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 ($3,176), the 20 cent Jackpot Pick-5 ($5,089) and the new 50 cent Super High 5.

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

  • Race 1: $2 Double  5, 6, 7 w/ 1, 6, 7 ($18)
  • Race 3: $0.10 Rainbow Pick-6  4, 7 w/ 1, 6, 10 w/ 5, 9 w/ 2, 3, 9 w/ 1, 9, 11 w/ 5, 8 ($21.60)
  • Race 4: $0.20 Jackpot Pick-5  1, 6, 10 w/ 5, 6, 9 w/ 2, 3, 9 w/ 1, 9, 11 w/ 5, 7, 8 ($48.60)
  • Race 5: $0.50 Pick-3 5, 6, 9 w/ 2, 3, 9 w/ 1, 9, 11 ($13.50)
  • Race 7: $2 Double 1, 9, 11 w/ 5, 7, 8 ($18)
  • Race 8: $.50 Super High 5  5, 7, 8 w/ 2 w/ 5, 7, 8 w/ 5, 7, 8 w/ 1, 11 ($4.50)

 

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  • Best Bet: Race 6 / #3 – Warleigh (6-1)
  • Longshot: Race 2 / #6 – Money Fan (10-1)
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[su_heading size=”21″ align=”left”]Analysis[/su_heading]

* Laurel Park has four (4) races (4th, 5th, 7th, 8th) scheduled, led to be run on the TURF. Forecast for the northern D.C. suburbs on Saturday is for Partly Sunny skies with temps in the mid-80’s with a slim chance of a stray shower or thunderstorm. Therefore, the below selections in are based on those race being run ON the TURF.

Race 1

  1. #6 – Habits Lady (6-1): Rudy Rod ships in w/ 2nd-timer, 4th in debut @ Mth, 2nd & 3rd came back to win
  2. #7 – Destination Love (7-5): Drops again for 3rd start after credible runner-up effort
  3. #5 – Jump Rope (6-1): Took early $$$ in debut but disappointed backers big-time             

 

Race 2

  1. #6 – Money Fan (10-1): $Longshot Play$ Traffic issues compromised chances last outing        
  2. #7 – Redheaded Stranger (6-1): Draw a line through last 2 on turf; he’s a dirt sprinter          
  3. #1 – Q’s Jack (2-1): Away 2 mos. to regroup? Drops to level of last win… 10 races ago            

 

Race 3

  1. #4 – Dancing Tigresse (7-2): Deep closer in sprints has been on shelf since Jan.  
  2. #7 – Visionary Wonder (12-1): Will be amazed if this one doesn’t get claimed      
  3. #5 – O’Reeley (9-5): Vulnerable fav. is 1 for 25 and Testerman 0 for ‘15   

 

* Race 4

  1. #6 – Thirteenth Avenue (3-1): Cuts back in distance after failing as fav. @Prx
  2. #10 – Magician’s Bullet (9-5): Speed & faded v. better @ Bel; Pimentel back in irons    
  3. #1 – Dune Dancer (12-1): Seems to find trouble in every turf try; crossing fingers          

 

* Race 5

  1. #9 – Southern Peach (2-1): Can rate off a hot pace and pass all late
  2. #5 – Sweet Soliloquy (12-1): Gets 4th different rider in as many races  
  3. #6 – Geepers Creepers (10-1): Try to look beyond lone turf try in Oct. ‘14

 

Race 6

  1. #3 –Warleigh (6-1): *Best Bet* Beaten fav. on turf returns to dirt v. easier than recent foes      
  2. #9 – Miners Quest (15-1): Taking leap of faith that FAST track will turn it around
  3. #2 – T Sizzle (5-1): Seems way too good to only have 1 lifetime win

 

* Race 7

  1. #11 – Pennies Appeal (6-1): Carrasco back in the irons gives her big chance v. these
  2. #9 – See What Happens (12-1): Field lacks a legit pacesetter, so she could go early
  3. #1 – Bobbi Grace (5-2): CA import w/ Boyce/Proctor 0 for 2 but just a matter of time

 

* Race 8

  1. #5 – Poco Loco (4-1): Drops from MSW and tries grass for 1st-time… could like it
  2. #8 – Cable Girl (7-2): No threat in debut @ Mth; drops to easier level   
  3. #7 – Luv From Abuv (8-5): Been burning bettors’ $$$, drops in and hopes for “W”

 

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Friday August 7th at Laurel had just 4 winners from 8 races (none were Top Picks) having $2 WIN pay-off of $3.60 (1st race), $3.60 (2nd), $5.60 (3rd) and $10.00 (5th).
  • BEST BET of the Day (76: 18-20-13) Super Chunky (5th race: 3-1 M/L; 7-2 PT) three wide on the turn, chased the pace and flattened out late losing the SHOW purse by a nose.
  • LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (69: 11-6-15) Bending (1st race: 8-1 M/L; 5-1 PT) was outrun from start to finish seeing all seven rivals in front of him to finish dead last.
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.