Woodbine Horse Racing Picks for Thursday, May 23, 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
5 5 Walter Me Lad 1.00 1 2-1
2 2 Smart Sky 15.00 2 4-1
1 1 Spanish Serenade 4.00 3.6 7-1
3 3 Dancin’ Deputy 6.00 4.2 8-1
4 4 Magic Tomahawk 3.00 4.4 8-1
6 6 Commander At Sea 10.00 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Amazing Success 4.00 1 2-1
5 5 Classy Image 3.50 1.2 2-1
4 4 Valyrian Sky 6.00 2.6 5-1
6 6 Crafty Oaks 3.00 2.7 5-1
3 3 Meko Makee 12.00 3 6-1
1 1 Always a Way 4.50 4.3 8-1
8 8 Valley Victory 12.00 5.7 11-1
2 2 Red Sneakers 5.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Very Savvy 15.00 1 2-1
4 4 Plus Power 8.00 1.2 2-1
6 6 Silver Bullet Lady 1.00 2.1 4-1
5 5 Flowers ‘n Berries 3.00 2.6 5-1
2 2 Remembering Rhoda 12.00 3.3 6-1
7 7 Old Secrets 5.00 4.1 8-1
1 1 Getting Ahead 10.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Sister Cousin 3.00 1 2-1
7 7 My Assistant 20.00 1.3 2-1
5 5 Proud Speaker 4.00 1.3 2-1
1 1 I’m a Bourbon Girl 8.00 2.2 4-1
2 2 Hekla’s Aura 15.00 2.2 4-1
9 9 Crumlin Beast 6.00 2.5 5-1
8 8 Clarayouthebest 8.00 4.2 8-1
3 3 Hobbie Class 15.00 6.1 12-1
6 6 Tivali 2.50 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 5 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Loaded Question 2.00 1 2-1
8 8 Moonbright 3.00 1.5 3-1
2 2 Helluva Holiday 5.00 2 4-1
1 1 Golden Train 6.00 3.7 7-1
7 7 Taylormoon 8.00 4.2 8-1
4 4 Onandonandon 12.00 7.1 13-1
5 5 Tis a Pity 15.00 8 15-1
3 3 Its a Birdie 10.00 8 15-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
8 8 Gunnawin 4.50 1 2-1
3 3 Castleton 4.00 1.3 2-1
7 7 Silent Princess 2.50 SCRATCH
6 6 Golden Spring 15.00 3.4 6-1
2 2 Cee’nceesgreytness 3.00 3.8 7-1
4 4 Classic Glory 15.00 5.4 10-1
5 5 Silver Lasso 15.00 6.7 13-1
1 1 Now You See Me 6.00 8 15-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Well Actually 2.50 1 2-1
4 4 Seattle Causeway 4.00 2 4-1
6 6 Foxy Diva 3.00 2.8 5-1
2 2 Queen Gypsy 6.00 2.8 5-1
7 7 I Have an Idea 10.00 3.6 7-1
3 3 Dreams and Schemes 12.00 7 13-1
5 5 Destiny Ro 4.50 7 13-1

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Unheard 3.50 1 2-1
7 7 Yousangtome 10.00 3.5 7-1
2 2 Tentomidnight 20.00 4.7 9-1
8 8 Kid Gizmo 4.00 5.7 11-1
9 9 Sinclairity 6.00 5.7 11-1
1 1 Noyzee Girl 20.00 5.8 11-1
6 6 Red Mood 12.00 5.9 11-1
3 3 Blameless Ghost 3.00 6 11-1
4 4 Fulcra 12.00 8.6 16-1
10 10 Zibibbo 8.00 10 19-1

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.