Pimlico Saturday Selections; 7 Days & Counting Til Kentucky Derby 138

April 28, 2012 | Gary Quill

The Blue Grass state of Kentucky takes pride in its rich tradition of thoroughbred horse racing. From the breeding farms to the retirement ones, Kentucky is #1 in the United States and every Kentuckian is well versed in the Sport Of Kings. The Kentucky Derby is the one event which puts Louisville in the national spotlight every year, while the day before the Derby, affectionately referred to as Oaks Day, is for the locals.

Well, on Thursday upon his arrival in Louisville, H. Graham Motion who trained 2011 Derby winner Animal Kingdom and will saddle Went The Day Well this year, found out his “15 minutes of fame” did not leave a lasting impression on at least one Kentuckian. Graham tweeted, “The lady at the Hertz counter just asked me if I had ever been to a Kentucky Derby”.

Maybe I shouldn’t be so hard on the sports fan base in Baltimore, who according to a survey on this website only 11% have any interest in horse racing.

Recapping selections from Day 16 (Friday, April 27th) had 7 winners (2 Top Selections) with $2 Exacta in the 1st ($6.00), 3rd ($56.80), 5th ($19.80) and 7th ($16.80) races; $1 Trifecta in the 1st ($6.30); $1 Pick-3 in races 3-5 ($155.20) and races 4-6 ($74.30).

Both the BEST BET of the Day (16 6-5-1) and LONGSHOT PICK (16 2-2-4) were disappointments as they ran 3rd in their respective races, but in a small field, so both paid a paltry $2,10 to SHOW.

Selections for Day 17 at Pimlico Saturday, April 28th card are posted below. The rain should hold off until the last few races, so selections are based on a Fast dirt track and Firm turf course.

Soup Of The Day: Chicken Noodle

1st race post is 1:10pm EDT. Track Condition… Dirt: FAST Turf: FIRM

1st race – $8,000 Maiden Claiming F&M for 3 y.o. & up – 6 furlongs
#4 – Knockatuie (5-1)
#8 – Café Rendezous (5-2)
#3 – Bionic Bonnie (7-2)

3rd race – $33,000 Maidens for 3 y.o. & up – 5 furlongs on Turf
#4 – Public Secret (2-1) ) BEST BET
#6 – Gottalovethedrake (5-1)
#5 – Pending Assest (3-1)

4th race – $5,000 Claiming for 3 y.o. & up – 6 furlongs
#5 – Milwaukee Chief (5-1)
#7 – Muscadine (3-1)
#2 – Ridge Armour (9-5)

5th race – $12,500 Claiming for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 5 furlongs on Turf
#8 – Nashi (6-1)
#3 – World Gone Wrong (2-1)
#7 – Shanana (8-1)

6th race – $8,000 Maiden Claiming for F&M for 3 y.o. & up – 6 furlongs
#5 – Alavicki (6-1)
#7 – Northern Train (2-1)
#4 – Landofmanycats (5-2)

7th race – $25,000 Claiming for F&M 3 y.o. & up NW2L – 1 1/16 on Turf
#5 – Our Gin Mill (4-1)
#9 – Grace Alley (4-1)
#8 – Clare Skies Ahead (8-1)

8th race – $25,000 Starter Allowance for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 1 1/16 mile
#3 – Silly Kitty (8-1) $$$ LONGSHOT PICK $$$
#6 – I Forgive You (2-1)
#4 – Great Motion (4-1)

9th race – $25,000 Optional Claiming N2X for 3 y.o. & up – 1 1/16 mile
#1/1A – Avenida Paseo / Piamento (7-2)
#7 – Albrecht (3-1)
#5 – Oilton (15-1)

10th race – $75,000 Henry S. Clark for 3 y.o. & up – 1 mile on Turf
#3 – Concealed Identity (5-1)
#10 – Humble And Hungry (4-1)
#4 – Hudson Steele (3-1)

11th race – $5,000 Claiming for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 6 furlongs
#5 – Parker’s Peaks (9-5)
#8 – Hurricane Kitty (12-1)
#4 – Indian Sugar (10-1)

Good Luck!

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