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Laurel Park Horse Racing Picks for Friday, January 8, 2021

January 8, 2021 Laurel Park Horse Racing Picks.


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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, speed ratings, recency, 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
2 2 Royal Trumpet 20.00 1.6 3-1
3 3 Shiplake 8.00 3.1 6-1
1 1 Baltimore Bud 10.00 3.6 7-1
6 6 Distant Thunder 1.40 3.6 7-1
5 5 Make Us Smile 3.00 5 9-1
4 4 Tyreek 2.00 5.6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Forefront 20.00 1.9 4-1
3 3 Crescent Warrior 30.00 2.5 5-1
2 2 Political 3.00 4.9 9-1
1 1 Champagne’s On Ice 3.50 5 9-1
4 4 Watchthebourbon 2.50 5.1 10-1
6 6 Find Your Boaz 12.00 5.3 10-1
5 5 El Rojo 8.00 6 11-1
8 8 Big Rinne 3.50 7.9 15-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Cohodes 3.00 1.1 2-1
6 6 San Antone 2.00 1.4 3-1
4 4 Dang It 20.00 1.5 3-1
2 2 Tiz Golden 4.00 1.7 3-1
5 5 Passage of Lines 8.00 1.9 4-1
1 1 Heart Rhythm 2.50 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 4 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Award Wanted 2.50 1.2 2-1
1 1 Ran Char 4.50 1.6 3-1
6 6 Hot Choice 5.00 1.6 3-1
5 5 Lookin for Candy 12.00 1.6 3-1
4A 4 Promenade Princess 4.00 1.8 3-1
2A 2 Toma 4.00 3.5 7-1
7 7 Villamoura 2.00 3.7 7-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Waiver Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Imagine Hongkong 3.50 1.1 2-1
3 3 Sue Loves Barbados 4.00 1.2 2-1
6 6 Rapid Response 4.50 1.4 3-1
5 5 No Imagination 15.00 1.5 3-1
8 8 Ladneedsahandler 6.00 1.7 3-1
4 4 Francis X. 12.00 1.8 3-1
1 1 Fole’s Notion 8.00 1.8 3-1
2 2 All Threes 2.50 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 6 (Allowance)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Band On Tour 6.00 1.3 3-1
2 2 In the Loop 1.40 1.4 3-1
4 4 Josef Is Real 12.00 1.4 3-1
1 1 Absolved 2.50 1.4 3-1
3 3 The Revenger 8.00 1.6 3-1
5 5 Abuelo Paps 4.00 1.7 3-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
8 8 Cornetta’s Choice 4.50 1.2 2-1
5 5 Lady Magnolia 8.00 1.2 2-1
7 7 Grace N Favor 6.00 1.5 3-1
3 3 Dial Emma Reilly 12.00 1.5 3-1
6 6 Popeye’s Oyl 20.00 1.6 3-1
1 1 Thunderinthevalley 3.50 1.7 3-1
2 2 All About Audrey 4.00 1.9 4-1
9 9 Solea 4.00 2.2 4-1
4 4 Chelichna 15.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 8 (Allowance Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Tuff But Fair 6.00 1.5 3-1
1 1 Marvella Nasty 3.50 1.7 3-1
4 4 Wonderwall 8.00 1.7 3-1
3 3 Journeytothemoon 2.50 1.8 3-1
5 5 Guns Blazing 4.00 2 4-1
8 8 Betcha by Golly 10.00 2 4-1
2 2 Love in Her Eyes 10.00 2.1 4-1
7 7 Champagne Toast 10.00 2.1 4-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Nova Boy 3.00 1.5 3-1
8 8 Crush It 8.00 1.6 3-1
7 7 Candygramformongo 15.00 1.7 3-1
9 9 Divine Interventio 4.00 1.8 3-1
6 6 Blow the Whistle 5.00 1.9 4-1
2 2 Unmatchable 12.00 1.9 4-1
4 4 Threethehardway 20.00 2 4-1
10 10 Fast Master 20.00 2.1 4-1
1 1 Kingston Pike 10.00 2.3 4-1
3 3 Drill’s Li’l Man 4.00 SCRATCH

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Keep up to date on late scratches and other changes Рthose are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides no warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk.

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