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, the 20 cent Jackpot Pick-5 and the new 50 cent Super High 5.

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  • Race 1: $2 Double  2, 5, 6 w/ 1, 2, 5 ($18)
  • Race 4: $0.10 Rainbow Pick-6  1, 3, 4 w/ 4 w/ 5, 9, 10 w/ 5, 8, 9 w/ 2, 8 w/ 4, 8 ($10.80)
  • Race 5: $0.20 Jackpot Pick-5  3, 4, 7 w/ 5, 9, 10 w/ 5, 8, 9 w/ 2, 5, 8 w/ 3, 4, 8 ($48.60)
  • Race 6: $0.50 Pick-3 5, 9, 10 w/ 5, 8, 9 w/ 2, 5, 8 ($13.50)
  • Race 8: $2 Double 2, 5, 8 w/ 3, 4, 8 ($18)
  • Race 9: $.50 Super High 5  3, 4, 8 w/ 6 w/ 3, 4, 8 w/ 3, 4, 8 w/ 7, 9, 10 ($4.50)

 

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  • Best Bet: Race 2 / #5 – Oui Bear (3-1)
  • Longshot: Race 9 / #8 – Colossal Gift (20-1)

 

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

* Laurel Park has five (5) races (3rd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th) scheduled, led to be run on the TURF. Forecast for the northern D.C. suburbs on Saturday is for Mostly Sunny skies with temps in the near 90 with just a 20% 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. #5 – Puget Sound (3-1): Over his head in Starter Alw; fits with this group  
  2. #2 – Sortano (5-1): OTB as 4-5 fav. in 1st off the bench since new years day
  3. #6 – Uncle Carm (10-1): Promising late run going 6f; 3rd off claim 

 

Race 2

  1. #5 – Oui Bear (3-1): *BEST BET* Same speed from SA races gets it done here        
  2. #2 – Bay Finn (8-5): Could challenge top pick for early lead & dogfight to wire          
  3. #1 – Danish Party (5-1): Lost all chance at start in debut when sent off 5-2; bullet work            

 

* Race 3

  1. #1 – Café Au Lait (9-2): If back class on turf shows (5: 0-1-3), she’s one to beat  
  2. #5 – I’m Smokin Hot (20-1): Don’t sleep on Comi CT shippers, could light up tote    
  3. #10 – This Is Nice (4-1): Recent turf routes helps w/ cut back to 6f   

 

Race 4

  1. #1/1A – Thunder Pass/Marengo Road (5-2): Either one could graduate at 1st asking
  2. #3 – Jeezum Jim (3-1): Very nice work tab over past 3 months preparing for debut    
  3. #4 – Triple Black Jack (5-1): 1 of 3 having a race under their belt; reported as gelding 

 

* Race 5

  1. #4 – Longing to Travel (9-2): Field lacks early speed, he could go gate-2-wire
  2. #3 – Holiday Flag (6-1): Lightbulb appears to have gone on; needs clean trip  
  3. #7 – Thunders Fury (9-5): Shaky M/L fav. has only been ITM 1 of 7 efforts 

 

* Race 6

  1. #5 – A. V. Jordan (20-1): Believe he can take advantage of pace meltdown      
  2. #10 – Loren’s Rock (4-1): Distance suits while having limited success on turf
  3. #9 – Therestishistory (6-1):  $64,000 Question: Last was bad due to dirt or not?

 

* Race 7

  1. #8 – Ten Coins (9-2): Away since beaten fav. in debut last Nov. v. loaded field   
  2. #5 – Table of Elements (12-1): FTS has great looking work tab; team won on Friday 
  3. #9 – Grecian Star (4-1): Displayed late kick in all 4 turf sprints; Adds Blinkers  

 

Race 8

  1. #8 – He’s Achance (3-1): Dirt favored speed on Friday, winner if same true today
  2. #2 – Sparkling Jewel (7-2): Ran behind top pick by a head; 2 of 3 at distance   
  3. #5 – Causeworthy (9-2): Beaten fav wore front wraps 4 first time; ITM 6 for 6 @ Lrl

 

 * Race 9

  1. #8 – Colossal Gift (20-1): $Longshot Play$ Been sprinting but 2 runner-up efforts at distance
  2. #4 – Sam’s Buck (4-1): 8 y.o. makes ’15 debut after 8 works; trainer Weaver only entry 
  3. #3 – Hard Drive (12-1): Extra 1/16th of mile will help this deep closer realistic chance at victory

 

 

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Friday July 31st at Laurel had just 2 winners from 8 races (2 Top Picks payoff in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $5.00 (2nd race) and $11.20 (3rd).
  • BEST BET of the Day (73: 17-19-13) Flyingtobechilders (3rd race: 7-2 M/L; 9-2 PT) circled the turn three deep, angled to the four path in upper stretch, closed outside horses and drove clear to win by a length returning $11.20 to WIN $4.40 to PLACE and thanks to a Bridgejumper $7.40 to SHOW.
  • LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (66: 11-6-14) Black Queen (5th race: 9-2M/L; 8-1 PT) circled the turn four deep and failed to rally in an even effort finishing 5th.
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.