The GQ 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 $167,535 carryover.

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    • Race 1: $2 Double 1, 4, 6 w/ 1, 3, 7 ($18)
    • Race 3: $0.50 Pick-3 1, 2, 8 w/ 4, 5, 6 w/ 3, 8, 10 ($13.50)
    • Race 4: $0.10 Jackpot Pick-6 4 w/ 3, 8, 10 w/ 1, 5 w/ 5, 7, 12 w/ 1, 6 w/ 2, 13 ($7.20)
    • Race 6: $0.50 Pick-3 1, 5, 7 w/ 5, 7, 12 w/ 1, 6, 7 ($13.50)
    • Race 8: $2 Double 1, 6, 7 w/ 2, 8, 13 ($18.00)

 

 

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  • Best Bet: Race 9 / #13 – Paschendale (4-1)
  • Longshot: Race 5 / #8 – Morethanbeautiful (10-1)

 

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[su_heading size=”21″ align=”left”]Analysis[/su_heading]

* Pimlico Race Course have three (3) races (5th, 7th, 9th) scheduled to be run on the TURF. The forecast for the Baltimore metropolitan area on Memorial Day Monday is for Mostly Sunny skies with high temp in the high 80’s. The below selections in those races are based on the belief they will be run ON the TURF.

Race 1

  1. #4 – Yesterday Sings (7-5): Rough start & trip when 1-9 causing Bridgejumper grief       
  2. #6 – Royalty Sea (5-2): Got 2nd career last outing; Sillaman wins w/ 41% Clm repeaters
  3. #1 – Dream of Pegasus (6-1): 16 behind runaway winner; positive jock switch   

 

Race 2

  1. #1/1A – Brush Creek/Flavor (9-5): King T. duo fits this condition like a glove      
  2. #7 – Granted Ruler (7-2): 8 y.o. been away nearly 2 years; may need 1 or wire field      
  3. #3 – Blimey (10-1): Has had success at Pim and distance in the past; Blks back on         

 

Race 3

  1. #8 – Unbridled Ghost (8-1): Showed early life at $16k level then stopped, but winner freaked  
  2. #1 – I’myoursugadaddy (7-5): Magee seems to have thrown in the towel on this claim
  3. #2 – Buzzworthy (5-1): Morris home bred not what they expected; Trombetta 34% w/ steep droppers   

 

Race 4

  1. #4 – Sachicomula (9-5): 3RD off layoff after huge improvement since layoff          
  2. #5 – Majestic Number (6-1): Appears to have been a prudent Eppler claim; back class        
  3. #6 – The Camden Comet (2-1): Ran personal best Brisnet# @ Pim 2 back at this level  

 

* Race 5

  1. #8 – Morethanbeautiful (10-1): $Longshot Play$ Reverting back to debut effort on turf v. “unruly”     
  2. #10 – Holy Scat (7-2): Drops in for a tag after so-so effort in turf debut
  3. #3 – Ebony Bird (9-2): Debut in grass sprint was drama filled; stretch out a plus       

 

Race 6

  1. #5 – Dysprosium (7-5): Very shaky M/L favorite indicates quality of this field
  2. #1 – Mr. Rover (10-1): 2nd after layoff; took action w/o results 1st off the bench  
  3. #7 – Wildly Leaks (20-1): All logical runners have speed & quit; he has closed

 

* Race 7

  1. #5 – Dynaformersrequest (5-1): FTS was a $600k yearling purchase; nice works @ Fai
  2. #12 – Dunne Hall (4-1): Has come along nicely; should enjoy stretch out to 2-turns   
  3. #7 – Bridge of Luck (7-2): Matz takes over for Clement? Raise the caution flag    

 

Race 8

  1. #6 – Quality Callin (9-2): Should get early, easy lead w/ slow fractions to wire’m  
  2. #1  – It’s a Bang (9-5): Uninspiring return; gets another chance; 1st time in for tag
  3. #7 – Sparkling Jewel (3-1): Protected but my need this one and more distance

 

* Race 9

  1. #13 – Paschendale (4-1): $BestBet$ Drops back to correct level; lone speed on turf      
  2. #2 – Proper Heiress (3-1): Wheels right back after “W” in same condition/distance        
  3. #8 – Moral High Ground (7-2): Drops to lowest level; will be gaining late, too late?   

 

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Saturday, May 23rd at Pimlico had 5 winners from 10 races (3 Top Picks payoff in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $3.80 (1st race), $5.00 (4th), $3.60 (5th), $7.00 (8th) and $22.60 (9th).
  • The BEST BET of the Day (57: 13-14-9) Texas Zip (7th race: 3-1 M/L; 3-1 PT) steadied behind horses entering the stretch, steadied lacking room in upper stretch, finally found an opening too late and finished willingly for fifth (5th).
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (49: 6-5-12) Madog (10th race: 15-1 M/L; 14-1 PT) raced along the rail and steadied lacking room in mid-stretch, surrounding at that point and finished 8th.
 
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