Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Saturday, Feb. 22


Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Best Bet: Race 1 Spicy Lady 20-6-5-3

Best Longshot: Race 7 Pappascat 22-2-1-2

No. Horse Jockey Comments for Top 4 Odds

Race 1: 6 Furlongs; Waiver Claiming; Purse $17,700; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up

7 Spicy Lady Birzer Should smoke these with ease 8-5

1 Virginia Ann McKee Steady money maker always gives good effort 6-1

5 Gate Zapper Mello Just missed off the shelf, closes late 5-1

6 Kate Pressley Canchari Just missed at 38 to 1, barn heating up 12-1

10 Honey Unlimited Arroyo 8-1

2 Prettygood and You Santana 9-2

9 Joanna’s Rat Pack Martinez 12-1

8 Captativing Star Berry 20-1

4 Paris Luc Laviolette 20-1

3 Deputy Lenda Kay Kuntzweiler 20-1

Race 2: 1 1/16 Mile; Waiver Maiden Claiming; Purse $27,000; 3 YO and Up

2 Chief Knockaway Navarro Throw out last, Dropping and stretching out 8-1

3 Ship to Shore Court Game both Kentucky starts, claimed both starts 4-1

9 Forty Four North Ocampo Very game first dirt start, good barn 6-1

4 Victory Colors McKee Good third this level off layoff, may improve 9-2

8 Hook Em Thompson 7-2

5 Rivery Hall Emigh 20-1

6 Shanghai Red Homeister 5-1

7 Sheriff Curly Laviolette 6-1

1 Shere Khan Mello 12-1

Race 3: 6 Furlongs; Waiver Claiming; Purse $17,700; 3 YO and Up

7 Forest King Martinez No excuses vs these, loves distance 5-2

5 Guarded Entrance Mello Will be rolling late 9-2

9 McLard Arroyo 8 time winner needed last, gets leading rider 4-1

6 Frisco Exsective Birzer Had beaten tougher, dangerous today 10-1

2 Tru Forty Won Canchari 8-1

8 Bluegrass Type Torres 15-1

10 Whoopie I Ki O Vazquez 9-2

3 Meteor Attack Johnson 10-1

4 Lac Seul’s Dream Quinonez 20-1

1 Gone Cowboy Walker 30-1

Race 4: 6 Furlongs; Maiden Claiming; Purse $17,500; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up

3 Hurry Up Kate Santana Graduation day 5-2

8 Our Lucky Lady Martinez Completes the exacta 6-1

6 Sophie Z Berry Drop may be the key 7-2

2 Candiebelle Castanon Good try while needing last, adds sharp work 5-1

5 Morning Lily Thompson 5-1

10 Thanxfoursavinme McKee 20-1

1 Music and Me Tohill 8-1

4 Honored Vazquez 15-1

9 Highest Good Loveberry 20-1

7 Portobello Babe Mello 15-1

Race 5: 6 Furlongs; Allowance; Purse $58,000; 3 YO

1 Rivers Run Deep Arroyo Runs down speedsters late 3-2

2x Benny Time Santana Beaten favorite adds sharp work, outside speed 9-5

2 Mr. Discipline Court Good layoff barn, speedster runs fresh 9-5

4 Condo Closing Canchari Could sit the perfect trip 15-1

8 Swarm Ocampo Will love pace scenario 10-1

1a Guns Loaded Arroyo 3-2

6 Chippewawhitechief Torres 10-1

5 Tacoma Park Quinonez 12-1

7 Legend Forever Mello 8-1

3 Quick Dagger Corbett 12-1

Race 6: 6 Furlongs; Maiden Special Weight; Purse $57,000; 3 YO and Up

4 Brewing Arroyo The one to catch 3-1

9 Bocelli Santana Speedster will force the issue, good works 5-1

3 Silver Value Sturniolo Hoping for better break 6-1

7 Back Off Buddy Vazquez A year older and wiser?, moves late 7-2

8 Wild Spark Court Sleeper 10-1

5 Saketini Hill 8-1

1a Beauzippity Emigh 8-1

6 Mina Lake Quinonez 6-1

2 Tall Boy Thompson 15-1

1 Viva Wildwood Emigh 8-1

Race 7: 6 Furlongs; Optional Claiming; Purse $59,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up

1 Pappascat Court Blows by them all 12-1

4 Lasting Bubbles Quinonez Multiple stakes winner wins at 33% clip distance 5-2

2 Crookedpathtoglory Hill Always gives good effort, rates today 8-1

6 Elitism Berry On the improve 10-1

10 Seans Silverdancer Emigh 2-1

3 Denali Dreamscape Mello 20-1

7 I’mclassyandsassy Birzer 15-1

9 Street Line Arroyo 12-1

8 Mary Magdalene Torres 5-1

5 Silver Valley Santana 20-1

Race 8: 5½ Furlongs; SPRING FEVER STAKES; Purse $100,000; Fillies and Mares; 4 YO and Up

1 Boos Barney’s Babe Berry Closed vs top sprinter, lots of speed to chase 6-1

4 Aireofdistinction Santana Goes for fourth win in a row, in good form 5-1

9 Beat the blues Arroyo 10 time winner could sit in good spot 3-1

5 Ms Anna Destiny Ocampo Versatile multiple stakes winner needed last 3-1

6 Soft Whisper Thompson 5-1

8 Sittin At the Bar Birzer 6-1

2 Chortle Emigh 8-1

3 Hurricane Girl Canchari 10-1

7 Mysterious Chimes Loveberry 30-1

Race 9: 6 Furlongs; Maiden Claiming; Purse $19,500; Fillies; 3 YO

7 Sparkling Ruler Santana The one to beat 3-2

8 Dreamsicle Vazquez Finds weak field to debut against 4-1

1 Street Cut Navarro Slick barn capable of upset 10-1

2 Comedy Club Canchari Dropping while adding two useful works 5-1

6 Restoretheearth Emigh 12-1

9 Athenian Beauty Birzer 6-1

10 Finish With Style Walker 15-1

3 Hobson Grove Ocampo 12-1

5 Truly Royal Thompson 20-1

4 Betty’s Memory Quinonez 30-1

Friday Meet

Winners on Top 5/9 38/203

Winners in Top 4 Selections 7/9 149/203

Exactas in Top 4 Selections 3/9 84/203

Trifectas in Top 4 Selections 1/9 32/203