by Jeremy Plonk
August 10, 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 $1,350 Super High 5 carryover goes into Friday’s return to racing … Friday’s card includes the debut of Race 4 maiden Ginamaya, a daughter of champion Nyquist and 6-time Maryland Jockey Club stakes winners Lady Sabelia. Her rivals include Frosteria, a daughter of Breeders’ Cup Distaff runner-up and $2.3M earner Hystericalady … Pimlico’s next big stakes card will be Aug. 21 with the All Brandy, Find, Miss Disco and Star De Naskra for Maryland-breds … The MJC autumn season at Laurel begins Sept. 9, 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.
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Trends Last Week
-- Jockey Jevian Toledo led the way with a 13: 5-4-0 record, winning all 3 mounts when favored, and posting a $1.62 ROI for every $1 bet. He was 4: 1-3-0 for trainer Richard Sullaman.
-- Jockey JD Acosta was on point at 13: 4-3-0. Acosta was 3: 2-1-0 on favorites, but did boot home a pair of $10 scores. All 4 successes were in main-track sprints.
-- Jockey Carlos Lopez made the most of limited bids, going 8: 3-1-2 and boasting a $1.48 ROI for every $1 bet. He teamed most with trainer Keiron Magee at 4: 1-1-0.
-- Claudio Gonzalez (2-10) and Keiron Magee (2-7) were the only trainers with multiple winners. Magee added a pair of runner-up finishes.
-- Favorites showed out strongly behind a 25: 11-5-3 mark that equates to 44% wins and 64% in the exacta.