Laurel Park Horse Racing Picks for Friday, May 31, 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
6 5 La Tache 3.00 1 2-1
10 10 Molly of Stratford 4.00 3 6-1
5 4 Fivecommatwo 12.00 3 6-1
1 7 Major Houlihan 5.00 3.8 7-1
3 2 Catch the Kitten 6.00 3.9 7-1
9 9 Believe in Freedom 8.00 4.3 8-1
8 8 Momma’s Lino 4.50 4.5 8-1
4 3 Millrose 30.00 7.5 14-1
2 1 Crimson Lille 30.00 11 21-1
11 11 Satisfied 20.00 SCRATCH
7 6 Dame Catherine 10.00 SCRATCH
1A 12 At First Sight 5.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 2 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Super Needy 1.20 1 2-1
4 4 Right Quick 2.50 3.4 6-1
2 2 Rescue That Girl 15.00 4 8-1
1 1 Fierce Competition 10.00 4.6 9-1
5 5 Sometimes I Do 4.00 4.6 9-1
3 3 Silent Roar 5.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 3 (Starter Optional Claiming) – Starter Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Zip Line to Heaven 2.50 1 2-1
3 3 Psychedelic Shack 10.00 1.3 2-1
8 8 Charmed (GB) 2.00 SCRATCH
11 11 Sue Loves Barbados 15.00 2.9 6-1
5 5 Secretary At War 12.00 3.7 7-1
4 4 Bourbon Currency 6.00 3.8 7-1
7 7 Freestanding 8.00 4.3 8-1
1 1 E. P. Milton 6.00 5.6 11-1
9 9 Southern Lad 30.00 6.7 13-1
2 2 Loaded Sniper 30.00 7.5 14-1
10 10 Aristocratic 1.60 SCRATCH
12 12 Prince Pere 10.00 SCRATCH

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Rad Paisley 1.00 1 2-1
4 4 Order Ofthe Kettle 10.00 3.2 6-1
6 6 Dats Mr. Mo 15.00 3.4 6-1
3 3 Aequor 4.00 3.7 7-1
7 7 Heads Or Tails 6.00 3.8 7-1
5 5 Addy’s Laddy T N T 3.00 4.1 8-1
1 1 Bali’s Shade 30.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Banana Split 3.00 1 2-1
2 2 La Befana 3.50 2.7 5-1
9 9 Celtic Bond 4.00 3.1 6-1
3 3 Ganbatte 8.00 3.8 7-1
8 8 Chalice 6.00 4 8-1
7 7 Munnis Pretty 8.00 4.1 8-1
5 5 Lenamagnetta 10.00 4.5 9-1
4 4 Shared Authority 30.00 5.5 10-1
6 6 Princess Lucia 10.00 7.3 14-1
10 10 Lady Edna 30.00 8.8 17-1
11 11 White Heat 12.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 6 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Sparkle Sprinkle 4.50 1 2-1
1 1 Touisset 3.50 1.4 3-1
6 6 Golden Charm 2.50 2.8 5-1
4 4 Society Ball 3.00 3.7 7-1
2 2 Gormley’s Gabriela 10.00 4 8-1
5 5 I Can Do It 6.00 5.2 10-1
3 3 Honor the Truth 8.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 7 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Hollywoodland 8.00 1 2-1
11 11 La Fantasma 12.00 2.2 4-1
9 9 Mexican Sugar 12.00 2.2 4-1
10 10 Diamond’s Cabaret 20.00 2.3 4-1
12 12 Pinstripepizzo 12.00 2.4 5-1
8 8 Virtual 6.00 2.7 5-1
3 3 Smooching 5.00 3.6 7-1
2 2 Hit the Road Brat 4.50 6.8 13-1
6 6 Biscuit 15.00 7.6 14-1
4 4 Italian War Cry 8.00 SCRATCH
5 5 My Blessing 12.00 SCRATCH
1 1 Akayla (IRE) 2.00 SCRATCH
13 13 Pay the Bills (FR) 1.80 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 8 (Allowance) – Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Boss Man J J 6.00 1 2-1
1 1 One Way Traffic 4.50 3.5 7-1
4 4 Mine Run 1.60 4.5 8-1
3 3 Hittheroadjak 20.00 4.9 9-1
6 6 Oneofthegoodguys 3.50 5.7 11-1
5 5 Band Camp 2.50 6 11-1

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

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Always Laughing 1.20 1 2-1
7 7 Freccia d’Argento 12.00 2.4 4-1
2 2 Stop the Cap 10.00 3.4 6-1
1 1 Isabella’s Glory 5.00 3.5 7-1
3 3 Ginger Girl 8.00 4.1 8-1
4 4 Hazardous Humor 2.50 SCRATCH
6 6 Salty Girl 12.00 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.