Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for March 22


Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn Park picks for races on Friday, March 22.

Winners on Top 4/9 (Thursday) 88/366 (Meet)

Winners in Top 4 Selections 8/9 (Thursday) 265/366 (Meet)

Exactas in Top 4 Selections 6/9 (Thursday) 159/366 (Meet)

Trifectas in Top 4 Selections 1/9 (Thursday) 79/366 (Meet)

Best Bet: 33-9-5-5 Race 7 Missippi Martini Best Longshot: 36-5-8-8 Race 5 Heated Debate

No. Horse; Jockey; Comments for Top 4; Odds

Race 1: 6 Furlongs; Maiden Claiming; Purse $30,000; 3 YO and Up

6 Chongo; Birzer; Wire to wire; 7-2

8 Tell Tale Charlie; Albarado; Hoping for better break; 8-1

1 Miraculousmo; Franklin; Good works and Lasix for debut; 8-1

3 Denali Thunder; Mello; Will keep top choice honest; 9-2

2 Belong to B’sal; Thompson; 5-1

5 Midnight Music; Lebron; 9-2

4 St. Mary’s County; Santana; 3-1

7 Napa’s Phenom; Vazquez; 20-1

Race 2: 6 Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $27,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up

2 Illegally Blonde; Homeister; Back sprinting; 8-1

8 Runge; Berry; Has a big late kick; 5-1

3 Bid a Moon; Birzer; Back to better level; 9-5

5 Frannie G; McKee; Loves track and distance; 5-1

7 Brooks Beach; Albarado; 8-1

4 Perennial Song; Kuntzweiler; 7-2

6 Bellamy’s Fire; Vazquez; 15-1

1 Cool It Boys; Thompson; 12-1

Race 3: 6 Furlongs; Waiver Claiming; Purse $16,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up

7 Pretty Heiress; Santana; Steady money maker; 5-2

1 Extract; Vazquez; Better than last two tries; 3-1

6 One Lucky Brew; Canchari; Wins at 33% clip; 7-2

2 Raspberry Jam; Laviolette; Leading money winner this distance; 8-1

4 Safe N Rich; Thompson; 10-1

3 Bored to Death; Martin; 8-1

5 Victory Ghost; Albarado; 4-1

Race 4: 1 1/16 Mile; Maiden Special Weight; Purse $53,000; 3 YO and Up

11 Shady Creek; Homeister; The one to beat; 6-1

9 Bullero; Mello; Game vs open company; 5-1

8 Cloud Crossing; Lebron; Lots of trouble in debut; 6-1

6 Mallard’s Bro; Court; Back with state breds; 4-1

1 We Have Rainbows; Thompson; 7-2

4 Guska Mon Shoes; Laviolette; 10-1

10 Prince Partee; Birzer; 8-1

2 Arkansas Valor; McKee; 8-1

7 Royal Rude Boy; Cruz; 30-1

5 Just Jason; Johnson; 30-1

3 Tour de Rock; Kuntzweiler; 20-1

12 Nobel Bird; Vazquez; 30-1

Race 5: 5½ Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $15,500; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up

5 Heated Debate; Golibrzuch; Drops in to win; 8-1

2 Don’tcallmeshirley; Mello; On the improve; 3-1

1 Plastique; Ocampo; Speed from the inside; 7-2

7 Smarty Carol; Birzer; Stalk and go late; 5-2

3 Becks Expectations; Court; 4-1

4 Come Spring; Canchari; 6-1

6 Frosting; McKee; 12-1

Race 6: 6 Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $20,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up

9 Cheer for Foxes; Thompson; Adds blinkers and 2 good works; 5-2

6 Value Your Song; Vazquez; Better on dirt; 12-1

1 Bye Love You; Borel; Blinkers on may be the key; 4-1

7 It’snotyouit’sme; Albarado; Faced tougher here last year; 8-1

3 Ouiser; Lebron; 10-1

8 Reorganization; Franklin; 4-1

4 Blaine; Berry; 9-2

5 Flashy Pearl; Wade; 10-1

2 Bluegrass d’Lite; Quinonez; 12-1

Race 7: 1 1/16 Mile; Starter Optional Claiming; Purse $18,000; Fillies and Mares; 4 YO and Up

4 Missippi Martini; Kuntzweiler; No excuses this level; 6-1

6 Belle Muse; Ocampo; Better than last two; 5-1

8 Lamborgenie; Homeister; Goes for third win in a row; 3-1

5 Bressie; Albarado; Consistent check earner; 7-2

1 W W Olma; Santana; 5-1

7 Embers Glowing; Borel; 4-1

2 Noyoucan’t; Martin; 12-1

3 Mygreatauntbelle; Canchari; 20-1

Race 8: 1 1/16 Mile; Optional Claiming; Purse $55,000; 4 YO and Up

7 Wings of War; Laviolette; Throw out last; 10-1

5 Son of a General; Thompson; 4 of 5 career wins this distance; 4-1

3 Devil and a Half; Albarado; Off the board once at Oaklawn; 10-1

10 On the Loose Again; Quinonez; May fly late; 8-1

6 Omniscient; Santana; 5-1

4 Special Kid; Franklin; 5-1

2 Channeling; Johnson; 7-2

1 Limehouse; Blues Court; 6-1

9 Speighter Man; Birzer; 15-1

8 Truetap; Berry; 20-1

Race 9: 6 Furlongs; Maiden Claiming; Purse $15,500; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up

7 Dressedupingold; Santana; Back to competitive level; 4-1

1 Wild Eyed Kendal; Mello; Will try to wire them; 9-5

3 Sea District; Birzer; Good spot for debut; 10-1

10 Phantasmagoria; Franklin; Game for 5/8 ‘s; 8-1

9 Lost Cat; Berry; 12-1

2 Harperstown Lady; Joubert; 30-1

6 Kim Rules; Gonzalez; 12-1

8 Solar Sunrise; Quinonez; 20-1

11 Sweet Ruby Kate; Johnson; 15-1

4 Good’s Mission; Corbett; 15-1

5 Dian for a Million; Thompson; 8-1

12 Zamorra’s Queen; Canchari; 15-1