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 $4,437 carryover.

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      • Race 1: $2 Double: 1, 3, 6 w/ 1, 3, 4 ($18)
      • Race 4: $0.10 Jackpot Pick 6: 5, 7, 8 w/ 8, 10 w/ 2, 7 w/ 3, 4 w/ 5, 6, 7 w/ 1, 6 ($14.40)
      • Race 5: $0.50 Pick Three: 7, 8, 10 w/ 2, 6, 7 w/ 3, 4, 6 ($13.50)
      • Race 8: $2 Double: 5, 6, 7 w/ 1, 6, 7 ($18)

 

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  • Best Bet: Race 6 / #7 – Daniel Did It (3-1)
  • Longshot: Race 8 / #5 – Wise Mac (15-1)
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[su_heading size=”21″ align=”left”]Analysis[/su_heading]

* Pimlico Race Course has four (4) races (3rd, 5th, 7th & 8th) scheduled to be run on the TURF. Forecast for the Baltimore metropolitan area on Sunday is for Partly Cloudy skies with highs in the mid 60’s. There were localized showers on Saturday evening, but hopefully not enough to take races off the turf. So below selections in those races are based on the belief they will be run ON the TURF.

Race 1

  1. #1 – Opie (7-5): daughter of Lemon Drop Kid showed in debut she wants two turns     
  2. #3 – Secret Diary (4-1): Kobiskie runner was green & ignored at windows in debut               
  3. #6 – Lightning Lucy (7-2): Hot apprentice Juarez gets his first call on a House Horse   

Race 2

  1. #3 – Termsofengagement (8-5): Toss turf try in last; expect better effort at this level    
  2. #4 – Moon Eclipse (12-1): Equipment problem was excuse last outing; can compete here
  3. #1 – Puget Sound (4-1): 5 y.o. gelding been swapped to/from Ness & Bernardini barns last 4   

*Race 3

  1. #3 – Lively Times (3-1): About time for Karamanos to work his magic on the turf
  2. #4 – Best From Here (12-1): Big step up for turf debut; only Closer in Speed heavy field
  3. #6 – Lulu Island (5-1): Away since Nov.; never OTB on turf at this distance (5:2-1-2)

Race 4

  1. #5 – Solly’s Mischief (5-2): NY shipper drops to bottom level at preferred distance     
  2. #7 – Love to Prospect (12-1): In over his head 10 days ago; back at appropriate level
  3. #8 – Sir Travis (9-5): M/L fav. from Magee (44%) barn needs to find ’14 form          

*Race 5

  1. #10 – Cuppy Cake (3-1): Had successful winter campaign @ Tam
  2. #8 – Yuzuru (5-2): Matz having a rough ’15 so far; this gal training well  
  3. #7 – Munirah (2-1):  Motion runner likely get overbet, she has much to prove

Race 6

  1. #7 – Daniel Did It (3-1): *Best Bet* Should get early lead & control pace            
  2. #2 – Rolling Yona (6-5): Drops trying to get win but prefers an off track  
  3. #6 – Ifimlyinimdyin (5-1): Sharp effort 1st off claim, still needs to step forward       

*Race 7

  1. #4 – Princess Emma Rose (9-2): Got an education in debut @ Tam; catches weak field        
  2. #3 – Action Tonight (6-1): Interesting claim in 2nd outing; must have had turf in mind  
  3. #6 – Ski Bare (5-1): Was very chilly on the tote in debut on grass; expect better effort       

*Race 8 

  1. #5 – Wise Mac (15-1):  $Longshot Play$ Lone speed has held up on the turf this meet  
  2. #6 – Make My Saturday (8-1): Makes ’15 debut; ran career best turf speed fig here in ‘14  
  3. #7 – Negrito (6-1): Makes overdue turf debut IMHO; nice works leading up to it                     

Race 9

  1. #1 – Behind the Times (5-1): Not the cleanest of trips when 3rd at this level
  2. #6 – Mandy’s Punch (8-5): 0 for 15 but has runner-up finish @ Pim from 1 start  
  3. #7 – Keys Garboy (5-2): Has only raced on off track; drops again, worth a shot  


YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Saturday, Apr. 25th at Pimlico had just 5 winners from 10 races (3 Top Selections; payoffs in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $7.40 (4th race), $3.20 (4th), $30.60 (7th), $4.20 (9th), and $7.60 (10th).
  • The BEST BET of the Day (42: 10-11-6) Inside the Pipe (10th race: 5-2 M/L; 5-2 PT) rated close up, asserted himself and forged to command between rivals mid way on the final turn, opened up into the lane, responded to a few right handed cracks in mid-stretch then maintained a comfortable advantage while geared down in the final yards to win by 4 lengths returning $7.60 to WIN, $4.40 to PLACE and $3.40 to SHOW.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (36: 5-4-9) Prize Included (6th race: 8-1 M/L) was an early scratch.
 
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.