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Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn Picks


Here are Charlie Cooper’s handicapping picks for the Thursday, Jan. 24, Oaklawn Park races.

Winners on Top 2/9 (Monday) 15/54 (Meet)

Winners in Top 4 Selections 7/9 (Monday) 40/54 (Meet)

Exactas in Top 4 Selections 4/9 (Monday) 22/54 (Meet)

Trifectas in Top 4 Selections 2/9 (Monday) 12/54 (Meet)

Best Bet: Race Race 9 Lady Spencer 4-1-1-0 Best Longshot: Race 4 What Lola Wants 6-0-1-2

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

Race 1: 1 Mi.; Maiden Claiming; Purse $19,000; 3 YO and Up

8 Bobo’sbadge; Quinonez; Good spot for debut; 6-1

2 Bad Ronnie; Wade; Should be rolling late; 7-2

11 Rango; Birzer; On the improve; 5-1

1 Zellers; Thompson; Will try to wire them; 5-2

9 Bitter Truth; Laviolette; 8-1

4 Spahn; Homeister; 12-1

5 Conte; Ocampo; 8-1

7 Cori; Lebron; 15-1

3 The Tormenator; Shino; 20-1

10 Rural Neopolitan; Canchari 20;-1

6 Silk Cowboy; Quinonez; 30-1

Race 2: 6 Furlongs; Starter Optional Claiming; Purse $24,000; 4 YO and Up

7 Fifth Date; Birzer; Had career best season in 2012; 9-5

5 Homeboykris; Albarado; Completes the exacta; 5-2

6 Tangled Sheets; Homeister; On the board 8 of 11 starts this distance; 7-2

4 Doinmysongndance; Wade; Drops to lowest level ever; 15-1

2 Lee’s South; Quinonez; 5-1

1 Lunar Fleet; Thompson; 8-1

3 Pocket Medal; Loveberry; 15-1

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

10 Zarby’s Home; Court; Along in time; 8-1

3 Brassy Boy; Santana; Always game vs open company; 5-2

5 Uneven Score; Canchari; Dropping and adds bug boy; 15-1

4 Explosive Ghazie; Wade; Long time over due; 15-1

9 My Nephew Matt; Mello; 9-2

8 Our Brother Steve; Kuntzweiler; 10-1

1 Sing in the Storm; Berry; 7-2

6 Taste the Truth; Gonzalez; 15-1

1a Made the Cut; Berry; 7-2

11 Ruddys Buddy; Martin; 15-1

2 Calhoun Stonewall; Joubert; 10-1

7 Bo Badger; Teator; 15-1

Race 4: 6 Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $26,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and up

1 What Lola Wants; McNeil; Will love pace today; 12-1

7 Alex’s Legacy; Cintron; Back to proper level; 5-1

11 Frannie G; Homeister; Never off the board at Oaklawn; 10-1

9 Heatofthestorm; Wade; First time for a tag and sprinting again; 9-2

10 Rah Rah Rachel; Mello; 12-1

3 Renegade Band; Lebron; 3-1

2 Flashy Pearl; Berry; 10-1

6 Bye Love You; Thompson; 15-1

4 Reorganization; Franklin; 12-1

5 Cherokee Storm; Birzer; 12-1

12 K P Princess; Canchari; 12-1

8 Randon Syn; Ocampo; 15-1

Race 5: 6 Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $15,500; 4 YO and up

5 My Time to Star; Canchari; Runs big fresh; 6-1

9 Moon On Fire; Bell; In good form; 5-2

3 Raymond’s Brew; Franklin; 4 of 5 career wins this distance; 4-1

6 Mister Minister; Martin; Has some back class; 15-1

8 Anarchy; Albarado; 10-1

2 Online Code; Santana; 8-1

1 Kesagami; Laviolette; 3-1

7 Run Over Me Rade; Quinonez; 12-1

4 Rewiring; Gonzalez; 15-1

Race 6: 6 Furlongs; Optional Claiming; Purse $54,000; 3 YO and up

7 Storm Tuner; McNeil; One sharp arky bred; 5-1

6 Tis’ Timeless; Birzer; Likes track and distance; 6-1

10 Brassy and Proud; Franklin; Game all three Oaklawn starts; 4-1

4 Star Affirmed; Vazquez; Last year’s form would do; 9-2

3 Spartan; Lebron; 12-1

1 Karen’s Good Boy; Corbett; 15-1

5 Miguel Baby; Martin; 10-1

12 Deputy Forrest; McKee; 20-1

2 Barham; Quinonez; 8-1

11 Breckenridge; Thompson; 10-1

8 Destinare; Ocampo; 10-1

9 Valid Commander; Laviolette; 15-1

Race 7: 1 Mi.; Optional Claiming; Purse $54,000; Fillies and Mares; 4 YO and up

6 Illegally Blonde; Thompson; Goes on by late; 5-1

4 Fast Bobbi J; Vazquez; Should have won last; 5-2

7 Come Acorkin; Court; Missed a check once; 12-1

3 Battle Bridge; Albarado; Impressive maiden victory; 5-1

1 Bourbonesque; Canchari; 20-1

5 Trans Continental; Martin; 3-1

8 Pedestrian; Quinonez; 12-1

2 Jazil’s Song; Lebron; 10-1

10 Sheza Drama Queen; Homeister; 12-1

9 Tightly Wound; Berry; 20-1

Race 8: 1 1/16 Mi.; Optional Claiming; Purse $55,500; 4 YO and Up

7 Stay Put; Thompson; Sits the perfect trip; 4-1

2 Herp; Berry; In good form; 5-2

5 Forty Nine; Watts; Court 3 of 4 career wins this distance; 12-1

4 Don Dulce; Albarado; Never off the board this distance; 2-1

6 Golden Ron; Vazquez; 15-1

1 Z Rockstar; Quinonez; 3-1

3 King Coral; Wade; 15-1

Race 9: 6 Furlongs; Maiden Claiming; Purse $15,500; Fillies and Mares; 4 YO and Up

6 Lady Spencer; Homeister; Graduation day; 4-1

10 Littlebitcranky; Court; Will be rolling late; 12-1

12 Sandy’s Snow Day; Thompson; Good first out barn; 5-1

4 Genie M; Albarado; Attracks top rider; 9-2

9 Glowing Review; Canchari; 20-1

3 Smarty Carol; Berry; 4-1

2 Value Your Song; Vazquez; 7-2

11 Motokiks Dancer; Shino; 30-1

7 Cactusa; Laviolette; 12-1

8 Stormy Commandress; Ocampo; 20-1

5 Carrie the Cowboy; Quinonez; 30-1

1 T Byrd Too; Pizarro; 30-1