Free Picks & Analysis — Who Do Ya Like?
Sunday, February 18 , 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 #2 Moonlight Train. Came from well off the pace to finish 4 but beaten by only 2. lengths in last start. Stretches out in distance might help.
#1 Ever Special. Has good tactical speed and should be sitting right off the lead. Broke maiden in last race by a neck.
#3 First Babe. Will be fresh off a 2 month break. Will be near the lead throughout.
$5 Daily Double 1,2,3/4,5
Race 2 #5 Bella My Girl. Flattened out in last start down the stretch while sitting right off the lead. Should get first jump on foes when the turn for home.
#4 Sassy Olivia Ann. Gets 2nd start after a long layoff. Should be fit and ready to rebound from a 6th place finish in last race.
#11 Seaside Surprise. Closed and passed tiring foes heading for home to finish 3rd. 2nd race off of long layoff.
.50 Pk4 4,5/4,5,7/2,3,5/4,8,12
Race 3 #4 Telling You Twice. Returns back to dirt with top jockey Ricardo Santana aboard. Has the highest speed rating in last race. Will be ready since his last race on Dec 3.
#7 To The King. Ran evenly in last race but gets some class relief and should be right off the pace setters
#5 Just Another Bird. Has four 3rd place finishes out of nine races. Has some early tactical speed.
.50 Tri Box 4,5,7,8
Race 4 #5 Heavenly Daze (Long shot Play 8/1 ML) Has a good closing kick and with some decent early speed in this race, that can set up perfectly. 2 races back he finished 2nd by a half a length with jockey Jon Court aboard.
#2 Corinthians Glory. Had the lead in the stretch only to get ran down to be second best. Trainer Federico Villafranco in winning at 29% with claimers.
#3 Intercession. Gets his 2nd race off a layoff and will be ready. Has hit the board in 13 out of 19 races.
$10 WP 5 HEAVEANLY DAZE
Race 5 #8 Kantastic. Drops in class today and that should be beneficial. Two races back he when he dropped in class he won, however was taken down and placed 2nd through disqualification. Should be in a nice spot this race.
#4 Dialed To Go. This California invader should be on the lead and primed to wire the field. There isn’t much speed in this maiden race. Will be tough.
#12 Sing Prada Sing. Luis Quinonez gets back aboard and looks to improve from her 3rd place finish in last start.
.50 PK3 4,8,12/1.3,6/6
Race 6 #3 Burgameister. Sat off the lead and pulled away convincingly to win by 5 lengths. Got a high speed rating from that victory and will look to duplicate that same effort.
#1 Bajan Cash. Came from last to win last start. Has the nice combo of hot trainer Brad Cox and jockey Gary Stevens.
#6 Running Back. Trainer Robertino Diodoro is winning at 25% 2nd after a claim. Has a late turn of foot and will be looking to pick up the pieces late.
.50 Pk4 1,3,6/6/2,3,7/7,9,10,11
Race 7 #6 Prime Issue (Best Bet 5/2 ML) He is the lone speed in this race and Ricardo Santana should be able to dictate his fractions to his liking. He as 11 wins out of 44 races and finishes in the money 50% of the time. Peter Miller only has 1 win on the meet but has a very good chance to get his 2nd. He’ll be the 1st out the gate and hopefully the 1st to cross the wire.
#8 Charles Bricken Ridge. He flattened out in his last start but gets some class relief. He will be sitting mid pack and closing late.
#2 Dale The Bug Man. Hasn’t run in 5 months but has some bullet workouts leading up to this race. Jockey Ramon Vasquez also has a win aboard
$20 Win 6 PRIME ISSUE
Race 8 #3 Constantino. Didn’t break well and was wide throughout. Should have a better go at it with his 2nd start over the dirt from the all weather at Woodbine. Should have some pace to run into that suits his closing style.
#2 W. B Smudge. Looks to improve in 2nd start off of a 10 month layoff. Has hit the board 6 times out of 10 races at Oaklawn. Gets hot jock Ricardo Santana back aboard.
#7 Petrov. Hasn’t raced in 3 months but has a bullet workout in 4f on Feb 9.
Has good tactical speed and looks to get his 4 year old campaign on the right foot.
$2 Daily Double 2,3/ 7,9,10,11
Race 9 #10 Pop Life. Was forced very wide in his lone start to close only 2 lengths off of the winner. Jockey David Cohen returns to ride this deep closer.
#11 Oh So Tall. Flashed speed in his only start to flatten late down the stretch. Will be tough if he alone on the lead.
#7 Zack Ridge Road. Has improved in his last two starts with a 3rd and a 2nd Has a nice speed figure in last race.
.50 Tri Box 7,9,10,11
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