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 which has a $6,467 carryover.

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      • Race 1: $2 Double: 1, 2, 4 w/ 3, 4, 5 ($18)
      • Race 4: $0.10 Jackpot Pick 6: 3, 6, 11 w/ 1, 8 w/ 2, 6, 10 w/ 2, 8 w/ 5, 7 w/ 3, 6, 10 ($21.60)
      • Race 5: $0.50 Pick Three: 1, 3, 8 w/ 2, 6, 10 w/ 2, 7, 8 ($13.50)
      • Race 8: $2 Double: 5, 7, 11 w/ 3, 6, 10 ($18)

 

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  • Best Bet: Race 3 / #1 – Peron (2-1)
  • Longshot: Race 2 / #5 – Winning Saga (10-1)
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[su_heading size=”21″ align=”left”]Analysis[/su_heading]

* Pimlico Race Course has four (4) races (2nd, 5th, 6th & 8th) scheduled to be run on the TURF. Forecast for the Baltimore metropolitan area on Thursday is for Mostly Cloudy skies with 80% chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon, high temp near 70. Thinking those thunderstorms will hold off until late afternoon, the below selections in those races are based on the belief they will be run ON the TURF.

Race 1

  1. #2/2x – Maggie Wag/Tale of E Dubai (5-2): Typically a Salzman runner wins 1st 2 y.o. race in MD     
  2. #1/1A – If You Build It/Ermine and Purrs (3-1): Barn sends them out well intended at 1st asking
  3. #4 – Patrick Rocks (2-1): Conditioner Robb scores w/ 26% of his 2. y.o. crop   

*Race 2

  1. #5 – Winning Saga (10-1): $Longshot Play$ Turf debut but bred to run on it    
  2. #4 – Turf Craze (6-1): Was in over her head in MD-bred stakes; speed on turf dangerous
  3. #3 – Freewest (3-1): Trainer Petro’s lone entry, shaky pick cuz she doesn’t win off the bench   

Race 3

  1. #1 – Peron (2-1): *Best Bet* Classic case of “speed & fade” going long, then cut back to 6f
  2. #4 – Bruin Belles (3-1): Pott’s Pipeline from GG spits out another; they’ve been Hit or Miss
  3. #3 – Too Many Candles (4-1): Ugly debut 8 months ago; big drop hoping for some takers

Race 4

  1. #6 – Wildcat Creek (4-1): Consistent performer at this level; in good hands w/ Trevor     
  2. #3 – Silver Legend (3-1): M/L fav. from Magee (48%) barn is the logical choice
  3. #11 – It’s Never to Late (15-1): 1 for 1 @ Pim; are there still wins left in this 10 y.o. tank?          

*Race 5

  1. #1 – Miss Tricky Diva (20-1): like 4 y.o. v. 3 y.o. this time of year & Forest on turf
  2. #8 – Stormy Mistress (15-1): Strictly a turf pedigree play; works indicate speed  
  3. #3 – Real Strike (8-1):  4 y.o. FTS by Stormy Atlantic going on turf – worth a shot  

*Race 6

  1. #6 – Thisdanseistaken (8-5): Can boast top lifetime Brisnet# on turf among these gals          
  2. #10 – Royal Renege (5-1): Happy it’s Turf Season again; Can she “get up” going 5f?  
  3. #2 – Viesalm (6-1): Nice effort off the bench; improvement off that gets the win       

Race 7

  1. #8 – Hip Hop N Jazz (5-2): Proctor FTS shows nice work tab at Tam before Fai arrival        
  2. #2 – Southern Portrait (5-1): Took action (4-1) in debut, but hesitated at start, no threat  
  3. #7 – Accelebrate (10-1): ’15 debut after 0 for 7 ’14; good Blinker Off move, works show it       

*Race 8 

  1. #5 – Merry Merry Bee (7-2):  Gotta believe of the 2 Dini runners on card, this is the “live” one   
  2. #7 – Take It Inside (20-1): Only 1 for 14 at distance on turf, but has a chance to steal it    
  3. #11 – Scorpion Aly (5-2): Nice Farro claim two back; GP shipper has faced better this winter                        

Race 9

  1. #6 – Choice Appeal (4-1): Failed to hit the board last summer when bet, away since, huge drop
  2. #10 – Farwells Runnin (3-1): Has burned a lot of $$$ being PT fav. in all 3 starts w/o a “W”  
  3. #3 – Carpe Omnia (6-1): Worth a look on class drop alone; Allen still maiden @ Pim meet  


YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Sunday, Apr. 26th at Pimlico had just 4 winners from 9 races (2 Top Selections; payoffs in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $11.00 (3rd race), $13.20 (6th), $25.00 (8th), and $6.40 (9th). Of the suggested Multi-race wagers hit the R8-R9 DOUBLE for $92.20 (cost of ticket $12).
  • The BEST BET of the Day (43: 11-11-6) Daniel Did It (6th race: 3-1 M/L; 5-1 PT) took over at once, dropped in clearing near the half mile marker and got away with a slow pace under rating, edged away from foes when let out near the quarter pole, took to solid rousing in upper stretch and eagerly pulled away to win by 6¼ lengths returning $13.20 to WIN, $8.40 to PLACE and $5.80 to SHOW.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (37: 6-4-9) Wise Mac (8th race: 15-1 M/L; 11-1 PT) sprinted clear early, set the pace slightly off the inside, responded when set down in upper stretch and held firm under a drive to win by 1¾ lengths to return $25.00 to WIN, $9.80 to PLACE and $5.60 to SHOW.
 
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.