MJC analyst Gabby Gaudet will share her longshot and exotic plays with The Racing Biz each Saturday.  Photo courtesy of the Maryland Jockey Club.

MJC analyst Gabby Gaudet will share her longshot and exotic plays with The Racing Biz each Saturday. Photo courtesy of the Maryland Jockey Club.

Gabby Gaudet’s got some thoughts on a Jackpot Pick 6 play.

It’s closing day of the Laurel Park summer meet, which means a mandatory payout of the Jackpot Pick 6, and Maryland racing analyst Gabby Gaudet is ready to take a swing at it.


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  • Race 3 – 3, 6, 7, 9
  • Race 4 – 6, 8, 9
  • Race 5 – 1, 2, 9, 11
  • Race 6 – 1, 2, 8, 10
  • Race 7 – 1, 6
  • Race 8 – 10
  • Ticket cost (0.10 unit) $38.40


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  • Race 3 — (First level allowance turf route for fillies and mares) Lot of ways to go in this one, with a couple of things worth noting: Last out for #6 Emelina might be better than it looks, as she was facing 1-5 McGaughey shipper Onus, who earned a 93 Beyer and has won her last two by 18 lengths combined… De Marquee, the show horse from #7 Wild Chatter’s maiden score, returned to graduate yesterday with a five-length win… #9 C’Est Moi broke her maiden at first asking for Jonathan Sheppard, nearly won at Keeneland next out, is cross-entered here and Delaware, so connex have choices.
  • Race 4 — ($15,000 N2L claimer going one mile on the turf for fillies and mares) Long ship from New York to run in a $15,000 claimer for #8 Twin Lights, for trainer Contessa, and #9 Unspoken, for Tom Morley.  The former ran third against $25,000 claimers locally last out… #6 Heavenely Encore seemed a little out-footed sprinting last out and might appreciate the added ground here.
  • Race 5 — (maiden special weight for 3yo and up, 7f on the dirt) Morley shipper #11 To Dare figures to take all the money at 8-5 morning line and with superior Beyer speed figs, but some of the locals rate a look.  #1 Some Promises ran credibly in his debut after a slow start, switches to the main track, and gets bug rider Tyler Conner up… #2 Pagan Power rallied nicely to be second in his last, which was his dirt debut, and the show horse that day returned a winner… Solid work tab for firster #9 Grey Balls of Fire…
  • Race 6 — ($25,000 maiden claimer going 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf) There are a lot of ways to go in this maiden event, and I’ve included four on my ticket. I do want to give another crack to a longshot, #10 Aim Straight, who ran OK last out in maiden special weight company, despite finishing ninth.  He was close to the pace for a half-mile or so but always in and among horses; he might appreciate breaking from an outside stall here…
  • Race 7 — ($15,000 conditioned claimer going 5 1/2 furlongs on the turf) I’ve covered just two here.  #1 Prospector’s Heart ran credibly in his lone turf try two back, finishing fourth against similar, and that race has produced two next-out winners and three other runners (including this one) to finish in the top three, so the quality was solid… #6 Silver Bop has run fairly well against better four straight times and may appreciate the class relief in his first race in the Wayne Potts barn…
  • Race 8 — ($5,000 starter allowance turf sprint for fillies and mares) Let’s take a swing at a single to close today with #10 Star Black.  She was almost certainly best against $7,500 starters last out but had a disastrous trip. When she finally found running room, it was too late and she settled for second against the very solid Conspirer. Any sort of clean trip today should make her a winner.