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 ($1,360 carryover), the 20 cent Jackpot Pick-5 ($5,399) and the new 50 cent Super High 5 ($2,024).

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

 

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  • Best Bet: Race 1 / #4 – Backyard Boogie (3-1)
  • Longshot: Race 8 / #3 – Sweet Chant (12-1)

 

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

* Laurel Park has four (4) races (3rd, 5th, 7th, 8th) scheduled, led to be run on the TURF. Forecast for the northern D.C. suburbs on Sunday is for Mostly Sunny skies with temps in the low 90’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 – Backyard Boogie (3-1): *Best Bet* Has found his class level and this is it; 6f today is his wheelhouse
  2. #5 – Bella Figlia (7-2): Prx shipper makes Lrl debut; in Exacta 9 of 12 efforts at distance
  3. #6 – Litigious (7-5): Karamanos/Magee are crazy good (52%); drops but this one is 6f challenged                 

 

Race 2

  1. #1 – Little Juliann (9-2): Failed as fav. in last 2 but 2: 1-1-0 @ Lrl        
  2. #6 – Skidmore (2-1): Invader from Prx tries for K. Nations (23%) off the claim          
  3. #2 – Lust for Diamonds (7-2): 3 prior have been unsuccessful turf tries; lone “W” @ Lrl            

 

* Race 3

  1. #1 – Jarvis (5-2): FTS w/ turf top & down (by Court Vision out of Cozzene mare)  
  2. #5 – Crossing Borders (6-1): Two turf tries w/ so-so results; cut back in distance will help      
  3. #6 – Split (4-1): Forgettable debut when bet to 5-2 on dirt; switches to turf & Boyce   

 

Race 4

  1. #1 – Romp City (5-2): Can turn the tables on M/L fav. (#3) w/ gate-2-wire score
  2. #6 – Burning Mandate (5-1): Cartagena found his back class; lethal at distance (4:2-2-0)
  3. #3 – Uncle Carm (2-1): Was primed for big effort in last at a price; tough task to repeat  

 

* Race 5

  1. #7 – Exaggerated (4-1): FTS for Lael Stables who buy turf runners; this one cost cool $250k
  2. #5 – Discreet Aria (8-1): Lone turf try at long odds was better than it looks on paper  
  3. #3 – Carriesaysitbest (7-2): Motion also has #1 (FTS w/ Perez), opts for better turf rider here

 

Race 6

  1. #4 –Northern Label (7-2): Comes back looking to repeat effort in same condition last outing      
  2. #8 – Singing My Way (12-1): No stranger to Lrl Winners’ Circle (4 of 7)
  3. #7 – Cho Time (4-1): Been facing tougher @ Mth this Summer; jock/trainer 24% past year

 

* Race 7

  1. #4 – Sassafras Springs (5-1): 1st off Claim for HOFr KTL; had issues in lone turf start off claim
  2. #3 – Nicki Flash (9-2): Discovered winning surface & level in previous effort; could repeat
  3. #2 – Fifth Amendment (15-1): Won at first asking on turf in career debut (4/27/14)

 

* Race 8

  1. #3 – Sweet Chant (12-1): $Longshot Play$ Last 2 efforts filled w/ excuses; graduates w/ clean trip
  2. #11 – Dancing Magician (9-2): Unlucky trip when 1-1 fav. in last; can make amends here
  3. #5 – Cheverie (6-1): 1st Lasix in 6th career start; shortening up should help chances

 

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Saturday August 15th at Laurel had 4 winners from 8 races (1 Top Pick is in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $4.40 (2nd race), $2.40 (3rd), $19.00 (4th) and $6.60 (6th).
  • BEST BET of the Day (79: 20-20-13) Pirate’s Cove (6th race: 5-2 M/L; 2-1 PT) gained a forward position heading towards the first turn, stalked outside a rival, came under pressure midway on the final turn, was bumped by ROYAL WELL’S (ARG) when bidding three wide between runners in mid-stretch, recovered and battled back to take command a sixteenth out, kept on under solid handling and prevailed to return $6.60 to WIN, $3.80 to PLACE and $3.20 to SHOW.
  • LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (73: 11-7-15) Sunrise Bird (4th race: 8-1 M/L; 9-2 PT) stalked off the rail, attempted to duck out leaving the far turn, shifted out to race four wide past the quarter pole but failed to generate the needed rally, finishing 4th.
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