The GQ Approach features full-card selections from Pimlico Race Course, including a daily best bet, longshot play, and multi-race wagers — including the 10 cent Rainbow Pick 6 with a $114,821 carryover.

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      • Race 1: $2 Double: 4, 5, 7 w/ 2, 3, 9 ($18)
      • Race 3: $0.50 Pick Three: 2, 3, 12 w/ 2, 3, 12 w/ 3, 5, 8 ($13.50)
      • Race 4: $0.10 Jackpot Pick 6: 2, 12 w/ 3, 5, 8 w/ 2, 3 w/ 4, 5 w/ 4, 6 w/ 1, 4, 10 ($14.40)
      • Race 5: $0.50 Pick Three: 3, 5, 8 w/ 2, 3, 7 w/ 4, 5, 6 ($13.50)
      • Race 8: $2 Double: 3, 4, 6 w/ 1, 4, 10 ($18)

 

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  • Best Bet: Race 1 / #4 – Inspired Say Eye (7-2)
  • Longshot: Race 3 / #12 – Everyday Dave (10-1)

 

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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 Thursday is for Cloudy skies with 50% of showers, high temp in the upper 50’s. The below selections in those races are based on the belief they will be run ALL RACES ON the TURF.

Race 1

  1. #4 – Inspired Say Eye (7-2): *Best Bet* Away since Nov.; takes advantage of Waiver Claim rule     
  2. #5 – Latasense (4-1): Toss turf try in last; prefers off track but can win on fast track
  3. #7 – Just a Wildflower (12-1): Winless in 6 efforts going 6f, but jock change is a plus   

 

Race 2

  1. #2 – Star Eighty (5-2): Well-meant in debut; should show necessary improvement    
  2. #3 – Street Winner (12-1): Disappointment in 3 turf tries while firing bullets in A.M. on dirt      
  3. #9 – Deliver Me (10-1): This gal should get an easy lead but can she hold it until the finish       

 

* Race 3

  1. #12 – Everyday Dave (10-1): $Longshot Play$ Unlucky in both start in ’15 / at Pim; clean trip gets it done  
  2. #2 – Full Moon’s Back (12-1): Farro’s only starter on the card has best Brisnet# on turf
  3.  #3 – Fairy Cat (10-1): Can close gap late v. plenty of speed in here, based on last turf try  

 

Race 4

  1.  #2 – Crazy Wild Bess (5-1): Addition of blinkers in last resulted in best finish yet          
  2. #12 – Havana Julie (6-5): Speedy Tam shipper; only question is can she outlast her foes        
  3.  #3 – Nicely Played (12-1): Been more competitive since dropping to this level; adds Blinkers 

 

* Race 5

  1. #8 – Southern Equity (5-2): Needs to run back to her maiden win on turf     
  2. #5 – Pleasure (6-1): No rally in Pim turf debut when shipped from GP & 1st start for Vitali
  3. #3 – Secret Temple (15-1): Sire has produced nice turf runners; should be quick early      

 

Race 6

  1. #3 – True Blue Nation (9-5): Aqu shipper goes for natural hat trick; gate-2-wire threat
  2. #2 – Tough Weather (4-1): Rough trip when runner-up in most recent effort  
  3. #7 – Lovable Lady (3-1): Failed past 3 races as Post Time favorite; owns best Brinset#

 

* Race 7

  1. #4 – Inspiration (9-2): Nice effort on Tam lawn in debut; J. Sheppard having rough meet (0 for 14)
  2. #5 – Shirleys Curls (15-1): In debut 8 races ago, earned top Brisnet# on turf   
  3. #6 – No Fighting (3-1): Motion runner away since Oct. to mature gets 1st time Lasix  

 

Race 8

  1. #4 – Now We Are Free (8-5): Only colt in the field who has beaten winners  
  2. #6  – Tekton (5-1): Dutrow brings Bernardini colt back from winter in OP; 90 day layoff
  3. #3 – Last Confession (7-2): Has faced a number of quality runners; 1st time going 2-turns

 

* Race 9

  1. #4 – Victory Square (3-1): Game try @ GP in turf debut; Cintron/Matz combo win at 24% clip      
  2. #1 – Triskaidekaphobia (4-1): Thankfully she’s not #13; stretching out for turf debut      
  3. #10 – Catnapped (6-1): War Front 1st time starter out of a Theatrical mare; nice work tab   

 

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Saturday, May 16th at Pimlico had 8 winners from 14 races (4 Top Picks payoff in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $3.00 (1st race), $9.60 (2nd), $6.00 (7th), $11.40 (10th), $4.60 (11th), $16.20 (12th), $3.80 (13th) and $6.00 (14th). Of the suggested Multi-Race wagers hit R1-R2 DOUBLE for $19.40 (cost of ticket $18), R10-R13 PICK-4 for $269.35 (cost of ticket $27), R12-R14 PICK-3 for $44.15 (cost of ticket $18) and R13-R14 DOUBLE for $13.00 (cost of ticket $18).
  • The BEST BET of the Day (54: 12-14-9) Senor Grits (10th race: 8-1 M/L; 5-1 PT) drafted back off the pace while saving some ground, swung four wide under pressure into the lane but lacked a serious run to finish 6th.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (48: 6-5-12) Bocaiuva (9th race: 8-1 M/L; 4-1 PT) rated back early, began to advance leaving the far turn, steadied in traffic in upper stretch and rallied under a hand ride after her rider dropped his whip near the eighth pole to finish 4th.
 
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @horseracingnut.