Mario Pino grabs 6,470th career victory; Saturday Selections at Laurel Park

September 14, 2012 | Gary Quill

The Mario Pino, push towards #10 on the all-time winningest jockey list continued this week, slowly but surely. In the nightcap (8th race) on Friday evening at Presque Isle Downs, Mario guided For the Effect to victory, recording his 6,470th career win to tie Earlie Fires for 10th.

On Saturday, Pino will attempt to grab sole possession of 10th place as he has five (5) mounts at Presque Isle Downs.

Recapping Laurel Park selections from Saturday, September 8th had 6 winners (1 Top Selection; payoffs in BOLD) having $2 WIN pay-offs being $5.40 (1st race), $6.00 (3rd), $6.00 (5th), $5.20 (6th), $6.20 (9th), and $9.40 (11th), as the rains came and turned the track sloppy for the final four (4) races on the card.

The BEST BET of the Day (2 1-0-0) cannot blame the sloppy track for the less than stellar showing by Adirondack King as the 3.40-1 3rd betting choice. He’s handled an off track in the past, but in here was wide, dropped back then rallied, only good enough for 4th, 3¼ lengths behind the winner.

The LONGSHOT PICK (2 0-0-0) got early support in the wagering, which usually is a good sign, but the trainer must have forgotten to tell his runner (Stone Maiden). She chased the odds on favorite and eventual winner through the first few panels, but was no match and tired to finish 6th.

For Saturday races the weather forecast calls Partly Cloudy skies, with just 20% chance of precipitation which should result in a FAST MAIN TRACK and FIRM TURF. Selections for the Laurel Park, Saturday, Sept. 15th posted below are after early scratches were announced.

Selections 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 – $16,000 Maiden Claiming for 3 y.o. and up – 7 furlongs
#3 – Aviation Show (8-5)
#7 – Pounce Into Spring (10-1)
#2 – Cu Soonerthanlater (5-1)

2nd race – $7,500 Starter Allowance for 3 y.o. and up – About 1 1/16 miles
#4 – Tappintovictory (9-5)
#3 – Albrecht (3-1)
#1 – Smiling Jordan (5-2)

3rd race – $7,500 Claiming for 3 y.o. and up – 1 1/16 miles on TURF
#4 – Unbridled Music (6-1) $$$ LONGSHOT PLAY $$$
#8 – Zurs (20-1)
#6– Zagarello (20-1)

4th race – $18,000 Claiming for 3 y.o. and up – 5½ furlongs
#1/1A – See I A / Graysonia (2-1)
#4 – Access Love (4-1)
#5 – Bellissima Luna (5-2)

5th race – $25,000 Opt. Clm N2X for fillies and mares 3 y.o. and up – 5½f on TURF
#10 – Magical Merry (5-1)
#4 – Officer’s Holiday (20-1)
#1 – High Cry (3-1)

6th race – $38,000 Maiden Special Weight for 2 y.o. – 6 furlongs
#4 – Heat Press (4-1) $$$ BEST BET $$$
#5 – Love’s Not Fair (5-1)
#2 – Lunar Rock (3-1)

7th race – $25,000 Claiming for fillies and mares 3 y.o. and up – 5½f on TURF
#8 – Simple Exchange (7-5)
#4 – Lucky Holly (8-1)
#1 – Calliope (12-1)

8th race – $38,000 Maiden Special Weight for 2 y.o. – 6 furlongs
#8 – Perilous Indian (5-1)
#6 – Indian Bucks (3-1)
#7 – D C Dancer (5-2)

9th race – $25,000 Optional Claiming N2X for fillies and mares 3 y.o. and up – 7f
#7 – Namaskara (7-2)
#1 – Brushed by Love (9-2)
#8 – Hurricane Girl (1-1)

10th race – $100,000 All Brandy Stakes for MD-bred fillies and mares 3 y.o. and up – 1 1/8 miles on TURF
#3 – Baltimore Belle (9-5)
#5 – Dream Louise (6-1)
#9 – Cross Mountain (20-1)

11th race – $38,000 Maiden Special Weight for 2 y.o. fillies – 1 1/16 miles on TURF
#3 – There Hearts (2-1)
#1 – Shirts and Shoes (8-1)
#2 – Being Frugal (10-1)

GOOD LUCK!

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