Saturday Selections for Race Day #8 at Timonium Fair Grounds

August 30, 2013 | Gary Quill

Recapping Timonium’s Friday Race Day #7 7-race card had 6 winners (2 Top Selections in BOLD type) having $2 WIN pay-offs of $3.00 (1st race), $5.80 (2nd), $3.80 (3rd), $5.40 (4th), $3.80 (5th) and $5.20 (6th).

The BEST BET of the Day (7 2-2-2) More Glitter (R5 #5 – 5-2 M/L; 5-2 PT) made a steady rail progression past the three furlong marker, shifted out off heels mid way on the final turn, came three wide into the stretch, lugged in near the sixteenth marker then rallied through tight quarters along the rail in deep stretch to miss by just a neck to return $3.00 to PLACE and $2.20 to SHOW.

The LONGSHOT PICK (7 2-3-1) Video Storm (R7 #2- 6-1 M/L; 7-1 PT) had never won a career race when not on the lead ata the first call… and that still holds true. Jock never could get him to the lead, worse yet got stuck on the rail behind a wall of horses. On the turn tried to find an opening along the rail, but there was no room having to check just before entering the stretch, which finished any chance of hitting the board, so the jock just took him back and coasted home having a view of all 5 rivals.

SHOW Parlay Play of the Day, $26 on Set to Smoke (# 2; 1st race; 3-1) was slow leaving the gate which usually spells trouble in these 4 furlong dashes, but he showed enough interest in the final furlong to savage the SHOW spot, paying $2.20 to SHOW. This adds $2.60 to the $26.25 bankroll for a Day 8 wager.

The JockeyWorld.org racing term of the day is #243 – Quarter Pole

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Selections for Saturday August 31st 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 – $30,000 Maidens for 3 y.o. & up – 4 furlongs
#2 – Loewenherz (7-2)
#1 – Citizen Chris (3-1)
#6 – Giant’s Fantasy (4-1)

2nd race – $5,000 Maiden Claiming for 3 y.o. and up – One mile
#1 – The French Bear (8-1)
#7 – Senior Senator (7-2)
#2 – Sherill’s Hero (8-1)

3rd race – $5,000 Claiming for 3 y.o. and up – 6½ furlongs
#1 – Thnat’sthequestion (5-2)
#7 – Sandbagin’ Lover (7-2)
#2 – Cotton Top Phil (5-1)

4th race – $5,000 Claiming for 3 y.o. and up – 4 furlongs
#4 – No La Hace (4-5)
#3 – Tequila Rules (7-2)
#1 – War and Thunder (9-5)

5th race – $5,000 Claiming N2L for 3 y.o. and up – 4 furlongs
#6 – King Touch (7-2) $$$ BEST BET $$$
#4 – Icon of Cool (4-1)
#9 – Oenomaus (4-1)

6th race – $5,000 Claiming for fillies and mares 3 y.o. and up – One mile
#4 – She’s My Monster (4-1)
#3 – Lipstick Traces (5-1)
#6 – Greedy Daughter (4-5)

7th race – $5,000 Claiming N2L for 3 y.o. and up – 6½ furlongs
#4 – He’s in the Bag (8-1)
#6 – Country Risk (4-1)
#1 – Etarag (15-1)

8th race – $31,000 Allowance N1X for 3 y.o. and up – 1 1/16 miles
#5 – Very Lucky (2-1)
#1 – Gully (4-1)
#2 – Dapper Dude (3-1)

9th race – $30,000 Maidens for 3 y.o. and up – 6½ furlongs
#2 – Thurmont (15-1) $$$ LONGSHOT $$$
#1 – Arkle Park (5-1)
#9 – Coldback (5-2)

SHOW Parlay available bankroll: $28.85 ($26.25 bankroll – $26 wager + $28.60 return)

SHOW Parlay Play of the Day: $28 on That’sthequestion (# 1; 3rd race; 5-2) has finished in the money in 8 of 13 career starts on the dirt and gets a much more capable rider in the irons today than in his most recent two off a short layoff. The 6 year old gray has earned a living racing on a bullring track at Charlestown, so he should feel right at home negotiating The Big T’s tight turns. This week has been brutal with $2.10 and $2.20 SHOW payoffs, but if his one hits the board, the return should be higher.

Looks like Day 8 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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