Saturday Selections at Pimlico (Day 15) include Federico Tesio Stakes, a Preakness Prep

April 26, 2013 | Gary Quill

Preakness Funnie with Crab

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Recapping Pimlico’s Friday 10-race card posted had 5 winners (2 Top Selections in BOLD type) having $2 WIN pay-offs of $9.40 (3rd race), $6.20 (4th), $2.40 (5th), $8.00 (7th) and $5.80 (8th).

The BEST BET of the Day (13 7-1-1) Gracious Gracie (R3 #1 2-1 PT; 7-2 M/L) did not get to the lead as she typically does, so the jock dropped her back about 6-7 lengths off the lead on the turn. Either the others came back to her or she put in a nice rally down the stretch to get up for second over a duo who tied (Dead Heat) for third. Thus the reason for “Gracie’s” short SHOW payoff in returning $3.80 to PLACE and $2.20 to SHOW.

The LONGSHOT PICK (13 4-0-1) Piamento (R5 #6 4-1 PT; 6-1 M/L) was content to play Follow The Leader and about 4 other rivals throughout the first 7 furlongs of the 1 1/16 mile race, moved between rivals making a bid for SHOW money, but could not sustain it, getting nosed out for it, and settled for 4th. As many times as the LONGSHOT PICK has run 4th, it may not be a bad idea to bottom wheel them in the Superfecta?!

SHOW Parlay Play of the Day, $30 on Nuit de Chance (R10 #9 9-5 PT; 2-1 M/L) chased the dueling leaders, advanced four wide into the stretch then went evenly in the last eighth, to a 5th place finish taking down the SHOW parlay. So the bankroll is down to $40, and Saturday is another day to start to build on it.

Selections for the Day 15 Pimlico Saturday, April 27th card are posted below. Selections for all races posted are handicapped based on making multi-race wagers such as DOUBLE’s, Pick-3’s and Pick-4’s Selections for all races posted were handicapped based on making multi-race wagers such as DOUBLE’s, Pick-3’s and Pick-4’s using all three (3) listed for each race in each leg.

1st race post is 1:10pm EDT. Track Condition… Dirt: FAST    Turf: FIRM

Soup of the Day: Chicken Noodle

1st race – $5,000 Claiming N2L for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 6 furlongs
#3 – Dear Rachel (5-2)
#6 – Credit Risk (10-1)
#4 – Sweet Palmetto (8-1)

2nd race – $5,000 Claiming N1Y for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 1 1/16 miles
#6 – Princess Beau K (9-2)
#1 – Ann Miller (7-2)
#8 – My Name Is Ralphie (5-1)

3rd race – $5,000 Claiming N2Y for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 6 furlongs
#1 – Blue Heir (7-2) *** BEST BET ***
#7 – Let’s Get Lucky (3-1)
#9 – Sixty Acres (4-1)

4th race – $14,000 Claiming for 3 y.o.& up – 6 furlongs
#1 – Rocky Gap (5-1)
#5 – St John’s Gospel (5-2)
#2 – Drivebymedia (4-1)

5th race – $35,000 Claiming for 3 y.o. & up – 1 1/16 miles on Turf
#5 – Mister Pippit (6-5)
#3 – Virgina Colony (5-1)
#2 – Shootdeworx (20-1)

6th race – $15,000 Claiming for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 6 furlongs
#3 – Sweet Maxine (6-1)
#4 – Chief’s Prize (20-1)
#5 – Honest Truth (5-2)

7th race – $42,000 Allowance N1X for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 1 1/16 miles on Turf
#1 – Jazz (8-1) $$$ LONGSHOT $$$
#5 – Great Motion (10-1)
#3 – Waquoit’s Dance (8-5)

8th race – $50,000 Sine Again Stakes for MD-bred F&M 3 y.o. & up – 1 1/16 miles
#8 – Smart Tori (9-2)
#5 – Franstein (10-1)
#4 – Touch the Birds (2-1)

9th race – $42,000 Allowance N2X for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 1 1/16 miles on Turf
#11 – War Relic (4-1)
#1 – Explainable (7-2)
#10 – Theatricality (20-1)

10th race – $175,000 Federico Tesio Stakes for 3 y.o.– 1 1/8 miles
#4 – Rienzi (8-1)
#7 – Dynamic Strike (4-1)
#9 – Heat Press (8-1)

11th race – $25,000 Claiming N2L for 3 y.o. & up – 5 furlongs on Turf
#1 – New Technology (5-1)
#2 – Stormy Horizon (9-2)
#12 – Available (5-1)

SHOW Parlay available bankroll: $40.30 ($70.30 bankroll – $30 wager + $0 return)

SHOW Parlay Play of the Day: $20 on Smart Tori (#8;8th race; 9-2) takes a big step up in class in her initial start today for new barn, but the race sets up beautifully as there are plenty of front-runners to help her closing style to hit the board.

It’s a beautiful day to go to Old Hilltop. If you have other plans, then make it a point to go on one of the other 21 days remaining in the meet. You might actually find yourself having fun. Good Luck!

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