Laurel Park Horse Racing Picks for Saturday, April 8, 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 (Starter Optional Claiming) – Starter Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Mystic Link 2.00 1 2-1
3 3 Lost My Vowcher 3.00 1.4 3-1
1 1 Crush It 4.50 2.5 5-1
7 8 Forloveofcountry 8.00 2.6 5-1
2 2 Ace Nine Nine 20.00 2.8 5-1
5 6 Up Against It 2.50 3 6-1
1A 5 Can’t Pass It Up 4.50 3.4 6-1
6 7 Noble Conquest 20.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 2 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Donna’s Courage 8.00 1 2-1
8 8 Mama’s Eyes 3.50 1.3 3-1
7 7 Dial for Love 6.00 2.4 4-1
6 6 Free Admission 4.50 2.5 5-1
10 10 For Cryin Out Loud 12.00 3.9 7-1
5 5 Lil’ Late Luck 10.00 6.1 11-1
1 1 West Coast Wildcat 10.00 7.7 14-1
3 3 Cora’s Choice 5.00 SCRATCH
9 9 Enkindle 15.00 SCRATCH
2 2 Will Take Odds 8.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 3 (Starter Allowance) – Starter Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Barista Vixen 1.40 1 2-1
3 3 Viking Queen 4.00 2.4 5-1
1 1 Cartwheel 3.00 3.3 6-1
7 7 Chalk Hill 15.00 3.7 7-1
5 5 Esperannna 4.00 4.1 8-1
4 4 Car Lady 15.00 5.3 10-1
6 6 Congress Hall 20.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 4 (Allowance Optional Claiming) – Allowance Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Jolly Miss Jill 4.00 1 2-1
6 6 Liquidator 3.50 1.5 3-1
7 7 Musicmansandy 12.00 2.2 4-1
5 5 Tinseltown Tina 12.00 4.8 9-1
3 3 And Whistle 15.00 5.9 11-1
2 2 Mayhem Miss 2.50 SCRATCH
1 1 Happy Clouds 2.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 5 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Give It a Go 3.00 1 2-1
6 6 No Me Digas 6.00 1 2-1
5 5 Love Machine 2.50 2.5 5-1
2 2 Bode Lynx 6.00 3.6 7-1
10 10 The Thinker 15.00 4.9 9-1
3 3 Never Silenced 15.00 5.4 10-1
8 8 Wickosity 15.00 5.5 10-1
7 7 Salty Heir 8.00 5.8 11-1
9 9 Country Charlie 20.00 7.3 14-1
1 1 See Out 10.00 SCRATCH
11 11 Luca At the Spa 6.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 6 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
10 10 Box N Ben 2.50 1 2-1
6 6 Ragtime Riches 4.50 1.7 3-1
5 5 Mr. Houghton 10.00 2.9 5-1
8 8 Disputed Claim 6.00 2.9 6-1
2 2 He’s Pure Talent 15.00 4 8-1
9 9 Moonset 15.00 4.6 9-1
4 4 Contempt 10.00 6.7 13-1
1 1 Northern Rye 15.00 6.9 13-1
3 3 Admit Nothing 15.00 7.3 14-1
7 7 Delegated 3.50 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 7 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Saint Eros Girl 4.00 1 2-1
3 3 Money’s Worth 1.60 2.4 4-1
4 4 Italian Dressing 4.00 2.9 6-1
2 2 Fast Tracked 8.00 3.6 7-1
5 5 Fortunata Italia 12.00 4.5 9-1
1 1 Like a Pro 20.00 SCRATCH
6 6 She Is Wisky 3.50 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 8 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 American Patrol 6.00 1 2-1
5 5 Ournationonparade 2.50 1.6 3-1
6 6 Zabracadabra 1.80 2.8 5-1
1 1 Ain’t Da Beer Cold 5.00 3.4 6-1
2 2 Vance Scholars 4.50 4.1 8-1
3 3 American d’Oro 10.00 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Secret Sanctuary 4.00 1 2-1
3 3 Not as Lucky as Us 4.50 2 4-1
1 1 William’s Cause 6.00 2.4 5-1
2 2 Doc Rock 2.00 2.7 5-1
5 5 Keranos 6.00 3.3 6-1
6 6 Sette Stelle 15.00 4.2 8-1
7 7 Start Singin Dixie 5.00 7 13-1

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.