Little Dipper (5-2): *Best Bet* Runner-up in past 2 races; troubled trip in last       
  2. #6 – Cotton Letters (9-5): Has turned into a cash cow as a maiden; Blinkers On   
  3. #8 – Carpe Omnia (8-1): I know what you were thinking, “Carpe Diem.” Not quite.          

Race 2

  1. #4 – If Not For Her (7-2): Gives a good account of herself every race; an off track beast    
  2. #3 – Burn Control (5-2): Prx jock Bisono only mount at Old Hilltop rode this one to victory
  3. #2 – Sweet Abandon (10-1): Guaranteed to have her number in front for first half; could wire ’em   

Race 3

  1. #9 – Nate’s Dynamite (6-5): Enjoys an off track; was much the second best in last 2
  2. #7 – Skylar (6-1): Disappointed as PT fav. on drop after 6 mo. layoff; redemption today?
  3. #5 – Thunder Ranger (4-1): Juarez/Potts combo a tough duo; 14th time is a charm?      

*Race 4

  1. #1 – Southern Equity (2-1): Last seen on Preakness Day (3rd in Hilltop); nice works  
  2. #8Money for Maria (8-1): Just 1 for 26, but been facing tougher & v. boys in last
  3. #7 – Catcha Rising Star (12-1): Tough spot for 3 y.o. filly going long; Motion trainee         

*Race 5

  1. #3 – Hereshecomesagain (12-1): $Longshot Play$ Look for Ric Ocasek in Winners Circle
  2. #12 – Heavenly Sky (9-2): Turf debut will need to wait; solid performer  
  3. #1/1A – Southern Peach / Antietam Creek (4-1): One will scratch; King is sneaky w/ Thorpe up    

Race 6

  1. #9 – Peaceadaaction (7-2): Magee reclaim stumbled & lost rider in last; jock change here            
  2. #1 – Standing Point (30-1): 3:2-1-0 on an Off Track… not so much on a fast track  
  3. #5 – Amber Coast (8-1): Much like the #1, must consider on an Off Track; 0 for 17 on Fast       

*Race 7

  1. #12 – Back Scatter (7-2): Beaten by a couple next out winners while trying to break maiden          
  2. #5 – Swellelegent (5-1): Drops after dull debut sprinting; stretch out should help  
  3. #2 – Einstein’s Theory (8-1): It’s relatively easy to toss sprint try off bench; back in for tag       

Race 8 

  1. #5 – Lasamanamama (5-2): Last time Russell was pilot, she won by 6 at distance  
  2. #1 – Lil Honey Badger (7-5): 3rd off claim @ GP for Ness; has decided class edge
  3. #7 – Breezy Girl (15-1): Has shown signs of life at big prices; gets jock upgrade                   

*Race 9

  1. #14 – Middle Jewel (5-1): Don’t expect 5-1 when race is taken off the turf
  2. #9 – Kobuk Valley (15-1): T’storms before PT should provide a nice, sloppy surface for her
  3. #3 – Mendassity (5-2): Drops back to level and distance whereas she has had success


YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Thursday, Apr. 9th at Pimlico had just 4 winners from 8 races (2 Top Selections; payoffs in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $2.20 (2nd race), $8.20 (6th), $7.20 (7th) and $11.40 (8th). Of the suggested Multi-Race Wagers cashed the R7-R8 DOUBLE for $59.00.
  • The BEST BET of the Day (34: 6-11-5) Raising Passion (6th race: 2-1 M/L; 2-1PT) squeezed back soon after the break, swung wide in upper stretch and passed tired horses to get up for third paying $2.20 to SHOW.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (29: 4-3-9) Deputy Fancy (3rd race: 8-1 M/L; 4-1 PT) circled the turn three deep and was outrun.
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.