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 yesterday, so no carryover.

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

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

 

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  • Best Bet: Race 6 / #8 – Angel Clarence O (7-2)
  • Longshot: Race 8 / #4 – Vim (10-1)

 

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[su_heading size=”21″ align=”left”]Analysis[/su_heading]

* Pimlico Race Course has four (4) races (3rd, 5th, 7th & 10th) scheduled to be run on the TURF. Forecast for the Baltimore metropolitan area on Friday is for Mostly Cloudy skies with high temp in mid-60’s. The below selections in those races are based on the belief they will be run ON the TURF.

Race 1

  1. #1 – Coyotero (2-1): CA export away since last Oct., but fired bullets in A.M.     
  2. #3 – Rebel Spy (3-1): Graduated on 9th try & when dropped for tag; can repeat             
  3. #2 – Money Fan (5-2): Claimed out of last effort when PT fav.; 1 for 19 – yikes!       


Race 2

  1. #5 – Cadillac Desert (4-1): Simply on steep drop in class cuz can’t see others    
  2. #2 – O Reeley (9-5): Just missed when 38-1; hard to be top pick when 1 for 21
  3. #6 – Outtanker (20-1): Been facing open claimers instead of N2L lately   

 

*Race 3

  1. #7 – Thunder Ranger (7-2): 3rd in lone turf try more than 10 races ago
  2. #11 – Not for Fun (12-1): Game 4th last outing in turf debut w/ multiple excuses
  3. #6 – Town Hero (20-1): Debut was adventurous, yet promising; should improve    

 

Race 4

  1. #7 – Zillions (9-2): Hoping just something went awry in that last race     
  2. #6 – Shimba (6-5): Has best Brisnet # in this group of maidens; a NY castoff
  3. #4 – Sunshine King (5-2): Thinking sooner or later he gets home first          

 

*Race 5

  1. #4 – East of Danzig (5-1): In new barn; freshened for turf season; 2: 1-0-1 on PIM turf
  2. #9 – Hobo Ridge (10-1): Spent winter @ TAM, did nothing; has top Brisnet# on turf    
  3. #8 – Balthazar (4-1):  1 of 2 uncoupled M. Pino runners; this one has best turf #’s      

 

Race 6

  1. #8 – Angel Clarence O (7-2): *Best Bet* Think the M/L fav. is vulnerable; so land here          
  2. #3 – Ted’s Memoires (6-1): Dangerous FTS for barn who wins w/ MCL at 31% clip  
  3. #6 – It’s a Plane (12-1): Revert back to his debut and draw line thru last (grass) race       

 

*Race 7

  1. #6 – Tazmanian Charlie (4-1): Two SHOW efforts in only turf outings rates best here        
  2. #8 – Thirteenth Avenue (10-1): Late runner is always a threat; first start off bench  
  3. #7 – Whiskey N Gambling (8-1): Away since Dec. and workouts are few, but nice past       

 

Race 8 

  1. #4 – Vim (10-1): $Longshot Play$ Big class jump but still is lone speed
  2. #6 – Any Court Inastorm (3-1): Has given honest effort in all 6 starts; improving figs
  3. #7 – Pinch of Salt (6-1): Another prudent Gonzalez claim; switches to hot apprentice


Race 9 

  1. #8 – Gin Makes Ya Sin (7-2):  Encountered trouble in last two; should be tough   
  2. #3 – Eyeplayeveryday (5-2): Gutsy win at N1X; likes PIM (4: 2-0-2)      
  3. #1 – Lunar Rock (12-1): Toss turf race; he’s 5: 3-1-1 at distance and 2: 1-0-1 @ PIM


*Race 10

  1. #13 – Dixie Victory (5-2): Bad beat 2 weeks ago; if she runs back to that, she wins    
  2. #8 – Scatajawea (9-2): Another Potts import from GG; this one looks like a “hit”  
  3. #4 – Lorilee (12-1): An even run in debut w/ trouble; got an education, will improve   

 

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Thursday, Apr. 30th at Pimlico had 6 winners from 9 races (2 Top Selections; payoffs in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $8.00 (1st race), $4.20 (3rd), $7.00 (4th), $3.80 (7th), $51.40 (8th) and $13.40 (8th). Of the suggested multi-race wagers hit the R8-R9 DOUBLE for $267.60 (cost of ticket $18).
  • The BEST BET of the Day (44: 12-11-6) Peron (3rd race: 2-1 M/L; 1-1 PT) quickly advanced in the two path to take the lead entering the stretch, was put to a drive in upper stretch and drew away late to win by 3 lengths returning $4.20 to WIN, $2.60 to PLACE and $2.40 to SHOW.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (38: 6-4-10) Winning Saga (8th race: 10-1 M/L; 8-1 PT) rated back off rivals soon after the break, steadied along then checked soon into the turn, recovered and advanced inside a foe nearing the lane, came out in the final furlong and finished with interest to finish 3rd and $4.20 to SHOW.
 
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.