Gabby Gaudet’s got some thoughts on a live longshot and a Pick 6 play.

Pimlico’s dime Rainbow 6 wager has a carryover of $205,301 heading into Saturday’s racing action.  On Friday, multiple players hit all six winners on the dime bet, taking home a payoff of $4,958.77.

With all that money on the line, Maryland racing analyst Gabby Gaudet shared her picks.  The sequence starts with race five.

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  • Race 5 2, 7, 8
  • Race 6 1, 9, 12
  • Race 7 3, 6
  • Race 8 3, 5, 9, 10
  • Race 9 1, 3, 6
  • Race 10 2, 3, 5
  • Ticket cost (0.10 unit) $64.80


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  • Race 5 is a second-level allowance sprinting on the grass, and the favorite, #5 Angel Code has never tried the grass before.  Maybe he’ll like it, but it seems to me there are enough other horses in here with good established turf form that I don’t think it makes sense to take short odds on a horse trying it for the first time.
  • In race 6, a first allowance going two turns on the grass, one longshot that intrigues is #1 Tazmanian Charlie (15-1).  He’s been outfooted sprinting on the grass but has still run credibly, including a third at 49-1 in the Laurel Futurity.  He’s bred to like a route of ground, and if he does, he figures to be right there.
  • Race 8, an allowance turf sprint, is a very good race and a wide open heat.  I spread out in here, with three pretty logical contenders but also longshot #9 Cytherean (15-1).  Trainer Hugh McMahon has a lot of success claiming horses and moving them up in turf sprints.  This six-year-old son of Street Sense was bred to like a route of ground, but sure didn’t look it last out.  But that was a rugged group that included undefeated Woodwin W, who followed up with a win in the James Murphy Stakes on Preakness day and is entered in tonight’s G3 Penn Mile.  Look for Cytherean to thrive at the shorter trip today.  I don’t think you can ignore #10 Magician’s Bullet (3-1) but am concerned about the outside post position; conversely, I think #3 Sterling’s Maximus (5-2) may benefit from shifting to the three hole after breaking from the outside last time.
  • In race 9, an allowance sprint on the main track, #3 Whiskey Sour (15-1) sure looked like a different kind of horse last out, cutting back from 1 1/16 miles to six furlongs and posting a dominant win while earning a career-top Beyer.  A repeat of that efforts puts him in the mix here.
  • There are a lot of ways to go in Race 10, a claiming race on the turf, but some of these look like they have form that’s darkened a little bit, either because they’ve been running on the main track or because they’ve been keeping better company.