Laurel Park Horse Racing Picks for Friday, April 12, 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 (Starter Optional Claiming) – Starter Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 4 Mattitude 2.50 1 2-1
8 9 Mama G’s Wish 10.00 1.8 3-1
6 5 Moonsafe 4.50 2.8 5-1
3 2 Bourbon Wildcat 8.00 3.6 7-1
1A 8 Sister Supream 5.00 3.7 7-1
2 1 Ashlee’s Ring 30.00 4.2 8-1
4 3 Bad Temper 20.00 6.2 12-1
1 7 Black Ice 5.00 SCRATCH
7 6 Devil Pays in Gold 1.80 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 2 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Money Room 3.50 1 2-1
2 2 Common Prosperity 1.00 1.5 3-1
3 3 Elusive Image 12.00 1.8 3-1
4 4 Army Cadet 4.00 4.1 8-1
6 6 Veselsky 6.00 5.9 11-1
5 5 Bridge to Success 20.00 6.6 13-1
1 1 General J R 15.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Starter Allowance) – Starter Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 5 Charge to Victory 3.00 1 2-1
3 2 Clubman 5.00 1.4 3-1
2 1 Uncaptured Storm 15.00 2.8 5-1
5 4 Ace Nine Nine 1.60 3.1 6-1
1 8 Sevier 6.00 3.4 6-1
7 6 Oxide 8.00 3.5 7-1
8 7 Musical Heart 12.00 3.8 7-1
9 10 Ekati’s Verve 20.00 5.4 10-1
4 3 Viking Queen 30.00 SCRATCH
1A 9 Cloud Music 6.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 4 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Costner 15.00 1 2-1
1 1 Marty’s Magic 8.00 1.3 3-1
7 7 Intrepid’s Legacy 1.40 1.7 3-1
3 3 Minxzluckystarfyre 4.00 2.1 4-1
6 6 Stormy Seas 15.00 2.3 4-1
4 4 Silk Suit 4.50 5 9-1
5 5 Finger Roll 3.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 5 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Tate 4.00 1 2-1
6 6 Bahama Channel 10.00 2.6 5-1
5 5 Krug 20.00 4.1 8-1
4 4 Moon Warrior 10.00 4.5 9-1
8 8 Strong Finish 3.50 4.8 9-1
7 7 Grand Manner 30.00 4.9 9-1
3 3 Event Party 8.00 4.9 9-1
1 1 Miracle Silver 30.00 SCRATCH
9 9 Shackled Love 1.40 SCRATCH
10 10 Rocky Dice 30.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 6 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Summer Ready 4.50 1 2-1
8 8 Irish Hero 5.00 2 4-1
5 5 Dats My Pharaoh 20.00 2.1 4-1
9 9 Myheartwillgoon 30.00 3.2 6-1
4 4 Westeros 1.60 5.5 10-1
7 7 The Band Runs On 8.00 5.7 11-1
3 3 Determined Candy 3.00 5.7 11-1
2 2 Elvis Himself 20.00 SCRATCH
6 6 Same Day as L J 20.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 7 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 4 Irish Warlock 4.50 1 2-1
2 1 Jester’s Song 4.00 1.5 3-1
8 8 Outkissed 2.50 1.9 4-1
1 6 Guaponess 3.50 2 4-1
7 7 Band Camp 6.00 3.4 6-1
4 3 Neon Sign 30.00 3.9 7-1
9 10 Abuelo Paps 20.00 5.9 11-1
3 2 Katie’s Notion 30.00 6.2 12-1
10 11 Gabriel Seven 12.00 6.4 12-1
6 5 Battle of Bastogne 15.00 SCRATCH
1A 9 Sunset Town 3.50 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 8 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Extra Dirty 2.50 1 2-1
5 5 Shared Authority 10.00 2.4 5-1
6 6 T C Neigh 4.50 2.5 5-1
11 11 Kapadokya 1.80 2.7 5-1
9 9 Buckin’ Lucky 30.00 3.5 7-1
12 12 Sippin’ Time 30.00 3.5 7-1
4 4 Maximum Emily 15.00 3.8 7-1
7 7 Cundi 20.00 4.1 8-1
8 8 Valley Star 30.00 4.1 8-1
1 1 Any Fools Gold 15.00 5 10-1
10 10 Paperback Edition 15.00 7.3 14-1
2 2 Life At Both Ends 15.00 SCRATCH

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Winkiwinki 4.00 1 2-1
6 6 Lady Zeta 2.50 1.2 2-1
3 3 Haleigh B 1.60 1.8 3-1
2 2 Bella Bettina 15.00 3.5 7-1
5 5 Fuhgeddaboudit 6.00 5.8 11-1
4 4 Chickieness 5.00 6.4 12-1
1 1 Baba 30.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 10 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
8 8 Champagne Dance 4.50 1 2-1
9 9 Pudd’n N Pie 1.80 1.3 3-1
2 2 Harmonizing 6.00 1.7 3-1
12 12 Bullitina 10.00 2.9 6-1
5 5 Skip Thru Da Fire 15.00 3.8 7-1
11 11 Something Silly 8.00 4.2 8-1
6 6 Pretty Coast 20.00 4.2 8-1
1 1 Martha’s Heart 30.00 4.9 9-1
3 3 Leave Drama Behind 30.00 5.5 10-1
10 10 Confluence Lassie 12.00 5.9 11-1
7 7 Faith and Liberty 15.00 6.4 12-1
4 4 Breaking Rules 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.