Laurel Park: Selections for Saturday, Sept. 27th

September 27, 2008 | Gary Quill

Horse racing history will occur today at Belmont Park at approximately 5:55pm and you can witness it live on ESPNews. Reigning Horse of the Year, Curlin, competes in the $450,000 Grade I Jockey Club Gold Cup. A victory will make him the only horse to surpass $10 million in career earnings as well as pass Cigar to become the leading money winner of all-time.
Recapping my selections from Saturday, Sept. 20th at Laurel Park …
Best Bet, Rough Shot / Imagini entry (# 1/1A; 2nd race; 3-2) as expected one of the two were scratched. Rough Shot ran and ran rough shot over this weak field for an easy 5 length score, paying $4.20 3.20 2.20.
Longshot, Fine Shine (# 6; 5th race on the turf; 8-1) at 21-1 failed to get involved at any point in the contest and finished dead last.
SHOW Parlay Play of the Day, $116 on Legendary Lover (# 5; 9th race; 4-1) trainer Gary Capuano pulled a fast one, electing to have Travis Dunkelberger ride eventual winner Wonder Mon instead of my selection Legendary Lover, ridden by Carlos Quinones to an evenly 5th place finish as the 5-2 2nd choice, taking the SHOW parlay down with him.
Here’s who I like for Saturday, Sept. 27th at Laurel Park…
Best Bet:         Raging Ron entry (# 3; 8th race; 5-1)

A small field of five promising 2 year old colts will knock heads for the first 5 furlongs setting a blistering pace, but there will only be one (Raging Ron) who will pass the fading speed… at least that’s how I see it.

Longshot:        Songapproved (# 9; 7th race on the turf; 30-1)
She’s been down this road before, coming back to her level after facing boys and at a claiming price way beyond her worth. Today she fits in with these and should make some noise at a price.
SHOW Parlay available bankroll: $80.90   ($196.90 – $116 bet + $0 return)

With the five race winning streak now history, let’s start over with a new $20 bet.

SHOW Parlay Play of the Day: $20 on Kitty Pleaser (# 6; 1st race; 2-1)

Third time is a charm as this maiden makes his third career start. Trainer has a nice win percentage. At the very least he should hit the board to make a small profit in the SHOW column.

These are who I like. How about you? Good luck with your selections!

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