August 12, 2018 Laurel Park Horse Racing Picks.


Below is a table for each race of the day. The table is ordered by our algorythmically calculated expected order of finish. Our program takes into account past performances, workout times, and breeder/jockey data amoung other data points.

Using the “Expected” column, the lower number is better. When there is a clear lowest value, we like that horse best to win. In situations where many horses share low numbers, we like those horses equally well. If no horse is under 3, the results are less clear to us and bettors should examine the race more closely.

Using the “Value” column, we present the minimum payout we would recommend betting the particular horse. Look for higher-paying odds than those listed if you like that horse.

Scratches are notated and will be updated as available.

RACE NUMBER 1 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
8 8 Idle Wind 4.50 SCRATCH
2 2 Valid Miracle 15.00 SCRATCH
5 4 Nangle Nation 1.00 2.8 5-1
4 3 Fleet Admiral 3.50 2.9 5-1
9 7 Look Within 20.00 3.4 6-1
7 6 Redeemed Gentleman 12.00 3.5 7-1
1 1 Bel Giorno 20.00 5.6 11-1
10 8 Executioners Terms 20.00 6 11-1
6 5 Always Wilbur 20.00 6 11-1
3 2 Slams Crossing 30.00 6.7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Starter Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Tiz Emily and Jill 6.00 SCRATCH
10 9 Go Magician Go 3.00 2.9 6-1
11 10 Glittering Judy 2.50 4 8-1
7 6 Kitty’s Right 4.50 4 8-1
9 8 Away to Me 8.00 4.6 9-1
1 1 Lucy in the Sky 8.00 5.7 11-1
12 11 Steel Bay 12.00 5.8 11-1
3 2 Feisty Madam 8.00 6.2 12-1
8 7 Dat Dares Gold 10.00 6.5 12-1
5 4 Ms Eileen 30.00 7.9 15-1
6 5 Chobee Girl 15.00 7.9 15-1
4 3 Little United 20.00 8.4 16-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Maiden Special Weight)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Boss Boss 0.60 1.9 4-1
3 3 Follow the Dog 4.50 3.3 6-1
4 4 Blue Danube 6.00 3.5 7-1
1 1 Unequivocal 10.00 3.9 7-1
2 2 Trion Wings 8.00 5 9-1
5 5 Passcode 15.00 5.1 10-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Allowance)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Pool Winner 0.80 1.8 3-1
7 7 Triple Burner 4.50 3 6-1
6 6 Downtown Cowboy 6.00 3.4 7-1
4 4 Grandiflora 10.00 4.6 9-1
2 2 Fielder 12.00 5.1 10-1
1 1 Celebration (GB) 8.00 5.2 10-1
3 3 Clever Triad 12.00 6.3 12-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 One More Round 1.20 1.9 4-1
5 5 Premier Event (JPN) 2.50 3.1 6-1
2 2 Bob’s My Uncle 3.00 3.3 6-1
4 4 Valid Redeemer 8.00 4.7 9-1
1 1 Smart Question 20.00 4.7 9-1
6 6 Here Comes Michael 10.00 5.1 10-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
13 13 To the Hilt 12.00 SCRATCH
5 5 Battle Ready 6.00 SCRATCH
16 16 Huascaran 12.00 SCRATCH
8 8 Rule Yourself 5.00 SCRATCH
14 14 Kitten’s Beauty 15.00 SCRATCH
15 15 Loud 30.00 SCRATCH
2 2 Throw the Deuce 4.50 2.5 5-1
1 1 Katy’s Cooper 6.00 3.2 6-1
4 4 Mokheef 6.00 3.5 7-1
10 8 English Tudor 4.50 4.3 8-1
7 6 Smokin Hot Factor 10.00 4.9 9-1
9 7 Floating Ballerino (IRE) 15.00 5.8 11-1
6 5 Hayne’s Fever 12.00 6.1 12-1
3 3 Whiskey Wu 30.00 7.4 14-1
11 9 Native Flora 15.00 7.5 14-1
12 10 Volpinator 30.00 8.8 17-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Calvi 1.20 SCRATCH
4 4 Strollanothertime 20.00 SCRATCH
8 6 Slot Receiver 1.40 2.8 5-1
3 2 Zaptuit 3.50 2.9 5-1
5 3 Optical Illusion 4.50 3.7 7-1
7 5 Blazin Drama 6.00 3.7 7-1
1 1 Jericho Marsh 12.00 5.1 10-1
10 8 Mister Obvious 15.00 5.7 11-1
9 7 Robbie 20.00 6 11-1
6 4 Tarahumar 20.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 8 (Stakes) – Polynesian S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Lewisfield 1.40 1.9 4-1
3 3 It’s the Journey 2.50 2.9 6-1
4 4 Fellowship 8.00 4 8-1
2 2 Laki 4.50 4.3 8-1
6 6 Cool Arrow 6.00 4.8 9-1
1 1 Rockinn On Bye 10.00 4.9 9-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Starter Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Island Getaway 10.00 SCRATCH
8 7 Bye Bye Blues 2.00 2.2 4-1
7 6 Flyingontheground 4.50 4 7-1
9 8 Rithm and Rap 3.00 4 8-1
4A 3 I’m Listening 8.00 4.1 8-1
5 4 Miss Al Dila 12.00 5.7 11-1
11A 10 Words of a Feather 8.00 5.8 11-1
3 2 Tizadoozi 20.00 6.4 12-1
2 1 Hot Friesia 12.00 6.8 13-1
10 9 Bestdayofmylife 15.00 6.9 13-1
6 5 Rein Supreme 20.00 8.2 15-1

RACE NUMBER 10 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
11 11 Pirate Beach 6.00 SCRATCH
2 2 Major Anthem 10.00 SCRATCH
4 4 Window Table 8.00 SCRATCH
3 3 Red Clay Road 12.00 SCRATCH
8 8 High Society 8.00 SCRATCH
14 14 Legend’s Hope 12.00 SCRATCH
12 12 Mo Big Deal 30.00 SCRATCH
5 2 Mr. Magician 4.00 1.8 3-1
10 6 Bushmill Giant 5.00 3.3 6-1
6 3 Uhwarrie Sky 8.00 4.2 8-1
13 7 Hatteras Bound 15.00 4.3 8-1
9 5 My Train 12.00 5.1 10-1
7 4 Exclusive Lake 15.00 5.2 10-1
1 1 Done Acting 12.00 5.5 10-1

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Keep up to date on late scratches and other changes – those are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides┬áno warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk.