by Jeremy Plonk
September 1, 2020
We canvass the 1/ST BET statistical database each week to bring you up to speed with racing at Laurel Park. Check back weekly for statistical trends and tidbits for premier racing in Maryland. And be sure to support Laurel Park by betting with 1/ST BET, the official betting app of Maryland Jockey Club.
A massive Preakness Preview stakes weekend is on deck Saturday and Labor Day Monday in this holiday weekend. Nine $100,000 events will be split among the two cards, including the Preakness “Win & You’re In” Federico Tesio Stakes on Monday… In all, 16 stakes races Oct. 1-3 have been set for Pimlico’s Preakness meet, this year’s final jewel in the Triple Crown. Among the changes are the Black-Eyed Susan and DeFrancis Dash being held on Saturday’s undercard, and the Pimlico Special and Claiming Crown Preview comprise the Friday features ... Local star Hello Beautiful will travel to Saratoga for Saturday’s Grade 2 Prioress. The Brittany Russell trainee worked a half-mile here Aug. 30 in 47.70 … Jockey Trevor McCarthy took off his mounts last weekend for a sprained ankle, and his hopeful to return riding this week.
The Stronach 5 paid $27,631 last week on Aug. 28, following the $47,117 payout on August 21. The Stronach 5 for Friday, Sept. 4 will be comprised of the following races (all times Eastern):
Leg A – Laurel Park Race 7 with an approximate post time of 4:05
Leg B – Laurel Park Race 8 with an approximate post time of 4:40
Leg C – Gulfstream Park Race 10 with an approximate post time of 5:01
Leg D – Golden Gate Fields Race 2 with an approximate post time of 5:15
Leg E – Laurel Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 5:22
1/ST BET Top Factors Last Week:
Horseplayers using the 1/ST BET app saw the most success with these 3 of the 52 handicapping filters for Laurel Park, each showing a flat-bet profit and at least 27% wins with its top-rated contender.
Jockey 6 Months
Trends Last Week
--Trainer Jose Corrales led the circuit with a 7: 3-2-0 week, including a $60 longshot bomber and a 14-1 runner-up effort. He went 2-for-2 teamed with Charlie Marquez.
--Trainer Cal Lynch made the most of limited chances with a 2-for-4 effort. He’s now 5-for-12 over the past 3 weeks.
--Jockey Lauralea Glaser went 2-for-3 on the week and now has amassed an 11: 6-2-1 record since August 8. During that run, 10 of the mounts have been 9-2 or less odds.
--Claiming route races (mile or longer) were longshot havens last week with $61, $60 and $42 winners – from just 6 such race offerings.