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1/ST Look Pimlico Stats: Key In On Keefe

by Jeremy Plonk

May 25, 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.


Friday-Monday holiday racing schedule this week … Pimlico has a $708,858 Rainbow 6 jackpot pool carryover heading into Friday … The track also boasts a $115,038 late pick five carryover for Friday (Races 1-5) ... The 2021 Pimlico Spring Meet has been extended to June 27 … 2021 Preakness alumni Rombauer (first), Keepmeinmind (fourth) and France Go De Ina (seventh) are expected to contest the June 5 Belmont Stakes.

Stronach 5

The Stronach 5 paid $12,378 on May 21 last week to 10 winning tickets. Stronach 5 races this Friday, May 28, will be:

Leg A – Pimlico Race 9 with an approximate post time of 4:47
Leg B – Santa Anita Park Race 3 with an approximate post time of 5:09
Leg C – Golden Gate Fields Race 3 with an approximate post time of 5:26
Leg D – Gulfstream Park Race 8 with an approximate post time of 5:36
Leg E – Gulfstream Park Race 9 with an approximate post time of 6:08

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 35% wins. The factor Lifetime Earnings was a top-3 performer for the second straight week.

Lifetime Earnings
Avg. E1 (Early) Pace
Speed Last Race

Trends Last Week

-- Favorites rolled at 46%, especially on the dirt at 20: 11-3-0 (55% wins, 70% in exacta).

-- Trainer Tim Keefe kept his Pimlico roll going with a 3: 2-0-1 mark that makes him 10: 5-0-1 in the last 3 weeks. His winners paid $7 and $10 this week and his other runner was third at 15-1.

-- Trainer Claudio Gonzalez didn’t miss much at 7: 3-2-1, including 3: 2-1-0 with favorites. All 3 winners were 8-5 or less. Gonzalez and jockey Angel Cruz were 4: 2-1-1 in tandem.

-- Trainer Mike Trombetta had a big week, going 8: 3-1-1 (4: 2-1-0 with favorites). He did add a $9 winner while going 3-for-3 teamed with jockey Victor Carrasco.

-- Jockey JD Acosta led the colony with a 23: 5-3-5 record and posted a $1.16 ROI for every $1 bet. He was a combined 4-for-5 riding for Claudio Gonzalez and Mike Trombetta.