Wednesday Picks Score $12,413 Pick-4; Pimlico Spring Meet Announced

February 29, 2012 | Gary Quill

It’s a sure sign that Spring is just around the corner when the Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) releases information concerning the 2012 Pimlico Spring Meet.

Even though the live racing card will be limited to 29 days (starting March 30th through Preakness Day, May 19th), it will be filled with 22 stakes races for purses of $3.425 million an increase of $525,000. The increased purses attract more horsemen, meaning full fields which parlays into a better product for the customer (aka horseplayer). Without the influx of slots revenue, this would not have been possible.

For the Pimlico meet last year, MJC racing secretary Georganne Hale did a terrific job in scheduling plenty of races on the turf. Thankfully Mother Nature cooperated. Since the Pimlico Spring Meet condition book has not yet been published, it is this writers “Pimlico Spring Meet Wish” to see cards having an abundance of turf races. So please Georganne, check out the Farmer’s Almanac and write a plethora of races to be contested on the Pimlico sod… pretty please?!

Wednesday’s picks resulted in 2 Top Selection winners; $2 Exactas in 4th ($18.40), 5th ($38.60), 6th ($57.20), 8th ($60.20) and 9th ($25.40) races; $1 Trifectas in 6th ($99.70) and 9th ($45.80) races; $2 DOUBLE in races 8-9 ($30.00) as well as $1 Pick-3 in races 3-5 ($184.10), $1 Pick-3 in races 7-9 ($288.60) and $1 Pick-4 in races 6-9 ($12,413.80). The BEST BET of the Day ran 2nd ($3.40 $2.80) and the LONGSHOT PICK won ($14.80 $6.20 $4.20).

Below are selections for Laurel Park’s Winter Meet Thursday card, Mar. 1st .
1st race post is 12:35pm EST. Track condition: FAST
UPDATED @ 11:15am due to additional scratches.

1st race – $16,000 Claiming for fillies 3 y.o. – 5½ furlongs
#4 – Quicketia (7-2)
#1 – Smoothe Landing (3-1)
#3 – Tinderbox (6-1)

2nd race – $6,500 Claiming N2Y for 4 y.o. & up – 7 furlongs
#4 – Joey Fries (5-2)
#8 – Beacon Hall (6-1)
#7 – Bri’s Vision (3-1)

3rd race – $10,000 Maiden Claiming for fillies 3 y.o. – 5½ furlongs
#9 – Knockatuie (10-1)
#8 – Madame Galaxy (2-1)
#2 – Do Dolan (7-2)

4th race – $7,500 Claiming NW2L for 4 y.o. & up – 6 furlongs
#1 – Warren Bluffet (2-1)
#7 – April’s Foil (5-1)
#4 – Island Love (5-2)

5th race – $5,000 Claiming for 4 y.o. & up – 7 furlongs
#5 – Olympic Pegasus (6-1) $$$ LONGSHOT PICK $$$
#9 – Zagarello (5-2)
#1 – Self Dealin’ Man (3-1)

6th race – $25,000 Optional Claiming N2X fillies & mares 4 y.o. & up – 7 furlongs
#5 – Autumn Gold (4-1) *** BEST BET ***
#2 – Lil Kiara (2-1)
#1 – Purely Love (5-1)

7th race – $5,000 Claiming for 4 y.o. & up – 7 furlongs
#9 – Let Me Be Frank (5-1)
#4 – Love Talk (4-1)
#7 – Tripplite (2-1)

8th race – $35,000 Allowance N1X fillies & mares 4 y.o. & up – 1 mile
#3 – Over The Moon (6-1)
#6 – Ring Ring (7-2)
#7 – She’s Offlee Wild (8-1)

9th race – $10,000 Maiden Claiming for fillies 3 y.o. – 5½ furlongs
#9 – For The Good Time (5-2)
#6 – My Saturday Girl (6-1)
#1 – Zsa Zsa Galore (8-1)

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