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Belmont Park Horse Racing Picks for Saturday, May 18, 2019

May 18, 2019 Belmont Park Horse Racing Picks.


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, 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)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Smiles From Sadie 0.80 1.3 3-1
1 1 Solitary Gem 4.00 1.6 3-1
4 4 Kingdom’s Queen 2.50 1.7 3-1
3 3 Carlisle Belle 10.00 2.4 5-1
6 6 Whyisshesoolucky 12.00 2.8 5-1
2 2 Ok Honey 15.00 3 6-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 My First Gal 2.50 1.6 3-1
7 7 Peggy Sue 3.00 1.9 4-1
6 6 Slamin Sami Brown 3.00 2 4-1
5 5 Easy Banker 5.00 2.6 5-1
8 8 Nova Girl 12.00 2.7 5-1
1 1 Charming Cara 15.00 3.1 6-1
4 4 Its a Chance 6.00 3.1 6-1
3 3 Crick 20.00 4.2 8-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Maiden Special Weight)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Brittas Bay 3.00 SCRATCH
6 6 Daleelaty 5.00 SCRATCH
8 8 Liza Jambalaya 2.50 SCRATCH
4 4 Bye Bye Nicky 0.80 0.9 2-1
1 1 Global Exchange 5.00 1.4 3-1
2 2 Teletype 10.00 2.1 4-1
7 5 Effiemeister 15.00 2.6 5-1
9 6 I’llhandalthecash 12.00 2.9 5-1
3 3 Miss You Blues 12.00 3 6-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Allowance Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Abiding Star 8.00 SCRATCH
3 3 Greek Alphabet 2.50 1.5 3-1
5 5 Lunaire 3.50 2.1 4-1
6 6 Harlan’s Harmony 4.50 2.4 5-1
1 1 Ninety One Assault 6.00 2.5 5-1
8 7 Driven to Compete 12.00 2.5 5-1
2 2 Say the Word 5.00 2.7 5-1
4 4 Dundalk 10.00 3.2 6-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Preternatural 1.80 SCRATCH
9A 9 Flat Out Jayvien 15.00 SCRATCH
1A 1 Buss the Bell 15.00 SCRATCH
5 3 Remstin 5.00 1.1 2-1
8 6 Great Going 8.00 1.8 3-1
7 5 Bourbon Did It 2.50 2 4-1
6 4 Major Flirt 6.00 2.5 5-1
2 1 Sams Last Ghasp 10.00 2.5 5-1
4 2 Our American Star 20.00 3 6-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Starter Allowance)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Nueva York 20.00 SCRATCH
4 4 Missle Bomb 1.60 1.1 2-1
2 2 Loverboy Lou 1.80 1.4 3-1
5 5 Fox Red 3.00 1.7 3-1
3 3 Creative Style 5.00 2.6 5-1
1 1 Go Big Or Go Home 12.00 2.7 5-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Allowance)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
16 16 Not About the Nail 2.00 SCRATCH
15 15 Gentle Annie 6.00 SCRATCH
4 4 Codrington 15.00 SCRATCH
14 14 Peaches and Spice 15.00 SCRATCH
9 8 Classic Lady 3.00 1.4 3-1
1 1 Pound Note 6.00 1.9 4-1
3 3 Barrel of Destiny 5.00 2.7 5-1
5 4 Got the Gist 8.00 3.2 6-1
7 6 Dynamite Kitten 4.50 3.4 6-1
6 5 Theaterintheround 12.00 3.7 7-1
11 10 Miss Jen 10.00 3.9 7-1
13 12 Puparee 30.00 4.1 8-1
2 2 Summer Squeeze 20.00 4.4 8-1
12 11 Danielle’s Pride 15.00 4.4 8-1
8 7 Ascender 15.00 5.1 10-1
10 9 Fair Lassie 30.00 5.6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 8 (Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Fleet Irish 12.00 SCRATCH
8 7 Papa Shot 2.00 1.3 3-1
4 4 Blue Belt 3.00 1.5 3-1
1 1 Stretch’s Stone 8.00 2.4 5-1
7 6 Playthatfunnymusic 10.00 2.7 5-1
2 2 Analyze the Odds 3.50 2.8 5-1
3 3 Here Comes Tommy 20.00 2.8 5-1
9 8 Formal Start 12.00 3.7 7-1
6 5 Big Thicket 15.00 4 8-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
11 11 Preston Court 12.00 SCRATCH
13 13 Cause for Applause 2.50 SCRATCH
12 12 Opt 8.00 SCRATCH
4 4 Paynter’s Prize 3.00 0.9 2-1
5 5 Impazible Odds 3.50 1.5 3-1
10 10 The Grand Canal 4.50 2 4-1
1 1 Awesome Adversary 5.00 2.6 5-1
8 8 Game Break 8.00 3.5 7-1
2 2 Icey Cash 15.00 3.7 7-1
7 7 Moo Lah 12.00 3.8 7-1
9 9 Inflection 10.00 3.8 7-1
3 3 High Command 15.00 4.7 9-1
6 6 Mysterioustraveler 20.00 5 10-1

RACE NUMBER 10 (Allowance Optional Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Starlite Mission 12.00 SCRATCH
7 7 Carrera Cat 4.00 SCRATCH
9 9 Miss Hot Stones 4.50 SCRATCH
8 6 Hay Field 5.00 1.9 4-1
2 2 Fair Regis 12.00 2.2 4-1
10 7 Playinwiththeboys 6.00 2.3 4-1
5 5 Sue’s Fortune 6.00 2.5 5-1
1 1 My Roxy Girl 12.00 2.8 5-1
11 8 Archumybaby 8.00 2.8 5-1
4 4 Bertranda 15.00 3.1 6-1
3 3 Puffery 20.00 3.6 7-1

RACE NUMBER 11 (Stakes) – Soaring Softly S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Stillwater Cove 2.50 1.1 2-1
2 2 Feel Glorious (GB) 3.00 2.2 4-1
6 6 Eyeinthesky 5.00 2.3 4-1
1 1 My Galina 4.00 2.3 4-1
4 4 Missmizz 10.00 2.4 5-1
7 7 Entirely 6.00 3.1 6-1
5 5 Seek and Destroy 8.00 3.8 7-1
8 8 Waving Flags 30.00 4 8-1

RACE NUMBER 12 (Maiden Claiming)

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
11 11 Catorat 12.00 SCRATCH
13 13 Mister Muy Bien 3.00 SCRATCH
12 12 Ticked All Daboxes 30.00 SCRATCH
4 4 Bunyan’s Axe 2.50 1.2 2-1
8 8 Legion Storm 4.00 1.7 3-1
1 1 My Amanjena 3.50 1.8 3-1
3 3 Millionaire Joe 10.00 2.9 5-1
2 2 Sounds Good 8.00 3.1 6-1
10 10 Fleet Admiral 15.00 3.3 6-1
6 6 Sporting Art 6.00 4 8-1
5 5 Hurricane Andrew 20.00 4.2 8-1
7 7 Curlin the Giant 12.00 4.6 9-1
9 9 Semper Paratus 20.00 4.7 9-1

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Keep up to date on late scratches and other changes Рthose are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides no warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk.

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