December 8, 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 (Starter Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
9 9 Lady Vicki 5.00 SCRATCH
3 3 Thesweetesttaboo 2.50 2.2 4-1
7 7 Untaken 3.50 2.9 5-1
6 6 Sheputaspellonme 6.00 3.9 7-1
8 8 Rag Top 8.00 4.9 9-1
2 2 Setubal 8.00 5.1 10-1
4 4 Bodega Bay 10.00 5.2 10-1
5 5 Tizsomethingroyal 15.00 5.6 11-1
1 1 Eye of the Wildcat 20.00 7.1 13-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Cort’n Asong 12.00 SCRATCH
6 5 Martywiththeparty 2.00 2.8 5-1
3 3 The Great Provider 2.50 3 6-1
2 2 Scout’s Honor 4.50 3.1 6-1
8 7 Rockin Cowboy 6.00 3.3 6-1
1 1 El Grillo 8.00 5.1 10-1
7 6 Army Grey 10.00 5.9 11-1
5 4 Runaway Bull 20.00 6.3 12-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Starter Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
9 9 Finding Perfection 5.00 SCRATCH
8A 8 Ten Count Out 4.00 SCRATCH
3A 3 Over Exposed 4.00 2.3 4-1
4 4 Pass a Mento 4.50 2.5 5-1
2 2 Margie’s Money 5.00 3.3 6-1
6 6 Castle Ridge 6.00 4.7 9-1
1 1 Cocktail Waitress 6.00 5.1 10-1
10 8 Musabaqa 8.00 5.3 10-1
5 5 Hot Friesia 12.00 6.7 13-1
7 7 Stetson Gold 20.00 6.9 13-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Stakes) – Maryland Juvenile Futurity

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Scrap Copper 2.00 2.4 5-1
3 3 Alwaysmining 5.00 2.7 5-1
2 2 Our Braintrust 2.50 3.3 6-1
7 7 Sky Magician 5.00 4.6 9-1
8 8 Outofthepark 10.00 4.9 9-1
1 1 Thatwouldbegrand 12.00 5.1 10-1
5 5 Trifor Gold 12.00 6.7 13-1
6 6 V. I. P. Ticket 15.00 7.2 14-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Stakes) – Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Abbo 8.00 SCRATCH
1 1 Belial 2.00 2.5 5-1
9 8 No Mo Lady 4.00 2.9 6-1
6 6 Questionoftheday 6.00 3.7 7-1
2 2 Sip of Sunshine 6.00 4.4 8-1
5 5 Nine Martinis 6.00 4.8 9-1
10 9 Money Fromheaven 12.00 5.5 10-1
3 3 Past Perfect 20.00 6 11-1
8 7 Waiting for a Star 20.00 7.2 14-1
4 4 Like a Pro 30.00 8.1 15-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
15 15 Rocky the Kid 20.00 SCRATCH
16 16 Cause He’s Western 10.00 SCRATCH
9 9 Mo Focused 6.00 3.8 7-1
10 10 Correjon 4.50 4.2 8-1
3 3 Banner Bill 10.00 4.4 8-1
11 11 Turbin 8.00 5.3 10-1
4 4 Huntin’theholidays 10.00 6 11-1
8 8 Colmont Fire 8.00 7 13-1
1 1 Sventastic 6.00 7.2 14-1
13 13 Pacific Ridge 12.00 7.4 14-1
2 2 Hey Kid 15.00 7.5 14-1
5 5 Humbolt Street 12.00 7.7 14-1
6 6 Tipit 10.00 8 15-1
14 14 Professor Zoom 30.00 8.8 17-1
7 7 Johnny Action 15.00 10.1 19-1
12 12 Hush Hush Henny 50.00 10.8 20-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Stakes) – Howard And Sondra Bender Memorial S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Talk Show Man 20.00 SCRATCH
6 5 Lewisfield 1.60 1.8 3-1
2 2 Rockinn On Bye 3.50 3.4 6-1
1 1 Sonny Inspired 10.00 3.4 6-1
5 4 Laki 1.80 3.6 7-1
7 6 Greatbullsoffire 10.00 5.2 10-1
3 3 Clubman 20.00 5.4 10-1

RACE NUMBER 8 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Gotnoquit 2.50 2.3 4-1
6 6 Telecommunication 2.00 2.7 5-1
3 3 Glenn’s Caper 10.00 4.1 8-1
10 10 Totalitario 5.00 4.7 9-1
4 4 Candlestick Nic 12.00 5 9-1
2 2 Creepy the Crab 20.00 6.1 12-1
1 1 Brooklyn Sardy 15.00 7 13-1
8 8 In Your Pocket 20.00 7.3 14-1
11 11 Phantom Spot 20.00 8.3 16-1
5 5 L’Overture 20.00 8.5 16-1
9 9 Geronimo’s Spirit 30.00 8.8 17-1
13 13 Satchmo’s Crossing 30.00 10.6 20-1
12 12 Fellow 50.00 10.6 20-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
9 9 Weekends for Work 2.00 2.8 5-1
4 4 Flirtation Walk 4.50 2.9 6-1
6 6 Di 2.50 3.3 6-1
3 3 Nomocats 12.00 4.7 9-1
8 8 Orbiting the Moon 12.00 5.3 10-1
7 7 Zira 6.00 6.2 12-1
1 1 Molly’s Dolly 30.00 7 13-1
5 5 Haitian Queen 15.00 7.1 13-1
10 10 Classy to D’ Bone 30.00 7.3 14-1
2 2 At the Rapids 20.00 7.5 14-1

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.