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 $5,070 carryover.

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

 

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  • Best Bet: Race 6 / #8 – Redheaded Stranger (4-1)
  • Longshot: Race 4 / #5 – Don’s Girl (5-1)

 

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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 Saturday 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. #1 – Thessa’s Roar (9-5): Could 13th career start finally be a winning one?     
  2. #5 – Tarkia (8-5): Pino wins w/ 22% of MCL FTS but $65k yearling in for $12.5k tag?            
  3. #6 – Better Way (2-1): Seems to find best stride on an off track; it’s fast today     

 

Race 2

  1. #5 – Malice (9-5): He’s definitely no “Palace” but is 2 of 3 at distance    
  2. #6 – Ghostly Games (5-2): On paper should romp, but race isn’t run on paper    
  3. #3 – Flash Heart (3-1): Been a bridesmaid 5 of 8 times at distance   

 

*Race 3

  1. #5 – The Great Provider (5-2): Prudent claim by Eppler who does well 1st after claim
  2. #1 – Kirkies Dream (4-1): Has early speed but can he carry it for 5f?
  3. #7 – Hi On Summer (7-2): Not bred to sprint but should take to turf     

 

Race 4

  1. #4 – Don’s Girl (5-1): $Longshot Play$ filly v. colt FTS’s often a winning angle     
  2. #5 – Sweet Steppin (7-2): Smarty Jones FTS been flashing speed in A.M.     
  3. #1 – Schlosser (5-2): Tough assignment from rail but Robb wins w/ 21% of FTS          

 

*Race 5

  1. #7 – Proper Heiress (7-2): Toss 8 y.o. 1st off bench effort; turf is what she wants
  2. #12 – Noor Un Nisa (6-5): If there’s ever a beatable ML fav., she’s it (1 for 27 turf)  
  3. #8 – This Is Nice (5-2): Does her best work on the turf; X-Man back in irons         

 

Race 6

  1. #8 – Redheaded Stranger (4-1): *Best Bet* Lightly raced 6 y.o. finally gets Lasix         
  2. #3 – Island Sunset (7-2): Brisnet#’s have been ascending since Corrales took over
  3. #2 – Rojo Perfecto (8-1): Bounced off effort two back; can get it done v. this group        

 

*Race 7

  1. #8 – Killington (9-2): A string of bullet works leading up to ’15 debut
  2. #3 – Red Parasol (7-5): Invader from GP fresh off Cibelli claim a serious threat  
  3. #9 – Lady Terp (5-1): Should take to grass and do so on the front end         

 

Race 8 

  1. #6 – Hotcha Do It (7-2): Servis’ Prx shipper fits this condition perfectly
  2. #5 – Majestic Hope (5-2): Returning to old form since Kreiser claim
  3. #2 – Winding Road (2-1): Impressive career for 8 y.o. (17 of 53); must respect

 

*Race 9 

  1. #7 – Examen (3-1): Tam shippers been dangerous & Proctor’s conditioner to boot   
  2. #3 – Silver Rock (9-2): “Magee the Magician” been doing wonders 1st off claim   
  3. #5 – Dysprosium (7-2): 1st chance to get back on grass since coming East; Class edge

 

 

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Friday, May 8th at Pimlico had 6 winners from 9 races (1 Top Pick payoff in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $5.00 (1st race), $6.80 (3rd), $3.40 (4th), $4.60 (5th), $6.80 (8th) and $9.60 (9th). Of the suggested Multi-Race wagers hit R8-R9 DOUBLE for $28.80 (cost of ticket $18).
  • The BEST BET of the Day (49: 12-12-8) Katman Quick (4th race: 3-1 M/L; 6-1 PT) cleared early, set the pace inside, was collared nearing the far turn, could not keep pace with the winner past the five sixteenths and faded to finish 4th.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (43: 6-5-11) Rubiesandwranglers (9th race: 15-1 M/L; 5-1 PT) showed early speed but hung 6-wide throughout the first few furlongs while making a middle move on the turn into contention but weakened in the stretch to finish 5th.
 
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.