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 $3,597 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/ 2, 4, 6 w/ 4, 5 w/ 4, 5, 9 w/ 5, 6 w/ 2, 6, 7 ($21.60)
      • Race 5: $0.50 Pick Three: 2, 4, 6 w/ 4, 5, 6 w/ 4, 5, 9 ($13.50)
      • Race 8: $2 Double: 2, 5, 6 w/ 2, 6, 7 ($18)
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  • Best Bet: Race 4 / #1 – Katman Quick (3-1)
  • Longshot: Race 9 / #7 – Rubiesandwranglers (15-1)
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* Pimlico Race Course has four (4) races (3rd, 5th, 7th & 9th) scheduled to be run on the TURF. Forecast for the Baltimore metropolitan area on Friday 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. #7 – Mandy’s Punch (3-1): Jock takes the call here instead of #6     
  2. #4 – Harem Honey (2-1): Two bad races in MSW; big drop here is suspicious            
  3. #3 – Discreet Rose (4-1): Disappointing House Horse gets 2-turns for 1st time     

 

Race 2

  1. #3 – Fifth Amendment (9-5): Strong candidate to go gate to wire    
  2. #5 – Currency Union (3-1): 1st start for Ness off claim; must consider    
  3. #1 – No Wonder At All (7-2): Away since last Aug.; may need one; gets Juarez   

 

*Race 3

  1. #7 – Wolftrap (6-1): Can boast best Brisnet# on turf helps to get the nod
  2. #2 – Street Passage (3-1): Trainer Matz only runner on card; must respect
  3. #1 – Lava (9-5): Will be running on late; M/L odds tough to take     

 

Race 4

  1. #1 – Katman Quick (3-1): *Best Bet* Lone speed on a surface starting to favor it     
  2. #7 – Tiago’s Honour (8-1): Big drop; trainer scores 41% w/ 2nd time routers     
  3. #3 – My Son Ernie (5-2): Fresh off graduating by 11 for $8k & Magee Claim         

 

*Race 5

  1. #4 – The Imposter (7-2): GP shippers doing well so far for Vitali/Bocachica combo
  2. #2 – Whyalwaysme (7-2): Both wins have been at this distance and surface    
  3. #6 – Cinder Block (3-1): Had EZ lead to score 1st off bench; will have company today         

 

Race 6

  1. #5 – Best From Here (2-1): Traffic trouble in last two; toss turf effort         
  2. #4 – Miss Fire (8-1): If Ortiz takes her to the front, she might hold on for “W”
  3. #6 – Yesterday Sings (7-5): Will need a quick pace; just got up v. N2L last race        

 

*Race 7

  1. #9 – Reflecting (9-5): Shug only ships live ones to Pim
  2. #4 – Captain’s Affair (3-1): Solid turf runner makes Pim turf debut  
  3. #5 – I’ll Call (5-1): Nice work tab @ Fai prepping for ’15 debut         

 

Race 8 

  1. #5 – Welcome Bay (4-1): Given time to regroup after 2 so-so efforts as a 2 y.o.
  2. #6 – Magritte (3-1): Away since Nov.; might be better suited for 2-turns
  3. #2 – Sir Orinoco (5-2): Just missed maiden win in troubled trip @ GP

 

*Race 9 

  1. #7 – Rubiesandwranglers (15-1): $Longshot Play$ Freshened for turf season; ITM 6 of 8 sprinting on grass   
  2. #6 – Blue Hen Madness (4-1): Any Given Saturday runners have taken to turf    
  3. #2 – Long Kiss Goodbye (7-2): Has the early speed and bloodlines to do well on turf

 

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Thursday, May 7th at Pimlico had just 4 winners from 9 races (2 Top Pick payoff in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $8.60 (3rd race), $3.20 (4th), $7.60 (6th) and $20.40 (7th).
  • The BEST BET of the Day (48: 12-12-8) Italian Delight (6th race: 5-2 M/L; 2-1 PT) away alertly, drafted back off the early pace and settled, made a mild run between horses entering the lane then faded to finish 6th.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (42: 6-5-11) Fairway King (5th race: 10-1 M/L; 12-1 PT) shuffled back midway down the backstretch, failed to rally and backed up to finish 9th.
 
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.