by Jeremy Plonk
June 22, 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.
The Maryland all-time record carryover in the Rainbow 6 jackpot wager has reached $1,253,882 heading into Friday’s card and 3-day racing week ... Pimlico has added a Red, White & Blue Day on Sunday, July 4 with a quartet of stakes, including action in the MATCH Series … Pimlico’s current meeting has been extended through Aug. 22 when action in the state shifts to the Timonium Fairgrounds.
The Stronach 5 is on temporary hiatus with only 2 tracks from the 1/ST family in action.
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. The category Best Speed Track showed a $39.60 profit if you bet $2 win on each top choice for the week.
Best Speed Track
Speed Last Race
Best Speed Distance
Trends Last Week
-- Jockey Charlie Marquez was 10: 3-2-1, including 5 exacta finishes for 5 different trainers. The 18-year-old apprentice is the meet’s leading rider with 29 wins and a $1.17 ROI for every $1 bet at Pimlico this season.
-- Jockey Angel Cruz had a 12: 4-2-0 record, notching a couple of $12 winners along the way. He was 5: 2-1-0 aboard favorites.
-- Jockey Forrest Boyce did the most with limited mounts at 5: 2-2-0, posting $14 and $15 winners and finishing second at 5-1 and 12-1 prices.
-- Trainer Susan Cooney’s runners were 4: 2-0-0 with $8 and $15 winners in dash races at 5 and 5-1/2 furlongs.
-- Trainer Hassan Elamri won with both of his starters, teaming with jockey Jevian Toledo for $5 and $17 winners. The barn was 0-11 at the meet prior to the perk up.
-- Trainer Justin Nixon went 3: 2-0-0, posting $4 and $15 winners in sprint races.