by Jeremy Plonk
September 29, 2020
We canvass the 1/ST BET statistical database each week to bring you up to speed with racing at Pimlico Race Course. Check back weekly for statistical trends and tidbits for premier racing in Maryland. And be sure to support Pimlico by betting with 1/ST BET, the official betting app of Maryland Jockey Club.
Preakness Week has finally arrived with live racing Thursday-Friday-Saturday to complete the 6-day Pimlico meeting … Thursday’s card features a trio of stakes, Friday will be headlined by the Pimlico Special and Claiming Crown prep races, and Saturday’s Preakness card is comprised of exclusively stakes, 12 in all … First race post times are 12:40 pm ET weekdays and 11 am ET on Preakness Day …There will be a Pimlico Special-Preakness daily double offered Friday-Saturday.
The Stronach 5 paid $5,248.90 last week to 26 winning tickets with no winner over 6-1 odds. The Oct. 2 Stronach 5 will be comprised of the following races (all times Eastern):
Leg A – Pimlico Race 8 with an approximate post time of 4:40
Leg B – Santa Anita Race 4 with an approximate post time of 5:10
Leg C – Golden Gate Fields Race 3 with an approximate post time of 5:30
Leg D – Santa Anita Race 5 with an approximate post time of 5:44
Leg E – Pimlico Race 10 with an approximate post time of 5:51
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 Pimlico, each posting at least 33% winners and a flat-bet profit. Early pace ability was on high display.
Avg. E1 Pace
Trainer Current Year
Last E1 Pace
Trends Last Week
--Favorites went 14-for-29 opening week, batting near 50% with 61% finishing in the exacta.
--Jockey Trevor McCarthy got off to a 17: 5-3-1 record at the Preakness meet. Of his 17 mounts, 11 were 7-2 or less and he was 11: 5-2-1 with those runners.
--Jockey Daniel Centeno was 10: 3-2-1, including 6: 2-2-0 on turf. Centeno had a $26 winner and an 11-1 price player on the bottom of the trifecta.
--Jockey Katie Davis continues to be precise with her mounts, posting a 9: 3-1-0 mark. She scored a $16 winner. Davis is 10-for-31 in September at Laurel/Pimlico, including 6: 4-1-0 with trainer Annette Eubanks.
--Trainer Claudio Gonzalez went 7: 3-1-0 with a perfect 3-for-3 mark when saddling the favorites. All 3 winners appeared for claiming tags (2 claiming, 1 maiden claiming).
--Trainer Jamie Ness, who historically has a strong Pimlico Preakness meet hand to play, went 4: 2-1-0 while hitting the exacta with all 3 favorites among those. He scored a pair of 1-1/8 miles turf claimers.