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 ($3,202 carryover), the 20 cent Jackpot Pick-5 ($3,070 carryover) and the new 50 cent Super High 5 ($1,046 carryover).

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

 

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  • Best Bet: Race 6 / #8 – Whisky Rock (3-1)
  • Longshot: Race 7 / #5 – Gator Boy (8-1)

 

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* Laurel Park has four (4) races (4th, 5th, 7th, 8th) scheduled to be run on the TURF. Forecast for the D.C. suburbs on Friday is for Mostly Cloudy skies with temps in the near 80 during racing hours, but no precipitation. The below selections in those races are based on the belief they will be run ON the TURF.

Race 1

  1. #6 – Share the Music (7-5): Been a bridesmaid in 3 of 4 career starts; sheds blinkers  
  2. #1 – Saturday’s Rein (12-1): Finally stretches out in 4th career start; improves    
  3. #4 – Moonlit Bay (2-1): Tries 4th location in as many starts for high profile stable         

 

Race 2

  1. #5 – His Freedom Reigns (4-1): Unsuccessful trips to GP & CD; 1 for 1 at Lrl      
  2. #3 – Emotional Stroll (10-1): On the bench for a year; decent work tab & spot for return          
  3. #4 – Rub the Rock (3-1): Nice N2L @ Pim in last effort; a few bullets in A.M. since             

 

Race 3

  1. #8 – Escrow Kid (2-1): Drops 2 classes (McMahon 25%) plus he’s 8, who would claim?
  2. #4 – Dixie Deputy (9-2): 2 for 2 at Lrl & distance; failed as 2-5 fav @ Del last outing    
  3. #5 – Fairy Cat (10-1): 1st off Cartagena reclaim (23%); Vargas in for the ride   

 

* Race 4

  1. #6 – Private Tour (8-1): 1st start in ’15 on huge drop; lowest turf # better than most in here              
  2. #5 – Peppermint Prince (12-1): 2 for 2 with Carrasco in irons; extra 1/16th will help too    
  3. #11 – Jake Rattle N Roll (20-1): 10 y.o. still gives his all; gave up too much ground in latest        

 

* Race 5

  1. #2 – Another House (5-1): FTS has excellent grass sire (Candy Ride); solid works
  2. #1 – Handsome Charlie (7-2):Game effort @ Pim as this Kitten’s Joy will graduate soon  
  3. #6 – Mr. Benz (6-1): 9-5 fav in debut sprinting on turf; Jenkins better (24%) 2nd outing       

 

Race 6

  1. #8 – Whisky Rock (3-1): *Best Bet* Fresh off maiden win can score again v. these      
  2. #2 – Hope Messenger (7-2): Bisono makes trip down I-95 just to ride Prx shipper  
  3. #7 – Madbobandshan (10-1): If he runs back to Lrl maiden winning race, he’s a threat

 

* Race 7

  1. #5 – Gator Boy (8-1): $Longshot Play$ Troubled trips in both starts on turf sprinting   
  2. #2 – Tightly Bridled (5-2): Nice turf debut first off the Geralis claim; should improve              
  3. #8 – Magnum Opus (5-1): Has best Brisnet turf# in here; More Than Ready sire, nuff said

 

* Race 8

  1. #1 – Olympic Medallist (5-1): Goes for the gold with a gate-2-wire performance    
  2. #10 – Killington (7-2): Been holding her own v. much better since maiden win 5 back    
  3. #6 – My Tootsy (4-1): PA-bred & shipper needs to step up v. open company; tough task   

 

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Sunday July 12th at Laurel had the worst day of 2015 with just 2 winners from 8 races (1 Top Pick payoff in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $10.00 (1st race) and $2.80 (4th).
  • The BEST BET of the Day (67: 15-16-12) Special Congrats (3rd race: 7-2 M/L; 2-1 PT) Special Congrats (3rd race: 7-2 M/L; 2-1-1 PT) stumbled badly leaving the starting gate and spotted the field 5 lengths, never recovered while hugging the rail and trailed to the wire.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (60: 11-6-12) Court Band (5th race: 12-1 M/L; 9-1 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.