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 ($2,168), the 20 cent Jackpot Pick-5 and the new 50 cent Super High 5.

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  • Race 1: $2 Double  1, 3, 4 w/ 2, 3, 6 ($18)
  • Race 3: $0.10 Rainbow Pick-6  7, 8, 9 w/ 3, 6, 8 w/ 5, 11 w/ 2, 8 w/ 3, 6, 9 w/ 7, 10 ($14.40)
  • Race 4: $0.20 Jackpot Pick-5  3, 6, 8 w/ 1, 5, 11 w/ 2, 5, 8 w/ 3, 6, 9 w/ 7, 10, 11 ($48.60)
  • Race 5: $0.50 Pick-3 1, 5, 11 w/ 2, 5, 8 w/ 3, 6, 9 ($13.50)
  • Race 7: $2 Double 3, 6, 9 w/ 7, 10, 11 ($18)
  • Race 8: $.50 Super High 5  10 w/ 7, 11 w/ 12 w/ 7, 11 w/ 4, 6, 9 ($3)

 

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  • Best Bet: Race 8 / #10 – Star Black (7-2)
  • Longshot: Race 3 / #7 – Wild Chatter (8-1 )

 

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* Laurel Park has five (5) races (3rd, 5th, 6th, 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-80’s and no chance of rain. Therefore, the below selections in are based on those race being run ON the TURF.

Race 1

  1. #1/1A – Granted Ruler/Dixie Notion (7-5): Stablemates have top 2 Brisnet Prime Power rating
  2. #3 – Brother Mark (5-2): Just won his 3rd race from 24 starts, but all 3 @ Lrl from just 8 races
  3. #4 – Blimey (3-1): Nice runner-up effort going 7f; cutback to 6f his best distance (4 of 12)                 

 

Race 2

  1. #3 – Lunar Evening (9-5): Finally gets a bit more ground (5½ – 7f) matching her pedigree
  2. #6 – Tough Weather (5-2): Has only beaten maidens but gritty filly always shows up          
  3. #2 – Sunday Sonnet (3-1): Tanked @ Del when 6-5; front wraps may be the “tell” today              

 

* Race 3

  1. #7 – Wild Chatter (8-1): $Longshot Play$ 3rd place finisher whom she beat in maiden score graduated on Saturday  
  2. #9 – C’Est Moi (5-1): Ran best race of short career coming off short layoff like this one      
  3. #8 – McArthur Parkway (10-1): Traffic issue in last compromised positioning; rider is hot now   

 

* Race 4

  1. #8 – Twin Lights (5-2): Contessa continues to drop her looking for a win
  2. #6 – Heavenly Encore (8-1): Not the cleanest of trips when facing winners for 1st time
  3. #3 – Southern Equity (6-1): Has best turf Brisnet#; Pimentel/Smith clicking at 27%  

 

Race 5

  1. #11 – To Dare (8-5): NY trainer T. Morley starts 2 today; this one has best chance to score
  2. #5 – Super Causeway (5-1): Toss turf try in last outing; was beaten fav. going 7f
  3. #1 – Some Promises (20-1): Turf in debut was a bad choice; works show dirt is surface for him

 

* Race 6

  1. #2 –Magnum Opus (2-1): Drops back in for $25k tag; if he fails, could be maiden 4ever        
  2. #8 – Gator Boy (7-2): Continues to improve at same level per Brisnet speed figs
  3. #5 – Sounds Elusive (8-1):  Rice down from NY always a threat; will be heard from early

 

* Race 7

  1. #3 – Royal Caviar (6-1): Cutting back from distance to sprint may be right move v. weaker
  2. #6 – Silver Bop (9-2): Troubled trips in last 2 + gutty rally 3 back + Boyce = huge shot
  3. #9 – Bret’s At Caddies (5-1): Capuano 36% when dropping 2+ classes; should rally late

 

* Race 8

  1. #10 – Star Black (7-2): *Best Bet* Will benefit from plenty of early speed in here; unleashes late kick
  2. #7 – Roxbury Rocket (8-1): Bit over her head in last plus not a clean trip; class relief today
  3. #11 – Vianney Lane (3-1): 7 of 9 ITM at distance on turf; $5k dirt races qualifies her for this

 

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Saturday August 22nd at Laurel had 6 winners from 11 races (5 Top Picks are in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $3.00 (1st race), $4.40 (3rd), $2.80 (5th), $6.40 (9th), $12.60 (10th) and $6.80 (11th). Of the suggested wagers hit $2 DOUBLE in R10-R11 for $53.00 (cost: $18).
  • BEST BET of the Day (82: 21-20-14) Ginger N Rye (9th race: 7-2 M/L; 2-1 PT) three wide between horses on the far turn, swung to the six path in upper stretch, swept to command outside horses approaching the sixteenth pole then drew out under energetic urging to win by 2 lengths and return $6.40 to WIN, $4.20 to PLACE and $3.20 to SHOW.
  • LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (76: 11-7-15) Spotted Heart (6th race: 30-1 M/L; 55-1 PT) lacked speed, swung very wide for the drive and had a mild late kick to finish 7th, 4 lengths behind the winner.
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