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 (no carryover), the 20 cent Jackpot Pick-5 ($10,181 carryover) and the new 50 cent Super High 5 ($16,859 carryover).

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  • Race 1: $2 Double  1, 2, 8 w/ 1, 2, 3 ($18)
  • Race 3: $0.10 Rainbow Pick-6  1 w/ 6, 7, 12 w/ 11 w/ 1, 6, 7 w/ 5, 8, 12 w/ 5, 7, 9 ($8.10)
  • Race 4: $0.20 Jackpot Pick-5  6, 7, 12 w/ 3, 7, 11 w/ 1, 6, 7 w/ 5, 8, 12 w/ 5, 7, 9 ($48.60)
  • Race 5: $0.50 Pick-3 3, 7, 11 w/ 1, 6, 7 w/ 5, 8, 12 ($13.50)
  • Race 7: $2 Double 5, 8, 12 w/ 5, 7, 9 ($18)
  • Race 8: $.50 Super High 5  5, 7, 9 w/ 8 w/5, 7, 9 w/ 11 w/ 2, 3, 5, 7, 9 ($14.00)

 

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  • Best Bet: Race 7 / #5 – Troubled Waters (7-2)
  • Longshot: Race 4 / #12 – Maryland Mystique (8-1)

 

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* Laurel Park has five (5) races (3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th) scheduled to be run on the TURF. Forecast for the northern D.C. suburbs on Saturday is for Mostly Sunny skies with temps in the high 80’s with no chance of precipitation. Therefore, the below selections in those races are based on the belief they will be run ON the TURF.

Race 1

  1. #2 – Rodeado (8-5): 3rd start for Potts and ran career best Brisnet# last outing  
  2. #1 – Star Academy (9-5): Mth shipper comes in w/ apprentice down to ride  
  3. #8 – Enduring (20-1): Drop back to this level w/ bug girl Green could surprise             

 

Race 2

  1. #1 – The Snickers Kid (9-2): Needs to be quick from rail; Brisnet#’s are climbing        
  2. #2 – Money Fan (6-1): Aren’t we all?! No reason he can’t repeat v. these          
  3. #3 – Ghostly Games (2-1): If fit he should romp but leery of precipitous drop            

 

* Race 3

  1. #1 – Blue Pigeon (4-1): Rice doesn’t ship from NY to unload  
  2. #7 – Gallivanting (7-2): Adds Blinkers; been facing better in Starter Alw    
  3. #6 – Rock Me Gently (12-1): 2 for 2 in turf sprints, steps up in class   

 

* Race 4

  1. #12 – Maryland Mystique (8-1): $Longshot Play$ Never OTB at this level; confident w/ bug girl
  2. #7 – Issheit (9-5): Beaten fav. last outing when off turf; Ness found her back class    
  3. #6 – Cluain Meala (9-2): A threat w/ best effort on turf; beaten twice each by top two        

 

* Race 5

  1. #11 – Arrive (5-1): Miss by just a ½ length @ Mth 2 back in same condition
  2. #3 – Scoria (9-2): Nice pair of works since last start for Cibelli trainee  
  3. #7 – Jack O Liam (8-1): Initial turf try but if off track form converts, watch out!  

 

Race 6

  1. #7 – Anita Vacation (8-5): Wide trip and 6f in last could be excuse; not much else      
  2. #6 – Purple Friday (7-5): Nothing worth Raven about in return from 15 mo layoff   
  3. #1 – Discreet Rose (8-1):  Needs lead early or will throw in towel like last start

 

* Race 7

  1. #5 – Troubled Waters (7-2): *Best Bet* Both ‘15 tries were off turf; Boyce back in the irons   
  2. #12 – Mabroom (6-1): Deep closer gets extra ½ furlong which is a plus         
  3. #8 – I.E. Flash (10-1): Ditto what’s said for #12; always runs an honest race

 

* Race 8

  1. #7 – High Bar (5-1): Takes class drop in 2nd race since claim; jock switch
  2. #9 – School On a Hill (12-1): Has run on turf v. better but first time sprinting    
  3. #5 – Piano Man Ted (12-1): Hoping return to sprints will yield better results

 

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Friday July 24th at Laurel had 4 winners from 8 races (3 Top Picks payoff in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $4.60 (1st race), $6.00 (2nd), $2.80 (3rd race) and $4.00 (6th). Of the suggested Multi-race wagers hit the R1-R2 Double for $20.20 (ticket cost: $12)
  • The BEST BET of the Day (71: 16-19-12) One Hot Cat (4th race: 7-2 M/L; 7-2 PT) accelerated inside to a clear lead, set a rated pace, took pressure nearing the lane, went back clear under a drive in mid-stretch, wandered outward from left handed urging, met the winner’s bid, dueled and just missed by a nose in a sharp effort to return $6.20 to PLACE and $3.40 to SHOW.
  • The LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (64: 11-6-14) It’s Charlie Again (5th race: 12-1 M/L; 23-1 PT) very wide on the far turn and closed the gap late between horses, getting nosed out for the PLACE purse to return $7.20 to SHOW.
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.