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 with a $1,368 carryover.

 

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      • Race 1: $2 Double: 3, 4, 7 w/ 1, 3, 5 ($18)
      • Race 4: $0.10 Jackpot Pick 6: 1, 7 w/ 8, 10, 11 w/ 1, 4, 7 w/ 3, 7, 10 w/ 2, 6 w/ 6, 8, 11 ($32.40)
      • Race 5: $0.50 Pick Three: 8, 10, 11 w/ 1, 4, 7 w/ 3, 7, 10 ($13.50)
      • Race 8: $2 Double: 1, 2, 6 w/ 6, 8, 11 ($18)

 

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  • Best Bet: Race 6 / #4 – Gambit’s Delight (9-5)
  • Longshot: Race 8 / #6 – Grain (5-1)

 

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* Pimlico Race Course has five (5) races (3rd, 5th, 7th & 9th) scheduled to be run on the TURF. Forecast for the Baltimore metropolitan area on Sunday is for Mostly Sunny skies with high temp near 80. The below selections in those races are based on the belief they will be run ON the TURF.

Race 1

  1. #4 – Smooth Approach (5-1): Follows pattern from last year, won @ Pim     
  2. #7 – Cathelda (5-2): back to class level she’s had success; 4 of 7 at distance            
  3. #3 – Emelina (3-1): Finds a N2Y that fits her perfectly; 1st time stretching out     


Race 2

  1. #1 – Richard’s Gold (6-5): DQed in debut, then tried winners next outing    
  2. #3 – Nye (6-1): Outrun in debut on grass in MSW; bullet works here
  3. #5 – Buzzworthy (3-1): Hate backing FTS in MCL races, but others hard to back   

 

*Race 3

  1. #5 – Pleasure (9-5): Bocachica moves tack to Pim; good turf rider on M/L fav
  2. #4 – Cheryl’s Way (10-1): Won debut in $8k MCL on dirt; bred for turf/distance
  3. #6 – Patsy’s Princess (12-1): Graduated on dirt in MCL; might be better on turf     

 

Race 4

  1. #7 – Trade Rumor (5-2): Didn’t care for off track in past 3 races; gets fast     
  2. #1 – Drain (7-5): 1 for 19 but in new barn who wins at 33% 1st off Claim     
  3. #6 – We Will (10-1): Fresh off maiden score can repeat v. this group          

 

*Race 5

  1. #11 – D’tumbling Dice (7-2): Up from winter @ GP facing tougher; speed of speed
  2. #10 – Delaware Devil (15-1): Has a lofty Brisnet# on turf; will challenge for lead    
  3. #8 – Bob’s My Uncle (10-1): Blinkers Off & Cozzene bloodlines makes him a threat       

 

Race 6

  1. #4 – Gambit’s Delight (9-5): *Best Bet* On shelf since Nov.’13; takes advantage of waiver         
  2. #1 – Rottingdean (5-1): Stalking trip can get it done v. M/L’s top two
  3. #7 – Woo Woo Warrior (8-5): Can duplicate his N2L win in most recent        

 

*Race 7

  1. #10 – Carolina Shag (3-1): Traffic in 1st off the bench cost her the “W”
  2. #7 – Sara the Great (15-1): Pen shipper away since July ’14 is a threat  
  3. #3 – Miss Sparks (30-1): Better than M/L odds; worth a shot to catch faders       

 

Race 8 

  1. #6 – Grain (5-1): $Longshot Play$ Never OTB at distance; likes Pim; fastest final fractions
  2. #2 – Classic Salsa (9-5): Aqu shipper for Jacobson is one to catch
  3. #1 – Larry Le Roi (3-1): If M/L fav gets pressure early, he can be there


*Race 9 

  1. #8 – Sydney Speaks (5-2): Believe 9 y.o. can still get it done gate-2-wire   
  2. #6 – Roxbury Rocket (4-1): Came up short in 1st off layoff; ready for top effort     
  3. #11 – Alwaysacontest (8-1): has back class on turf w/ 2nd highest Brisnet#


YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Saturday, May 2nd at Pimlico had just 4 winners from 11 races (1 Top Pick payoff in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $9.40 (1st race), $4.40 (2nd), $10.60 (5th) and $4.80. Of the suggested Multi-Race wagers hit R1-R2 DOUBLE for $27.80.
  • The BEST BET of the Day (46: 12-12-7) Cluain Meala (7th race: 7-2 M/L; 4-1 PT) saved ground around the far turn, swung to the outside in upper stretch, reached a striking position outside the winner in mid-stretch, switched to her left lead late and hung 2nd returning $5.40 to PLACE and $4.00 to SHOW.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (40: 6-4-11) Pram (5th race: 20-1 M/L; 11-1 PT) a forward factor between horses, weakened in upper stretch to finish 6th.
 
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