Pimlico: Selections for Sunday (Day 8)

April 27, 2008 | Gary Quill

Only 6 days until the Kentucky Derby. Better yet only 3 days until the Derby Post Position Draw and no one is 100% certain who the 20 starters will be. We know what 20 qualify, but will the connections of all decide to enter? It’s similar to what we went through leading up to the NFL Draft.     
Recapping Day 7 (April 26th) the Pimlico Spring Meet …

Best Bet, Yankee Master (# 3; 9th race; 6-1) was in contention throughout the race, but when it was time to run, he didn’t have anything left and finished 4th at 5-1, about 4 lengths behind the winner. The FIVE consecutive Best Bet winners streak is history. 

Longshot, Ziggly (# 4; 3rd race; 8-1) ran an excellent race, getting beat by only a neck at 5-1, paying $5.20 for PLACE and $4.60 to SHOW.

SHOW Parlay Play of the Day, $28 on Bodjit’s Jewel (# 5; 2nd race; 2-1). Three words… What A Stiff! She was bet down to the 3-2 favorite and ran a very sluggish race, finishing 4th in a field of 5.

Here’s what I like for the Day 8 (Apr. 27th) of the Pimlico Spring Meet…

Best Bet:         Hitting Hard    (# 2; 2nd race; 3-1)

He was “up the track” in his career debut back in February at a higher level. He gets Lasix for the first time today and is a “house horse” (owned by Stronach Stables). They are usually a good bet.

Longshot:        She’s A Blue Devil (# 6; 8th race; 5-1)

She starts for a smart trainer (Howard Wolfendale) who has a high win percentage. Even though she takes a drop in class that isn’t warranted, we’ll go with her here.

SHOW Parlay available bankroll: $40.20

SHOW Parlay Play of the Day: $20 on Glencairn (# 3; 9th race; 6-1)

This 8 year old has shown a liking for the Pimlico turf (in the money 9 of 12 starts) over his career. The trainer has two starters on the card today. Both are in turf races but only contracted (jockey) Karamanos for this one which is a huge edge.


Good Luck with your selections today!