by Jeremy Plonk
July 13, 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.
$10,307 is in the Rainbow 6 jackpot carryover pool heading into this week’s Friday-Sunday racing schedule … Nominations have closed for Pimlico’s 4-stakes turf spectacular on July 24, headlined by the Grade 3 $200,000 Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup, led by the likes of Pixelate, Field Pass and English Bee … The Mid-Atlantic circuit picks up another track July 19 when Colonial Downs opens for its meet that runs through Sept. 1. Note the Virginia circuit will race Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday with no Pimlico overlap, so expect many of the jockeys and trainers to commute and support both meets … Purses were raised 15% at Pimlico as of July 2 for the extended meet that runs through Aug. 22.
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 31% wins and a flat-bet profit. The factor Avg. Speed Last 3 was a top-3 factor for the third straight week.
Best Speed Distance
Best Lifetime Speed
Avg. Speed Last 3
Trends Last Week
-- Trainer Jamie Ness went 4: 2-1-1 with $5 and $10 winners as well as a 17-1 runner-up. Both wins came in dirt sprints. The barn was 12-24 in the exacta last week between Pimlico, Parx and Delaware Park.
-- Trainer Tim Keefe posted a 5: 2-0-2 record, winners paying $8 and $17 on dirt and turf. The victories turned around a 1-for-13 Pimlico cold streak for the barn since the start of June.
-- Jockey Forest Boyce is 11-for-17 in the exacta over the past 2 weeks with 8 runner-up finishes.
-- Jockey Julien Pimentel made the most of limited mounts, going 5: 3-0-0. His winners paid $3, $10 and $11 for 3 different barns. Pimentel had 2 turf scores on the July 11 program.
-- Jockey Jaime Rodriguez raided from Delaware Park for a 3: 2-1-0 mark, winning both dirt mounts. He had a $10 score and a 17-1 runner-up.
-- Jockey Yomar Ortiz was 2-for-4 with a whopping $94 winner to go along with a juicy $14 score. His average mount was 31-1.