by Jeremy Plonk
March 23, 2021
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.
Laurel’s 20-Cent Rainbow 6 was solved last Friday for a jackpot payout of $22,943 …. A $2,347 Rainbow 6 carryover welcomes horseplayers back this week … Maryland-bred Jaxon Traveler, a 2-time winner at Laurel including the Maryland Juvenile Futurity, made his 3-year-old debut last Saturday with a second-place finish (by a head) in the $150,000 Gazebo Stakes at Oaklawn Park ... Nominations close April 3 for Laurel’s next big stakes bonanza, a $750,000 afternoon April 17 with 7 stakes – including the Federico Tesio and Weber City Miss Stakes with Win & You’re In stipulations for the Preakness and Black-Eyed Susan.
Last week’s Stronach 5 paid $313.30 with 4 winners at 2-1 or less and an $11 topper. Stronach 5 races this Friday, March 26, will be:
Leg A – Laurel Park Race 8 with an approximate post time of 4:30 ET
Leg B – Laurel Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 5:03 ET
Leg C – Santa Anita Park Race 3 with an approximate post time of 5:08 ET
Leg D – Golden Gate Fields Race 3 with an approximate post time of 5:29 ET
Leg E – Gulfstream Park Race 10 with an approximate post time of 5:54 ET
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 38% wins. The 1/ST BET app’s AI handicapping picked 37% winners at Laurel Park last week and showed a flat-bet profit.
Best Speed Distance
Best Speed Track
Avg. Best 2 of 3 Speed
Trends Last Week
-- Jockey Johan Rosado led the way with a big 9: 4-2-0 week, including 2-for-3 aboard favorites. He also added a $17 winner. Rosado and trainer Hamilton Smith teamed for a 4: 2-1-0 record.
-- Jockey Jorge Ruiz posted a 10: 3-2-2 mark and $1.35 ROI for every $1 bet. His $17 winner came aboard the longest shot he rode (8 of 10 mounts 7-2 or less).
-- Jockey Jevian Toledo didn’t miss the mark with a 7: 2-3-2 record that included $10 and $12 winners. All 7 mounts came in the sprint ranks.
-- Trainer Carlos Mancilla’s runners had a 6: 3-2-0 week, boasting a pair of $15 winners among those. He was 5-for-5 in the exacta sprinting 7 furlongs or less.
-- Trainer Rodolfo Sanchez-Salamon went 6: 3-0-1, winning races at 7 furlongs, 1 mile and 1-1/8 miles. Returns included $12 and $17 scores for a $2.82 ROI for every $1 bet.
-- Trainer Emanuel Geralis was absent last week from the entries, but has 4 wins from his last 5 starters dating back to Feb. 7.