Archive for May 18th, 2012

A Bet You Can “Book” At Pimlico (5/18/12)

May 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Today's Picks

Fast and firm on Black Eyed Susan day at Pimlico — a great card to get your pulse racing for The Preakness tomorrow so let’s hope we can build some momentum for the weekend!

In race 12, The grade 3 Pimlico Special, Hymn Book (#3) was compromised by a slow pace in last and gets the flow he wants to set up late run — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 6 and 8.

In race 8, Millionreasonswhy (#4) cuts back to 6 furlongs which may be the ideal distance and will be second choice to Agave Kiss (#7), who may have some company up front to set up the choice’s late run — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #7.

In race 6, Bold Affair (#4) loves the local surface and get perfect stalk and pace scenario to take this — key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 2 and 7.  Here’s the entire card without scratches so play accordingly.

Race 1: 6, 8 and 4

Race 2: 7, 13 and 1

Race 3: 9 with 1 and 2

Race 4: 1 with 8 and 9 (use 5 if scratches)

Race 5: 10, 11 and 2x

Race 6: 4 (Best Bet) with 2 and 7

Race 7: 12, 8 and 4

Race 8: 4 (Best Bet) and 1

Race 9: 7, 12 and 10

Race 10: 3, 4 and 1

Race 11: 7, 9 and 6

Race 12: 3 (Best Bet) with 6 and 8

Race 13: 3 with 10 and 7



Making A “Quick Recovery” At Belmont (5/18/12)

May 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Belmont, Today's Picks

Fast and firm for the Friday card at Belmont — a little bonus handicapping since I’m doing Pimlico today.  Good luck with a difficult Preakness card tomorrow!

In race 9, Quick Recovery (#3) is working well for return to the green and has back numbers that can win this at a decent price — key in late multi-race wagers and play an exacta box with #’s 7 and 13 (use #5 if there is a scratch).

In race 8, Hailstone (#1) has class edge on these and can stay close enough to get up in time.  key in all doubles and pick 3′s and play an exacta box with #’s 3 and 6.  For your pick 6 tickets, single my two best best and go 3 deep in races 4-7.  It’s a $162 ticket.  Here’s the entire card (without scratches) and good luck!

Race 1: 7 and 3

Race 2: 7, 3 and 4

Race 3: 7 and 5

Race 4: 7, 3 and 6

Race 5: 6, 9 and 2

Race 6: 4, 6 and 2

Race 7: 11, 1 and 12

Race 8: 1 (Best Bet) with 3 and 6

Race 9: 3 (Best Bet) with 7 and 13 (use 5 if there is a scratch)