Laurel Park Horse Racing Picks for Sunday, October 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 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Won an Award 3.50 1 2-1
7 7 Spirit Sky 6.00 1.6 3-1
2 2 Sig 10.00 3.5 7-1
11 11 Rockingham Joe 4.00 3.8 7-1
8 8 Dyna Blast 4.50 4.6 9-1
10 10 Twirling Express 8.00 4.9 9-1
4 4 Exercise of Power 5.00 6.1 11-1
9 9 Elon 30.00 6.8 13-1
1 1 Fire and Knives 20.00 7.5 14-1
3 3 Trustme Iamadoctor 12.00 7.9 15-1
12 12 Park Place 5.00 SCRATCH
6 6 Super Bourbon 2.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 2 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Assume Nothing 0.80 1 2-1
5 5 Occasional Moon 2.50 3.2 6-1
2 2 Steady John 6.00 4.2 8-1
1 1 Delegated 15.00 4.7 9-1
7 7 Mudville Nine 10.00 4.7 9-1
6 6 Hay Chief 12.00 4.7 9-1
4 4 Oneofthegoodguys 20.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 3 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
10 10 Rosy Tomorrows 1.20 1 2-1
3 3 Gather the Facts 12.00 3.6 7-1
2 2 Stage Call 5.00 5.6 10-1
6 6 Millrose 6.00 6.1 11-1
9 9 Fortune Teller 6.00 7.1 13-1
5 5 Midnight in Prague 10.00 7.4 14-1
11 11 Divine Promise 20.00 7.7 15-1
1 1 Wicked Kitten 15.00 8.9 17-1
4 4 Praline Pecan 30.00 9 17-1
7 7 Kelly’s Party Girl 30.00 9.3 18-1
12 12 Temptress Calling 30.00 SCRATCH
8 8 Ganbatte 12.00 SCRATCH
13 13 Augie’s Girl 10.00 SCRATCH

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Frosty the Giant 2.00 1 2-1
4 4 Buccherino 3.00 1.5 3-1
7 7 Uncle Cat 2.50 1.5 3-1
3 3 Chat Blanc 10.00 2.2 4-1
6 6 Force of Justice 8.00 5.1 10-1
2 2 Cap Com 6.00 5.1 10-1
5 5 Laddie Dance 20.00 7 13-1

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
9 9 Puppymonkeybaby 2.50 1 2-1
13 13 Shasta Star 1.80 2.2 4-1
2 2 Fast Lani 2.00 3.3 6-1
10 10 Our Strong Vows 10.00 3.9 7-1
12 12 Translate 5.00 4.2 8-1
8 8 Claire’s Darling 8.00 4.4 8-1
6 6 Golden Can 10.00 5.2 10-1
11 11 Imnotonetocomplain 12.00 5.9 11-1
5 5 Trikki Nikki 30.00 11.8 22-1
3 3 Extra Crunchy 30.00 12.3 23-1
7 7 Tweet Away Robin 1.80 SCRATCH
15 15 Twelveo’clockrock 50.00 SCRATCH
14 14 Walks Like a Lady 6.00 SCRATCH
1 1 Dotada 6.00 SCRATCH
4 4 Illusion of Hope 15.00 SCRATCH
16 16 Flip My Id 30.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 6 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Tina Tina Tina 1.40 1 2-1
8 8 G’s Fireball 3.50 2.5 5-1
4 4 Awesome Glo 8.00 5.1 10-1
9 9 Eric Brown’s Girl 15.00 5.2 10-1
7 7 Honey B B 8.00 5.5 10-1
3 3 Cara in the City 15.00 6 11-1
6 6 Dazzling Demelza 10.00 6.3 12-1
10 10 Funzalo 30.00 8.5 16-1
2 2 Family Gal 6.00 SCRATCH
5 5 Buzzaway 30.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 7 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
12 12 Chorus Girl 5.00 1 2-1
2 2 Youens 4.50 1.7 3-1
6 6 Mille Dreams (FR) 2.50 3.4 6-1
7 7 Color Crush 15.00 4.3 8-1
1 1 Cha Cha Tap 30.00 4.5 9-1
4 4 Girly the Butcher 12.00 4.7 9-1
3 3 Tracy Flick 2.00 5.1 10-1
11 11 Preparefortakeoff 50.00 7.3 14-1
10 10 Charming Way 2.00 SCRATCH
9 9 Six the Hard Way 3.00 SCRATCH
8 8 Gold Digging Broad 20.00 SCRATCH
5 5 Evita 12.00 SCRATCH
13 13 Blonde Samaritan 10.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 8 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Vinco 3.00 1 2-1
5 5 Neuschwanstein 6.00 1.1 2-1
1 1 Legendaire 10.00 1.2 2-1
6 6 Aquarius Moon 4.50 2.3 4-1
3 3 Tirico 1.80 2.9 5-1
4 4 Star of the Sea 4.00 3.9 7-1
7 7 Xcellent Men 15.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 9 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
8 8 Candle 1.20 1 2-1
6 6 On the Payroll 4.50 1.5 3-1
10 10 Miss Sakamoto 3.50 2.2 4-1
4 4 Reckless Kelly 10.00 3 6-1
2 2 Made to Hustle 12.00 4.7 9-1
3 3 Mollie Tapper 12.00 5.8 11-1
5 5 Bitty Boss 20.00 6.4 12-1
9 9 Lady Serenity 20.00 6.7 13-1
1 1 Scamper Along 20.00 7.4 14-1
7 7 Lilly Simone 30.00 7.9 15-1
11 11 Bossy Diva 12.00 SCRATCH
12 12 Buttons 10.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 10 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Food Foodie 1.80 1 2-1
5 5 I Run 2.50 1 2-1
3 3 Sir Lumpalot 1.60 1.9 4-1
2 2 Long Live Now 10.00 3 6-1
1 1 California Ghost 20.00 4.5 9-1
7 7 Over the Border 12.00 6.2 12-1
4 4 Spiritual Ghost 30.00 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.