40th Anniversary of Secretariat’s Triple Crown To Be Celebrated; Pimlico Picks for Thursday (Day 9)

April 17, 2013 | Gary Quill

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Selections for the Day 9 Pimlico Thursday, April 18th card are posted below. As of 9:45am, races scheduled on the truf WILL BE RUN ON THE TURF. 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 & Rice

1st race – $40,000 Maiden Special Weight for 2 y.o.fillies – 4½ furlongs
#4 – Tizgale (3-1)
#8 – Venice Queen (7-2)
#1/1A – Corsetiere / Knit One Purr Two (4-1)

2nd race – $7,500 Claiming for 3 y.o. & up – 1 1/16 miles
#6 – Fiji Boy (20-1) $$$ LONGSHOT $$$
#5 – Snap It (9-2)
#4 – Sumo (2-1)

3rd race – $25,000 Claiming for F&M 3 y.o. & up – One mile on Turf
#8 – Trick the Queen (8-1)
#10 – Pauper Queen (6-1)
#2 – Candelabra (8-1)

4th race – $50,000 Optional Claiming for 3 y.o. fillies – 6 furlongs
#2 – Broad Rule (4-1)
#1 – Hillswick (4-5)
#3 – Kens Cape (8-1)

5th race – $7,500 Starter Allowance for 3 y.o. & up – 1 1/16 miles on Turf
#5 – Berry Berry Bueno (5-1)
#2 – Chilkoot Trail (3-1)
#9 – Barnards Galaxy (15-1)

6th race – $40,000 Maiden Special Weight for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 6 furlongs
#5 – Nashly’s Vow (4-1)
#2 – Midnight Joy (5-1)
#3 – Craftwell’s Belle (15-1)

7th race – $25,000 Optional Claiming for 3 y.o.& up – 5 furlongs on Turf
#5 – Single Malt Mac (12-1)
#4 – Come on Buddy (15-1)
#10 – Time for a Winner (12-1)

8th race – $25,000 Optional Claiming N2X for 3 y.o.& up – 1 1/16 miles
#7 – Hakama (5-2)
#2 – Indian Dance (3-1)
#3 – Tiz Bobby (12-1)

9th race – $5,000 Claiming N3L for 3 y.o. & up – 6 furlongs
#8 – Storm Catlilly (9-2) *** BEST BET ***
#7 – Armi Base (20-1)
#4 – Bold Joe (20-1)       SCRATCHED
#10 – Superstructure (4-1)

SHOW Parlay available bankroll: $111.30 ($96.90 bankroll – $36 wager + $50.40 return)

SHOW Parlay Play of the Day: $50 on Snap It (#5; 2nd race; 9-2) is a lightly raced 7-year-old is as honest as the day is long. In 15 lifetime starts he’s only failed to hit the board once, a 4th place effort by one length. He gets hot riding apprentice Yomar Ortiz back in the irons and should once again finish in-the-money as he drops in class.

It’s a beautiful day to go to Opening Day at Old Hilltop. If you have other plans, then make it a point to go on one of the other 27 days. You might actually find yourself having fun. Good Luck!