Laurel Park Horse Racing Picks for Sunday, April 2, 2023

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) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Good Story 3.00 1 2-1
6 6 Thunder Boss 1.60 1.1 2-1
8 8 Coffee Bean 6.00 2.7 5-1
4 4 Tipsy Tourist 12.00 4.2 8-1
7 7 Despite the Gin 8.00 4.2 8-1
3 3 I Have Courage 20.00 7.3 14-1
2 2 Golden Angel 5.00 7.8 15-1
5 5 Hello Jamrock 15.00 8 15-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Off the Meds 2.00 1 2-1
6 7 Oxide 1.60 2.1 4-1
5 5 Badger Tooth 3.00 2.3 4-1
1A 6 Northern Thunder 20.00 2.6 5-1
4 4 Motagally 6.00 SCRATCH
3 3 Honor the Fleet 12.00 SCRATCH
1 1 Can’t Pass It Up 20.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Shackinthebox 1.60 1 2-1
1 1 El Tolu 6.00 3.9 7-1
6 6 Freddyness 2.50 4.2 8-1
2 2 Imagine a Cure 12.00 4.5 9-1
5 5 Sir Smoak 5.00 4.8 9-1
3 3 Cavalry Command 8.00 5.3 10-1
4 4 Rascally Rebel 15.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Five Star Fran 6.00 1 2-1
6 6 Naughty Nan 1.00 1.8 3-1
2 2 Waverley 12.00 2 4-1
1 1 Lily Mor 5.00 2.8 5-1
9 9 Super Money 8.00 3.1 6-1
5 5 F F Hell Cat 15.00 SCRATCH
4 4 Sky Buy 10.00 6.7 13-1
8 8 Dance Delilah 20.00 6.8 13-1
7 7 Let’s Make a Zeen 20.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 5 (Starter Optional Claiming) – Starter Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 5 Bobby G 4.00 1 2-1
1A 4 The King Cheek 4.50 2.2 4-1
3 3 Clubman 1.80 2.5 5-1
7 8 Cool Quartet 3.50 6 11-1
6 7 Jasontakeslong 15.00 6.7 13-1
2 1 Crouchelli 15.00 6.8 13-1
5 6 Spotted Bull 6.00 7.9 15-1
1 2 Shofar 4.50 8 15-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Galatians 3.50 1 2-1
1 1 Titan’s Will 10.00 1.5 3-1
7 7 Bahama Channel 5.00 1.6 3-1
8 8 Vinny 6.00 2 4-1
10 10 King Nate 12.00 2.1 4-1
9 9 Five Star Phil 15.00 2.3 4-1
5 5 Uncommon Valor 8.00 2.4 4-1
4 4 Minecrafter 15.00 2.4 5-1
6 6 Lord Mio 10.00 4.4 8-1
2 2 Southern Bridge 3.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 7 (Allowance Optional Claiming) – Allowance Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Proper Attire 2.50 1 2-1
6 6 Golden Effect 3.50 1.7 3-1
3 3 Combat Queen 3.50 2 4-1
1 1 I’m Gittin There 3.00 2.4 5-1
5 5 Stand by You 12.00 3.4 7-1
4 4 Respectfully 4.50 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 8 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Fashionista 3.50 1 2-1
1 1 Ginamaya 5.00 1.8 3-1
3 3 Tenacious Traveler 10.00 2 4-1
7 7 Sweet Shugs 4.50 2.4 4-1
6 6 Black Diamond Rain 3.00 2.4 5-1
2 2 Lil Spinner 2.50 3.4 6-1
4 4 Spun in a Million 20.00 SCRATCH

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.