by Jeremy Plonk
July 20, 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.
Saturday will be Pimlico’s biggest card since Preakness, featuring the Grade 3 Baltimore-Washington International Cup among a quartet of turf stakes – joined by the Bald Eagle Derby, Big Dreyfus and Sensible Lady Turf Dash. Entries will be drawn Wednesday … A $16,420 Rainbow 6 jackpot pool carryover welcomes horseplayers back Friday for the 3-day racing week ... Pimlico also has a stakes triple on tap July 31 with the Deputed Testamony, Alma North and Challedon. The Deputed Testamony could lure past Pimlico Special winner Harpers First Ride, the defending race champion, while multiple stakes winner Hello Beautiful could headline the Alma North, a race that also lured the nomination of the unbeaten sprint rising star Chub Wagon.
The Stronach 5 is on temporary summer hiatus and expected to return in September.
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 25% wins. Speed factors continue to lead the way at Pimlico over the past month.
Avg. Best 2 of Last 3 Speed
Best Speed Off Track
Trends Last Week
Note: Only 19 races were conducted last week due to severe weather shortening Saturday’s card.
-- Trainer Robert Klesaris was 2-2 and the only trainer with more than a single victory. He posted a pair of turf sprint wins July 16 with Forest Boyce aboard ($7, $13). The barn had been 0-8 at the meet prior.
-- Jockey Jevian Toledo was on point at 6: 4-0-0, but 5 of his mounts were 2-1 or less including all 4 winners – including 3 in route races.
-- Jockey J.D. Acosta’s 9: 2-2-1 record produced a $2.24 ROI for every $1 bet. He piloted $10 and $30 winners
-- Jockey Forest Boyce continued precision strikes at 7: 2-0-3 and is 13-24 in the exacta over the past 3 weeks. Scores came on turf at $7 and $13 this past week.
-- Favorites were 19: 9-5-1 for 47% wins and 74% in the exacta.