Saturday Selections for Racing Day 2 at Timonium Fair Grounds

August 24, 2013 | Gary Quill

Recapping Timonium’s Opening Day 9-race card posted had 6 winners (3 Top Selections in BOLD type) having $2 WIN pay-offs of $4.00 (1st race), $10.40 (2nd), $4.00 (4th), $5.40 (6th), $13.40 (7th) and $7.60 (8th).

The BEST BET of the Day (1 0-1-0) Southern Squall (R2 #6 – 3-1 M/L; 7-2 PT) usually quick from the gate, got off slow, giving up a few lengths early in this 4 furlong dash, but somehow mustered a rally passing all her rivals except the 3-5 winning favorite to return $3.00 to PLACE and $2.40 to SHOW.

The LONGSHOT PICK (1 1-0-0) Play Like A Raven (R2 #1- 8-1 M/L; 4-1 PT) did just that, and like the Super Bowl Champion version, not the sloppy version we’ve seen in the pre-season thus far, rallied in the stretch to victory paying $10.40 to WIN, $4.80 to PLACE and $3.80 to SHOW.


SHOW Parlay Play of the Day, $20 on Prairie Trip (R7 #9 – 4-1 M/L; PT 5-1) was more forwardly placed early than usual, which was a great sign as he always rallies. With the added ½ furlong here (61/2f), it was just a matter of when in the money she’d finish. Well she proved to be the best, winning by a head returning $13.40 to WIN, $4.60 to Place and providing a 40% ROI ($2.80) to SHOW. Thus, we add $8 to the initial $20 for Day 2.

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Selections for Saturday August 24th 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.

1st race – $5,000 Maiden Claiming for 3 y.o. & up – 1 1/16 miles
#2 – Portamento (8-1)
#3 – Sherill’s Hero (7-5)
#4 – Stockton Bad Ben (8-1)

2nd race – $5,000 Claiming for fillies & mares3 y.o. and up – 1 1/16 miles
#2 – Missteria (10-1)
#1 – Ridethesilvertrain (5-1)
#6 – Win PIcture (9-5)

3rd race – $5,000 Maiden Claiming for 3 y.o. and up – 6½ furlongs
#6 – First Tastet (2-1)
#2 – Goingpointtopoint (3-2)
#1 – Lady E (6-1)

4th race – $5,000 Starter Allowance for 3 y.o. & up – 6½ furlongs
#6 – High Bar (6-1) $$$ LONGSHOT $$$
#3 – Yano (5-2)
#5 – Christmas Flys (7-5)

5th race – $5,000 Claiming N3L for 3 y.o. and up – 1 1/16 miles
#7 – Fiesty Albert (4-1)
#6 – Inkster (3-1)
#8 – Never Counted Out (5-2)

6th race – $5,000 Claiming N2L for 3 y.o. and up – 6½ furlongs
#3 – Morning Light (3-1) *** BEST BET ***
#7 – Judge Wylie (6-1)
#4 – Aim To Win (5-2)

7th race – $10,000 Claiming for 3 y.o. and up – 6½ furlongs
#7 – Pluracity (7-5)
#1/1A – Conflicting Report / Star Zapper (6-5)
#2 – Mandatum (12-1)

8th race – $31,000 Allowance N1X for 3 y.o. and up – 6½ furlongs
#5 – Favorite Patriot (9-5)
#6 – Keep Momma Happy (6-1)
#4 – Silent Tap (4-1)

9th race – $31,000 Allowance N1X for 3 y.o. and up – One mile
#4 – Reckless Runner (2-1)
#6 – Outbacker (9-5)
#3 – Locche (12-1)

10th race – $5,000 Claiming N2L for 3 y.o. and up – 4 furlongs
#3 – Edge of Glory (4-1)
#5 – Canuta (5-2)
#7 – Evil Lad (10-1)

SHOW Parlay available bankroll: $48 ($40 bankroll – $20 wager + $28 return)

SHOW Parlay Play of the Day: $28 on Conflicting Report / Star Zapper (#1/1A; 7th race;6-5) on paper are the top 2 in this race. So the thought is if/when both finish in the money, then the SHOW pool only gets split to two betting interests instead of 3. This will result in a higher than normal SHOW payoff for what is anticipated as a 6-5 favorite. On the other hand, this situation may bring out a “bridge jumper”, who places an extremely large SHOW bet, in hopes of getting a quick 5% on his/her short term investment (often tens of thousands of dollars . These people are referred to as a “bridge jumper” because if the “mortal lock” to finish 1st, 2nd or 3rd does not, then that person may become suicidal and go jump off a bridge

Looks like Day 2 will be another beautiful day to enjoy the 10 exciting chase scenes thoroughbred horse racing has to offer at the Maryland State Fair. Good Luck!

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