Pimlico Primer: Betmix, 1/ST BET Hints for Old Hilltop

Pimlico’s 12-day Spring Meet kicks off Thursday and, of course, boasts the 147th Preakness Stakes on Saturday, May 21. First post time each day will be 12:40 pm ET with the exception of Preakness (10:30 am ET) and Black-Eyed Susan (11:30 am ET). The Thursday-Sunday weekly lineup includes a dark day on Sunday, May 22 (post-Preakness) and a special Memorial Day, Monday, May 30 offering on closing day before Maryland action returns to Laurel Park.

Some Betmix Angler pointers for Pimlico: Sire Curlin’s offspring win 32% on the dirt since 2016 … Trainer Keiron Magee aims here with 50 dirt winners since 2015 at a 29% strike rate (particularly strong in dirt routes) … Trainer Charles “Spider” Frock is the longshot look to make in dirt races. You’d have returned $1.89 for every $1 bet on his 99 starters at Pimlico since 2015, including a $27 winner last Spring … On turf, horses exiting turf races win 14% while those exiting dirt races win 9% - an important distinction as its early in the grass season in the Mid-Atlantic … With 1-1/16 miles races at Pimlico the go-to route vs. the 1-turn mile at Laurel, note horses exiting Laurel 1-turn miles and 2-turn routes both win at 15% in these races at Pimlico (no advantages).

The 1/ST BET app provides artificial intelligence handicapping picks and data for races throughout North America. Here’s how the AI shapes up the opening-day allowance feature Thursday at Pimlico:

Pimlico // Race 7 // allowance // 1-1/16 miles (turf) // 4:00 pm ET

#6 Helluva Lady (12-1) // 27%W
#7 My Candy Girl (7-2) // 21%W
#4 Why Not Tonight (3-1) // 12%W
#2 I’m Blushing (9-2) // 10%W

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