Laurel Park Horse Racing Picks for Saturday, December 9, 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
5 5 Touisset 3.50 1 2-1
6 6 Mollie Tapper 4.50 2.8 5-1
4 4 Turn On the Charm 4.00 3 6-1
3 3 Winkiwinki 6.00 4.5 8-1
7 7 O Shaughesey 5.00 5.5 10-1
2 2 Ice Cube Baby 3.00 5.6 11-1
1 1 Sweet Heidelberg 20.00 7.2 14-1
8 8 Patria 15.00 8 15-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Porch Swing 1.80 1 2-1
5 5 Box N Ben 4.00 2.3 4-1
1 1 Practical Sense 10.00 3.1 6-1
3 3 Master of None 1.60 4.9 9-1
6 6 Twice Gold 12.00 5 10-1
2 2 Baron’s Legacy 5.00 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Neolithica 1.80 1 2-1
1 1 Floge 4.00 2 4-1
3 3 Made Birdie 3.00 2.5 5-1
6 6 Victoria’s Devine 12.00 2.7 5-1
5 5 Bootsy’s Merlot 2.00 2.7 5-1
4 4 Bernie’s Dreaming 20.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 4 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Bramble Bush 2.00 1 2-1
2 2 Alas and Alack 3.00 1.7 3-1
4 4 Illusion of Hope 1.60 3.3 6-1
6 6 Calypso Ghost 15.00 4 7-1
5 5 Sneaky Cheeky 10.00 5.8 11-1
3 3 Evangeline Allons 10.00 6.9 13-1
7 7 America’s Pride 20.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 4 Kerness 2.50 1 2-1
9 10 Hippodrome 12.00 3 6-1
6 6 Victim of the Nite 5.00 4.4 8-1
4 3 Grand Pick 8.00 4.8 9-1
8 8 New York Panther 6.00 5.2 10-1
5 5 Abuelo Paps 20.00 7.3 14-1
2 1 Manor House 3.50 SCRATCH
3 2 Switzer 20.00 SCRATCH
1A 9 Kenner 2.50 SCRATCH
7 7 Running River 4.50 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 6 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
8 8 Cripple Creek 6.00 1 2-1
2 2 General J R 20.00 3.6 7-1
6 6 Heart of Fire 5.00 3.9 7-1
1 1 Anaheim 4.50 4.4 8-1
11 11 Here Comes Rusty 4.00 4.6 9-1
12 12 Bridge to Success 20.00 5.9 11-1
10 10 Pop Socks 10.00 6.8 13-1
4 4 I Wanna Rock 20.00 6.9 13-1
7 7 A Thousand Idols 30.00 7.1 13-1
13 13 Maryland Moon 3.50 8.5 16-1
9 9 Great Call 5.00 8.7 16-1
3 3 Marvin’s Gray 30.00 9.3 18-1
5 5 Iceteca 8.00 SCRATCH
14 14 Great Kostas 30.00 SCRATCH
15 15 Dangerous Mind 5.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 7 (Starter Allowance) – Starter Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Top Boss 3.00 1 2-1
2 2 Ekati’s Verve 6.00 1.6 3-1
4 4 Mocephus 30.00 2.1 4-1
3 3 Charge to Victory 2.50 2.5 5-1
8 8 Mr. Mox 30.00 4 8-1
1 1 Velvet Ghost 12.00 4.3 8-1
5 5 Captain Cardo 20.00 5.9 11-1
6 6 Nottoway 1.40 SCRATCH

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 5 War Master 5.00 1 2-1
3 2 Thedingoateyobaby 4.50 2 4-1
1A 11 Derbyness 5.00 2.7 5-1
8 8 Regalo 2.00 3 6-1
4 3 Pandagate 3.00 5.5 10-1
5 4 In the Dance 20.00 5.7 11-1
2 1 Masakado 10.00 6.3 12-1
7 7 Dance for Green 30.00 7 13-1
9 9 Thename of Thegame 50.00 8.3 16-1
10 10 Frankie’s Empire 20.00 SCRATCH
6 6 Notion of Love 8.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 9 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Never Done 1.80 1 2-1
5 5 Gilda’s Girl 2.00 1.1 2-1
7 7 Looking for Water 4.50 2.4 4-1
4 4 Istria 2.50 3.4 6-1
3 3 Always Forward 20.00 5.4 10-1
1 1 Destined to Dance 30.00 6.1 11-1
6 6 Harper’s Do 30.00 7 13-1

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.