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 which was hit on Saturday, so no carryover.

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      • Race 1: $2 Double: 1, 2, 5 w/ 1, 5, 6 ($18)
      • Race 4: $0.10 Jackpot Pick 6: 1, 2, 7 w/ 6, 9 w/ 6, 13 w/ 2, 4 w/ 1, 2, 6 w/ 11,12, 13 ($21.60)
      • Race 6: $0.50 Pick Three: 6, 12, 13 w/ 2, 4, 9 w/ 1, 2, 6 ($13.50)
      • Race 8: $2 Double: 1, 2, 6 w/ 11,12, 13 ($18)  
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  • Best Bet: Race 6 / #13 – Cinder Block (7-2)
  • Longshot: Race 2 / #5 – Jet Streak (6-1)
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[su_heading size=”21″ align=”left”]Analysis[/su_heading]

* Pimlico Race Course has four (4) races (3rd, 6th, 7th & 9th) scheduled to be run on the TURF. Forecast for the Baltimore metropolitan area on Sunday is Mostly Sunny with highs in the low 60’s. So below selections in those races are based on the belief they will be run ON the TURF. 

Race 1

  1. #2/2x – Flavor/Brush Creek (2-1): Enough speed in here for either to mount late rally for win     
  2. #5 – Maybrys Challenge (5-1): Over his head in recent effort; needs form reversal               
  3. #1/1A – Uncle Carm/Dusterino (5-2): Pair of 7 year olds for hot Potts barn  

 Race 2

  1. #5 – Jet Streak (6-1): $Longshot Play$ Holds the best Prime Power # among these maidens       
  2. #1 – Mythos (4-5): A 2nd and 3rd in only natural dirt starts
  3. #6 – Team Tim (7-2): Best effort was in latest when behind next out winner    

 *Race 3

  1. #1/1A – Great Attack/Mish Mosh (7-5): Stablemates possess top two Brisnet turf numbers
  2. #9 – Catalactic (7-2): Rare swing and miss claim for Ness and Midwest Thoroughbreds
  3. #5 – Irunalatte (20-1): Both Pim turf victories came w/ N. Juarez (today’s jock) in saddle  

Race 4

  1. #7 – Pirate’s Cove (2-1): 3 starts after Kobiskie claim resulted in nothing; appropriate drop  
  2. #2 – Dr Bolt (4-5): 1st under the wire in past two for conditioner Haughton
  3. #1 – Who Stole My Sock (12-1): Lone victory came at Old Hilltop a year ago         

Race 5

  1. #9 – The Great Provider (7-2): Woke up in 3rd career outing when getting 1st Lasix
  2. #6 – Kirkies Dream (6-1): Ships north from FL after inability to break maiden
  3. #5 – Stop the Nonsense (2-1): Capuano gets big class droppers home at 35% clip

*Race 6

  1. #13 – Cinder Block (7-2): *Best Bet* Pino returns from winter in FL w/ nice turf runners               
  2. #6 – Bret’s At Caddies (6-1): Hard tryin’ gelding has case of Second-itis (9x from 19 starts)
  3. #12 – Space Cowboys (15-1): Ships from GP via Aqu; cuts back from mile on grass to 5f      

*Race 7

  1. #2 – Golden Story (9-5): Russell/Jacobson combo getting to Winners Circle 33% of time       
  2. #4 – Cleveland Sound (6-1): Sprinting on turf should suit More Than Ready offspring         
  3. #9 – Gottalovethedrake (15-1): Ran well last year on Pim grass w/ Boyce in saddle       

Race 8 

  1. #1 – Nolans Dream (5-1): Away since last Sept.; been firing bullets in A.M. past month
  2. #6 – Hertzalot (5-1): Ran huge comeback race hanging w/ nice colt Nona’s Boy
  3. #2 – Twelve Stone (9-5): Too many failures at this level to use on top

*Race 9

  1. #12 – Tashreeh (4-1): McLaughlin does well w/when stretching runners out 1st time
  2. #11 – Relentless Ride (6-1): Amazingly has been ITM 7 of 7 times w/o a win
  3. #13 – Just Lucky (5-1): Claimed at GP by Prx-based trainer; Alvarado up a plus


YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Saturday, Apr. 18th at Pimlico had just 4 winners from 10 races (2 Top Selections; payoffs in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $8.60 (2nd race), $4.80 (4th), $8.40 (5th) and $3.00 (6th).
  • The BEST BET of the Day (38: 7-11-5) Istanford (8th race: 4-1 M/L; 9-5 PT) cleared early, set the pace in about the two path, was joined leaving the far turn, dueled inside the winner from the quarter pole to mid-stretch then gave way grudgingly to finish 4th.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (33: 5-4-9) Pret Say Eye (5th race: 12-1 M/L; 8-1 PT) prompted the pace two wide in a game effort, but could not get to the winner, settling for the runner-up position to return $8.40 to PLACE and $6.40 to SHOW.
 
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.