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 $2,511 carryover.

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

 

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  • Best Bet: Race 6 / #6 – Italian Delight (5-2)
  • Longshot: Race 5 / #6 – Fairway King (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 & 8th) scheduled to be run on the TURF. Forecast for the Baltimore metropolitan area on Thursday 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 – Hardwired (8-1): Forgettable debut in Sept. @ Bel; Blinkers On, Drops    
  2. #5 – Sideling Hill (8-1): Rarely back FTS in MCL, but Graham does well w/ these           
  3. #1 – Redneck Lazy (9-2): Trouble in turf sprint, drops back to Claimed level     


Race 2

  1. #6 – Sir Travis (3-1): As if the race was written for him; fits condition perfectly    
  2. #5 – Paris is Art (4-1): Back on dirt and successful at this level  
  3. #3 – Aji (6-1): 1st off claim for Bailes who scores at 33% clip w/ this angle   

 

*Race 3

  1. #5 – Curve of Stones (7-2): Been facing much better than he will today
  2. #6 – Gallivanting (6-1): Has highest career Brisnet# on turf; 1st start for McMahon
  3. #9 – Comancheria (4-1): GP shipper for the always dangerous J. Sheppard     

 

Race 4

  1. #7 – Dreaming of Bella (7-5): A win machine (10 of 23); Speed of the speed     
  2. #2 – Robbinette (6-1): Could take advantage of quick early pace, get up late     
  3. #8 – Distinct Affair (12-1): Back to class level where she can compete          

 

*Race 5

  1. #6 – Fairway King (10-1): $Longshot Play$ Wanted turf in maiden score when muddy; turf bred
  2. #2 – Mount Coronet (3-1): 2nd off layoff after sprinting in return from winter vacation    
  3. #3 – Belly of the Whale (4-1): Nice bullet work on turf for GP shipper         

 

Race 6

  1. #6 – Italian Delight (5-2): *Best Bet* Should get a favorable pace scenario & stalking trip         
  2. #5 – Captain Munnings (5-1): 1st off claim for Ness; should handle jump in class
  3. #4 – Sara Rocks (12-1): Didn’t belong in state-bred stakes race, better fit here        

 

*Race 7

  1. #7 – Ready Strike (2-1): 6 career races at 5 different tracks; well balanced
  2. #3 – Rum Tum Tugger (15-1): 3 for 5 on turf; wide throughout in last race  
  3. #1 – Grandiflora (10-1): Ran a sneaky good race in most recent outing; nice fig       

 

*Race 8 

  1. #10 – High Bar (5-1): In over his head & had a rough trip when off the bench
  2. #7 – Determinato (8-5): Ness scored w/ her 1st of [email protected] Tam on turf
  3. #5 – Yes I See (30-1): Only turf was runner-up effort in career debut


Race 9 

  1. #2 – Loren’s Rock (6-1): Trainer Tullock is 22% 3rd off layoff; 2nd twice at this level   
  2. #7 – Nate’s Dynamite (7-2): Finally broke maiden in 14th outing; can repeat v. these     
  3. #5 – Experience Counts (10-1): Buried on turf at higher level; Juarez stays on is good sign

 

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Sunday, May 3rd at Pimlico had 5 winners from 9 races (1 Top Pick payoff in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $5.40 (1st race), $9.20 (2nd), $6.60 (4th), $7.20 (8th) and $7.00 (9th).Of the suggested Multi-Race wagers hit R1-R2 DOUBLE for $26.80 (cost of ticket $18) and the R8-R9 DOUBLE for $39.40 (cost of ticket $12).
  • The BEST BET of the Day (47: 12-12-8) Gambit’s Delight (6th race: 9-5 M/L; 2-1 PT) prompted the pace two wide and weakened in the drive to finish 3rd just 1½ lengths behind the winner to return $3.00 to SHOW.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (41: 6-5-11) Grain (8th race: 5-1 M/L; 9-2 PT) lagged behind to the ¼ pole then moved along the rail on the turn and continued to rally through the stretch picking off all horses except the winner to pay $5.60 to PLACE and $3.80 to SHOW.
 
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.