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 $17,627 carryover!

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      • Race 1: $2 Double: 1, 2, 5 w/ 3, 5, 6 ($18)
      • Race 4: $0.10 Jackpot Pick 6: 3, 4 w/ 2, 8 w/ 1, 6, 7 w/ 1, 4, 7 w/ 4, 5, 7 w/ 2, 9 ($21.60)
      • Race 5: $0.50 Pick Three: 2, 3, 8 w/ 1, 6, 7 w/ 1, 4, 7 ($13.50)
      • Race 8: $2 Double: 4, 5, 7 w/ 2, 5, 9 ($18)
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  • Best Bet: Race 4 / #3 – Classic Wildcat (2-1)
  • Longshot: Race 7 / #4 – Silver Tresor (10-1)
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[su_heading size=”21″ align=”left”]Analysis[/su_heading]

* Pimlico Race Course has two (2) races (7th & 9th) scheduled to be run on the TURF. Forecast for the Baltimore metropolitan area on Sunday is Mostly Sunny with highs in the 60’s. So below selections in those races are based on the belief they will be run ON the TURF.

Race 1

  1. #2 – Gonna Be Alright (4-5): Speedy House Horse cuts back a panel     
  2. #5 – Dr Bolt (15-1): Off the pace runner will get perfect setup to catch speed late             
  3. #1 – Rebel Spy (5-1): Graduated in last when dropped in for a tag; likes Pim            

Race 2

  1. #6 – Dixie Deputy (3-1): Tam shipper for Ness on a roll w/ improving Brisnet#’s        
  2. #5 – Anybodyreallyknow (8-5): Solid runner never been out of Exacta at this distance  
  3. #3 – Sachicomula (15-1): Idle since Labor Day wknd, but nice pair of works   

Race 3

  1. #2 – Lagi Lagi (7-2): Cut back in distance could cure the winless streak
  2. #4 – True Heaven (5-1): Woke up 1st after claim @ Pen to be 2nd; another step forward
  3. #7 – King Rock (6-1): McMahon had him in over his head @ Prx; Toledo stays on        

Race 4

  1. #3 – Classic Wildcat (2-1): *Best Bet* A stalking trip starts another win streak  
  2. #4 – Hurler (7-2): Give him a fast track and he’s got a legitimate shot v. these
  3. #7 – Wry Me (3-1): Time to try something new; 1st try going 6f         

Race 5

  1. #8 – Pot of Gold (9-2); Can rally in deep stretch; 2:1-0-1 @ Pim
  2. #2 – Redheaded Stranger (7-2): Lightly raced 6 y.o.is 2 for 2 on Pim dirt oval  
  3. #3 – Rocky Romano (3-1): Needs help early to soften up pace setters; McCarthy up    

Race 6

  1. #7 – Lighting Lucy (5-1): Big improvement in 1st dirt v. 2 turf tries in ‘14              
  2. #1 – Shirleys Curls (6-1): Runner-up in last outing; starting to “get it”?   
  3. #6 – Sardinia (6-1): Lesser of the Motion runners in here? Maybe not       

*Race 7

  1. #4 – Silver Tresor (10-1): $Longshot Play$ Lone Speed going 5f on turf , nuff said         
  2. #1/1A – R U Dreaming/Thisdanseistaken (4-5): If both run, they could be 1-2  
  3. #7 – Adding Alpha (20-1): 6 y.o. has 5 starts; belongs on turf; sire Even the Score       

Race 8                                                                                                

  1. #5 – Just Sisters (7-2): Munnings filly 3rd in debut @ GP when off as 8-5 favorite    
  2. #4 – Opie (5-1): Lemon Drop Kid FTS might need more distance; catches speed late?
  3. #7 – Triskaidekaphobia (8-5): Got SHOW $$$ @ GP in debut w/ top Brisnet# in here                   

*Race 9

  1. #9 – Mustang Alley (5-1): Away since Sept.; a wiser 4 y.o. in v. 3 y.o. could shine  
  2. #2 – Anita’s Cookin (20-1): More Than Ready filly in for tag; stretches out, gets Boyce
  3. #5 – McArthur Parkway (2-1): 0 for 10 on turf; Away since Nov.; a career maiden?


YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Saturday, Apr. 11th at Pimlico had 7 winners from 9 races (6 Top Selections; payoffs in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $3.40 (1st race), $7.60 (2nd), $6.20 (3rd), $8.40 (4th), $13.60 (5th), $9.80 (6th) and $5.20 (9th).
  • The BEST BET of the Day (36: 6-11-5) Bo Badger (4th race: 9-2 M/L; 6-1 PT) saved ground around the turn, swung out in upper stretch, gaining ground late but could not challenge the top three finishing 4th.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (31: 5-3-9) Miners Quest (6th race: 8-1 M/L; 7-2 PT) settled off the pace while saving ground, was shuffled back entering the turn, regrouped to make inside progress into the lane, came off the rail nearing mid-stretch to advance between runners, then dueled with runner-up in the final sixteenth under solid left handed rousing and got the bob at the wire to pay $9.80 to WIN, $4.80 to PLACE and $3.60 to SHOW.
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.