Woodbine 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 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Dancin’ Deputy 4.00 1 2-1
5 5 Heezespeedy 3.00 1.5 3-1
6 6 Yoddha 2.50 2 4-1
1 1 It’s Me Mario 10.00 2.5 5-1
10 10 Autumn’s So Flashy 10.00 5.6 11-1
3 3 Hard Reload 20.00 6.3 12-1
2 2 Harper City 12.00 6.6 12-1
9 9 Brother Belen 6.00 6.9 13-1
4 4 Commander At Sea 15.00 8.2 15-1
8 8 El Bandolero 20.00 10 19-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Four K Force 3.50 1 2-1
1 1 C R Hot Shot 20.00 2.7 5-1
10 10 Bajan Bullet 15.00 2.8 5-1
9 9 Killary 3.00 2.9 6-1
7 7 Giant One 12.00 3.3 6-1
4 4 Bartica 8.00 SCRATCH
8 8 Silent Warning 20.00 4.4 8-1
6 6 Butwaitthere’smore 6.00 5.6 11-1
2 2 Chairman Layla 10.00 5.9 11-1
3 3 Silver Smoke 4.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Newport Agent 3.00 1 2-1
2 2 Finalist 2.50 5.5 10-1
7 7 Solar 6.00 5.9 11-1
1 1 Bet 3.50 6.2 12-1
3 3 Hullabaloo 12.00 6.4 12-1
6 6 Stop the Humbug 10.00 6.9 13-1
4 4 Mambointheforest 8.00 7.4 14-1
8 8 Society Joe 20.00 8 15-1

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
10 10 War in Charge 4.00 1 2-1
6 6 Guard of Honour 15.00 1.8 3-1
3 3 Pat’s Gamble 3.00 2 4-1
4 4 Mason’s Music 8.00 2.2 4-1
2 2 Chasing Trouble 3.50 2.8 5-1
7 7 Greystone 20.00 3.8 7-1
5 5 Enahm 6.00 4.4 8-1
9 9 This Dude a Breeze 10.00 5.4 10-1
1 1 Quiet Vista 20.00 SCRATCH
8 8 Big Shooter 12.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 5 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Red Sneakers 2.50 1 2-1
2 2 Be On Notice 3.50 2.9 5-1
6 6 Computer Hacker 5.00 3.4 6-1
1 1 Dubawi Bull 6.00 4.8 9-1
8 8 Scat Factor 10.00 5.9 11-1
9 9 Still Wicked 20.00 6.9 13-1
4 4 Highland Rocky 20.00 7.2 14-1
5 5 Squeezethesharman 20.00 7.6 14-1
10 10 Visitor’s Welcome 10.00 8.4 16-1
3 3 True Shot 20.00 8.4 16-1
11 11 Spirit of Seattle 20.00 11 21-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Starter Optional Claiming) – Starter Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Guildsman (FR) 2.50 1 2-1
6 6 Blue Max 20.00 1.4 3-1
7 7 King Alfredo 20.00 2.6 5-1
4 4 Lapochka 4.00 3 6-1
10 10 C C’s Kingdom 6.00 3.4 6-1
3 3 Dot’s Vision 12.00 4.1 8-1
12 12 Souper River 15.00 4.4 8-1
11 11 Ready Hero 12.00 5.1 10-1
9 9 Synchromesh 30.00 6.3 12-1
14 14 Confusing 20.00 9.6 18-1
13 13 Sunspear 30.00 SCRATCH
2 2 Lion Kingdom 8.00 SCRATCH
8 8 Steak and Cheese 15.00 SCRATCH
5 5 Hicksy 10.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 7 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
11 11 Three Sonny Sideup 4.00 1 2-1
7 7 Muskoka Giant 3.00 3.9 7-1
9 9 Carmenootz 12.00 4.9 9-1
10 10 First Spring 20.00 7.1 13-1
5 5 Canyouhearmenow 10.00 8.1 15-1
8 8 October Frost 10.00 8.7 16-1
6 6 Silent Lucidity 5.00 8.9 17-1
2 2 Same Again Doc 20.00 9.3 18-1
4 4 Thy Kingdom 20.00 9.8 19-1
1 1 Rockland Express 6.00 10.9 21-1
3 3 Baytown Elvis 12.00 11 21-1

RACE NUMBER 8 (Starter Optional Claiming) – Starter Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Pino in a Purse 2.50 1 2-1
4 4 Speedy River 4.00 1.1 2-1
10 10 Quiet Maddelena 12.00 2.8 5-1
8 8 Baby Mo 20.00 3.1 6-1
3 3 Crumlin Bird 3.50 3.1 6-1
5 5 Mi Tormenta 20.00 3.6 7-1
6 6 Brienne of Tarth 10.00 4.4 8-1
1 1 Hipnotizada 20.00 5.1 10-1
9 9 Valley Girl 8.00 SCRATCH
7 7 Bodacious Miss 6.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 9 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
8 8 Mo Tourist 2.50 1 2-1
1 1 Stronger Together 4.00 4 8-1
13 13 Gungi 20.00 5.9 11-1
10 10 Mister Meseeks 6.00 7.7 15-1
5 5 Groom Lake 8.00 8 15-1
3 3 Good Soldier 12.00 9 17-1
6 6 Glenholme 20.00 9.8 19-1
12 12 Social Justice 10.00 10.2 19-1
4 4 Dawson Silver 20.00 10.4 20-1
9 9 Perfect Play 10.00 10.5 20-1
11 11 Coach Abernathy 12.00 10.7 20-1
7 7 Robitaille 20.00 12.7 24-1
2 2 Blonde Dynamo 20.00 13 25-1

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.