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 has a $1,003 carryover.

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      • Race 1: $2 Double: 3, 4, 5 w/ 1, 3, 6 ($18)
      • Race 4: $0.10 Jackpot Pick 6: 3, 4, 7 w/ 11, 14, 15 w/ 5, 6 w/ 2, 6 w/ 8, 9 w/ 3, 5, 8 ($21.60)
      • Race 6: $0.50 Pick Three: 5, 6, 9 w/ 2, 6, 7 w/ 7, 8, 9 ($13.50)
      • Race 8: $2 Double: 7, 8, 9 w/ 3, 5, 8 ($18)

 

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  • Best Bet: Race 8 / #9 – Lovable Lady (2-1)
  • Longshot: Race 7 / #2 – So Royal (6-1)
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[su_heading size=”21″ align=”left”]Analysis[/su_heading]

* Pimlico Race Course has four (4) races (3rd, 5th, 7th & 9th) scheduled to be run on the TURF. Forecast for the Baltimore metropolitan area on Thursday is very breezy with highs in the mid 50’s and just a slight chance of precipitation. So below selections in those races are based on the belief they will be run ON the TURF.

Race 1

  1. #5 – Quality Callin (8-5): Speed of the speed and big edge in Brisnet Prime Power#     
  2. #4 – Grab It and Growl (8-1): Faced a very tough N3X group at CT in last outing               
  3. #3 – Navy Blue (7-2): 1st off claim for Ness who wins at 36% clip w/ these   

Race 2

  1. #3 – Sideways Vision (9-5): Failed as PT fav. v. Young Dude last time; has back class       
  2. #1 – Young Dude (8-5): 3rd off layoff and speed figures have increased over past 3 races
  3. #6 – Shaler (4-1): Could try to take this group gate to wire; note: Reclaim for Perri    

*Race 3

  1. #12 – Pool Winner (9-5): Goldberg GP shipper exits nice turf debut earning big number
  2. #1/1A – Dunne Hall/It’s All Right Now(AE) (10-1): Love turf breeding of FTS #1; mate will SCR
  3. #9 – Book the Bet (12-1): Been away since Nov.; speed fig in lone turf try is 2nd best in here  

Race 4

  1. #7 – Wedding Trifecta (9-5): Drops 2 levels after OTB effort as PT fav. @ Prx  
  2. #4 – Naevia (5-2): Stopped in last when claimed at GP; drops; Your guess is as good as mine
  3. #3 – Pure Anticipation (15-1): Stretches back out to preferred distance; competes at this level         

*Race 5

  1. #15(AE) – Consistency (5-2): Lone win was on turf and at today’s distance
  2. #14(AE) – Artie’s Flight (8-1): 3 y.o. takes on elders after regrouping during winter
  3. #11 – Katman Quick (4-1): Makes turf debut; could steal it on the front end
  4. #4 – Whiskey Sour (8-1):  Like attempt to 1st turf in Nov. v. better, but taken off

Race 6

  1. #6 – Secret Garden (7-2): Bled, then eased in most recent effort; popular angle for comeback            
  2. #5 – Dream of Pegasus (6-1): Won only start @ Pim on dirt, at distance, career best speed fig
  3. #9 – Herman’s Wildcat (4-1): Takes big drop after faltering in last pair then off 3 months       

*Race 7

  1. #2 – So Royal (6-1): $Longshot Play$ Should get the jump on others & wire’em        
  2. #6 – Sweet Soliloquy (6-1): Happy to get back on the grass; has best Brisnet# on surface        
  3. #7 – Smart N Smokin (4-1): Been away 8 months; always a threat on Pim grass (6:2-2-1)       

Race 8 

  1. #9 – Lovable Lady (2-1): *Best Bet* MD-bred filly should relish the cut back to 6f
  2. #8 – Moon Vision (5-1): 2nd start off layoff should result in a big move forward
  3. #7 – Tallow (15-1): Buried by top pick 2 back but lost all chances at the start                     

*Race 9

  1. #3 – Marsden (9-2): Hard hitting 6 y.o. always gives an honest effort
  2. #8 – Spicer Cub (6-1): Has faced better in previous turf tries
  3. #5 – Big Feat (5-1): Starts a new turf season here; has speed figs to compete

 

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Sunday, Apr. 18th at Pimlico had 6 winners from 9 races (2 Top Selections; payoffs in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $7.20 (1st race), $5.00 (2nd), $4.00 (3rd), $6.20 (4th), $7.40 (5th) and $5.40 (6th).
  • The BEST BET of the Day (39: 8-11-5) Cinder Block (6th race: 7-2 M/L; 8-5 PT) vied four wide early, dropped in a path and continued the pace battle outside SHARP AS ICE, moved clear after three furlongs, kept on under strong handling past the eighth pole and was widening late to secure the victory to return $5.40 to WIN $4.00 to PLACE and $3.60 to SHOW.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (34: 5-4-9) Jet Streak (2nd race: 6-1 M/L; 2-1 PT) saved ground off the early pace, angled three wide leaving the far turn and failed to respond finishing 5th.
 
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.