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 ($585 carryover), the 20 cent Jackpot Pick-5 ($1,646) and the new 50 cent Super High 5.

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

  • Race 1: $2 Double  3, 4, 5 w/ 2, 3, 7 ($18)
  • Race 3: $0.10 Rainbow Pick-6  3, 7, 10 w/ 2, 5 w/ 4, 5, 10 w/ 2, 8 w/ 2, 4, 7 w/ 2, 11 ($21.60)
  • Race 4: $0.20 Jackpot Pick-5  2, 5, 7 w/ 4, 5, 10 w/ 2, 6, 8 w/ 2, 4, 7 w/ 2, 8, 11 ($48.60)
  • Race 5: $0.50 Pick-3 4, 5 10 w/ 2, 6, 8 w/ 2, 4, 7 ($13.50)
  • Race 7: $2 Double 2, 4, 7 w/ 2, 8, 11 ($18)
  • Race 8: $.50 Super High 5  2, 8, 11 w/ 5 w/ 2, 8, 11 w/ 2, 8, 11 w/ 1 ($1.50)

 

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  • Best Bet: Race 6 / #8 – Pirate’s Cove (5-2)
  • Longshot: Race 4 / #2 – Sunrise Bird (8-1 )
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[su_heading size=”21″ align=”left”]Analysis[/su_heading]

* Laurel Park has six (6) races (3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th) 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 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. #4 – Bold Treasure (7-2): First time in for a tag might be the trick to graduate  
  2. #3 – Loveofwisdom (9-2): 4 y.o. FTS has works @ Bel Apr-Jun but last work July 15?! Stay tuned
  3. #5 – Star Eighty (4-1): Hoping the 2 bullets since last race indicates more speed in afternoon             


Race 2

  1. #7 – Kippy Fox (9-2): Speed of the speed could wire field w/ jock upgrade to Carrasco        
  2. #2 – Brooks Lass (8-1): Lake off suspension had winner yesterday; could be another here          
  3. #3 – Little Miss Fitz (9-5): Steep drop looking for a “W” needs to get pace meltdown            

 

* Race 3

  1. #7 – Lake Turkana (8-1): FTS by More Than Ready fired a bullet in final tune-up for debut  
  2. #10 – Fly Girl (4-5): Impressive bow on Bel turf as runner-up 7¼ lengths ahead of third      
  3. #3 – Everything Magic (12-1): FTS for Trombetta is out of a More Than Ready mare   

 

* Race 4

  1. #2 – Sunrise Bird (8-1): $Longshot Play$ Has wanted turf in 2 of 4 starts, but washed off; T. Ice 2 for 2 @ Lrl
  2. #5 – Markakis (12-1): Realistic spot here; been over his head since winning debut here last year    
  3. #7 – Justthewayitis (5-2): Yet to hit board in 7 turf tries, but class relief here makes him a threat          

 

* Race 5

  1. #4 – Moon Virginia (8-1): FTS for Ham Smith has siblings who took to grass in debut
  2. #5 – In Good Company (9-2): Delacour does well w/ FTS on grass; work tab supports M/L  
  3. #10 – Stormy Arch Tko (15-1): Salzman Sr. 0 for 9 w/ 1st-turfers but this one turf bred

 

* Race 6

  1. #8 –Pirate’s Cove (5-2): *Best Bet* Never been OTB in 5 grass tries; 2nd try for Sillaman barn (27%)      
  2. #2 – Royal Well’s (7-5): Failed as fav. in past 2 turf efforts, one for same condition/surface
  3. #6 – La Reine’s Gem (6-1): Trying to find class level where he fits… this might be it

 

* Race 7

  1. #4 – Tiz Emily and Jill (6-1): Speedster on dirt gives turf a try w/ jock upgrade for turf
  2. #7 – Everlasting Secret (4-1): Has turf bloodlines to transfer dirt form to turf
  3. #2 – Simmadownnow (10-1): Was well meant/bet off 14 mo. layoff but stumbled badly

 

* Race 8

  1. #11 – Delicate Genius (4-1): Shipper gets in from AE; could take this field gate-2-wire
  2. #2 – Café Au Lait (10-1): Acosta/McMahon combo 22% past year, Acosta’s only mount
  3. #8 – Miss Speak (12-1): 0 for 4 on turf but back class shows nice Brisnet#’s at high level

 

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Friday August 14th at Laurel had 5 winners from 8 races (4 Top Pick is in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $4.20 (1st race), $9.20 (3rd), $10.40 (4th), $6.80 (5th) and $2.40 (8th).
  • BEST BET of the Day (78: 19-20-13) Barney Rebel (5th race: 7-2 M/L; 2-1 PT) stalked the pace, circled the far turn four deep, raced on his left lead for most of the stretch run, bid for the lead outside horses in mid-stretch and prevailed under strong handling to return $6.80 to WIN, $5.20 to PLACE and $3.60 to SHOW.
  • LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (72: 11-7-15) Naccara (7th race: 12-1 M/L; 26-1 PT) broke sluggishly and trailed throughout the contest.
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.