by Jeremy Plonk
November 19, 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.
One lucky bettor solved the 20-cent Rainbow 6 wager for a $21,566.58 jackpot payout on the Nov. 14 stakes program … Jockey Trevor McCarthy won the James F. Lewis Stakes for the third straight year and fourth time overall when piloting No Cents to victory Nov. 14 … Laurel’s next major stakes day will be Nov. 28 with a 6-pack of $100,000 events on the main track ... The Thursday-Sunday racing week to come kicks off daily at 12:25 pm ET.
The Stronach 5 paid $705.80 last week (145 winning tickets) with an “ALL” in the final leg due to Golden Gate Fields’ late cancellation of racing. The Nov. 20 Stronach 5 will be comprised of the following races:
Leg A – Laurel Park Race 7 with an approximate post time of 3:24
Leg B – Gulfstream Park West Race 7 with an approximate post time of 3:38
Leg C – Laurel Park Race 8 with an approximate post time of 3:54
Leg D – Laurel Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:24
Leg E – Gulfstream Park West Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:42
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, each posting at least 34% winners. The ‘Best Speed Last 3’ was a top factor for the second straight week and scored a resounding 47% winners.
Best Speed Last 3
In The Money (ITM) %
Trends Last Week
--Trainer Brittany Russell continued her winning ways with a 5: 3-1-1 mark that makes her 10: 7-1-1 over the past 2 weeks. The public hasn’t been fooled: all 7 winners were 5-2 or less. Husband Sheldon Russell has ridden 6 of the 7 winners during the streak.
--Trainer Jose Corrales posted a 5: 3-0-0 record that saw him go 3-for-3 with runners 5-2 or less odds. A pair of those wins came in dirt claiming routes.
--Trainer Cal Lynch made the most of limited starts, going 3: 2-0-1 and netting a $2.50 ROI for every $1 bet. His dirt sprinters went 2-for-2, including a stakes victory.
--Jockeys Luis Garcia and Roimes Chorinos both went 2-for-3 on the week with few opportunities. Garcia booted home a $33 winner among his pair, while Chorinos had a $10 score and got some live mounts for Kieron Magee.
--Apprentice jockey Alexander Crispin is 7-for-30 over the past 2 weeks (23% wins) and has shown a flat-bet profit at $1.06 ROI for every $1 bet.