Maryland State Fair Opening Day Selections at Timonium Fair Grounds

August 22, 2013 | Gary Quill

During the Pimlico meet I introduced fans to former jockey Frankie Lovato, Jr. who is doing his part to educate horse racing fans. Lovato is the founder / creator of JockeyWorld.org who with his staff of Kayla Jarvinen and Brittlan Wall work tirelessly to help increase the fan base of thoroughbred horse racing. This year’s project was to provide 365 Days of Racing Terminology via videos on YouTube.

Using an alphabetic format, Frankie and his staff started on January 1, 2013 posting a video describing the term “Ace Deuce”. Their mission was to continue throughout 2013, posting a term each day. Well they are still going strong, having just passed the 5/16th pole.

Here’s today’s Racing Terminology #235 – Post Position

Whether you are a grizzled vet like GQ or a horse racing novice, make these informative 2-3 minute videos part of your daily routine. You will be amazed at the amount of new cocktail party conversation ammo gained.

Selections for Friday August 23rd at Timonium Fair Ground are below. Other than WIN, PLACE and SHOW wagering, Timonium offers EXACTA’s, 50 cent TRIFECTA’s and 10 cent SUPERFECTA’s in every race. Unfortunately, they do not have Pick-3’s, Pick-4’s nor ROLLING DOUBLES, only an EARLY DOUBLE (1st & 2nd races) and a LATE DOUBLE (last 2 races on the card). My suggestion for each race is to BOX the below selections in EXACTA’s and TRIFECTA’s. Also play the DOUBLES for a $1 by wheeling the selections, which costs a total of $9. Please note: 1st race post is 1:05pm EDT, evey live racing day of the meeting.

1st race – $10,000 Maiden Claiming for fillies & mares 3 y.o. & up – 6½ furlongs
#7 – Anne At the Line (9-2)
#2 – Active Mayhem (5-2)
#3 – Vivaco (9-2)

2nd race – $5,000 Claiming N2L for fillies & mares 3 y.o. and up – 1 1/16 mile
#1 – Play Like A Raven (8-1) $$$ LONGSHOT $$$
#5 – Royalty for One (4-1)
#6 – Showmethetouch (8-1)

3rd race – $30,000 Maidens for 2 y.o. fillies – 6½ furlongs
#1 – Gwent (2-1)
#8 – Steal the Deal (5-1)
#7 – Southernbelleshell (3-1)

4th race – $10,000 Maiden Claiming for 2 y.o. fillies – 4 furlongs
#2 – Offlee Worthy (7-2)
#4 – Emsarose (5-1)
#6 – Lemon Cookie (5-1)

5th race – $5,000 Claiming for fillies & mares3 y.o. and up – 4 furlongs
#6 – Southern Squall (3-1) *** BEST BET ***
#1 – Gold on Gold (20-1)
#7 – Superstitious Love (5-1)

6th race – $16,000 Maiden Claiming for 3 y.o. and up – 6½ furlongs
#5 – Meant Every Tear (5-2)
#6 – Royal Diamante (2-1)
#2 – John Francis (10-1)

7th race – $5,000 Claiming for fillies and mares 3 y.o. and up – 6½ furlongs
#9 – Prairie Trip (4-1)
#1/1A – Cat Wiesel / Miso Good (5-1)
#6 – Sweet Yulianna (5-2)

8th race – $31,000 Allowance N1X for 3 y.o. and up – 4 furlongs
#5 – Smash And Grab (9-5)
#3 – Ellipse (2-1)
#1 – Salori Kaz (9-2)

9th race – $5,000 Claiming for fillies and mares 3 y.o. and up – 6½ furlongs
#7 – Miss Speaker (9-5)
#5 – Princess Wilma (20-1)
#9 – Tracey’s Smile (7-5)

SHOW Parlay available bankroll: $40 (Start with $40 in case we need a reserve)

SHOW Parlay Play of the Day: $20 on Prairie Trip (# 9; 7th race; 4-1) is the pick here because this race has the most runners (10) which should provide more than a 30% ROI, if this 6 year old mare can hit the board. She rarely tosses a clunker but also seldom makes her way to the Winners’ Circle (7 of 45), but consistently picks up minor purse money (5 times 2nd & 10 times 3rd from 35 fast, dirt track starts. Trainer Scott Lake always seems to bring “live” runners to The Big T, and this one is his only entry on the opening day card. Jockey Gerald Almodovar gets the mount, who has guided 8 of 15 (53%) of Lake’s runners to victory in the past year. A win would be nice, but Place or Show will return the same amount for the initial SHOW Parlay bet of the meet.

Looks like Day 1 will be another beautiful day to enjoy the 9 exciting chase scenes thoroughbred horse racing has to offer at the Maryland State Fair. Good Luck!

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