Stan Salter's picks for Saturday's racing at Laurel Park:

Race 1, 12:30 p.m. post time


Selections: No. 6 Skipalong, No. 10 Ms. Picadilly, No. 9 High Math

Race 2, 1 p.m.

Selections: No. 3 Full Quest, No. 2 Noonan On Thursday, No. 7 Tactical Hero

Race 3, 1:30 p.m.

Selections: No. 6 Came Back, No. 3 Golden Emperor, No. 2 Oak Bluffs

Race 4, 2 p.m.

Selections: No. 8 Convoyarie, No. 9 Hissy Fit, No. 7 Moon Vision

Race 5, 2:30 p.m.

Selections: No. 8 Kitty's Right, No. 10  Kadie'shorseplay, No. 2 Avellaneous

Race 6, 3 p.m.

Selections: No. 7 Better Way, No. 2 Purnata, No. 9 Faithinvictoria

Race 7, 3:30 p.m.

Selections:  No. 8 Steve Said Don't, No. 5 Jackson S, No. 11 Real Amazing

Race 8, 4 p.m.


Selections: No. 8 Golden Glint, No. 7 Kaitain, No. 1 Snuggley Bear

Race 9, 4:30 p.m.

Selections: No. 13 Wildcat Rising, No. 4 Waves On the Sea, No. 8 Sammi's Valentine

Best bet: Race 3, No. 6 Came Back (7-2)

He's a reliable 7-year-old who has won on the turf nine times, including five time here at Laurel Park for trainer Alan Goldberg, who is 27% overall with turf sprinters.  At this level, he's absolutely the main threat to run them down late just like he did last out when he rallied six-wide to win by a head with Jevian Toledo aboard.  Leading rider Toledo has been up for two of his three wins this year, so it's encouraging to see him aboard once again today.

Day maker: Race 4, No. 8 Convoyarie (8-1)

Leading trainer Mary Eppler finds a nice condition for this 3-year-old filly who has won three times this year, with two of them coming here at Laurel Park with jockey Taylor Hole in the saddle.  There appears to be enough early speed in this race to set it up for this closing-sprinter to get her third win in a row.

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