Laurel Park (7/29): Parity Galore on Wide Open Friday Card

By | July 28, 2022

Laurel Park may not have the star power of some of the other tracks on Friday. However, the card has number of wide open races that should be good betting opportunities.

Friday Full Card Analysis

Horses break from the gate at Laurel Park
Horses break the gate at Laurel Park | Photo Credit Capital Gazette

Laurel Park- Race 1

Post: 12:40 PM ET; $36k Maiden Claiming going 5 1/2 furlongs on turf; Entries: 10

  • #4 CLASS WIZARD (2-1) gets the top selection. He should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders.
  • #9 WAR AND ROSES (10-1) is a price horse and should be competitive in this spot. He should be part of the early pace in this spot. This one could be able to sneak away on the front end.
  • #3 BELIEVEINROCKNROLL (7-2) isn’t without hope. He is a good bet to hit the board in this type of race.
  • #10 EPIC RISE (6-1) could be a factor in the number here. He has to be respected going out for the combination of Gonzalez and Toledo. This one should be on or near the early lead which is always a good spot to be against maiden claimers.

Selections: 4 – 9 – 3 – 10

Laurel Park- Race 2

Post: 1:13 PM ET; $23k Claiming going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #3 FORTES (7-5) gets the top selection. She shouldn’t have trouble with the 6 furlong distance. This one has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #2 SWEET TALIA (5-2) is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. She makes sense on speed figures.
  • #5 MIDDLE ISLAND (5-1) is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. Her speed figures fit with this group.
  • #4 CANDY CORNER (5-1) seems to be running for the minor placings in this contest. She should have run coming for home and may be sitting a bit closer than some of the deep closers.

Selections: 3 – 2 – 5 – 4

Laurel Park- Race 3

Post: 1:46 PM ET; $29k Maiden Claiming going 5 1/2 furlongs on turf; Entries: 11

  • #11 FROG PRINCE (9-2) gets the top selection. He looks to have kept the best company of the field. This one comes into the race in really good form.
  • #4 SCINTILLIO (3-1) should be competitive in this spot. He makes sense on speed figures. This one could be dangerous if he can pass horses in the stretch.
  • #3 PLAYING GOLD (4-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. The previous speed figures make this one a player. This one has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #8 HINDENBURG (8-1) isn’t without hope. Appears to be fast enough to get the job done here and should be a factor in the early goings of the race.

Selections: 11- 4 – 3 – 8

Laurel Park- Race 4

Post: 2:18 PM ET; $18k Claiming going 7 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #1 SEANOW (2-1) gets the top selection. He has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip. This one has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #2 BAHAMA CHANNEL (8-5) appears to be a major player in this race. He has races good enough to beat this group. This one seems to fit well enough here.
  • #3 FAST LOADED (6-1) should be competitive in this spot. He is a closer and there is some concern that the pace may be a bit slow for him to make up all the ground late.
  • #5 ONE TWO KID (6-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. He has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.

Selections: 1 – 2 – 3 – 5

Laurel Park- Race 5

Post: 2:50 PM ET; $36k Maiden Claiming going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 7

  • #4 RAISE YOUR GAME (5-1) gets the top selection. She makes sense on speed figures. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #6 FOUL BALLS (5-2) appears to be a major player in this race. Her speed figures absolutely fit in this spot. This one is well bred for this spot.
  • #5 POLISH COOKIE (7-2) appears to be a major player in this race. She goes out for the Allen barn and gets Karamanos in the irons. This one has the pedigree to be a major player in this spot.
  • #3 LOOKIN SPUNKY (6-1) should be competitive in this spot. She has been running against solid foes to this point.

Selections: 4 – 6 – 5 – 3

Laurel Park- Race 6

Post: 3:21 PM ET; $26k Starter Optional Claiming going 6 furlongs on turf; Entries: 9

  • #1A GENNIE HIGHWAY (9-5) gets the top selection. She seems to fit this group well. This one has to be respected going out for the combination of Capuano and Barbosa.
  • #6 POLISHED GAL (9-2) should be competitive in this spot. She comes into the race in really good form. This one is a good bet to hit the board in this type of race.
  • #8 PURRAGEOUS DYNA (7-2) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. She has run against some really good horses to this point. This one will likely have a lot to do in the lane, but could get up with a competitive run.
  • #1 CLAIRE’S DARLING (9-5) is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. She makes sense on speed figures. This one has been successful in turf sprints before.

Selections: 1A- 6 – 8 – 1

Laurel Park- Race 7

Post: 3:55 PM ET; $26k Starter Optional Claiming going 7 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 6

  • #5 RAPID RESPONSE (8-5) gets the top selection. He has races good enough to beat this group and looks like a solid favorite.
  • #3 SPITBALL (5-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He has to be respected going out for the combination of Farrior and Bocachica.
  • #6 AIR ON FIRE (7-2) appears to be a major player in this race. He projects to sit mid pack and come with one run. This one makes sense on speed figures.
  • #2 MAYTHEHORSEBWITHU (5-2) should be competitive in this spot. He seems to fit well enough here. The price seems a bit short.

Selections: 5 – 3 – 6 – 2

Laurel Park- Race 8

Post: 4:29 PM ET; $58k Allowance Optional Claiming going about 1 1/16 miles on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #6 TATTOOED (8-1) gets the top selection. This one gets the top spot based on the quality of horses this one has been running against recently. He could be in with a big upset chance here.
  • #8 DIXIE DRAWL (5-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late. This one goes out for the Capuano barn and gets Lopez in the irons.
  • #3 AIN’T DA BEER COLD (3-1) could be in with a shot in this race. He could be part of an early pace scenario that doesn’t project to be terribly hot.
  • #4 SILENT MALICE (7-2) could be in with a shot in this race. He makes sense on speed figures. This one has the top overall power rating in the group.

Selections: 6 – 8 – 3 – 4

Laurel Park- Race 9

Post: 5:03 PM ET; $43k Claiming going 5 1/2 furlongs on turf; Entries: 9

  • #4 KILLY START (2-1) gets the top selection. She is a solid play on speed figures alone. This one should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders.
  • #1 MORNING COCKTAIL (7-2) appears to be a major player in this race. She has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip. This one has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #6 LOVING CUP (6-1) appears to be a factor here. She goes out for the Voss barn and gets Toledo in the irons. This one will be rolling late and has a good closing kick that could get the job done here.
  • #9 UTTERLY COURAGEOUS (7-2) isn’t without hope. She has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.

Selections: 4 – 1 – 6 – 9

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