Stan Salter's best bet and price plays for Friday's race card at Laurel Park. First post time is 1:10 p.m.

Best bet: Race 4, No. 7 Never Stop Looking (2-1)


This classy 8-year-old is back in top form now for the meet's leading trainer Claudio Gonzalez.  He's an eight-time winner at this track, including his last two in a row, and it looks like he can get a perfect stalking trip from the outside with Katie Davis aboard. He's beaten some of his rivals in here before and looks to be in a good spot to keep his sharp form for strong connections, who have been teaming up for some nice wins so far this meet.

Price play: Race 7, No. 6 Joy Drive (9-2)

This is a nice upper-level allowance co-feature of the day and I love the price I'm getting on this colt trained by Linda Rice, who is currently winning at a 48 percent clip so far this meet. This 4-year-old son of Quality Road won last time out at this track and I think he'll get a similar trip stalking from the outside with top rider Horacio Karamanos riding.  The barn has excelled with 4-year-olds so far this meet, and I think this guy, who has a win, a second and two thirds from four starts at this track, will continue that trend today and we should be able to get a nice price on him.

Early Pick 5:

1ST 1,2,4,5

2ND 1,2,5,6

3RD:  2,4

4TH:  7

5TH 4,6

Cost:  $32

Rainbow Pick 6:

4TH:  7

5TH 2,4,6,8

6TH 8,9


7TH:  6

8TH 1,6,7

9TH 1,2,4,6,7

Cost:  $24

Late Pick 4:

6TH 1,3,8,9

7TH 6

8TH:  1,6,7

9TH:  1,2,4,6,7

Cost:  $30

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