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  2, 6, 8 w/ 2, 4, 9 ($18)
  • Race 3: $0.50 Pick-3 1, 3, 7 w/ 6, 8, 9 w/ 1, 6, 10 ($13.50)
  • Race 4: $0.10 Rainbow Pick-6  8, 9 w/ 6, 10 w/ 3, 10 w/ 6 w/ 1, 6 w/ 9, 10 ($3.20)
  • Race 5: $0.50 Jackpot Pick-5 6, 10 w/ 3, 10 w/ 6, 13 w/ 1, 6 w/ 9, 10 ($16)
  • Race 8: $2 Double 1, 6, 7 w/ 3, 9, 10 ($18)

 

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  • Best Bet: Race 7 / #6 – A P Elvis (4-1)
  • Longshot: Race 5 / #10 – Cho Time (8-1)
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* Laurel Park on Sunday has four (4) races (4th, 6th, 7th, 9th) scheduled to be run on the TURF. Forecast for the northern D.C. suburbs is for Mostly Cloudy skies with high temps near 70 and zero chance of precipitation. The below selections are based on the TURF being “Firm” and a “Fast” main dirt track.  

Race 1          

  1. #6 – Primo Via (6-5): With Prx quarantine now lifted, record number of horse trailers seen on I-95 South
  2. #8 – Secret Garden (8-1): Won lone try at this distance; Brisnet#’s been ascending the past 3 races
  3. #2 – One Proud Gal (4-1): Rarely fails when sent off at PT favorite… but won’t be favorite here

 

Race 2

  1. #4 – Twocubanbrothersu (3-5): Recent past performances reminiscent of Rapid Redux… in a small way
  2. #2 – Winding Road (12-1): Consistent 8-yr-old has 10 wins from 28 starts; cut back after 1st off layoff
  3. #9 – Lunar Rock (8-1): Faced a soft field as even money fav. on MD Million day & couldn’t get it done

 

Race 3

  1. #7 – Beach Hut (3-1): Been in top form since Preciado claim, giving him excuse for being very wide in last    
  2. #3 – Classic Salsa (5-2): Midwest’s NY contingent ships down for nice purses; gate-to-wire threat  
  3. #1 – Kay’s Finesse (6-1): Beattie/Potts combo good for 28% in the past year; Pen shipper 5 for 10


* Race 4

  1. #9 – Leroys Jewel (9-2): Quick from the gate will play catch me if you can; should get EZ lead      
  2. #8 – Billyscrystalball (7-2): May have needed last one after 2 month layoff; faced better    
  3. #6 – Forest Funds (3-1): Boasts best Brisnet# at distance; part of Exacta last 6 races

 

Race 5

  1. #10 – Cho Time (8-1): $Longshot Play$ Game 5-yr-old loves distance (13:4-4-4) & Lrl (15:5-2-5)    
  2. #6 – Galiana (5-2): Mare is class of this field but taking on boys for 1st time in 29th career race    
  3. #1 – Blings Express (15-1): Never knows what stall to lay down his head, been claimed past 6 races


* Race 6

  1.  #10 – Tippie Tap (5-1): Monster effort 2 weeks ago when 28-1 v. n3x; was 1st race in 9 months      
  2. #3 – Cuppy Cake (12-1): Pecoraro enjoying success w/ his shippers to Lrl; 1st time bringing R. Feliciano      
  3. #8 – Vicky Ticky Tavie (10-1): Like her here based on fact she steps up her game at Lrl (4:2-1-0)      


* Race 7        

  1. #6 – A P Elvis (4-1): *Best Bet* Ran into a buzz saw on MD Million Day going 1 mile; back to sprint is key    
  2. #13 – Thirteenth Avenue (20-1): Just 2 for 18 lifetime but is always in the mix late when sprinting on turf
  3. #12 – Mr Lightning Boy (8-1): Discovered a liking for turf recently (3:2-1-0), specifically Lrl turf (2 for 2)         

 

Race 8

  1. #1 – Indycott (2-1): One look at some of his past foes (V.E. Day, Moreno, Albano) makes him one to beat      
  2. #6 – Noteworthy Peach (4-1): MD-bred 3-year-old is still getting better based on win after 6 months away      
  3. #7 – Lieutenant Seany O (7-2): An M. Maker runner @ Lrl? This one was bounced around, returning to old form

 

* Race 9        

  1. #10 – El Jefe Grande (6-1): Trainer/Jock shipped this one from NY to get black-type in G2 turf last month
  2. #9 – Intrepid Citizen (15-1): Nightmarish trip in most recent race; could score at a price w/ a clean trip
  3. #3 – Going to Market (6-1): 3rd start for L. Gaudet off successful claim by putting him back on turf

 

 YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • Saturday October 31st at Laurel Park with had 7 winners from 10 races (3 Top Selection; payoffs in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $18.80 (1st race), $3.20 (2nd), $9.20 (4th), $6.20 (5th), $5.80 (8th), $29.20 (9th) and $4.00 (10th). Of the suggested Multi-Race Wagers hit R1-R2 $2 DOUBLE for $36.00 (cost $18) and R9-R10 $2 DOUBLE for $86.80 (cost $12).
  • BEST BET of the Day (111: 28-26-18) Perfect Title (5th race: 5-1 M/L; 4-1 PT) lacked speed, circled the first two turns three deep, was four deep around the final turn and closed late outside horses missing by a nose hair to return $5.80 to PLACE and $4.80 to SHOW.
  • LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY (105: 13-13-21) Captain’s Affair (9th race: 8-1 M/L) was scratched.
Long-time racing fan and analyst Gary Quill brings his ‘capping insights to The Racing Biz. Follow him on Twitter @HorseRacingNut.