The GQ Approach features full-card selections from Laurel Park (live racing Friday-Sunday; Post Time 12:35pm), including a daily Best Bet, Longshot Play, and multi-race wagers — including the 10 cent Rainbow Pick-6, 50 cent Jackpot Pick-5 and rolling 50 cent Super High-5’s.

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  • Race 1: $2 Double  1, 5, 10 w/ 2, 4, 7 ($18)
  • Race 3: $0.50 Pick-3  2, 9, 11 w/ 2, 3, 5 w/ 3, 5, 6 ($13.50)
  • Race 6: $0.10 Rainbow Pick-6  3, 10 w/ 4, 12 w/ 6, 7 w/ 1, 4, 6 w/ 3, 4 w/ 9 ($4.80)
  • Race 7: $0.50 Jackpot Pick-5  4, 11, 12 w/ 6, 7 w/ 1, 4, 6 w/ 3, 4 w/ 9 ($18)
  • Race 10: $2 Double  1, 3, 4 w/ 1, 9 ($12)

 

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  • Best Bet: Race 11 / #9 – Set for Six (2-1)
  • Longshot: Race 4 / #2 – Keys Garboy (12-1)

 

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* Laurel Park on Friday has four (4) races (1st, 3rd, 7th, 9th) scheduled to be run on the TURF. Forecast for the northern D.C. suburbs on Friday is for Sunny skies with high temps near 60 and no chance of precipitation. The below selections are based on the TURF being “Firm” and a “Fast” main dirt track.  

* Race 1          

  1. #10 – Greek God (6-1): If Pimentel reads the PPs he should realize his mount is Lone Speed      
  2. #1 – Soup d’Coupe (9-2): Beaten fav. must be confused getting 7th different jock in as many races
  3. #5 – Stormy Holiday (5-1): 2 for 2 at distance on grass; 2-turn turf ceiling unknown, so step up is insignificant

 

Race 2

  1. #7 – Hobo Ridge (9-2): 8-yr-old never OTB at distance (3:2-0-1) & based on PPs T. Conner has magic touch  
  2. #2 – Trusted Choice (10-1): Though never been 9f in 36 outings, Mejias will play catch-me-if-you-can
  3. #4 – Haldor (4-1): Should see more of T. Ice runners now that Del closed for the season; fits this level

 

* Race 3

  1. #2 – Know Clouds (8-5): Against my religion to make 8-5 M/L Best Bet; lost to 3 next out winners, a couple are BC Juv. Fillies Turf candidates; tough assignment from the rail though
  2. #11 – Table for Six (9-2): Kenneally rarely ships w/o winning, but did so w/ only other entry of meet 
  3. #9 – Audubon Park (7-2): Still a bit green (left lead) when broke maiden in 2nd outing; runner-up came back to just miss @ GPW on Sunday as PT fav.   

 

Race 4

  1. #2 – Keys Garboy (12-1): $Longshot Play$ Draw line thru last 5 races (muddy, turf, distance); 5½f @ Del Brisnet# best among this group’s ability in ‘15      
  2. #5 – Anna May Our Queen (7-2): Lukewarm endorsement for the win as she backs up going 1/16th shorter; only hope is having it all her way in about 46 3/5 for the half    
  3. #3 – Red Rei Rei (4-5): Flashing red lights on this class dropper Violette ships in from Big A; away from races for 2 months; last pub. workout was 26 days ago

 

Race 5

  1. #6 – Rumblin Kyle (4-1): Carrasco hops off #3 to get a leg up from G. Capuano; rode him last time for in for a Tag, was runner-up in $30k N2L    
  2. #3 – Jiravit (10-1): 1st time in for Tag; broke maiden here 11 mo. ago; away since Jun. but nice, steady works    
  3. #5 – Ted’s Memoires (6-1): Been 8 races since this gelding has races on a Fast dirt oval; broke maiden that day

 

Race 6  

  1. #3 Start Jumping (5-1): Has had problems at the start in his past 6 races! If he gets away clean, it’s Bye-Bye
  2. #10 – The Camden Comet (4-1): Boyce has ridden only 1 other time for Frock in past year, was a victory in Apr. on this guy; wonder what kept her off/away his past 6 races… brings her back?
  3. #5 – Harbor Breeze (5-2): Romped by 6 in 1st race after Magee claim; drops as he fits condition perfectly here

 

Race 7  

  1. #12 – Dare to Be (5-2): AE very game between foes late then lost bob to #3 in today’s R3
  2. #4 – Anissa (5-1): Got education in debut when off the turf; daughter of Gio Ponti blossoms on grass
  3. #11 – Choir (6-1): Hard to ignore Motion FTS by Pulpit; terrific training schedule past 3 months
  4. If AE #12 doesn’t get in, use… #9 – In Good Company (6-1): Lonhro offspring do best work sprinting         

 

Race 8

  1. #7 – More On Tap (7-5): Appropriately named as it appears this late-blooming 3-yr-old’s future looks bright   
  2. #6 – Distinctivelygreat (6-1): Toss his 2 turf tries and he’s never been OTB v. tougher company than these    
  3. #5 – Twelve Stone (9-2): Will perfect setup race help break 0 for 15 in ’15? Have to question his will to win

 

* Race 9        

  1. #6 – Bluegrass Ball (2-1): PA shipper has run multiple races which would top all rival in here
  2. #1 – Triple Burner (12-1): 1st Lasix in 5th career effort; jock upgrade and has improved Brisnet# w/ each start
  3. #4 – A Funny Song (9-2): Didn’t seem comfortable in 2nd outing; Boyce didn’t abuse him; bounces back

 

Race 10

  1. #4 – Cutty Shark (5-2): Away since Mar. when something went amiss; gets best distance        
  2. #3 – Ain’t Got Time (3-1): If #7 gets the jump on him, he’s toast; if not, he’s a gate-2-wire threat
  3. #2 – Connemara Coast (5-1): Monster effort in slop last outing; loves Lrl but needs quick pace

 

Race 11

  1. #9 – Set for Six (2-1): *Best Best* Well-meant in debut, but stumbled & blocked; amazingly got 3rd behind next out winner who followed that by winning MD Million Nursery
  2. #1 – City Siren (6-1): Lone NY shipper for L. Rice off 2 months after forgettable debut on Sar turf    
  3. #3 – Elusive Joni (12-1): FTS by Colonel John for G. Capuano barn teams up w/ Toledo (31% at meet)  

 

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • Sunday October 18th at Laurel Park with had 6 winners from 11 races (3 Top Selection; payoffs in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $3.00 (3rd race), $7.00 (4th), $10.20 (5th), $7.60 (6th), $11.20 (8th) and $3.80 (11th).
  • BEST BET of the Day (106: 28-25-15) Dustin E (1st race: 9-2 M/L; 5-2 PT) showed brief speed, raced in the two path on the turn and faltered finishing 8th.
  • LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (101: 13-12-20) Wolftrap (6th race: 10-1 M/L; 9-1 PT) steadied back from between rivals nearing the wire the first time, settled in mid pack while well off the rail, advanced four wide into the lane to loom but flattened out in the final seventy yards while securing SHOW money to return $5.60 to SHOW.
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.