The GQ Approach – Laurel October 21

by Oct 21, 2018Breaking, Handicapping, Maryland, MD Racing

Laurel Park

First turf race of the 2018 season at Laurel Park. Photo by Jim McCue, Maryland Jockey Club.

The GQ Approach features full-card selections from Laurel Park for the live Fall racing meet, Post Time 12:35 pm EDT including a daily Best Bet, Longshot Play, and multi-race wagers — including the 20 cent Rainbow Pick-6, 50 cent Early and Late Pick-5s, as well as Pick-4s and rolling Doubles, Pick-3s and the Super High-5.

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  • Rainbow Pick 6: $7,016
  • Super High 5: none
  • Late Pick 5: none[/su_box]

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[su_box title=”Best Bet of the Day” style=”glass” box_color=”#66ADCC”]Race 8/ #8 – Mesotherm (8-5)[/su_box]

[su_box title=”Longshot Play of the Day” style=”glass” box_color=”#66ADCC”] Race 4 /#4 – Raging Blaze (8-1)[/su_box]

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  • Race 1 – $2 Double: 2, 7, 8 w/ 5, 10, 12 ($18)
  • Race 3 – 50 cent Pick 3: 1, 4, 6 w/ 1, 3, 4 w/ 5, 7, 9 ($13.50)
  • Race 6 – 50 cent Pick 5: 3, 8 w/ 4, 7, 12 w/ 8 w/ 3, 4, 9 w/ 3, 7, 10 ($27)
  • Race 9 – $2 Double: 3, 9 w/ 3, 7, 10 ($12)

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[su_heading size=”21″ align=”left”]Analysis[/su_heading]

  • Weather: Partly Cloudy, high in the low-60s
  • Scheduled turf races: 1st, 2nd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th
  • Projected track conditions: Main – FAST / Turf – GOOD

1st Race Post Time 12:35pm EDT

Our apologies for the absence of analysis on today’s card.

Race 1 is ON THE TURF

  1. #2 – Meow (9-2)
  2. #7 – Talkless Smilestone (7-2) 
  3. #8 – Bonita Springs (6-1) 

Race 2 is ON THE TURF

  1.  #5 – Inle (5-1)
  2. #12 – Kilronan (6-1) 
  3. #10 – King’s Pawn (5-1)

Race 3 

  1. #6 – His Royal Majesty (3-1) 
  2. #1 – Blame the Kids (6-1)
  3. #4 – Mandel (2-1)

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Race 4

  1. #4 – Raging Blaze (8-1) $$$ LONGSHOT $$$
  2. #3 – Sunday Red (4-1)
  3. #1 – You Made It (5-2)

Race 5 is ON THE TURF

  1. #9 – Soar From Shadows (6-1)
  2. #5 – Proudly (8-1)
  3. #7 – A Great Time (5-2)

Race 6

  1. #3 – Ellanation (7-2)
  2. #8 – Super Twenty Five (5-2)
  3. #2 – Waiting for a Star (6-1)

Race 7 is ON THE TURF

  1. #12 – Subtle Step (7-2)
  2.   #7 – Galileo’s Melody (8-1)
  3.   #4 – Fort Love (6-1)

Race 8 

  1. #8 – Mesotherm (8-5) *** BEST BET ***
  2. #4 – Chief of Staff (12-1)
  3. #5 – Wild Rider (8-1)

Race 9 is ON THE TURF

  1. #9 – Oldies But Goodies (3-1)
  2. #3 – Triple Burner (5-2)
  3. #4 – Nice Tune (12-1)

Race 10 is ON THE TURF

  1.  #7 – Bells Irish Fancy (7-2)
  2. #10 – Hip Hop (2-1)
  3.   #3 – Miss Bob (9-2)

Yesterday’s News

  • On Saturday October 20th at Laurel had 6 winners from the 12-race card (5 Top Selections; payoff in BOLD below).
  • Top Selections are 382 for 1331 (28.70%). In 2017, Top Selections went 340 for 1,197 (28.40%). The payoffs of the day’s winners…
    • R1: $9.80
    • R2: xxx
    • R3: $2.80
    • R4: $3.20
    • R5: $2.40
    • R6: xxx
    • R7: xxx
    • R8: xxx
    • R9: $6.60
    • R10: $8.00
    • R11: xxx
    • R12: xxx
  • Of the suggested multi-race wagers, none were hit.
  • BEST BET of the Day (132:41-33-11; in 2017 119: 39-25-19) My Star Potential (9th race: 3-1 M/L; 2-1 PT) bumped at the break, recovered and hustled up to the inside of foes to take command five furlong out, kicked clear and relaxed around the turn, opened up under a drive in mid-stretch then held sway under steady handling late and returned $6.60 to WIN, $4.00 to PLACE and $2.60 to SHOW.
  • LONGSHOT PLAY of the Day (127:21-24-15; in 2017 107: 18-13-15) Crouchelli (11th race: 10-1 M/L; 9-2 PT) settled towards the inside of a rival early on, angled three to four wide for the drive and had a slight rally to finish fifth.