by Jeremy Plonk
May 4, 2021
We canvass the 1/ST BET statistical database each week to bring you up to speed with racing at Pimlico. 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.
Kentucky Derby champ Medina Spirit and stablemate Concert Tour are expected in Baltimore for the May 15 Preakness, and either could give trainer Bob Baffert a record-breaking 8th victory in the race (passing R.W. Walden’s 7) … Limited ticketing remains available for the Preakness; visit Preakness.com/tickets … The Rainbow 6 has a $10,067 carryover into Thursday’s opener to the 4-day racing week … Conniver Stakes winner Kiss the Girl returns to action Friday in a Race 6 allowance … Nominations for all Preakness Weekend stakes closed May 4 with post position draws for the May 14 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Day card this Sunday, while the May 15 Preakness Day lineups will be drawn Monday, May 10.
Stronach 5 races this Friday, May 7, will be:
Leg A – Pimlico Race 8 with an approximate post time of 4:15 pm ET
Leg B – Pimlico Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:49 pm ET
Leg C – Gulfstream Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 5:00 pm ET
Leg D – Santa Anita Park Race 3 with an approximate post time of 5:06 pm ET
Leg E – Golden Gate Fields Race 2 with an approximate post time of 5:21 pm 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 Pimlico, each posting at least 26% wins and showed a flat-bet profit. Speed Last Race was a top-3 factor for the second straight week.
Speed Last Race
Last Late Pace
Best Lifetime Speed
Trends Last Week
-- Jockey Carol Cedeno continued her Pimlico roll, going 12: 5-0-5. She’s now 26: 10-4-5 through 2 weeks of the stand at Old Hilltop.
-- Jockey Jevian Toledo was on the money with a 17: 6-1-1 mark
-- Trainer Keiron Magee also continued a blazing Pimlico Meet start with a 6: 4-1-0 record. That makes him 16: 7-4-0 through 2 weeks.
- Sire Imagining has a superb 6: 4-0-1 record at the meet with his offspring on the dirt. Sire Golden Lad has 3 wins and 2 seconds from his first 11 dirt starters at the Pimlico Meet.
-- Favorites were 30: 13-6-2 for 43% wins and 63% in the exacta. The public dialed in Week 2 after a 29% effort for favorites during opening week.