Pimlico Picks: Saturday racing a week before Preakness on May 14

Pimlico's May Meet is already running, and we are now a week out from the 147th Preakness Stakes. Check out these free selections below ...
Pimlico's May Meet is already running, and we are now a week out from the 147th Preakness Stakes. Check out these free selections below ...

Pimlico Race Course Picks - Saturday, May 14, 2022

  • Race 1: 4-2-7-3
  • Race 2: 2-4-3-6
  • Race 3: 2-5-7-4
  • Race 4: 7-2-6-3
  • Race 5: 3-9-6-10
  • Race 6: 6-1-4-9
  • Race 7: 2-4-1-5
  • Race 8: 6-2-3-5
  • Race 9: 6-3-2-5
  • **Most Likely: Summer Beauty #4 (Race 1)**
  • **Best Value: Trikki Nikki #3 (Race 5)**

Pimlico Race Course has a complicated history, but as we speak, it is still in operation. Known as the "Home of the Preakness," it will only be running for a short time in May. Watch and wager while it lasts ... A week out from their celebrated Black-Eyed Susan Day, and Preakness Day, we have a slate of 9-races on the docket.

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Horse Racing Picks

Most Likely Winner: (Race 1: Summer Beauty #4, 9/2):

We have already had a strong record on the opening race of each PIM card, so hopefully we can keep that going. I found a nice shot in this filly by Carpe Diem for trainer Sarah Nagle. The last time this one hit the track, it was an off-the-turf affair at Gulfstream Park against similar company. This race will be an easy spot, and jockey Jevian Toledo already has a good Meet going. Looks like we might have another winner on our hands at odds of 9/2!

Wagering Recommendation: $100 Win, #4


Off-the-Pace Play of the Day: (Race 5: Trikki Nikki #3, 8/1):

Here is a mare by Lemon Drop Kid that I suspect is going to be sharp off-the-bench. I think as a 4-yr-old she got tired, and lost interest throughout her summer campaign. If you look at her earlier races, when she was fresh at Penn and then at Pimlico, she turned in some nice performances. Back at it, she is going to be more than a square price on the grass, as Angel Cruz takes the mount.

Wagering Recommendation: $100 Bankroll, Graduated Wager WPS #3 ($10-W, $15-P, $75-S)


Spotlight Race of the Day: (Race 8: Turf, 5F, OC50kb, F&M 3+):

Even though the Pimlico Meet does not last long, one of its hallmarks continues to be the 5-furlong turf races … With competitive fields, you can find some nice ones in races just like this one. Of course, it is evident that Brittany Russell’s Adelaide Miss #2 and Mike Trombetta’s Spun Glass #3 are the classiest draws in here. Either has the ability to win going this distance, but I would give preference to the former. Russell is a premier trainer, and one of these days she is going to gain national attention of the “graded” variety. This filly by Vancouver (AUS) is coming off a campaign down at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, and the cutback in distance (compared to what she is used to running) might do the trick. She knows the PIM grass course, and I think if you could get odds somewhere around 3/1, then that qualifies as an overlay. One other runner that I would like to use is Tim Keefe’s Dendrobia #6. This seasoned mare by Denman (AUS) is dropping down after running over at Laurel in the King Leatherbury $100k. This one is classy, and she hasn’t taken a on OC Co. as low as this since 2020. Forest Boyce can get some winners home, so the order of the day is … tote watch. If she ends up the 3rd or even 4th choice, then she is without a doubt the best price on the board. Here is the bet …

Wagering Recommendation: $2 Trifecta Box, 2/3/6


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