by Jeremy Plonk
July 27, 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.
Pimlico will have a $15,458 late pick 5 carryover when racing resumes Friday … Multiple local stakes winner Kenny Had a Notion will be in action in Friday’s Race 6 allowance/optional claimer … The trio of Mid-Atlantic Championship (MATCH) Series stakes will be held Saturday, the $100,000 Deputed Testamony, $100,000 True North and the $100,000 Challedon … The Rainbow 6 jackpot carryover is $1,460 heading into the week … The MJC has announced its 33-stakes fall schedule for Laurel Park, featuring the Sept. 18 Grade 3 DeFrancis Dash and Oct. 23 Jim McKay Maryland Million, set for its 37th renewal.
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 29% wins and a flat-bet profit. Speed factors continue to lead the way at Pimlico over the past month-plus as Avg. Best 2 of Last 3 Speed was a top-3 factor for the second straight week.
Avg. Best 2 of Last 3 Speed
Trends Last Week
-- Favorites underperformed at 7-for-25 last week, but added 6 runner-up finishes.
-- Jockey J.D. Acosta continued a good run at 11: 3-0-1, winning 25% over the past 2 weeks. He was 2-for-2 last week teamed with John Salzman, winning dirt sprints.
-- Jockey Kevin Gomez had one of his best weeks of the meet at 8: 2-2-2, piloting $11 and $14 scores for a $1.60 ROI for every $1 bet. He was 4: 2-1-0 in 2-turn races.
-- Trainer Hugh McMahon posted a 5: 2-1-1 mark that included $6 and $41 winners. The barn had been just 1 for its last 24 before turning the corner.
-- Trainer Bruno Tessore won with both starters, juicy $14 and $21 returns both in dirt sprints. The barn is 5: 3-1-0 at Pimlico since July 4.