by Jeremy Plonk
June 1, 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.
A Maryland-record $895,265 Rainbow 6 jackpot carryover remains on the table after Monday’s holiday card and into this Friday-Sunday racing week … Nominations closed for the June 13 stakes-laden card that features 5 stakes worth $475,000 including the Shine Again as part of the revitalized MATCH Series across the Mid-Atlantic. Among the nominees for the day include Hibiscus Punch and Dontletsweetfoolya … Preakness winner Rombauer faces 7 rivals in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, trying to capture the final 2 legs of the Triple Crown.
The Stronach 5 paid $1,297.70 on May 28 to 79 winning tickets. Stronach 5 races this Friday, June 4, will be (all times ET):
Leg A – Pimlico Race 8 with an approximate post time of 4:15
Leg B – Gulfstream Park Race 6 with an approximate post time of 4:34
Leg C – Santa Anita Park Race 3 with an approximate post time of 5:09
Leg C – Golden Gate Fields Race 3 with an approximate post time of 5:28
Leg E – Gulfstream Park Race 8 with an approximate post time of 5:36
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 39% wins and a flat-bet profit.
Last Race Class
Avg Speed Last 3
Best Speed Distance
Trends Last Week
-- Jockey Charlie Marquez was 13: 5-1-1 to top the riders with a 38% strike rate and $1.92 ROI for every $1 bet. He was a reliable 3-4 on favorites, but also added a $27 upsetter.
-- Jockey Forest Boyce went 8: 3-1-0 with $6, $7 and $8 winners to go along with a 7-1 runner-up. It was her best week since returning from a shoulder injury in late April.
-- Jockey Jorge Ruiz posted an 11: 3-0-3 week that included a whopping $5.06 ROI for every $1 bet. That’s what happens when guide $13, $45 and $53 victors. His 2 ‘smaller’ winners came for Dale Capuano.
-- Trainer Mary Eppler made the most of limited starters. Her 4: 2-0-1 record included $5 and $9 scores with Charlie Marquez aboard. The barn had been just 2-30 since the start of April before the perk up.
-- Trainer Jeremiah O’Dwyer won with both starters, and now is 9-23 (39%, $1.87 ROI for every $1 bet) since April 23 from Keeneland to Charles Town to Pimlico.