Free Picks & Analysis — Who Do Ya Like?
Sunday, February 11 , 2018
There’s a 9-race program today at Oaklawn Park, and we have FREE picks & analysis from Aaron Hayes (@ahaze24) of the program. Aaron filled in here on Danonymous last year, and we’re happy to have him providing picks & analysis of Oaklawn every Sunday. Give him a follow on twitter when you can.
Take it away, Aaron!
Race 1. #7 Away to Town. Closed to finish 1 ¼ lengths from the winner. Will have some early speed have some early speed to run into.
#1 Drip Brew. Has tons of early speed. Ran a solid 3rd off of a long layoff and should be fit
#5 Indian Trick. Has hit the board 8 out of 13 times. Will be sitting off the speed
$5 Daily Double. 1,7/7,9,10
Race 2. #7 Covington. There isn’t much speed in this maiden race and Covington ran out to 12 length lead in a mile race only to finish 3rd. If he can settle down on the lead, he might be hard to catch.
#9 A P’s Prince. Has three 3rd place finishes with his last coming on Feb 1st. Looks to be right off the pace
#10 Fort Given. Did flash some early speed after an 8 month layoff but faltered. Drops in class
.50 PK4. 7,9,10/4,6/3,6,9/6,7,8
Race 3. #6 How’s My Bud. (Longshot Play 12/1 ML) Broke his maiden in last race going 5 ½ furlongs closing from off the pace with a 4 month layoff. There is plenty of speed to run into and gets an extra half furlong. Also upgrades to jockey David Cabrera who has 13 wins on the meet.
#4 Iter. Ran 2nd vs similar in last race. Will be coming from well of the pace.
#7 Run For Charlie. Had a tough go at it in last race. Cuts back in distance and will be on the front end trying to wire the field
$10 WP #6 How’s My Bud
Race 4. #3 Herald Square. Gets some class relief while returning to a sprint. Will show some early speed
#6 Make Daddy Proud. Ran 4th vs similar in last maiden race. Will be stalking from off the pace.
#9 Rhine Falls. Has 2 near misses losing by a nose and a neck in 4 races. Drops in class and will be in a nice stalking position.
$1 Per Box 3,6,8,9
Race 5. #8 Malibu Wood. Wired the field 2 races back going a mile 1 1/8 at Woodbine. There isn’t much early speed in this rear 1 ½ mile race. Gets the bug boy Edgar Morales at 110 lbs which could help going the extra distance
#6. Wild About You. Has 10 wins on his resume and one of those has come at this distance. Will be closing from off the pace and will be tough.
#7 Tales Of War. Has a solid late kick. Distance wont be a problem and gets Santana aboard.
.50 Tri Box 3,6,7,8
Race 6. #1 Stella Malone. Is fresh off of a 4 month layoff and should be fit with good early speed. Drops in class and returns back to dirt. Will be tough on the lead
#5 Lil Vie. Drops in class and has nice speed figures. Trainer Brad Cox should have this one ready for his 2nd start over the surface.
#6 Royal Road. Will be off the pace trying to pick up the pieces late.
.50 PK4. 1,5,6/2/1,2,4/3,6,7,8,10
Race 7. #2 Infinity Squared (Best Bet 5/2 ML) He’s 2 for 2 and has a solid closing kick. Ran down (#3 Grade One) in last race and drifted out. Has a nice speed rating in last race and gets jockey David Cohen again who has 13 wins at the meet. Trainer Robertino Diodoro is winning at 28% with repeat winners. Will be tough to beat and could be on to a real promising career.
#7 Facilitator. Has 2 losses by a neck but to did break maiden in last by, guess what, a neck! Obviously moves up in class by has the talent. Has good late pace and the duo of Asmussen & Santana is always tough
#3 Grade One. Almost lasted a speed dual only to finish 2nd to (#2 Infinity Squared). Had a nice workout on Feb 5th and there isn’t much speed in this race. Could be alone and sneaky one home if he gets things his own way on the lead.
$20 Win #2 Infinity Squared
Race 8. #2 Eton Ridge. He loves to have his picture taken with 10 wins out of 34 races. Closed well late and will be in contention again.
#4 Snickerboxer. Won his last race by out running (#2 Eton Ridge). Will be looking to get his 10th win
#1 Dangerfield. Won last race and moves up in class. Nice speed figure in last race.
.50 Tri Box. 1,2,4,7. $2 Daily Double 1,2,4/3,8
Race 9. #8 K J’s Nobility. This beaten favorite adds blinkers who ran 3rd in last race. Jockey David Cohen is back aboard and this one will be tough to beat.
#3 Bud Ro. Looks to rebound off of a no show in last race. Switches to a better jockey and should be sitting right off the lead.
#10 Spotitude. Won maiden debut closing from off the pace despite a slow speed figure. Will be off the speed once again.
.10 Super. 8/3/All/All. 8/All/3/All. 8/All/All/3
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