Laurel Park Horse Racing Picks for Friday, April 5, 2024

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
6 6 Infinite Series 2.50 1 2-1
2 2 Where’s Ray 1.60 1.6 3-1
5 5 Aves Makin’ Waves 15.00 3.4 6-1
1 1 Silk Prince 12.00 4.1 8-1
4 4 Paynted Thunder 20.00 4.2 8-1
3 3 Super Needy 1.40 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 2 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Trash Talkin Larry 1.60 1 2-1
6 6 Keanu 5.00 1.9 4-1
2 2 Hachure 20.00 2.6 5-1
3 3 Only Child 10.00 3.7 7-1
5 5 Wonder Water 8.00 3.8 7-1
8 8 Food Foodie 20.00 4.3 8-1
1 1 Bushwick Bruiser 12.00 5.6 11-1
4 4 Sustenance 1.80 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Honor the Truth 2.00 1 2-1
1 1 Mo Tough 3.50 1.3 2-1
2 2 Earley Rose 8.00 2.8 5-1
7 7 Always Forward 6.00 3 6-1
6 6 My Jo Jo 20.00 6 11-1
3 3 Ughrouda 12.00 SCRATCH
5 5 Baby Sox 1.80 SCRATCH

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Uncle Irish 8.00 1 2-1
3 3 American d’Oro 15.00 1.4 3-1
2 2 Speargun 3.50 1.4 3-1
6 6 Flat Out Flying 1.40 1.6 3-1
1 1 Bestsugardaddyever 2.50 2.9 5-1
4 4 One Ten 4.50 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 5 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Get Like Mike 3.00 1 2-1
1 1 Dublshotofcourage 12.00 1.7 3-1
4 4 Paco the Taco Man 2.00 3 6-1
3 3 Never Grew Up 2.50 3.2 6-1
2 2 Dream River 15.00 4 7-1
5 5 Not Thistimerandy 4.00 5.5 10-1
6 6 Jumpingjaggerflash 20.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Mucho Tigger 4.50 1 2-1
10 10 Blue Trillion 8.00 2.1 4-1
2 2 Bunny Hop 12.00 2.3 4-1
7 7 True Sunshine 4.00 2.8 5-1
6 6 Ree Nee’s Six 3.50 3.9 7-1
3 3 Lady Charlotte 10.00 4.3 8-1
8 8 Lisa’s Palace 6.00 4.6 9-1
9 9 Diane’s Merlot 10.00 5.4 10-1
1 1 Sweeterthanwhiskey 20.00 5.6 10-1
5 5 Khozy Colby 8.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 7 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
Order Ofthe Kettle 0 0-1
6 6 Freeze the Fire 2.50 1 2-1
1 1 Great Heavens 4.00 1.4 3-1
3 3 Heldish 4.50 1.6 3-1
8 8 Order Ofthe Kettle 12.00 3.2 6-1
4 4 Goodafternoonoscar 20.00 3.6 7-1
7 7 One Way Traffic 3.50 3.7 7-1
5 5 The Big Enchilada 10.00 4.7 9-1
9 9 Tenax 30.00 SCRATCH
10 10 Tempestivo 8.00 SCRATCH
2 2 Bruder 20.00 SCRATCH

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Quint’s Brew 1.60 1 2-1
5 5 Workislife 6.00 2.9 5-1
3 3 American War Hero 3.00 3.4 6-1
2 2 Formal Affair 6.00 3.4 6-1
4 4 Masakado 15.00 3.6 7-1
7 7 Goodbye Note 8.00 3.7 7-1
6 6 Secret Zipper 4.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 9 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Lorraine’s Way 1.80 1 2-1
2 2 Just the Thing 4.50 1.1 2-1
6 6 Maximum Emily 1.60 4 8-1
4 4 La Sierva C 8.00 4.3 8-1
1 1 Cundi 30.00 4.9 9-1
5 5 Bacall 10.00 5.1 10-1
7 7 Tohonorstelle 8.00 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.