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 $260,739 carryover.

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  • Race 1: $2 Double  3, 4, 6 w/ 1, 5, 6 ($18)
    If races are ON THE TURF:
  • Race 3: $0.50 Pick-3  1, 6, 10 w/ 1, 2, 7 w/ 4, 8, 9 ($13.50)
  • Race 4: $0.10 Jackpot Rainbow6  1, 2, 7 w/ 3, 4, 8, 9 w/ 1, 3, 7 w/ 6, 7, 11 w/ 4, 11, 12 w/ 3, 6, 7, 9 ($129.60)
  • Race 7: $0.50 Pick-3 6, 7, 11 w/ 4, 11, 12 w/ 6, 7, 9 ($13.50)
  • Race 8: $0.50 Double 4, 11, 12 w/ 6, 7, 9 ($18)
    or if races are OFF THE TURF:
  • Race 3: $0.50 Pick-3 1, 5, 10 w/ 1, 2, 7 w/ 3, 7, 9 ($13.50)
  • Race 4: $0.10 Jackpot Rainbow6  1, 2, 7 w/ 3, 7, 9 w/ 1, 3, 7 w/ 6, 7, 11 w/ 3, 9, 12 w/ 3, 6, 7, 9 ($97.60)
  • Race 7: $0.50 Pick-3  6, 7, 11 w/ 3, 9, 12 w/ 6, 7, 9 ($13.50)
  • Race 8: $2 Double  3, 9, 12 w/ 6, 7, 9 ($18)   

 

 

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  • Best Bet: Race 1 / #6 – Trade Rumor (7-2)
  • Longshot: Race 7 / #11 – Some Kinda Love (6-1)

 

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

* Pimlico Race Course have four (4) races (3rd, 5th, 7h, 8th) scheduled to be run on the TURF. The forecast for the Baltimore metropolitan area on Friday is for Mostly Cloudy skies with high temps near 70s with 20% chance of rain in the afternoon. Considering the area received 4-5 inches of rain early in the week and a few showers last night, there is a strong possibility that races will be OFF the TURF. Just in case races remain on the turf, there are separate selections for both ON and OFF the TURF.

Race 1

  1. #6 – Trade Rumor (7-2): *Best Bet* 2nd race after Claim is a charm for (22%) Worcester barn       
  2. #3 – Colton’s Honor (5-1): Nice prep sprinting 1st off the bench, keeps L. Glaser seeking 1st “W” of meet  
  3. #4 – Wilko Rum (9-5): Less than a year removed from running in G3 in Canada; class edge at best         

 

Race 2

  1. #6 – Frenchman Bay (9-5): NY shipper is only A. Dutrow runner on today’s card    
  2. #1 – Gursky (7-5): Vulnerable M/L choice (17 days between works) has improved in past 3      
  3. #5 – Field Sense (12-1): Both career races were one pace sprints; should like going a route             

 

* Race 3 IF ON THE TURF:

  1. #6 – Against the Win (5-2): Climbs ladder in search of Hat Trick; Delacour’s only entry
  2. #10 – Northern Label (3-1): Making successful transition from poly-2-turf
  3. #1 – Make My Saturday (12-1): How about making my Friday w/ a rare clean trip?!   

IF OFF THE TURF:

  • #5 – It’s a Bang (3-1): MTO; had a rough ’14; appears to have resolved issues
  • #10 – Northern Label (3-1): Versatile as his last dirt & turf races were victories
  • #1 – Make My Saturday (12-1): Has run on dirt (0 for 4), but was runner-up at this level

Race 4

  1. #1 – Crazy Wild Bess (3-5): 0 for 12 & 0 for 3 at level doesn’t say much for others         
  2. #7 – Street Winner (6-1): Whoa! Drops from MSW to $8k after 4 races, just 1 on dirt
  3. #2 – Choice Appeal (5-1): 4¾ behind heavy fav. here on “good” track; better on “fast”  

 

* Race 5 – IF ON THE TURF:

  1. #8 – Syndey Speaks (3-1): Draw a line thru last race; gate-2-wire today
  2. #4 – Roxbury Rocket (2-1):Fresh off win & D. Capuano claim, back at same level   
  3. #9 – Her Royalship (9-2): Finally got to try turf (2 for 2 ITM); speed figs climbing       

 IF OFF THE TURF:

  • #3 – Stardust Lill (15-1): Similar scenario last race off turf, Placed after steadied and wide
  • #7 – Sunflare (8-1): Nice late run in turf debut sprinting; should improve off that effort
  • #9 – Her Royalship (9-2): If she avoids an off track, she’s competitive (3 of 8 on fast dirt)

 

Race 6

  1. #7 – Inspired Say Eye (7-2): From minor stakes to $5k Claimer in 1 yr; on way back up  
  2. #3 – Middle Jewel (5-2): Drops a level after Frock claim; was beaten fav. then  
  3. #1 – Fridays Gift (4-1): Unlucky v. #7 last time; 3rd off layoff could be a charm

 

* Race 7 – IF ON or OFF the TURF

  1. #11 – Some Kinda Love (6-1): $Longshot Play$ Turf or dirt is primed to graduate  
  2. #6 – Then and Now (5-1): Took time off after 0 for 6; hope issues or immaturity in the past       
  3. #7 – Southern Portrait (4-1): Has improved in each start; if on turf, he will like it    

 

* Race 8 – IF ON THE TURF:

  1. #11 – Counting Days (5-1): Race sets up perfectly for him as field is filled w/ early speed  
  2. #12 – All for Us (6-1): 20 months on the shelf, Proctor been priming him since March
  3. #4 – English Minister (9-5): Overmatched in Prx Oaks; 2nd choice vulnerable going long

IF OFF THE TURF:

  • #3 – I’m Mr. Blue (10-1): Faced buzzsaws in last 2 outings; slight drop helps chances
  • #9 – Hertzalot (6-1): Chances are enhanced if/when some of the other speed scratches
  • #13 – Retire Fifty Five (12-1): Aqu shipper has nice work tab since last effort; off track would help

 

Race 9

  1. #7 – Whisky Rock (2-1): Cash Cow of the maiden ranks at right level to graduate      
  2. #9 – Portuguese Prince (5-2): Has increased speed figs since McMahon claim
  3. #6 – Ted’s Memoires (6-1): Ran behind top 2 last time while encountering traffic   

 

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Thursday, June 4th at Pimlico had 8 winners from 9 races (6 Top Picks payoff in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $6.00 (2nd race), $6.60 (3rd), $7.40 (4th), $3.60 (5th), $8.20 (6th), $6.40 (7th), $3.20 (8th) and $2.60 (9th). Of the suggested Multi-Race wagers hit the R3-R5 Pick-3 for $22.40 (cost of ticket $9), the R7-R9 Pick-3 for $8.60 (cost of ticket $9), the R8-R9 Double for $5.20 (cost of ticket $12) and the R4-R9 Rainbow 6 for $118.33 (cost of ticket $3.60).
  • The BEST BET of the Day (61: 14-15-11) Find Joy (4th race: 3-1 M/L; 5-2 PT) prompted the pace outside WALLFLOWER while her rider kept a firm left grip to avoid getting out past the three eighths, moved to even terms entering the lane, was straightened away and put to solid hand rousing past the three sixteenths marker, asserted herself and took command with a furlong to go then drew away under right handed rousing to win by 4½ lengths to return $7.40 to WIN, $3.00 to PLACE and $2.80 to SHOW.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (54: 8-6-12) Outwithbigdaddy (6th race: 12-1 M/L; 3-1 PT) accelerated to the inside of DELIVER ME in the opening sixteenth to dispute the pace, dueled under rating around the turn, shook clear in upper stretch and held firm under a drive to win by 2½ lengths and return $8.20 to WIN, $3.80 to PLACE and $3.60 to SHOW.
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @horseracingnut.