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Laurel Park Horse Racing Picks for Saturday, January 8, 2022

January 8, 2022 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 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Strike Magic 15.00 2.6 5-1
6 6 Sunshineanrainbows 3.50 3.5 7-1
4 4 Rapidamente 12.00 4.4 8-1
3 3 Special Freedom 4.50 4.6 9-1
5 5 Fortes 5.00 4.6 9-1
2 2 Who Knows What 3.00 4.8 9-1
7 7 Above the Limit 2.50 5.4 10-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Miz the Best 12.00 2.7 5-1
6 6 Holiday Connection 15.00 3.7 7-1
4 4 Chica Rabiosa 1.80 4 8-1
1 1 Shemademelucky 2.00 4.1 8-1
3 3 No More Mask 3.50 4.6 9-1
2 2 Hit a Homer Honey 4.50 4.6 9-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Starter Allowance)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Lady Magica 12.00 2.1 4-1
4 4 Jessica 3.00 3.5 7-1
2 2 Joyful Noise 8.00 3.9 7-1
6 6 Mi Cleopatra and I 2.50 4.5 9-1
7 7 Danny Deep Cuts 10.00 4.5 9-1
3 3 Sammie Sunshine 3.00 4.6 9-1
5 5 Wicked Jane 4.50 5.6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Starter Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Bugle of War 6.00 1.6 3-1
3 3 Generator 6.00 1.8 3-1
4 4 He’s Orientate 5.00 3.7 7-1
6 6 Rapid Response 15.00 3.8 7-1
2 2 It’s Sizzling Time 10.00 4.8 9-1
1 1 Magic Mule 3.00 5.4 10-1
5 5 Jeopardy James 1.60 5.4 10-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Speighty Sense 12.00 2.8 5-1
3 3 Power G 8.00 2.8 5-1
7 7 Smoozer 20.00 2.9 6-1
6 6 Biscotto d’Oro 10.00 3.5 7-1
1 1 Dahtestes Hero 3.00 3.6 7-1
9 9 No Money Down 15.00 3.9 7-1
4 4 My Son Chris 15.00 4.6 9-1
8 8 High Rock 3.50 4.7 9-1
5 5 Auction Kingdom 2.00 7.2 14-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Waiver Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 She’s a Birdie 30.00 2.6 5-1
6 6 Bizzy Bizzy 15.00 4 8-1
2 2 Birthday Wish 2.50 4.1 8-1
3 3 Outline 3.50 5.1 10-1
5 5 Some Is Nine 8.00 5.4 10-1
7 7 Mexicali Rose 3.50 5.8 11-1
1 1 Silver’s Girl 3.00 5.8 11-1
8 8 Peace Out 15.00 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Allowance Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Folly 12.00 3.1 6-1
2 2 Fed Up Fired Up 20.00 3.7 7-1
1 1 Princess Georgia 12.00 3.8 7-1
3 3 Misty Taste 3.00 4.3 8-1
6 6 Good Life Cider 4.00 4.6 9-1
4 4 Judi Blue Eyes 1.60 4.8 9-1
7 7 Dantastic 3.50 5.3 10-1

RACE NUMBER 8 (Allowance Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Whiskey and Rye 4.50 2.3 4-1
5 5 Our Diamond Girl 15.00 2.4 4-1
1 1 Mischiefs Model 6.00 2.7 5-1
2 2 Bluefield 8.00 2.8 5-1
3 3 Hibiscus Punch 0.40 3.5 7-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1A 6 Daper’s Drink 10.00 2 4-1
5 5 Degas 8.00 2.9 5-1
2 1 Ladneedsahandler 5.00 3.3 6-1
3 3 Top Boss 4.50 3.6 7-1
1 2 Pet’s Night 10.00 4.3 8-1
7 8 The Cairo Kid 15.00 4.3 8-1
4 4 Stay In 2.00 4.6 9-1
6 7 Zorb 2.50 5.3 10-1

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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