Dan's Double: Looking for a Price at Laurel Park

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Saturday, Nov. 10

Laurel Park, Race 1, Noon ET

#4 Pride Leader: We’re going from Breeders’ Cup races to a $10,000 maiden claiming race at Laurel. But hey, maybe we can find some prices here which were few and far between last weekend. I wouldn’t generally pick a 21-time maiden (a maiden is a horse who has never won before) in a race like this but Pride Leader has run most of her races on the turf. Her few tries on the dirt haven’t been all that bad, especially when you consider her last race at this level when she finished second after a little trouble at the start. If you put a line through her turf races, she really does fit on her dirt form here. There’s a good amount of speed signed up for this race and she should be sitting in the second or third flight, while saving ground. You’re also getting a major jockey upgrade.

$10 Budget

$2 win, place, and show on #4 Pride Leader ($6)

$2 exacta box 4,9 ($4)

$25 Budget

$5 win, place, and show on #4 Pride Leader ($15)

$5 exacta box 4,9 ($10)

$50 Budget

$5 win, place, and show on #4 Pride Leader ($15)

$5 exacta box 4,9 ($10)

$1 trifecta 4,9 with 2,4,8,9,10 with 2,4,8,9,10 ($24)

Laurel Park, Race 2, 12:30 p.m. ET

#6 Bad Angle Burke: Let’s make it a true daily double, playing the first two races on the Saturday Laurel card. This colt represents a sneaky little play for trainer Hugh McMahon off of a bit of a layoff. When last seen, Bad Angle Burke finished 26-plus lengths behind facing similar company. I’d toss that race on account of the mile distance (this race is 5 ½ furlongs) and sloppy track. But go back a race and you’ll find a strong effort at the level. Previously, over fast going, he ran another number that was competitive. I think he also gets a solid pace to run into and he’s well drawn for this. Jockey Katie Davis has quietly had a nice meet and she’s been on some live mounts for this barn, in particular. Let’s hope to get a price.

$10 Budget

$2 win, place, and show on #6 Bad Angle Burke ($6)

$1 exacta 6,7 with 6,7,10 ($4)

$25 Budget

$6 win, place, and show on #6 Bad Angle Burke ($18)

$1 exacta box 6,7,10 ($6)

$50 Budget

$8 win, place, and show on #6 Bad Angle Burke ($24)

$1 exacta box 6,7,10 ($6)

$4 exacta box 6,7 ($8)

$1 trifecta key 6 with 3,4,7,10 ($12)

YTD BANKROLL: -$1,386.15

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