Laurel Park Horse Racing Picks for Saturday, November 18, 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
2 2 Punkin 3.00 1 2-1
10 10 Flitter 4.00 1.4 3-1
7 7 Best Worst Idea 8.00 3 6-1
9 9 Panther Command 4.50 3.8 7-1
6 6 Millrose 10.00 4.4 8-1
3 3 Here We Go Again 20.00 6 11-1
8 8 April’s Gold 20.00 6.4 12-1
4 4 Visual Illusion 30.00 6.6 13-1
5 5 Nevertoomuchelvis 15.00 7.8 15-1
12 12 Two Spot 30.00 8.2 16-1
11 11 Ginamaya 12.00 SCRATCH
1 1 Voodoo Priestess 6.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 2 (Starter Optional Claiming) – Starter Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
10 10 King’s Honor (IRE) 2.00 1 2-1
4 4 Jackie A 15.00 4.8 9-1
12 12 Battalion 1.80 5.1 10-1
3 3 My Boy Colton 10.00 5.2 10-1
5 5 Colbaloaf 4.50 5.5 10-1
8 8 Crazy Kater 15.00 5.7 11-1
13 13 Unleveraged 50.00 6.4 12-1
7 7 The Last Scip 8.00 7.5 14-1
2 2 Formal Order 20.00 8 15-1
9 9 Noble Conquest 30.00 9.5 18-1
11 11 He Hate Me 1.40 SCRATCH
16 16 Artemus Bridge 4.00 SCRATCH
6 6 Antipoison 30.00 SCRATCH
14 14 Fermat 30.00 SCRATCH
15 15 On the Engine 3.50 SCRATCH
1 1 Assembly Point (BRZ) 3.50 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Storming Chrome 3.50 1 2-1
9 9 Prins Fire 10.00 1.7 3-1
3 3 El de Chimi 3.00 2.6 5-1
5 5 Bill of Rights 15.00 2.9 6-1
6 6 Master of None 4.00 3.4 6-1
10 10 Succeed 6.00 4.4 8-1
2 2 Law of the Jungle 4.50 4.8 9-1
8 8 Brooklyn Guy 30.00 5.5 10-1
1 1 Sway’sinmydna 30.00 6.8 13-1
11 11 O T C Wiz 15.00 SCRATCH
4 4 Stormy Fire 30.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 4 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
11 11 Coringa 3.00 1 2-1
3 3 Primed to Go 2.50 3.1 6-1
13 13 Under the Overpass 10.00 3.2 6-1
14 14 Legendary Phantom 5.00 3.5 7-1
5 5 Hyteck Prince 30.00 4.3 8-1
1 1 Mission North 8.00 6.2 12-1
4 4 Eastern Extension (IRE) 2.00 6.4 12-1
7 7 Desvio 20.00 7.5 14-1
10 10 Always Fun 30.00 7.8 15-1
8 8 Eric’s Gift 30.00 8.8 17-1
6 6 Happy Jaunt 6.00 SCRATCH
12 12 Dalinar 8.00 SCRATCH
9 9 Great Opportunity 1.80 SCRATCH
2 2 Takethefifth 30.00 SCRATCH
15 15 Conniving 6.00 SCRATCH
16 16 Basic Miles 30.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 5 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Sweet Shugs 8.00 1 2-1
7 7 Brzina 6.00 1.6 3-1
3 3 Miss Georgie 2.00 3.3 6-1
8 8 Levisa 8.00 5.6 11-1
6 6 New Rome 12.00 6.3 12-1
5 5 Anonymously 6.00 7.4 14-1
4 4 Blome 10.00 7.5 14-1
1 1 Bella Bettina 3.00 8 15-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Jack’s Legend 2.00 1 2-1
12 12 Fletcher 2.50 2.6 5-1
1 1 Furiously 6.00 3.7 7-1
7 7 Consultant 30.00 3.7 7-1
5 5 Johng 8.00 3.9 7-1
8 8 St. John’s 4.50 4.1 8-1
2 2 Irish Rill 12.00 4.1 8-1
10 10 Go to the Kingdom 30.00 5.5 10-1
11 11 Wired In 30.00 6.8 13-1
4 4 Hendrickson 15.00 11.2 21-1
14 14 Sachmo 30.00 SCRATCH
9 9 Never Change 1.20 SCRATCH
6 6 Margie’s Fun Son 5.00 SCRATCH
16 16 Feral’s Joy 6.00 SCRATCH
13 13 Lamarvelous 10.00 SCRATCH
15 15 Mission Man 6.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 7 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Stage Left 1.60 1 2-1
6 7 Classier 1.80 1.4 3-1
7 8 Dollarization 5.00 2.6 5-1
2 2 Hollywood Jet 30.00 3 6-1
3 4 Pirate Rick 30.00 3.2 6-1
4 5 Threes Over Deuces 10.00 3.8 7-1
8 9 No Sabe Nada 6.00 4.2 8-1
1A 3 He’smyhoneybadger 1.60 SCRATCH
5 6 Bourbon Music 12.00 SCRATCH

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Chambeau 2.50 1 2-1
2 2 Shoshanah 20.00 3.1 6-1
6 6 Shasta Star 10.00 3.6 7-1
10 10 Can’t Buy Love 1.80 4.4 8-1
1 1 La Traviesa 8.00 4.9 9-1
7 7 Mainline 4.50 5 9-1
5 5 Cupid’s Strike 12.00 5.4 10-1
9 9 Sweet Gracie 20.00 6.5 12-1
4 4 Misty Mauve 30.00 8 15-1
8 8 Prodigy Doll 20.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 9 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
9 9 General J R 6.00 1 2-1
7 7 Step Ahead 2.50 1.2 2-1
8 8 Court Contender 2.00 2 4-1
10 10 Telecast 3.50 2.3 4-1
1 1 Pop Socks 15.00 2.8 5-1
5 5 A Thousand Idols 15.00 3 6-1
2 2 Iceteca 15.00 3.2 6-1
3 3 Bukovel 50.00 5.5 10-1
4 4 Harness Creek 15.00 5.8 11-1
6 6 Marvin’s Gray 20.00 6.1 12-1
11 11 Paschal Moon 8.00 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.