The GQ Approach features full-card selections from Laurel Park, including a daily best bet, longshot play, and multi-race wagers — including the 10 cent Rainbow Pick-6 ($2,459 carryover), the 20 cent Pick-5 (no carryover), and the new 50 cent Super High 5.

[su_heading size=”21″ align=”left”]Multi-race wagers[/su_heading]

  • Race 1: $2 Double  2, 4, 7 w/ 6, 8, 12 ($18)
  • Race 3: $0.10 Rainbow Pick-6  4, 8 w/ 8 w/ 5, 7, 8 w/ 2, 6, 7 w/ 11, 12 w/ 4, 5, 10 ($10.80)
  • Race 4: $0.20 Jackpot Pick-5  2, 6, 8 w/ 5, 7, 8 w/ 2, 6, 7 w/ 7, 11. 12 w/ 4, 5, 10 ($48.60)
  • Race 5: $0.50 Pick-3 5, 7, 8 w/ 2, 6, 7 w/ 7, 11. 12 ($13.50)
  • Race 7: $2 Double 7, 11, 12 w/ 4, 5, 10 ($18)
  • Race 8: $0.50 Super High 5  4, 5, 10 w/ 7 w/ 4, 5, 10 w/ 2 w/ 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10 ($12)  


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  • Best Bet: Race 3 / #4 – Special Congrats (7-2)
  • Longshot: Race 5 / #5 – Court Band (12-1)

 

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

* Laurel Park has five (5) races (2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th) scheduled to be run on the TURF. Forecast for the D.C. suburbs on Sunday is for Mostly Cloudy skies with temps in the mid 80’s during racing hours. The below selections in those races are based on the belief they will be run ON the TURF.

Race 1

  1. #2 – Bella Figlia (9-5): “Beautiful Daughter” back at level where she won her last 2  
  2. #4 – Chance Encounter (2-1): Romped 2 back v. level higher; in Ex. 8 of 11 @ Lrl    
  3. #7 – Cathelda (4-1): Improving based on last three races Brisnet numbers         

 

* Race 2

  1. #6 – Top Sheet (6-1): FTS for Goldberg; last 2 drills were on turf shows liking for sod      
  2. #8 – No Promises (15-1): 4 y.o. FTS only 2 gate drills were bullets; attracts Boyce          
  3. #12 – Grecian Star (3-1): Off since last Fall following 3 solid efforts at distance/surface             

 

Race 3

  1. #4 – Special Congrats (7-2): *Best Bet* 1st off claim for Ness (36%); had horrific trip  
  2. #8 – Romp City (5-1): Huge class drop after 3 mo. off; hard one to gauge    
  3. #2 – Take Down Two (4-1): Makes 117th career start; drops to lowest level; who would claim?     

 

* Race 4

  1. #8 – Congrats to Ken (3-5): No maiden is worth 3-5, but not much else can compare             
  2. #6 – Sideling Hill (12-1): Light may have come on w/ late run in 2nd start/turf debut
  3. #2 – Slews Love (10-1): Debut 3 back in Sept. on turf sprinting not bad; bred for it      

 

* Race 5

  1. #5 – Court Band (12-1): $Longshot Play$ Old-timer finally gets decent turf rider
  2. #8 – Hard Drive (6-1):Needs pace to run at late; can repeat Pen turf victory  
  3. #7 – Trusted Choice (5-2): Keefe seems to have found gelding’s back class since claim       

 

Race 6

  1. #6 – Bay Finn (9-5): ITM all 5 starts chasing likes of Gypsy Judy & Miss Temple City    
  2. #2 – Bold Treasure (15-1): Weaker of Keefe’s uncoupled entry? I think not  
  3. #7 – Security Check (2-1): Could go gate-2-wire or not like a fast (dirt) track

 

* Race 7

  1. #11 – High Bar (9-2): Tough Pim meet going 5f as he needs that extra half   
  2. #12 – Governmentshutdown (12-1): Nice 3 y.o. facing elders 1st time & makes turf debut              
  3. #7 – Irunalatte (15-1): Much like top choice, 5½f on turf is right in his wheelhouse

 

* Race 8

  1. #4 – Back Scatter (4-1): “Magic” Magee 33% 1st off claim; needs to have cured 2nd-itis    
  2. #5 – Directory (12-1): Garcia in the irons gives hope he can graduate in 18th start       
  3. #10 – Hard to Want (3-1): NY shipper drops again in 3rd start; Weaver also has 3-5 in R4   

 

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Saturday July 11th at Laurel had just 3 winners from 9 races (2 Top Pick payoff in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $3.20 (1st race), $6.00 (3rd) and $7.40 (5th).
  • The BEST BET of the Day (66: 15-16-12) He’s Achance (2nd race: 6-1 M/L; 6-1 PT) advanced inside rivals leaving the chute then went clear, set a rated pace towards the rail, felt pressure mid turn, responded when put to a drive in upper stretch, battled on past the sixteenth pole then gave way grudgingly to salvage third and return $7.00 to SHOW.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (59: 10-6-12) Hello Abraxon (8th race: 20-1 M/L; 44-1 PT) chased the early pace-setter to the far turn then faltered to finish 11th.

 

Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.