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GQ’s Very Own “Funnie” and Saturday Selections at Laurel Park

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GQ’s Very Own “Funnie” and Saturday Selections at Laurel Park

Posted on 16 March 2013 by Gary Quill

Today I proudly unveil my very own “Funnie”, which obviously has a Maryland theme. This equine drawing masterpiece was a collaborative effort of yours truly and Marcy “Mel” Leonard of Daily Racing Funnies. The turnaround time on my order was amazingly quick, her attention to detail is first-rate, and willingness to let you “have it your way” results in a unique piece of horse racing memorabilia, one can call your own.

GQ's Funnie

Mel’s work has been featured in many areas of HRN as well as on her Twitter account @dailyracefunies. Her drawings are timely, especially during this rapid fire time of year (i.e. Derby Trail), and guaranteed to bring a smile to all who see them. They are certainly a welcome diversion from the stress of keeping up with this fast-paced industry, while also being informative by capturing a major storyline in a single frame drawing. Thanks Mel for bringing the “funnie” side of horse racing to life. 

Recapping the previously posted selections at Laurel Park from Saturday, Mar. 9th had 8 winners from 11 races (4 Top Selection; pay-offs shown in BOLD type) having $2 WIN pay-offs of $3.00 (1st race), $5.00 (2nd), $3.80 (3rd), $15.60 (4th), $4.00 (5th), $6.80 (8th), $5.60 (10th) and $18.20 (11th).

The BEST BET of the Day (10 2-0-0) Star Destiny (7-2 PT; 3-1 M/L) was three-wide chasing the leaders early, but failed to threaten as he weakened under strong encouragement, finishing 4th.

The LONGSHOT PICK (10 0-0-3) Pool Party (3-1 PT; 6-1 M/L) set a pressured pace along the rail, held on gamely when entering the stretch, but yielded in the final furlong, salvaging SHOW and returning $2.40.

For Saturday races the weather forecast calls for a overcast skies with 70% chance of showers, which makes handicapping  this card tricky. It’s guess-work on whether the track will be FAST or SLOPPY at Laurel Park on Saturday Mar. 16th . As of 10am, the track is listed as FAST. Selections for all races 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.

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1st race – $5,000 Claiming for F&M 4 y.o.& up – 1 1/16 miles
#5 – Forty Days  (7-5)
#4 – My Name Is Ralphie  (15-1)
#2 – Angels Concerto (5-1)

2nd race – $7,500 Claiming N3L for F&M 4 y.o.& up – 6 furlongs
#2 – True Chick  (9-2)
#4 – She’s Behaving (5-2)
#7 – Time Marches On  (20-1)

3rd race – $7,500 Claiming N3L for F&M 4 y.o. & up – 1 1/16 miles
#5 – Trippi’s Wish (8-5)
#1 – Lady Geegee (2-1)
#7 – Skips Prospect (6-1)

4th race – $25,000 Starter Allowance for 3 y.o. fillies – 7 furlongs
#1 – Ek Haseena (8-5)
#4 – Sea Lady  (6-1)
#5 – Curly (8-1)

5th race – $50,000 Optional Claiming N1X for 3 y.o.– One mile
#4 – Keep Momma Happy (6-1) $$$ LONGSHOT $$$
 #2 – Indian Bucks  (3-1)
#6 – Wry Me  (10-1)

6th race – $25,000 Optional Claiming N2X for F&M 4 y.o.& up – 6 furlongs
#1 – West Coast Lady (4-1)  *** BEST BET ***
 #7 – Zero Yield (7-2)
#2 – Grammy Pat  (7-2)

7th race – $5,000 Claiming N1Y for 4 y.o.& up – 1 1/8 miles
#8 – Changing Funds (3-1)
#1 – Hurricane Creek (7-2)
#6 – Silent Shot (15-1)

8th race – $125,000 Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Stakes for 3 y.o & up – 1 1/8 miles
#4 – Norman Asbjornson (4-1)
#3 – Koh I Noor (9-5)
#1 – Eighttofasttocatch (9-2)

9th race – $8,000 Maiden Claiming for F&M 3 y.o. & up – 7 furlongs
#6 – Pure Anticipation  (7-5)
#7 – Tale of the Dragon  (6-1)
#2 – Nashly Love  (3-1)

On the Derby Trail… Rebel Stakes @ Oaklawn Park, Race 10:
#1 – Tresaury Bill   -  #10 – Super Ninety Nine   – #2 – Carve

GOOD LUCK!

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