January 15, 2019 Portland Meadows 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 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Power of War 1.50 2.4 5-1
3 3 Rialto Kid 3.50 3.4 6-1
5 5 Mystic Wood Force 2.50 3.9 7-1
1 1 Known Defense 15.00 4 7-1
4 4 My Boy Rudy 10.00 4.3 8-1
6 6 Buckbeak 5.00 4.9 9-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Formal Choice 10.00 SCRATCH
2 2 Zoombadaboom 2.00 2.2 4-1
1 1 Rosies Baby 4.00 3.1 6-1
7 6 Iknowyourface 2.50 3.8 7-1
4 3 Relentless Rain 15.00 4.4 8-1
5 4 Skipaway Tiz 5.00 4.4 8-1
6 5 Gunny 6.00 4.9 9-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Spanish Eyes 3.00 SCRATCH
4 3 Snappy Jack 3.50 2.9 5-1
1 1 Ontheshadyside 6.00 3 6-1
2 2 Mr. Tenacious 4.00 3.2 6-1
6 5 Affluent Asset 2.00 3.4 6-1
5 4 Solar Heat 10.00 4.5 9-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Maiden Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 She Flys Forever 2.00 2 4-1
2 2 Disco Tale 3.00 2.9 5-1
6 6 Somethin’bout Iris 2.50 3.7 7-1
5 5 Princess Apsara 6.00 4.7 9-1
4 4 Sheza Colonel 8.00 4.7 9-1
3 3 Delta Bound 10.00 5.1 10-1
7 7 Sally Baby 15.00 6.3 12-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Boldly True 8.00 SCRATCH
2 1 Trust in the Stars 3.50 2.3 4-1
6 5 Long Game 1.60 3.1 6-1
7 6 Rosie’s Reward 4.00 4 8-1
5 4 Dark Morning 4.50 4.2 8-1
4 3 Bobbygenesjustice 10.00 4.5 9-1
3 2 Some Storm Cat 15.00 4.6 9-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Atta Boy Dougie 10.00 SCRATCH
1 1 Rainbow North 2.50 1.9 4-1
8 7 I’lbeamonkeysuncle 4.00 3.9 7-1
4 4 Always Outnumberd 6.00 4.3 8-1
2 2 Focus Now 12.00 4.5 8-1
3 3 Master Bubba 8.00 4.5 9-1
9 8 Sir Gawain 4.50 5.4 10-1
6 5 Thats No Bull 20.00 6.7 13-1
7 6 Legal Victory 20.00 6.7 13-1
10 9 Our Power Surge 15.00 7.2 14-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Staracrossthewater 8.00 SCRATCH
6 5 Stay in Grace 2.50 3.3 6-1
4 3 Fernet Me Not 6.00 4.1 8-1
5 4 Fay Belle 4.00 4.1 8-1
7 6 Luckrules 3.50 4.2 8-1
1 1 Lucky Outcome 15.00 4.5 8-1
2 2 Outa Here 10.00 4.6 9-1
8 7 National Browser 5.00 4.7 9-1

RACE NUMBER 8 (Allowance)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Fly High Gary 8.00 SCRATCH
2 2 Capital Expense 1.40 2.1 4-1
1 1 Shot Gun Gary 6.00 3.1 6-1
4 4 C’Mon Cash 3.00 3.4 6-1
6 6 Nice Guys Finish 4.00 4.5 8-1
3 3 Aland 20.00 4.6 9-1
5 5 Mario Karty 10.00 5.1 10-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Attaboy Quinn 2.00 2.6 5-1
1 1 Forty Seven Blue 4.00 2.9 6-1
2 2 Tillicum Grey 4.50 3.4 6-1
6 6 One True King 2.50 3.6 7-1
4 4 Plum Spooky 15.00 5.5 10-1
8 8 Dance to Marquet 10.00 6.2 12-1
7 7 Post Marc 12.00 6.2 12-1
5 5 Mundi Stone 20.00 6.3 12-1

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.