The GQ Approach – Laurel May 8

by | May 8, 2016 | Breaking, Handicapping, Maryland, MD Racing, Racing

Photo by Laure Asseo.

The GQ Approach features full-card selections from Laurel Park/Pimlico (live racing switches to Pimlico on Thursday, Post Time 1:10pm), including a daily Best Bet, Longshot Play, and multi-race wagers — including the 20 cent Rainbow Pick-6 ($1,108 carryover), 50 cent Jackpot Pick-5 as well as Pick-4s and rolling Doubles, Pick-3s and the Super High-5.

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BEST BET OF THE DAY

Race 4 / #2 – Another Badge (5-2)

LONGSHOT PLAY OF THE DAY

Race 6 / #1 – Jonestown Jonesy (15-1)

[su_heading size=”21″ align=”left”]Multi-race wagers[/su_heading]

  • Race 1: $2 Double 1, 5, 7 w/ 3, 4, 8 ($18)
  • Race 3: $0.50 Pick-3  4, 11, 14  w/ 1, 3, 5  w/ 3, 6, 8 ($13.50)
  • Race 6: $0.50 Pick-3  1, 4, 7 w/ 3, 7, 9  w/ 5, 7, 8  ($13.50)
  • Race 9: $2 Double  2, 5, 8  w/ 1, 2, 4 ($18)
[su_heading size=”21″ align=”left”]Analysis[/su_heading]

 

* Laurel Park has six (6) races (2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th, 8th and 9th) scheduled to be run on the TURF. Forecast for the northern D.C. suburbs is for Mostly Sunny skies with high temps in the mid-70s and no chance of precipitation. The below selections are based on races being run ON THE TURF listed as GOOD and a FAST main dirt track.

 

Race 1

  1. #6 – Crafty Reagen (5-2): After a busy week in Louisville and seeing an undefeated champion win the Kentucky Derby…          
  2. #5 – Becki Kecki (3-1): … the focus now switches to the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico…         
  3. #4 – Pony Romo (2-1): …where Nyquist and Team O’Neill will arrive on Monday to prepare for the second jewel of the Triple Crown …          

 

Race 2 is ON THE TURF

  1. #2 – R Bling Shines (5-1): Reminder: Today is Closing Day at lovely Laurel Park…  
  2. #4 – Justlookatmenow (5-1): … live racing resumes on Thursday at Pimlico Race Course…         
  3. #11 – More Stormyweather (10-1): … Home of the Preakness….        

 

Race 3 is ON THE TURF

  1. #8 – What Power (8-1) …GQ will be back providing his full analysis on all races at Pimlico…
  2. #10 – Tale of the Nile (15-1) … Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mom’s, especially those who love horse racing and…
  3. #7 – Warrior Prince (15-1) … share this great sport with their sons and daughters.

 

Race 4

  1. #2 – Another Badge (5-2) ** BEST BET **                
  2. #4 – Wolf Letter (3-1)
  3. #8 – Banana Anna (7-2)  

 

Race 5 is ON THE TURF

  1. #11 – Meddybemps (5-1) note: 1st Also-Eligible, if scratched use #1 – Whatifiwaswilling (3-1)
  2. #4 – Arch Tiger (6-1)  
  3. #6 – Waves on the Sea (12-1)          

 

Race 6 is ON THE TURF

  1. #1 – Jonestown Jonesy (15-1) $$ LONGSHOT $$
  2. #7 – Deer Dog (3-1)
  3. #4 – High Bar (9-2)    

 

Race 7 

  1. #7 – Maggie Wag (9-5)
  2. #9 – Salvation (3-1)      
  3. #3 – Heavenly Given (12-1)     

 

Race 8 is ON THE TURF

  1. #7 – Pool Winner (6-5)
  2. #5 – Chief Exchanger (5-1)    
  3. #8 – Wise Mac (7-2)      

 

Race 9 is ON THE TURF

  1. #5 – My Giant (7-2)              
  2. #2 – Pizmo Time (5-2)           
  3. #8 – All I Karabout (9-2)

 

Race 10

  1. #1 – Burning Mandate (5-2)
  2. #2 – Complusive (9-2)                  
  3. #4 – Big Zapple (6-1)                

 

YESTERDAY’S NEWS

  • On Saturday May 7th at Laurel Park had 9 winners from the 12 race card (5 Top Selections; payoff in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-off of $5.00 (1st race), $3.60 (2nd), $4.80 (3rd), $7.00 (4th), $12.40 (7th), $4.00 (9th), $7.00 (10th), $8.40 (11th) and $4.20 (12th). Of the suggested Multi-race wagers hit the $2 DOUBLE in R1-R2 for $13.00 ($12.00) and $2 DOUBLE in R11-R12 for $18.00 ($18.00). Note: Year-to-date Top Selections are 120 for 456 (26.31%).
  • BEST BET of the Day (49: 19-9-4) Ousby (9th race: 2-1 M/L 1-1 PT) set the pace along the rail and drew off under a drive to win by 1¾ lengths to return $4.00 to WIN, $2.80 to PLACE and $2.10 to SHOW.
  • LONGSHOT PLAY of the Day (45: 2-4-10) Belle Allessandra (3rd race: 10-1 M/L; 9-2 PT) via outside early, cleared nearing the far turn, set the pace inside and weakened in the lane to finish fourth.