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  4, 5, 7 w/ 1, 3, 5 ($18)
  • Race 3: $0.10 Rainbow Pick-6  4, 5, 8 w/ 2, 7, 8 w/ 9 w/ 2, 6 w/ 2, 12, 14 w/ 3, 5 ($10.80)
  • Race 4: $0.20 Jackpot Pick-5  2, 7, 8 w/ 2, 5, 9 w/ 2, 3, 6 w/ 2, 12, 14 w/ 1, 3, 5 ($48.60)
  • Race 5: $0.50 Pick-3 2, 3, 6 w/ 2, 12, 14 w/ 1, 3, 5 ($13.50)
  • Race 7: $2 Double 2, 12, 14 w/ 1, 3, 5 ($18)
  • Race 8: $.50 Super High 5  3 w/ 5 w/ 1, 4, 6, 9 w/ 1, 4, 6, 9 w/ 1, 4, 6, 9 ($9)

 

 

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  • Best Bet: Race 5 / #9 – Barney Rebel (7-2)
  • Longshot: Race 7 / #2 – Naccara (12-1 )

 

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

* Laurel Park has three (3) races (5th, 7th, 8th) scheduled, led to be run on the TURF. Forecast for the northern D.C. suburbs on Friday is for Mostly Sunny skies with temps in the mid-80’s with no chance of rain. Therefore, the below selections in are based on those race being run ON the TURF.

Race 1

  1. #7 – I Just Wanna Win (2-1): Mth shipper only entry for potent (32%) team E. Rodriguez/M. Pino  
  2. #4 – Best From Here (6-1): Boyce in irons here instead of 5-2 2nd choice (#2); might be key
  3. #5 – Pennie My Love (3-1): Only 2 for 28 but has a win & 2nd at today’s distance in 3 tries             

 

Race 2

  1. #3 – Printasticat (9-5): Been facing tougher lately; last two at this level have been W’s        
  2. #1 – Next Best Thing (6-1): Breaking from the rail seems to work to this ones’ advantage          
  3. #5 – Crazy About Him (5-1): Ness having a rough meet (1 for 19); 6f might be tough task            

 

Race 3

  1. #8 – Dixie Harbor (4-1): Only non-FTS in the race; took action in debut; jock upgrade  
  2. #4 – Graduatewithhonors (7-2): Nice work tab every 7-8 days for good outfit w/ 2 y.o.’s      
  3. #5 – Azuma Mura (9-2): Like the last two 5f works for this FTS who has extensive works   

 

Race 4

  1. #7 – Flatter’s Secret (4-1): Ran best races of her life @ Lrl (2 for 3)
  2. #8 – Deputy Fancy (12-1): Has gone south since clipping heels 6 back; drops    
  3. #2 – Cinnamonjellybean (5-1): If she runs back to past two races, she right there          

 

* Race 5

  1. #9 – Barney Rebel (7-2): *Best Bet* Never out of Exacta at this distance; Russell back in irons
  2. #5 – Intrepid Citizen (3-1): Game effort v. better; has battled foes in here before  
  3. #2 – I’m Da Big Man (5-1): Toss last (dirt) race; needs & will get honest pace

 

Race 6

  1. #6 –In Condition (5-2): Goldberg 24% w/ MCL types gets jock in just for this one      
  2. #2 – Blazing Brother (7-2): Work tab w/ 2 nice gate works sez he’s ready for debut
  3. #3 – Dor (15-1): Bullet work after showing some speed then fading in debut

 

* Race 7

  1. #2 – Naccara (12-1): $Longshot Play$ FTS by Artie Schiller out of a Theatrical mare = TURF
  2. #14 – Northwest Passage (8-1): Tardy start from rail in debut; Adds Blinkers
  3. #12 – Midnight Blue (15-1): Hasn’t seen turf since debut (4 back) & had an excuse

 

* Race 8

  1. #3 – Onus (7-5): No brainer here after dominating local bow for Shug
  2. #5 – Addy’s Eyes (20-1): Last is better than it looks; firm turf should help today   
  3. #1 – Luna Argenta (5-1): Banking on short layoff to have taken care of any issues     

 

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Sunday August 9th at Laurel had 6 winners from 8 races (1 Top Pick is in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $12.20 (1st race), $4.00 (3rd), $6.00 (4th), $2.80 (5th), $4.00 (6th) and $35.60 (8th).
  • BEST BET of the Day (77: 18-20-13) Sharp Stick (4th race: 2-1 M/L) was SCRATCHED.
  • LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (71: 11-7-15) Espiritu Libre (6th race: 10-1 M/L; 12-1 PT) was rank at the start and off slow, raced off the rail and failed to menace finishing 6th, 11 ¾ lengths behind the winner.
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.