The GQ 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 $1,297 carryover!

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      • Race 1: $2 Double: 1, 3, 5 w/ 4, 6, 7 ($18)
      • Race 3: $0.50 Pick Three: 4, 5, 6 w/ 3, 4, 5 w/ 3, 4, 8 ($13.50)
      • Race 5: $0.10 Jackpot Pick 6: 3, 8 w/ 3, 7, 8 w/ 8, 9 w/ 4, 6, 9 w/ 1, 2, 5 w/ 3, 14 ($21.60)
      • Race 6: $0.50 Pick Three: 3, 7, 8 w/ 6, 8, 9 w/ 4, 6, 9 ($13.50)
      • Race 9: $2 Double: 1, 2, 5 w/ 3, 6, 14 ($18)
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  • Best Bet: Race 8 / #4 – Istanford (4-1)
  • Longshot: Race 5 / #8 – Pret Say Eye (12-1)
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[su_heading size=”21″ align=”left”]Analysis[/su_heading]

* Pimlico Race Course has four (4) races (5th, 6th, 8th & 10th) scheduled to be run on the TURF. Forecast for the Baltimore metropolitan area on Sunday is Mostly Sunny with highs near 80. So below selections in those races are based on the belief they will be run ON the TURF.

Race 1

  1. #3 – Senora de Lujan (7-2): Only one in here dropping in class     
  2. #1 – Flattering Annie (6-1): Speedy CT shipper could get EZ lead & not look back               
  3. #5 – Emelina (4-1): Fired career best Brisnet# off short layoff last time out  


Race 2

  1. #7 – Betty Brown Nose (3-5): Catches a weak N2L field in 2nd outing off claim for Ness        
  2. #4 – Read All About It (5-2): Biggest threat to top pick, only score was on an off track
  3. #6 – Chocklit E Clare (20-1): Has pair of nice Pim works; Ortiz/Eppler combo 4 for 10    


Race 3

  1. #6 – Chnagingoftheguard (5-1): 10 of 13 in Exacta at this distance; 1st off Allen claim
  2. #4 – Baby Butterscotch (10-1): Draw a line through last; can compete v. these
  3. #5 – Star Black (12-1): Stablemate of M/L fav. (#3) might actually have better shot here 


Race 4 – Geisha Stakes

  1. #4 – Brenda’s Way (6-5): Catch her if you can; 5:2-2-0 over Pim dirt oval  
  2. #3 – Eddy Gourmet (4-5): 1st time in 24 starts going long might be too much to ask
  3. #5 – Celtic Kate (15-1): Won this contest last year, but has been off form since         


*Race 5

  1. #8 – Pret Say Eye (12-1); $Longshot Play$ More Than Ready in bloodlines = guaranteed grass
  2. #4 – Street Winner (8-1): Failed miserably as 9-5 PT fav. in career debut, on turf, last Fall
  3. #3 – Velvet Tie (4-1): Been waiting for reopening of Turf Season; Salzman 27% w/ 1st off layoff    


*Race 6 – Stormy Blues Stakes

  1. #7 – Lady Shipman (9-5): Hard to knock So. FL turf sprinting form               
  2. #3 – Streamsong (6-1): Sire was a synthetic star, should benefit from hot pace  
  3. #8 – Comforter (12-1): Couple bullet works w/ Blinkers? Chirinos nice turf rider       


Race 7 – Primonetta Stakes

  1. #9 – She’s Ordained (3-1): Firing bullets in A.M. for return from 90 day layoff         
  2. #8 – Tea Time (5-2): The likes of Sweet Reason and Miss Behavior not in here  
  3. #6 – Wherethere’sfire (6-1): Big step up but can pull the upset going gate-2-wire       


*Race 8 – Dahlia Stakes                                                                                             

  1. #4 – Istanford (4-1): *BEST BET * Should have it all her way from start to finish
  2. #9 – Stellar Path (5-2): Makes US debut for Clemente; nice works at Payson Park
  3. #6 – Lily Carstairs (15-1): Used to butting heads v. boys in France; 1st Lasix                     


Race 9 – Federico Tesio Stakes

  1. #5 – Ghost Bay (12-1): Much better than he showed in last outing; threat at a price
  2. #2 – All Hands (2-1): Eights Belles’ full brother only one in here who wants early lead  
  3. #1 – Top of Mind (3-1): A future star still a bit green; next stop Preakness Stakes?


*Race 10 – Henry S. Clark Stakes

  1. #14 – North Star Boy (10-1): Away since Dec.; Brinset# on turf consistently among the best
  2. #3 – Captain’s Affair (15-1): Graded stakes placed on turf early in career; can pull upset
  3. #6 – Paris Vegas (8-1): 1 for 2 on Pim sod; well- traveled 8 y.o. has faced tougher than these


YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • Apologies for my absence the past two live racing days at Pimlico but I was “on assignment.”
  • On Sunday, Apr. 12th at Pimlico had just 3 winners from 9 races (3 Top Selections; payoffs in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $2.60 (1st race), $5.40 (4th) and $9.00 (9th).
  • The BEST BET of the Day (37: 7-11-5) Classic Wildcat (4th race: 2-1 M/L; 8-5 PT) eased out leaving the five eighths pole and pulled his way forward two wide, drew alongside DANIEL DID IT leaving the three eighths pole, prompted that one under confident handling, took over soon into the lane, kicked clear leaving the three sixteenths, kept on under solid left handed rousing and held firm for the victory returning $5.40 to WIN, $3.60 to PLACE and $2.40 to SHOW.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (32: 5-3-9) Silver Tresor (7th race: 10-1 M/L; 9-1 PT) sprinted to the early lead, set the pace along the rail and weakened the final sixteenth of a mile to finish 4th just a neck from gaining the SHOW purse and less than 1½ lengths behind the winner.
 
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.