The GQ Approach features full-card selections from Timonium Fair Grounds, including a daily best bet, longshot play, and multi-race wagers.

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  • Race 1: $5 Double  1, 5, 6 w/ 3, 4, 6 ($18)
  • Race 3: $2 Double 1, 2, 5 w/ 1, 2, 3 ($18)
  • Race 5: $2 Double 4, 5, 7 w/ 3, 5, 6 ($18)
  • Race 7: $2 Double 3, 4, 5 w/ 4, 5, 7 ($18)

 

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  • Best Bet: Race 5 / #7 – Velocious (3-1)
  • Longshot: Race 1 / #5 – Will n’ Pat (6-1)
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[su_heading size=”21″ align=”left”]Analysis[/su_heading]

At the Timonium Fair Grounds ALL RACES are contested on a 5/8 mile dirt oval. Forecast for the northern Baltimore suburb on FRIDAY is for partly cloudy skies with temps in the mid-80’s and a 40% chance of scattered showers. Therefore, I rolled the dice handicapping this card based on the track condition being FAST.

Race 1

  1. #5 – Will n’ Pat (6-1): $Longshot Play$ Was 2 for 50 before Doran took over & has won 1 of 3 since
  2. #1/1A – Amelia Rose/ Flashy Eyed Pearl (9-5): Both fit Non-Winner in 2015 condition nicely  
  3. #6 – Chase My Tail (3-1): Bet on steep drop but stumbled; claimed by Magee who’s 32% 1st after claim                 

 

Race 2

  1. #3 – Linda’s Lollipop (6-5): Heavily bet 7 days ago here & missed by a neck; won’t have EZ lead
  2. #6 – Just Funnin’ Ya (15-1): Could take advantage of leg weary foes in final strides; last 2 not bad
  3. #4 – Miss Edmunds (15-1): 1 for 1 @ Big T when broke maiden at this distance; live off the shelf?              

 

Race 3

  1. #5 – Mr. Lit (3-1): Should get early lead w/o much pressure, saving some to hold off fav. late    
  2. #2 – Improvised Brush (7-5): Tim Ice shipping to The Big T? I’d claim this one if I could!    
  3. #1 – Protect N Serve (12-1): Cartagena takes over from 0 for 65 trainer; like recent 3f work

 

Race 4

  1. #3 – Crazy About Him (9-5): Trainer Ness 27% w/ Turf-to-dirt angle; likely quickest from gate
  2. #1 – Hug a Tree (12-1): Last win came from the #1 post; Dunkelberger major upgrade in the irons
  3. #2 – Secret Garden (2-1): OTB in only 4f effort; usually needs more ground to get the win    

 

Race 5

  1. #7 – Velocious (3-1): *Best Bet* Fresh off N2L win albeit on synthetic @ Pid; future looks bright
  2. #4 – Flash Heart (5-2): Hard to trust (0 for 12) at distance w/ 7 2nd’s; slop/mud would help
  3. #5 – Wildly Leaks (9-2): Bug Boy needs to move earlier w/ this Closer due to short stretch

 

Race 6

  1. #5 –Flatter’s Secret (5-2): Nice win last outing for open $15k going 7f; better (2 for 3) going long
  2. #3 – Baby Situation (6-1): Has done well at this level in the past; won lone try over Tim oval
  3. #6 – Proud Vixen (2-1): Has best lifetime Brisnet# of this bunch & earned it at this distance

 

Race 7

  1. #3 – Sweet Steppin (6-1): Fired a bullet (:48) in recent work; no worse for wear after mishap in last
  2. #4 – Ayyoh (2-1): 5th track in as many starts; no worse than 2nd; always well-backed (9-5 or less)
  3. #5 – Awesome Ghost (5-1): Ships in from Mth; didn’t come for the R5 and Bea Miller concert

 

Race 8

  1. #7 – Dor (5-1): Lost all chance at start of most recent, ran on late; has big shot w/ a clean start
  2. #4 – Ripplz (12-1): Major class relieve and more distance gives him a shot to graduate here
  3. #5 – Unbridledrebellion (9-2): 2-turns in a bull ring might be just what the doctor ordered

 

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • Sunday August 30th, Race Day 3 of the MD State Fair meet at Timonium was a ChalkFest while having 7 winners from 9 races (2 Top Picks are in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $3.00 (1st race), $3.40 (3rd), $4.20 (4th), $7.20 (5th), $5.40 (6th), $3.60 (7th) and $5.40 (9th). Of the suggested multi-race wagers hit the $2 DOUBLE in R3-R4 for $9.00 (cost: $18) and $2 DOUBLE in R5-R6 for $31.60 (cost: $18).
  • BEST BET of the Day (86: 23-21-14) Really Blue Moon (2nd race: 3-1 M/L; 8-5 PT) away a bit awkwardly, was hustled up to contention soon after, forced the pace three wide under solid coaxing, failed to go on in upper stretch and faded.
  • LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (80: 11-9-16) Ima Wildcat (6th race: 5-1 M/L; 9-5 PT) away alertly, gave hard pursuit of the winner while two to three wide and kept on willingly while well clear of the rest to be runner-up returning $3.20 to PLACE and $2.80 to SHOW.
    Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.