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 $2,968 carryover.

[su_heading size=”21″ align=”left”]Multi-race wagers[/su_heading]

      • Race 1: $2 Double: 1, 7, 9 w/ 4, 5, 6 ($18)
      • Race 5: $0.10 Jackpot Pick 6: 1, 7 w/ 1, 2, 3 w/ 2, 3, 7 w/ 4, 8 w/ 1, 2, 7 w/ 6, 11 ($21.60)
      • Race 6: $0.50 Pick Three: 1, 2, 3 w/ 2, 3, 7 w/ 3, 4, 8 ($13.50)
      • Race 9: $2 Double: 1, 2, 7 w/ 6, 11, 13 ($18)

 

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  • Best Bet: Race 10 / #11 – Inside the Pipe (5-2)
  • Longshot: Race 6 / #1 – Prizes Included (8-1)
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[su_heading size=”21″ align=”left”]Analysis[/su_heading]

* Pimlico Race Course has five (5) races (1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th & 10th) scheduled to be run on the TURF. Forecast for the Baltimore metropolitan area on Saturday is for Partly Cloudy skies with highs in the mid 50’s and no precipitation until early evening. So below selections in those races are based on the belief they will be run ON the TURF.

*Race 1

  1. #7 – Fifteen Black (7-2): Bred to run on the grass; firing bullets in the A.M.     
  2. #1 – Redneck Lazy (5-1): Nice work tab for 1st off the bench; showed speed on turf               
  3. #9 – Nekia’s Edge (12-1): Toss Tam debut in Feb.; Adds Blinkers for first turf

Race 2

  1. #5 – Mast Cove (6-1): If the heavy M/L fav. has chink in armor, this one likely to prevail      
  2. #4 – Pistolina (3-5): Huge red flag based on drop from minor stakes when 3rd to $7,500 tag
  3. #6 – Remember the Prom (6-1): Notice the pattern w/ this gal? Good, Bad, Good, Bad. Sitting on a Good    

*Race 3

  1. #8 – Texas Zip (9-2): Wolfsont is local “go-to guy” for Sheppard turf runners
  2. #11 – Artie’s Flight (12-1): 9 behind Imperia in G3 on turf should be good enough to win here
  3. #9 – M C Squared (5-1): Broke maiden @ Prx in only turf effort going gate to wire  

Race 4

  1. #7 – Scully (3-1): Gonzalez in from Pen trying to help 0 for 8 gelding graduate     
  2. #2 – Vista Rides Tall (2-1): Potts turns to Trevor for GG import debut on natural dirt
  3. #5 – Kirkies Dream (6-1): Drop in class is the right move; have faith in A. Delgado in irons          

*Race 5

  1. #1/1A – Billy Two Hats/Greek Warrior (8-5): Joe Sharp alert! One scratches, other wins
  2. #7 – Political Farce (6-1): Contessa NY-shipper makes grass debut in 22nd career start  
  3. #5 – The Man’s Hoss (10-1):  An excuse in each of his 4 turf starts, but is 5f to short?

Race 6

  1. #1 – Prizes Included (8-1): $Longshot Play$ In Exacta 5 of 6 efforts at distance            
  2. #2 – Hurricane Creek (6-1): Hasn’t had a clean trip since being claimed 3 back  
  3. #3 – Big Wags (5-1): Beaten fav. gets jock upgrade, could make the difference       

*Race 7

  1. #2 – Lucy Boo (5-1): Conditioner Eppler does well 1st off claim and bench        
  2. #3 – Northern Smile (8-1): Training well on family farm for ’15 debut; like jock choice  
  3. #7 – Taxy Lady (15-1): Field is void of early speed, except for her; could steal it       

Race 8 

  1. #4 – Western Tryst (7-2):  A Rudy Rod cast-off failed as PT fav. 1st time for Iannotti  
  2. #8 – Rojo Perfecto (2-1): Light bulb went back on last effort at this level; should repeat  
  3. #3 – C V Eis (15-1): 7 y.o. gelding away since June ’14 1st time tag ($5k); would you claim?                     

Race 9

  1. #2 – We’ll Talk (5-1): Pimentel/Trombetta a dangerous duo; fast track could be key
  2. #7 – Little Miss Fitz (8-1): McMahon mixing it up; Blks Off & 2nd time stretching out  
  3. #1 – Lil Honey Badger (9-5): Logical M/L fav. w/ top Brisnet Prime Power#

*Race 10 

  1. #11 – Inside the Pipe (5-2): *Best Bet* Back from winter @ GP; distance & weak field helps chances
  2. #6 – Madog (12-1): Did best running in ’14 here on the turf; live longshot
  3. #13 – Lataam (15-1): Bred to run on grass; Conditioner Pino (28%) only entry on card


YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Friday, Apr. 24th at Pimlico had 7 winners from 9 races (3 Top Selections; payoffs in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $5.00 (1st race), $18.00 (2nd), $21.40 (3rd), $15.60 (4th), $3.60 (5th), $5.80 (6th), and $3.20 (8th). Of the suggested multi-race wagers hit the R1-R2 DOUBLE for $35.40 (on an $18 ticket).
  • The BEST BET of the Day (41: 9-11-6) Aces Are Wild (6th race: 3-1 M/L; 9-5 PT) drifted out leaving the starting gate, sped to the early lead, set the pace near the rail and held sway under energetic urging to win by 1½ lengths to return $5.80 to WIN, $3.80 to PLACE and $2.60 to SHOW.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (36: 5-4-9) Cytherean (7th race: 15-1 M/L; 26-1 PT) dueled outside the winner and faltered leaving the far turn to finish 10th.
 
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.