Laurel Park Horse Racing Picks for Friday, October 27, 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
7 7 Lucci 5.00 1 2-1
8 8 Zyramid 4.50 1.2 2-1
3 3 Rebel Posse 4.00 1.6 3-1
1 1 Strugar 8.00 2.5 5-1
2 2 Valiant Vinny 6.00 2.7 5-1
10 10 Nichiren 6.00 2.9 6-1
9 9 Winners Laugh 6.00 3.4 6-1
4 4 Commanding General 12.00 3.6 7-1
6 6 Prince Pere 20.00 5.5 10-1
11 11 Stanhope 30.00 SCRATCH
5 5 Zip Line to Heaven 15.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 2 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
Ice Cube Baby 0 0-1
1 1 Happy Clouds 2.50 1 2-1
6 6 Jackson’s Dixie 8.00 3 6-1
8 8 Liquidator 5.00 3.1 6-1
7 7 Goldieness 6.00 3.8 7-1
3 3 Shiny Slam 3.50 4.1 8-1
4 4 Coal Mine 4.50 5.3 10-1
2 2 Spencerian 6.00 6.8 13-1
5 5 Ice Cube Baby 30.00 8 15-1

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Beltane 3.00 1 2-1
2 2 Our Legal Tender 3.50 1.3 3-1
3 3 Enzo 2.50 5.6 11-1
7 7 The Amazing Mizzen 12.00 6.2 12-1
9 9 Thick as Thieves 6.00 7 13-1
8 8 Zingales King 6.00 7 13-1
10 10 Break the Chains 30.00 7.7 15-1
4 4 Three Captains 15.00 8.4 16-1
1 1 Basic Miles 20.00 9.8 18-1
5 5 Aloha Man 50.00 11.1 21-1
12 12 Mission North 10.00 SCRATCH
16 16 Vibrant Force 30.00 SCRATCH
14 14 Pops Harper 4.00 SCRATCH
15 15 Bowie Mun 30.00 SCRATCH
11 11 Takethefifth 30.00 SCRATCH
13 13 Eastern Extension (IRE) 2.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 4 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Step Ahead 3.00 1 2-1
5 5 Army Ranger 6.00 2.1 4-1
3 3 Oboy 12.00 2.3 4-1
9 9 The Last Jumpstart 2.00 2.7 5-1
2 2 Court Contender 4.00 2.8 5-1
8 8 Here Comes Rusty 20.00 5.1 10-1
1 1 Band Tour 30.00 5.7 11-1
4 4 Sergeant Sherman 30.00 6.4 12-1
6 6 It’s Birdie Birdie 5.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 5 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Lady Ensign 4.50 1 2-1
10 10 Lady Mosler 5.00 1.6 3-1
12 12 Momentous Miss 4.00 2.5 5-1
4 4 Sassy Annie 8.00 2.9 5-1
8 8 Sky Buy 15.00 3.1 6-1
3 3 Quick Power Nap 2.50 3.6 7-1
5 5 Fashionista 15.00 4.3 8-1
6 6 Cora’s Choice 10.00 5.6 11-1
11 11 Mashua 20.00 7.2 14-1
16 16 Prospective Candy 30.00 SCRATCH
14 14 Fessin Up 50.00 SCRATCH
15 15 Meliponini Bee 6.00 SCRATCH
7 7 Fashionatta 8.00 SCRATCH
1 1 Lovely Liza 12.00 SCRATCH
13 13 Meetmeatthebeach 6.00 SCRATCH
9 9 Devil Pays in Gold 2.50 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 6 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Rubys Flash 1.80 1 2-1
5 5 Kingdom Force 10.00 3.8 7-1
3 3 Malibu Slew 2.50 4.6 9-1
7 7 Rye Diggitydog 10.00 5.5 10-1
9 9 Volpe 20.00 5.7 11-1
4 4 Imagine the Glory 6.00 6.5 12-1
6 6 Mucho Love 15.00 6.9 13-1
10 10 El de Larry 6.00 7.8 15-1
8 8 Tortola 30.00 9.6 18-1
2 2 Dats Dats Dats 30.00 10 19-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Starter Optional Claiming) – Starter Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 On the Engine 4.00 1 2-1
5 5 Artemus Bridge 2.00 1.9 4-1
3 3 Power Back 8.00 3.4 6-1
11 11 Petit Fils (FR) 6.00 4.1 8-1
6 6 Gallant Gold 15.00 4.3 8-1
7 7 Castagno 12.00 5.2 10-1
8 8 Reconvene 10.00 6.8 13-1
4 4 Northern Thunder 30.00 7.5 14-1
9 9 Super E 15.00 7.9 15-1
10 10 Fermat 15.00 8.7 16-1
2 2 Mr. Shades of Gray 3.00 SCRATCH
16 16 Crazy Kater 15.00 SCRATCH
15 15 Colbaloaf 3.50 SCRATCH
14 14 Noble Conquest 30.00 SCRATCH
12 12 Our Hoisted Mast 30.00 SCRATCH
13 13 Formal Order 20.00 SCRATCH

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Royal Whisper 1.80 1 2-1
1 1 Big Cheeks 2.00 1.7 3-1
6 6 Fool Yourself 10.00 2.5 5-1
8 8 Out of Sorts 4.50 3.7 7-1
5 5 Anna Rocks 12.00 4.4 8-1
2 2 Dulcimer Dame 5.00 SCRATCH
4 4 Betcha by Golly 30.00 SCRATCH
3 3 Looking for Water 30.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 9 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Tidewater 3.00 1 2-1
6 6 Ortus 2.50 1.1 2-1
15 15 Childers 6.00 1.3 2-1
2 2 John Hall 3.50 1.5 3-1
9 9 Paradise Valley 12.00 4.1 8-1
10 10 Elusive Edge 15.00 4.2 8-1
7 7 Rockingham Joe 12.00 4.6 9-1
3 3 Fun Notion 5.00 4.7 9-1
8 8 One Whirlwind Ride 30.00 8.5 16-1
5 5 Monster Mason 30.00 10.8 20-1
12 12 Return the Ring 30.00 SCRATCH
11 11 Ampersand 4.00 SCRATCH
13 13 Take Charge Too 8.00 SCRATCH
4 4 Boss Man J J 15.00 SCRATCH
14 14 R B’s the Boss 6.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 10 (Starter Optional Claiming) – Starter Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 5 He Hate Me 1.60 1 2-1
5 4 Jackie A 5.00 2 4-1
2 1 Sicilia Mike 2.50 2.2 4-1
6 7 Krug 8.00 3 6-1
8 9 Dixie Drawl 10.00 3.9 7-1
3 2 Patriotic Party 20.00 4.4 8-1
7 8 Lookin for Justice 30.00 6.5 12-1
1A 6 Sevier 1.60 SCRATCH
4 3 Assembly Point (BRZ) 6.00 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.