Laurel Park Horse Racing Picks for Friday, December 8, 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
2 2 Joya Del Sur 2.00 1 2-1
1 1 True Blue Pearl 10.00 2.3 4-1
4 4 Fool Yourself 3.00 2.9 5-1
5 5 Esperannna 8.00 3.3 6-1
3 3 Daily Planet 12.00 5.1 10-1
6 6 Feathers (IRE) 5.00 5.3 10-1
7 7 Matoula 3.50 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Grand Escape 2.50 1 2-1
1 1 Savoy 6.00 1.5 3-1
8 8 Grand Manner 5.00 2.3 4-1
5 5 One More Factor 15.00 3.1 6-1
7 7 Shoot Themessenger 10.00 4 8-1
2 2 Mice and Men 50.00 4.8 9-1
9 9 Bad Guy 30.00 5.6 11-1
10 10 Crownedcountcristo 15.00 6.2 12-1
6 6 Dr. Rusty Raymond 10.00 6.2 12-1
4 4 Senate Chamber 2.00 SCRATCH

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Shake the Sugar 1.20 1 2-1
3 3 Blue Trillion 8.00 1.6 3-1
6 6 C C Royal 3.50 2.2 4-1
4 4 A P M Notion 12.00 2.7 5-1
1 1 Shining Spirit 2.50 3.9 7-1
2 2 Keep It Safe 10.00 4.2 8-1
7 7 Tohonorstelle 30.00 7 13-1

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 3 Berks 3.00 1 2-1
1 5 Magic Michael 2.50 2.4 5-1
3 2 All Threes 15.00 2.6 5-1
7 8 Shaft’s Bullet 1.80 2.9 5-1
5 4 Dats Mr. Mo 12.00 3.4 6-1
6 7 Monday Morning Qb 5.00 3.7 7-1
2 1 Outlier 12.00 4 7-1
1A 6 Ournationonparade 2.50 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 5 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Minny Speightster 3.50 1 2-1
4 4 Never Grew Up 2.50 1.1 2-1
3 3 Eric’s Gift 15.00 2.8 5-1
10 10 Minimo 3.00 4.1 8-1
7 7 My Endeavor 12.00 4.2 8-1
5 5 Gino Thinkaboutit 20.00 5.6 11-1
6 6 Uncle Chinito 30.00 6.3 12-1
11 11 Imagine the Glory 30.00 7.1 13-1
9 9 Gabriel Seven 20.00 7.3 14-1
8 8 Mucho de La Mancha 10.00 8 15-1
1 1 Cuchulain 8.00 8.3 16-1
13 13 Tortola 30.00 9.6 18-1
12 12 Jack Cloud 30.00 SCRATCH
15 15 Malibu Slew 12.00 SCRATCH
14 14 Not Thistimerandy 20.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 6 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 McCrakens Ghost 6.00 1 2-1
1 1 Uncaptured Storm 2.00 1.6 3-1
3 3 No Easy Days 2.50 1.8 3-1
9 9 Vax a Nation 8.00 3.7 7-1
4 4 Langlee Avenue 12.00 3.8 7-1
10 10 Crossland 12.00 4.8 9-1
8 8 Brooklyn Guy 10.00 6.7 13-1
6 6 Hachure 30.00 7.2 14-1
7 7 Switzer 20.00 SCRATCH
5 5 Grand Pick 12.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 7 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Tidewater 4.00 1 2-1
1 1 Disputed Claim 6.00 1.5 3-1
2 2 Tenebris 2.50 1.7 3-1
6 6 Irish Warlock 20.00 3.8 7-1
5 5 Heads Or Tails 3.00 4 8-1
7 7 Arden’sluckytobe 50.00 4.7 9-1
8 8 Ampersand 10.00 4.7 9-1
9 9 Fole’s Notion 5.00 6 11-1
3 3 Find Faith 12.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 8 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Northern Glow 2.50 1 2-1
2 2 Lifelovenlaughter 1.80 1.4 3-1
1 1 Bay Street 6.00 1.5 3-1
6 6 Heybackatcha 12.00 4 8-1
5 5 Red Wine Time 10.00 4.5 9-1
4 4 Too Many Kisses 2.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 9 (Starter Optional Claiming) – Starter Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 3 Fast Breakin Cash 2.50 1 2-1
1A 6 Southern District 2.50 1.2 2-1
6 7 Rustys Gfivefifty 6.00 2.4 5-1
4 4 Tom Hagen 10.00 3.3 6-1
2 1 Fortune’s Fool 3.00 3.4 7-1
7 8 Hunter Joe 3.50 4.4 8-1
3 2 Maximum Impact 10.00 5.5 10-1
5 5 My Last Mission 4.00 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.