Friday’s Low Takeout Stronach 5 Averages 11-Plus Runners Per Race

There will be lots of opportunity to make a score in Friday’s Stronach 5 with large, competitive fields featuring races from Gulfstream Park in Florida, Laurel Park in Maryland and Santa Anita Park in Southern California.

The Stronach 5 will feature a $100,000 guaranteed pool and an industry-low 12-percent takeout.

Gulfstream’s eighth race kicks off the Stronach 5 at 3:41 p.m. with a dozen allowance optional claiming 3-year-old fillies going five furlongs on the turf. The race includes lightly-raced Solid as a Rock and Tony’s Rose and stakes-placed Song River.

Laurel’s seventh and eighth races in the Stronach 5 – allowance optional claimers on the main track – once again have attracted full fields with great value. Favored Bustoff is 9-2 in the seventh race and favored Runaway Lute is 7-2 in the eighth race.

Santa Anita’s third race will be the final leg of the sequence, a mile event on the turf for 3-year-olds and up including favored Tiberius Mercurius, a disqualified winner in his last, and two starters from the barn of Bob Baffert.

Friday’s races and sequence

  • Leg One – Gulfstream Park 8th Race: (12 entries, 5 furlongs turf) 3:41 ET, 12:41 PT
  • Leg Two – Laurel Park 7th Race: (11 entries, 1 mile) 4:06 ET, 1:06 PT
  • Leg Three – Gulfstream Park 9th Race: (13 entries, 1 1/16 mile turf) 4:13 ET, 1:13 PT
  • Leg Four – Laurel Park 8th Race: (12 entries, 6 furlongs) 4:38 ET, 1:38 PT
  • Leg Five – Santa Anita Park 3rd race: (9 entries, 1 mile turf) 4:59 ET, 1:59 PT

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The Stronach 5 In the Money podcast, hosted by Jonathan Kinchen and Peter Thomas Fornatale, will be posted by 2 p.m. Thursday at and will be available on iTunes and other major podcast distributors

The minimum wager on the multi-race, multi-track Stronach 5 is $1. If there are no tickets with five winners, the entire pool will be carried over to the next Friday.

If a change in racing surface is made after the wagering closes, each selection on any ticket will be considered a winning selection. If a betting interest is scratched, that selection will be substituted with the favorite in the win pool when wagering closes.

The Maryland Jockey Club serves as host of the Stronach 5.

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