Laurel Park Horse Racing Picks for Thursday, October 26, 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
3 3 Mystic Seaport 1.80 1 2-1
2 2 Spooky Spice 3.00 2.5 5-1
8 8 Gogo Chanel 5.00 3.3 6-1
10 10 Sassy Babe 20.00 4 8-1
9 9 Princess Palmer 8.00 4.4 8-1
5 5 Ballyhooly 8.00 4.5 8-1
1 1 Tak E Lady 12.00 5.7 11-1
16 16 Lady Serenity 8.00 5.9 11-1
7 7 Twelveo’clockrock 30.00 6.4 12-1
6 6 Backstreet Gal 30.00 8.8 17-1
13 13 My Masterpiece 30.00 SCRATCH
14 14 High School Crush 12.00 SCRATCH
12 12 Tis a Pity 2.50 SCRATCH
15 15 Gift of Gab 4.00 SCRATCH
4 4 Moving in Stereo 10.00 SCRATCH
11 11 Naughty Nan 12.00 SCRATCH

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Venomous Vixen 2.50 1 2-1
4 4 Princess Blame 4.50 2.2 4-1
2 2 Tequila Tara 8.00 2.8 5-1
1 1 Tiz Vinno 20.00 2.8 5-1
6 6 Redfire 3.50 3 6-1
5 5 J Rivers 3.00 3.4 6-1
8 8 Duela Dent 12.00 4.6 9-1
3 3 Big Earn 8.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 3 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Hurrying Home 2.00 1 2-1
10 10 Harbor Moon 3.00 2.8 5-1
13 13 Headline News 2.50 3.1 6-1
4 4 Selassie 6.00 3.9 7-1
1 1 Sneaking Suspicion 30.00 4.8 9-1
11 11 Hard Traveler 5.00 6.1 12-1
5 5 Anaheim 20.00 7.4 14-1
9 9 Nobel Speaker 12.00 7.5 14-1
2 2 Magistrate 6.00 8.5 16-1
3 3 Rock With You 30.00 SCRATCH
12 12 Won an Award 4.50 SCRATCH
8 8 Mindtap 1.20 SCRATCH
6 6 Longworth 20.00 SCRATCH
15 15 He’s a Lucky Guy 10.00 SCRATCH
14 14 Meno 50.00 SCRATCH
16 16 Pineapple Lane 30.00 SCRATCH

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Magic Michael 3.00 1 2-1
4 4 Everett’s Song 1.60 5.1 10-1
3 3 Mischief Afoot 6.00 5.1 10-1
1 1 Outlier 3.50 5.4 10-1
5 5 Armando R 8.00 6.1 12-1
2 2 It’s Sizzling Time 15.00 6.2 12-1
7 7 Wish for Peace 8.00 7 13-1

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Bramble Bush 6.00 1 2-1
13 13 Pounding Music 2.50 2 4-1
3 3 Gennie Highway 4.00 2.8 5-1
2 2 Cupids Dream 8.00 3.9 7-1
12 12 Up Her Sleeve 4.50 4.5 9-1
1 1 Instinctive 3.50 5.7 11-1
9 9 Social Engagement 5.00 6.7 13-1
5 5 Congress Hall 15.00 7.7 14-1
7 7 Esperannna 20.00 8.3 16-1
6 6 Call On Clara 30.00 10.2 19-1
10 10 Tweet Away Robin 2.50 SCRATCH
8 8 Fool Yourself 8.00 SCRATCH
11 11 Dotada 6.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 6 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Dowsing Rod 4.00 1 2-1
1 1 Senator Kelly 1.80 1.1 2-1
9 9 Bridge to Success 2.00 3.5 7-1
6 6 Moonset 6.00 4.9 9-1
3 3 A Thousand Idols 30.00 6.5 12-1
8 8 Goodtimetobeirish 10.00 6.9 13-1
5 5 War Rocket 20.00 7.7 14-1
7 7 Glastonbury 20.00 7.7 15-1
2 2 Lil Buddy 30.00 9 17-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Great Idea 4.00 1 2-1
8 8 Beyond the Pale 8.00 1.1 2-1
2 2 Jardani 8.00 1.2 2-1
10 10 Hardspun Reason 2.00 2.3 4-1
7 7 Bonded 12.00 3.2 6-1
3 3 My Boy Paddy 6.00 3.4 6-1
9 9 Mission Man 3.50 3.6 7-1
11 11 Good Knight Nile 15.00 3.9 7-1
5 5 Lamarvelous 30.00 8.6 16-1
1 1 Frightland 1.60 SCRATCH
6 6 Shady Munni 2.00 SCRATCH

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 No Foolin Mo 8.00 1 2-1
4 4 Regalo 1.80 1.4 3-1
2 2 Gran Yaco 6.00 1.8 3-1
3 3 Coringa 3.50 3.1 6-1
7 7 Hyteck Prince 30.00 4.8 9-1
9 9 Sir Exton 5.00 5.2 10-1
8 8 Kake’s Rags 8.00 5.3 10-1
6 6 Rapid Punch 15.00 SCRATCH
5 5 Conniving 10.00 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.