Prairie Meadows Horse Racing Picks for Saturday, May 18, 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
2 2 Spanish Delight 2.00 1 2-1
1 1 Awesome View 2.50 1.3 2-1
6 6 Irish Tap 3.50 1.9 4-1
3 3 Adria 4.00 2.3 4-1
5 5 Tribal Spirit 8.00 4.8 9-1
4 4 Here and Vow 10.00 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Billy Bob Rocket 2.00 1 2-1
1 1 Night Terror 3.00 1.8 3-1
6 6 Lurch 3.50 2.3 4-1
3 3 Prized Tap 4.00 2.7 5-1
5 5 Pure Crystal 6.00 4.3 8-1
2 2 Day Money 8.00 6 11-1

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Climb to Glory 2.00 1 2-1
3 3 That’s Our Vision 2.50 1.3 2-1
1 1 Gisele’s Map 4.00 2.2 4-1
7 7 Mission Maker 5.00 2.8 5-1
6 6 Sister Swede 8.00 4.6 9-1
2 2 Backstage Pass 10.00 5.8 11-1
5 5 Lucys Stroll 12.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Wearacap 2.00 1 2-1
2 2 Freddy J 3.00 1.6 3-1
5 5 Annual Budget 3.50 1.9 4-1
6 6 Dreadpirateroberts 4.00 2.2 4-1
4 4 Leapin Ty Man 8.00 4.6 9-1
1 1 Talons Time 10.00 5.8 11-1
3 3 Leading the Cause 12.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Stay Quiet 2.50 1 2-1
1 1 Sheza Goin Comfort 3.00 1.4 3-1
7 7 Betty Jo 3.50 1.8 3-1
3 3 Scoot Along 4.00 2.2 4-1
4 4 Gangster Americano 6.00 3.8 7-1
5 5 Jill’s Lemon Drop 8.00 5.4 10-1
6 6 Wumpmug 10.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Starter Allowance) – Starter Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Vale 2.00 1 2-1
1 1 Rahm 3.00 1.5 3-1
5 5 Al’s Romeo 4.00 2.1 4-1
3 3 Grey Storm 6.00 3.2 6-1
8 8 Fire Bryan 6.00 3.2 6-1
7 7 Golden Luna 8.00 4.2 8-1
2 2 Sisaway Now 12.00 6.4 12-1
4 4 Mr Creed 15.00 8 15-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Golden Circle S.) – Golden Circle S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Mr Fillip 2.00 1 2-1
6 6 Desperate Man 2.50 1.4 3-1
5 5 Sir Otto 4.00 2.7 5-1
1 1 Power Slam 5.00 3.5 7-1
2 2 Firespitten Kitten 6.00 4.3 8-1
3 3 Run Fire Run 8.00 6 11-1

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Girl Pro 3.00 1 2-1
4 4 Bayshore Foxes 3.50 1.3 3-1
9 9 Slushy 4.00 1.7 3-1
7 7 House Wrecker 5.00 2.3 4-1
5 5 Jackie Flash 6.00 3 6-1
8 8 Blow Sum Smoke 8.00 4.3 8-1
2 2 Full Spirit 10.00 5.7 11-1
6 6 Game to Play 15.00 9 17-1
1 1 Dodgeball 15.00 9 17-1

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.