Laurel Park Monday (12/16): Stakes Laiden Card Analysis

By | December 24, 2022

The Monday card from Laurel Park features the Carousel and the Robert T. Manfuso stakes. These two represent a long list of stakes to be run on the day.

Laurel Park- Race 1

Post: 11:25 AM ET; $44k Maiden Claiming going 5 1/2 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #4 DUCKPINS (2-1) gets the top selection. He goes out for the Bailes barn and gets Barbosa in the irons.
  • #3 SNACK (5-2) should improve off the first start and appears to be a major player in this race. He makes sense on speed figures. This one is well bred for this spot.
  • #6 LANDON JACK (4-1) looks to be the class of the field. This one could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end.
  • #2 PRIDE OF PAYTON (15-1) is a price horse and has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.

Selections: 4 – 3 – 6 – 2

Laurel Park- Race 2

Post: 11:53 AM ET; $27k Claiming going 7 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 10

  • #1 PUDGE BOY PALACE (3-1) is the top pick. He shouldn’t have trouble with the 7 furlong distance. This one could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end.
  • #8 ON THE ENGINE (6-1) should be competitive in this spot. He has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #10 ARISTOCAT (5-1) makes sense on speed figures.
  • #9 STAR SHOPPING (4-1) has to be respected going out for the combination of Robb and Lopez.

Selections: 1 – 8 – 10- 9

Laurel Park- Race 3

Post: 12:23 PM ET; $25k Maiden Claiming going 7 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 13

  • #3 IMAGINE A CURE (6-1) looks best here. He comes into the race in really good form.
  • #13 ELUSIVE IMAGE (6-1) appears to be a major player in this race. He has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #5 SLINGSHOT BOY (5-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. He makes sense on speed figures.
  • #2 STARDUST ZIGGY (6-1) has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.

Selections: 3 – 13- 5 – 2

Laurel Park- Race 4

Post: 12:53 PM ET; $100k Heft S. going 7 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #7 PRINCE OF JERICHO (8-5) gets the top selection. He has the top overall power rating in the group. This one has to be respected going out for the combination of Russell and Russell.
  • #4 MIDNIGHT TROUBLE (4-1) could be in with a shot in this race. He has solid early pace figures in a race that looks to lack a ton of front running speed.
  • #5 FULL MOON MADNESS (2-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. This one projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.
  • #3 RICCIO (8-1) comes into the race with the feeling of a horse who is ready to run a top effort.

Selections: 7 – 4 – 5 – 3

Laurel Park- Race 5

Post: 1:23 PM ET; $100k Gin Talking S. going 7 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #8 STONEWALL STAR (2-1) is the top pick. She has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here. This one has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race.
  • #5 TAPPIN JOSIE (7-2) should be competitive in this spot. She has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.
  • #3 GORMLEY’S GABRIELA (12-1) is a price horse and makes sense on speed figures. This one runs evenly and looks to get a very fair pace scenario here.
  • #4 GIVE ME KISSES (3-1) should improve off the first start and fits on figures. This one projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.

Selections: 8 – 5 – 3 – 4

Laurel Park- Race 6

Post: 1:53 PM ET; $52k Maiden Special Weight going about 1 1/16 miles on dirt; Entries: 10

  • #7 DIAMONDSIFYOUDO (9-5) looks best here. She should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders.
  • #10 CYNERGY’S ELECTRA (7-2) looks to be the class of the field.
  • #8 CREOLE (8-1) should improve off the first start and has to be respected going out for the combination of Russell and Russell.
  • #6 GOLD DIGGING BROAD (15-1) is a price horse who feels like one that could dink up to get into the number.

Selections: 7 – 10- 8 – 6

Laurel Park- Race 7

Post: 2:23 PM ET; $100k Willa On the Move S. going 6 1/2 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 9

  • #9 FOUETTE (7-2) gets the top selection. She makes sense on speed figures. This one runs evenly and looks to get a very fair pace scenario here.
  • #1 FILLE D’ESPRIT (2-1) appears to be a major player in this race. She makes sense on speed figures.
  • #8 UNION LAKE (9-2) comes into the race in really good form. This one looks to be the class of the field.
  • #7 DONTLETSWEETFOOLYA (6-1) has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.

Selections: 9 – 1 – 8 – 7

Laurel Park- Race 8

Post: 2:54 PM ET; $100k Dave’s Friend S. going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 11

  • #4 BEREN (3-1) is the top pick. He seems to fit well here. This one has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #6 JAXON TRAVELER (3-1) has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here. This one has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race.
  • #10 FACTOR IT IN (5-2) looks to be the class of the field. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #7 DIVINE LEADER (10-1) will likely be in the first flight of runners and should be in with a chance late. This one makes sense on speed figures.

Selections: 4 – 6 – 10- 7

Laurel Park- Race 9

Post: 3:24 PM ET; $100k Carousel S. going 1 1/8 miles on dirt; Entries: 11

  • #2 MALIBU BEAUTY (5-1) looks best here. She has the top overall power rating in the group. This one looks to be the class of the field.
  • #10 BERATE (6-1) goes out for the Mcgaughey barn and gets Toledo in the irons. This one projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.
  • #8 HYBRID ECLIPSE (3-1) is a good bet to hit the board in this type of race.
  • #11 INTREPID DREAM (7-2) should be competitive in this spot. She has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.

Selections: 2 – 10- 8 – 11

Laurel Park- Race 10

Post: 3:54 PM ET; $100k Robert T. Manfuso S. going about 1 1/16 miles on dirt; Entries: 12

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  • #5 ARMANDO R (6-1) gets the top selection. He will likely have a lot to do in the lane, but could get up with a competitive run. This one has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #1 OURNATIONONPARADE (5-2) appears to be a major player in this race. He has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here. This one has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #6 CORDMAKER (6-1) has tactical speed and can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.
  • #3 RIDIN WITH BIDEN (3-1) should be part of the early pace in this spot. This one has races that fit here.

Selections: 5 – 1 – 6 – 3

Laurel Park- Race 11

Post: 4:24 PM ET; $44k Maiden Claiming going 5 1/2 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 9

  • #9 TAKE CHARGE TOO (3-1) is the top pick. He has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #3 BRILLIANT ICE (5-1) should be competitive in this spot. He projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.
  • #5 HERE AND NOFURTHER (5-2) is well bred for this spot.
  • #1 PER DIEM (9-2) seems to fit well enough here based on figures and pedigree.

Selections: 9 – 3 – 5 – 1

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