Woodbine 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
1 1 Developing the Way 2.00 1 2-1
2 2 Hip to Your Tricks 2.50 1.2 2-1
3 3 Mighty Pele 3.50 1.5 3-1
7 7 Bill Needle 6.00 2.3 4-1
4 4 Snookered 8.00 3 6-1
5 5 Bet N Win 10.00 3.7 7-1
6 6 Ready On the Line 20.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Canadian Daddy 2.50 1 2-1
3 3 Harper City 3.00 1.2 2-1
4 4 Miah Said 3.00 1.2 2-1
6 6 Wetiko 4.00 1.6 3-1
7 7 Haahee 6.00 2.4 5-1
8 8 It’s Me Mario 8.00 3.2 6-1
2 2 Holiday in Chile 12.00 4.8 9-1
1 1 Qurbaan’s Kingdom 20.00 8 15-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Too Much Vino 2.00 1 2-1
2 2 Cefalo 2.50 1.2 2-1
6 6 Kavala 3.00 1.3 3-1
3 3 Trizzel Trazzel 6.00 2.3 4-1
7 7 Winyah Bay 8.00 3 6-1
1 1 Little Fire 12.00 4.3 8-1
5 5 Awildas Treasure 20.00 7 13-1

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Bachelor Pad 2.00 1 2-1
4 4 Tomcat Black 3.00 1.4 3-1
6 6 Alicia’s Kid 3.50 1.6 3-1
1 1 Courageous Copper 6.00 2.6 5-1
8 8 Kawacatoose 8.00 3.3 6-1
5 5 Musical Stride 10.00 4.1 8-1
2 2 Ghoul (BRZ) 10.00 4.1 8-1
3 3 Executive Chairman 20.00 8 15-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Maiden Optional Claiming) – Maiden Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Not a Lost Cause 2.00 1 2-1
3 3 Aziel 2.50 1.3 2-1
7 7 Frac Amour 4.00 2.2 4-1
1 1 A Sting for Love 6.00 3.4 6-1
5 5 Shameless Affair 8.00 4.6 9-1
6 6 Secret Load 10.00 5.8 11-1
2 2 Flip Floppin Fast 12.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Maiden Optional Claiming) – Maiden Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Saucy Name 2.00 1 2-1
5 5 Maximum Fifty 2.50 1.2 2-1
6 6 Silent and Sinful 4.00 1.9 4-1
3 3 Miss Waterloo 6.00 2.9 5-1
7 7 You Be the Judge 8.00 3.8 7-1
4 4 Speedy Rose 10.00 4.7 9-1
1 1 Chipotle Pepper 15.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Allowance Optional Claiming) – Allowance Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
9 9 Dancing Duchess 3.00 1 2-1
2 2 Miss Vyvyanne 3.50 1.3 2-1
5 5 Spirit Gal (FR) 4.00 1.5 3-1
4 4 Cahira’s Blessing 6.00 2.6 5-1
3 3 The Arcadian Way 8.00 3.7 7-1
7 7 Ol’ Blondie 10.00 4.7 9-1
8 8 American Starlet 12.00 5.8 11-1
10 10 I’m Into Mischief 15.00 7.4 14-1
6 6 Lantana Lady 15.00 7.4 14-1
1 1 Sacred Dancer 20.00 10 19-1

RACE NUMBER 8 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Midsummer Mo 2.00 1 2-1
6 6 Idyllic 3.00 1.6 3-1
3 3 Spellcheck 3.50 1.9 4-1
2 2 Genius of Love 6.00 3.4 6-1
4 4 Dial a Cliche 8.00 4.6 9-1
7 7 Red Samurai 10.00 5.8 11-1
1 1 Quest to Be Proud 12.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Ruling Angel S. Presented By Ketel One) – Ruling Angel S. Presented By Ketel One

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Sabatini 2.00 1 2-1
3 3 A Little Frisky 2.50 1.3 2-1
6 6 Witwatersrand 3.50 1.8 3-1
1 1 Do It Divi 4.50 2.3 4-1
4 4 C C Royal 8.00 4 8-1
5 5 Rosa 12.00 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 10 (Allowance Optional Claiming) – Allowance Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 My Sunny Valentine 3.00 1 2-1
7 7 Jill 3.50 1.3 2-1
8 8 Verdejo 4.50 1.9 4-1
6 6 Ya Mar 6.00 2.8 5-1
5 5 Souper Sunday 8.00 3.9 7-1
9 9 Foolish Games 8.00 3.9 7-1
11 11 Souper Pecan 20.00 11 21-1
10 10 Hello Friends 20.00 11 21-1
2 2 Forest B 20.00 11 21-1
4 4 Indian Music 20.00 11 21-1
3 3 Cara Cara 20.00 11 21-1

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.