Frank Carulli: Pimlico Late Pick 4 Analysis Friday, September 16, 2022

Pimlico’s Late Pick 4 this Friday, Sept. 16, encompasses a 5F turf sprint, a 6F maiden claiming race and a pair of long-distance starter allowances, one on the main track and one on the grass. A total of 37 runners are entered in the sequence, so the 50-cent wager is worth playing. Here’s a look at the action:

PIM 6th race (3:11 EST) -- BLAZING STAR could return a quick claim dividend off of her turf sprint form at Saratoga. She chased mid-70 Beyer types Nota Bene and Tuscan Queen two starts back, then ran third as the favorite behind Train To Artemis, who came back to open a 6-length lead and win again with an 84 Beyer.  She is today’s solo play.      

PIM 7th race (3:43 EST) -- LADDIE LIAM stepped up in class off the re-claim by McMahon, accelerated into the final turn, and held safe a commanding stretch lead for his fourth runaway victory in his last seven route attempts. COLONEL MOREHEAD finished 4-1/2 lengths behind the top one in his repeat attempt, now gets more ground to try and turn the tables. WENTZ was hounded by the 7-5 favorite but prevailed for his first win this year. He can make good use of his speed in this field and is coupled in the wagering with THORNY TALE, who also has speed and is seeking a repeat victory.    

PIM 8th race (4:16 EST) -- Seven of the 11 entrants in this one-mile starter allowance on the turf posted Beyer speed figures of 67 to 69 last out. Those same seven runners have combined for 33 wins on the lawn, mandating an ‘ALL’ punch in this leg of the Pick 4.  

PIM 9th race (4:49 EST) – SMART EULEE pressed and prompted the pace at 7F before tiring in a pair of Maiden Special Weight races won by a 1-to-5 Belmont shipper and an 8-to-5 first-time starter. She is strictly the one to beat on the cutback to 6F and the drop into a maiden claimer. FISHERS was ping-ponged around at the start, appeared to be tiring after a backstretch duel, then re-rallied for second behind the trip-sitting winner. She worked a :47.4 bullet since the claim.

Suggested 50-cent Ticket
PIM 6th Race: 9
PIM 7th Race: 1, 3, 4
PIM 8th Race: ALL
PIM 9th Race: 1, 2
COST: $33

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