Laurel Park Horse Racing Picks for Friday, April 19, 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 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Sheherhers 2.50 1 2-1
1 1 Classic Diva 1.60 2.2 4-1
7 7 Lilly Lightning 15.00 3.5 7-1
4 4 Buckin’ Great 4.00 SCRATCH
5 5 Frosty Maya 20.00 SCRATCH
8 8 No Walk Inthe Park 8.00 SCRATCH
2 2 Velvet Vixen 10.00 SCRATCH
6 6 Bunny Hop 8.00 SCRATCH

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
8 8 Doctor Jeff 2.50 1 2-1
7 7 Noah Chance 15.00 3.6 7-1
3 3 Destin’s Mission 4.50 4 8-1
4 4 Phantom Smoke 3.00 4.4 8-1
6 6 Hunter Joe 10.00 5.8 11-1
2 2 Psychedelic Shack 20.00 6.2 12-1
1 1 Dunphy 30.00 8.5 16-1
10 10 Mid Day Image 6.00 SCRATCH
5 5 Lucci 5.00 SCRATCH
9 9 Uncle Dar 30.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Battle of Bastogne 1.80 1 2-1
8 8 Nickel Nickel 10.00 1.2 2-1
1 1 Rascally Rebel 15.00 1.6 3-1
4 4 Entrust 2.50 2.3 4-1
7 7 Only Child 5.00 3.3 6-1
3 3 Aliferous 10.00 3.9 7-1
6 6 Boca Guy 6.00 4 8-1
5 5 Wonder Water 30.00 5.9 11-1
9 9 Marcus Junius 15.00 SCRATCH

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Kadri 2.00 1 2-1
7 7 No Easy Days 1.60 1.2 2-1
2 2 Chief Ron 3.00 3.2 6-1
4 4 Little Skippy 30.00 5.9 11-1
5 5 Powerfully Built 10.00 SCRATCH
1 1 Privet Moon 8.00 SCRATCH
3 3 By Its Absence 12.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 5 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
15 15 Home School 15.00 1 2-1
4 4 Fulmineo 3.00 1.9 4-1
10 10 Sports Editor 12.00 2.9 5-1
9 9 St James the Great 8.00 3 6-1
1 1 St. John’s 8.00 3.2 6-1
6 6 Night Out 6.00 3.4 6-1
11 11 Sagrada Ray 15.00 5.9 11-1
3 3 Mission Man 12.00 6 11-1
5 5 Sharp Tones 30.00 7.2 14-1
7 7 General’s Duty 20.00 7.5 14-1
14 14 Eye of Gunfighter 30.00 SCRATCH
8 8 Breakwater 3.50 SCRATCH
2 2 Feral’s Joy 10.00 SCRATCH
12 12 Running River 3.00 SCRATCH
13 13 Mosler Time 15.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 6 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Sheriff Ronnie 6.00 1 2-1
3 3 Castle Island 1.40 3.7 7-1
4 4 Under the Radar 1.60 3.9 7-1
1 1 Collection Day 6.00 5.1 10-1
5 5 Desvio 10.00 6.3 12-1
6 6 Porch Swing 20.00 6.9 13-1
2 2 Chelonian 15.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Forgotten Gift 12.00 1 2-1
7 7 Candy Arcade 5.00 1.6 3-1
9 9 Bali Hai 15.00 1.9 4-1
4 4 Cora’s Choice 4.00 2.4 5-1
1 1 Closertotheheart 6.00 2.7 5-1
8 8 South Pacific 10.00 4.7 9-1
3 3 Prize Debate 4.50 5.7 11-1
2 2 Good Story 30.00 6.7 13-1
10 10 Fivecommatwo 3.50 SCRATCH
12 12 Sophia’s Rose 20.00 SCRATCH
6 6 Bootsy’s Merlot 30.00 SCRATCH
11 11 Chaveta 30.00 SCRATCH

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
11 11 Sal’s Blue Jacket 5.00 1 2-1
10 10 Thisnameisokay 6.00 3.4 6-1
12 12 Charmed Way 4.50 5.5 10-1
5 5 Clockstrikestwelve 20.00 7.7 14-1
6 6 True Blue Pearl 30.00 7.8 15-1
3 3 Respectfully 1.40 SCRATCH
4 4 Mia Tosca 30.00 SCRATCH
9 9 Paper Mansion 1.80 SCRATCH
8 8 She Is Wisky 3.00 SCRATCH
1 1 Continentalcongres 2.50 SCRATCH
7 7 Haint Blue 6.00 SCRATCH
2 2 On the Shortlist 10.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 9 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Northern Glow 1.40 1 2-1
4 4 Rowsie Express 4.50 3.2 6-1
3 3 Ninja Abarrio 2.00 3.5 7-1
5 5 Go Sherry Go 30.00 6.8 13-1
2 2 Loving Cup 20.00 7.1 13-1
8 8 Bella Paloma 8.00 7.5 14-1
7 7 Flowerdew 8.00 7.6 14-1
6 6 Atlas Strong 20.00 8 15-1

RACE NUMBER 10 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
9 9 Super Needy 3.00 1 2-1
2 2 Run for Reagan 1.80 1.1 2-1
6 6 Simon’s Choice 10.00 5.1 10-1
1 1 Have No Regrets 15.00 5.5 10-1
5 5 My Asian Lover 10.00 6.3 12-1
4 4 Perspicacious Boy 8.00 SCRATCH
7 7 Scat Danz 20.00 SCRATCH
3 3 Big Tone C 15.00 SCRATCH
8 8 Mat Matters 3.50 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.