Laurel Park Horse Racing Picks for Friday, October 20, 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 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Pudge Boy Palace 1.80 1 2-1
6 6 Shackinthebox 6.00 1.4 3-1
4 4 Island d’Lite 12.00 1.5 3-1
2 2 Notion to Tapit 8.00 3.1 6-1
8 8 Captain Cardo 6.00 4.7 9-1
1 1 Pressing Concern 30.00 4.9 9-1
5 5 Rascally Rebel 12.00 4.9 9-1
3 3 King of Chaos 2.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 2 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
11 11 Surprenant Cocca 4.00 1 2-1
1 1 Victory Badge 4.00 1.2 2-1
6 6 Viennese Waltz 12.00 2.2 4-1
9 9 Starcry 5.00 2.9 6-1
2 2 Twirl the Flag 15.00 3.3 6-1
7 7 Fondre 6.00 3.4 6-1
5 5 Funzalo 30.00 4.6 9-1
3 3 Elusive Empress 15.00 4.7 9-1
4 4 Fantasy Performer 3.50 5.7 11-1
13 13 Sweet Distraction 30.00 SCRATCH
12 12 Victoria’s Dancer 6.00 SCRATCH
8 8 Princess Anisa 30.00 SCRATCH
10 10 Voter Registration (FR) 2.50 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Nottoway 1.60 1 2-1
4 4 Dr. Doyle 15.00 1.1 2-1
1 1 His Name Is Sue 2.50 2.2 4-1
2 2 Spitball 8.00 3.4 6-1
8 8 Crimson Rocket 8.00 4 8-1
6 6 Loaded Sniper 20.00 4.8 9-1
5 5 Savoy 4.00 4.9 9-1
3 3 One More Factor 20.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 4 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 2 More Than Glory 8.00 1 2-1
6 6 Smokin’ Hot Kitty 3.50 2.2 4-1
7 7 Diva Ready 6.00 2.6 5-1
11 11 Olkovskha (FR) 2.50 3.3 6-1
9 9 Charmed Way 6.00 3.8 7-1
10 10 Corinna 5.00 3.9 7-1
4 3 Getaway Palace 20.00 3.9 7-1
5 4 Louise Brooks 15.00 4.3 8-1
2 1 Now Yus Cant Leave 15.00 4.5 9-1
1 5 Ariana Valentina 20.00 4.7 9-1
1A 12 Nothingmakesense 20.00 7 13-1
8 8 Rowsie Express 1.60 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 5 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
8 9 Galatians 2.50 1 2-1
5 4 Honor the Fleet 15.00 1.3 2-1
4 3 Space Odessey 10.00 1.3 2-1
1A 7 Shane’s Jewel 1.80 1.8 3-1
9 10 Up Against It 5.00 2.5 5-1
7 8 Virginia Fulla 30.00 4.2 8-1
3 2 Unequivocal 6.00 SCRATCH
1 6 Seiche 1.80 SCRATCH
2 1 Lokoya Road 30.00 SCRATCH
6 5 Souper Royal Moon 8.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 6 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
9 9 Wilma Flintshire 30.00 1 2-1
2 2 Martynas’ Joy 3.50 3.2 6-1
6 6 Active 6.00 3.9 7-1
5 5 Mischievous Miss 20.00 4.2 8-1
4 4 Parish Lane 4.00 4.3 8-1
3 3 Lisa’s Palace 20.00 5.5 10-1
8 8 Watchtower 3.00 5.9 11-1
10 10 Forty Miner 30.00 6 11-1
1 1 Our Finest Hour (FR) 2.50 6.6 12-1
7 7 Steam Knot 30.00 6.7 13-1
12 12 Landofhopeandreams 12.00 SCRATCH
11 11 Way to Be Marie 6.00 SCRATCH
13 13 Summer Flower 15.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 7 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
9 10 Wondrwherecraigis 2.50 1 2-1
4 4 Factor It In 4.00 3.8 7-1
8 9 Sir Wellington 8.00 4 7-1
2 2 Classier 10.00 4.4 8-1
5 6 Sir Alfred James 6.00 4.5 8-1
1 1 Synthesis 2.00 4.5 9-1
6 7 Blessed Arion 50.00 SCRATCH
1A 5 Stage Left 2.00 SCRATCH
3 3 Backnthewoods 30.00 SCRATCH
7 8 Super Chow 12.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 8 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Goodafternoonoscar 5.00 1 2-1
7 7 Calming Storm 2.00 1.2 2-1
2 2 Heldish 8.00 1.3 2-1
1 1 Upsidedown Man 12.00 4 7-1
5 5 Tall Order 6.00 4.5 8-1
11 11 Friar Tuck 20.00 6.1 11-1
6 6 Arden’sluckytobe 50.00 6.8 13-1
8 8 Smitten Enough 6.00 7.5 14-1
10 10 Hemp 12.00 7.6 14-1
4 4 Energy Efficient 8.00 8.3 16-1
9 9 One Truth 15.00 11 21-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Kasimba 5.00 1 2-1
3 3 Margie’s Fun Son 6.00 3.2 6-1
1 1 Super Bourbon 2.50 4.4 8-1
4 4 Infinite Series 15.00 5.8 11-1
2 2 Knowwhatimean 30.00 7 13-1
8 8 Imstillhere 20.00 7.8 15-1
6 6 Money Room 8.00 8 15-1
9 9 Calibrachoamatters 2.00 8.4 16-1
5 5 Lord of Mischief 30.00 9.1 17-1
10 10 Catching Stars 12.00 10 19-1

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.