Preakness News: Dullahan To Skip Preakness; Pimlico Friday Selections

May 11, 2012 | Gary Quill

Pimlico Turf starting gate

Recapping selections from Day 23 (Thursday, May 10th) had 9 winners (7 Top Selections) with the $2 Early Double ($77.20); $2 Exactas in the 1st ($58.60), 2nd ($9.80), 5th ($24.80), 8th ($16.80) and 9th ($27.60) races; $1 Trifecta in 2nd ($8.60) race; $1 Pick-3 in races 3-5 ($65.20), 7-9 ($123.10), 8-10 ($159.80); $1 Pick-4 in races 2-5 ($141.10); $2 Late Double ($16.60).

The BEST BET (23 10-6-2) was bet down from her 3-1 M/L to the even money favorite, and didn’t disappoint her backers in breaking her maiden by 6 lengths, returning $4.20 $3.00 $2.80.

The LONGSHOT PICK (23 2-2-8) got the early lead and held it until the final 1/16th, dug in gamely, but finished 3 lengths behind the winner, only good enough for 4th.

Selections for Day 24 at Pimlico Friday, May 11th card are posted below.

1st race post is 1:10pm EDT.
Track Condition… Dirt: FAST Turf: (anticipating) GOOD

1st race – $33,000 Maidens for 3 y.o.– 1 1/16 mile
#3 – Cytherean (4-1)
#2 – Big Kick (12-1)
#5 – Evil Lad (2-1)

2nd race – $5,000 Claiming N2Y for 3 y.o. & up – 6 furlongs
#6 – Ridge Amour (7-5)
#1 – Ship From Abroad(5-1)
#7 – Juju (9-2)

3rd race – $25,000 Maiden Claiming for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 1 1/16 mile on Turf
#1 – My Queen (9-2)
#4 – Moral High Ground (9-2)
#6 – Stollen (9-5)

4th race – $15,000 Claiming for 3 y.o. OR 4 y.o. & up NW3L – 6 furlongs
#3 – Billy Chapel (4-1)
#7 – Jarrod’s Commando (3-1)
#6 – Gray Bones (5-2)

5th race – $31,000 Maidens for 3 y.o. & up – 5 furlongs on Turf
#8 – Blue Mountain Cat (10-1)
#1 – Pajama Pants (5-1)
#4 – Public Secret (8-5)

6th race – $5,000 Starter Allowance for 3 y.o. & up – 1 1/16 mile
#3 – Pico Pico (5-1)
#5 – Smiling Jordan (3-1)
#8 – Flying Speed (8-1)

7th race – $25,000 Optional Claiming N2X for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 5f on Turf
#4 – Queen Of Chic (12-1) $$$ LONGSHOT PICK $$$
#9 – Krusin Kelly (5-1)
#8 – Heaven’s Voice (10-1)

8th race – $32,000 Optional Claiming N3X for 3 y.o. & up – 6 furlongs
#3 – Prime Objective (6-1) *** BEST BET ***
#5 – Baileys Beach (8-1)
#1/1A – Big Grandpa / Delauney (9-5)

9th race – $25,000 Claiming NW2L for 3 y.o. & up – 1 1/16 mile on Turf
#8 – Hurricane Creek (3-1)
#4 – Pure It (6-1)
#1 – Reckless Runner (8-1)

Good Luck!

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