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Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for March 16


Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn Park picks for races on Saturday, March 16.

Winners on Top 3/10 (Friday) 82/337 (Meet)

Winners in Top 4 Selections 6/10 (Friday) 241/337 (Meet)

Exactas in Top 4 Selections 4/10 (Friday) 145/337 (Meet)

Trifectas in Top 4 Selections 1/10 (Friday) 76/337 (Meet)

Best Bet: 30-8-5-4 Race 8 Only in America Best Longshot: 33-5-7-8 Race 7 Froggyville

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

Race 1: 6 Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $20,000; 3 YO and Up

9 Argumental; Lebron; Along in time; 7-2

5 Zarby’s Derby Day; Johnson; Drops to lowest level ever; 6-1

1 Salt Free; Martin; Sharp both Oaklawn starts; 9-2

6 Launch Commander; Thompson; Off the board once this distance; 5-2

7 Seeking the Reward; Laviolette; 20-1

8 De Score; Quinonez; 6-1

2 Strategic Player; Ocampo; 12-1

4 Anthem; Santana; 6-1

3 The Steel Warrior; Mello; 15-1

Race 2: 6 Furlongs; Maiden Claiming; Purse $19,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up

8 Primetime Kiss; Birzer; Has never missed a check; 9-2

7 Diamond Creek; Wade; Works signal readiness; 5-1

11 Sister Brown; Franklin; Game finish after having trouble; 8-1

9 Gray Lady Partee; Borel; Off the board once at Oaklawn; 4-1

5 Sneaky Sweet; Laviolette; 10-1

3 Lexs Image; Corbett; 5-1

6 Wreath; Martin; 8-1

12 Red Devil Gal; Ocampo; 10-1

2 Cathelda; Canchari; 10-1

1 Bit of Barbed Wire; Chavez; 30-1

4 Emily Will; Gonzalez; 30-1

10 Paradise Dreams; Canchari; 20-1

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

12 Lion’s Dub; Baird; Right on by in lane; 3-1

8 Denali Silver; Mello; Speedster needed last dangerous on lead; 5-1

10 Hard Nosed; Berry; Much the best last out; 9-2

6 Eiswein; Corbett; Will be rolling late; 20-1

4 Devil’s Hammock; Ocampo; 7-2

11 Conservative Value; Thompson; 6-1

9 Illusive Heart; Laviolette; 20-1

1 Ali Frazier; Shino; 20-1

2 Mister H; Escobar; 15-1

3 Toga’s Storm; Santana; 20-1

7 Museum Tour; Birzer; 20-1

5 Ruddys Buddy; Canchari; 20-1

Race 4: 6 Furlongs; Maiden Claiming; Purse $15,500; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up

7 Rock On Misty; Albarado; Blinkers on and first time for a tag; 7-2

4 Dixie’s Home Run; McKee; Takes big drop; 12-1

8 My Girl Sherri; Franklin; Game vs tougher in debut; 6-1

2 Hap Cat; Court; Better than last; 10-1

6 Havasu Falls; Bell; 5-1

3 Paid Vacation; Quinonez; 9-2

11 Cactusa; Homeister; 8-1

12 Shugie; Santana; 8-1

10 Twentyoneandchange; Kuntzweiler; 12-1

9 Rockin Humor; Mello; 30-1

5 Saint Greenie; Lebron; 30-1

1 Desi Dawn; Quinonez; 12-1

Race 5: 1 Mi; Claiming; Purse $18,000; 3 YO and Up

10 Tears; Martin; The one to catch?; 3-1

11 Ricky Tick; Santana; In good form; 5-2

2 Bluegrass Type; Ocampo; Off the board once at Oaklawn; 12-1

7 Rhodsey; Berry; Stalker/closer takes blinkers off; 4-1

4 Waimea Canyon; Quinonez; 15-1

9 Splash Landing; Thompson; 6-1

6 Known Contender; Court; 12-1

5 Stalking Lion; Canchari; 15-1

3 Noah and O; Quinonez; 20-1

1 Maybe’s Master; Mello; 12-1

8 Grunt; Cruz; 30-1

Race 6: 1 1/16 Mi; Claiming; Purse $16,000; 3 YO and Up

9 Gratitat; Albarado; Game this level; 5-2

3 Party Hard; Lebron; A big factor late; 6-1

1 Claudia’s Forum; Berry; On the improve; 6-1

7 Dark Ruler; Laviolette; Stalker adds useful work; 7-2

5 Southern Ocean; Quinonez; 20-1

10 Train Heist; Corbett; 8-1

8 Little Red Ruler; Cruz; 20-1

11 Moon On Fire; Bell; 20-1

12 Anarchy; Canchari; 20-1

4 Guarded Entrance; Franklin; 20-1

6 Tiz Our Insight; Quinonez; 12-1

2 Brother Dudeleo; Gonzalez; 12-1

Race 7: 6 Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $23,000; 3 YO and Up

1 Froggyville; Vazquez; Flies by again; 15-1

11 Richmond; Keith; Sharp in off the shelf try; 3-1

3 Posse Cat; Berry; Throw out last; 4-1

9 Lake Creek; Thompson; Had trouble in last try; 12-1

8 Miguel Baby; McKee; 6-1

7 Webster; Albarado; 9-2

5 Bizet; Franklin; 8-1

10 Puckster; Wade; 20-1

12 Spring Warrior; Birzer; 20-1

2 Zooming White Star; Mello; 10-1

4 Red Maserati; Lebron; 20-1

6 Black Ida’s Jo Jo; Quinonez; 20-1

Race 8: 1 1/16 Mi; Maiden Special Weight; Purse $53,000; 3 YO

4 Only in America; Albarado; Graduation day; 2-1

5 Run Hide; Quinonez; Adds 2 works & positive rider switch; 9-2

10 Sammy’s Bandit; Ocampo; Earned a check all 4 starts; 8-1

1 Bashaar; Johnson; Barn capable of upset; 10-1

7 Mr. Blackthorn; Thompson; 5-1

6 Stone Wolf; Wade; 30-1

3 City Connect; Vazquez; 20-1

2 Razman; Mello; 12-1

9 Twisted Notion; Bejarano; 12-1

12 Jackson Action; Birzer; 20-1

11 Betweenhereandcool; Santana; 10-1

8 Fire Flight; Canchari; 15-1

Race 9: 1 1/16 Mi; AZERI STAKES; Purse $150,000; Fillies and Mares; 4 YO and Up

7 My Miss Aurelia; Nakatani; Three time grade one winner; 6-5

6 Don’t Tell Sophia; Albarado; Has smoked Oaklawn competition; 3-2

1 Tiz Miz Sue; Rocco; Completes the Trifecta; 5-1

3 She’s All In; Quinonez; 2nd leading money winner this distance; 12-1

4 Songs and Sonnets; Gomez; 8-1

2 Holy Heavens; Ocampo; 30-1

5 Keiai Tokyo; Homeister; 30-1

Race 10: 1 1/16 Mi; REBEL STAKES; Purse $600,000; 3 YO

1 Treasury Bill; Talamo; Will love pace scenario; 5-1

10 Super Ninety Nine; Bejarano; Will have pressure today; 3-2

7 Will Take Charge; Court; Could sit the perfect trip; 15-1

4 Delhomme; Gomez; Impressive 2 YO time in stakes; 7-2

6 Den’s Legacy; Albarado; 8-1

9 Oxbow; Smith; 4-1

8 Stormy Holiday; Bell; 30-1

3 Texas Bling; Berry; 30-1

1a Title Contender; Quinonez; 5-1

2 Carve; Nakatani; 15-1

5 Hardrock Eleven; Thompson; 50-1

Race 11: 6 Furlongs; Optional Claiming; Purse $55,000; 4 YO and Up

5 Que Posse; Santana; Best beats these, runs well fresh; 3-1

7 Gentlemen’s Bet; Albarado; Much the best both starts; 5-2

9 Livonzin; Gomez; Should be a factor late; 8-1

8 Jake Mo; Ocampo; Needed last, dangerous today; 15-1

10 Right to Vote; Bejarano; 3-1

11 Ghostbuster; Quinonez; 12-1

6 Okie Tuff; Birzer; 20-1

3 Arturius; Rocco; 30-1

2 Tiz Tee Time; Berry; 6-1

1 Beware the Devil; Mello; 30-1

1a Launch Light; Mello; 30-1

4 Doinmysongndance; Wade; 30-1