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Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Saturday, March 29


Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Saturday, March 29.

Louisiana Derby picks 9-1-7-10

Florida Derby picks 3-2-1-5

Best Bet: Race 7 Evan’s Calling 38-13-12-4

Best Longshot: Race 6 Indian Companion 39-2-2-6

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

Race 1: 6 Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $18,500; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up

3 Dynafox; Quinonez; Wire to wire; 7-2

8 Surprise Surprise; Birzer; Completes the exacta; 5-2

2 Derby Hat; Court; Should rate for chance at victory; 3-1

4 Box Office Appeal; McKee; Needed last, flies late; 12-1

7 My Majestic; Loveberry; 6-1

1 Hidden Edge; Thompson; 10-1

5 A Firm Suspect; Santana; 6-1

6 Holy Habit; Canchari; 12-1

Race 2: 1 Mile; Maiden Claiming; Purse $18,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up

3 Imma Bee Sexy; Quinonez; No excuses today; 2-1

5 Lady Divine; Ocampo; Faced much tougher in debut; 10-1

9 Shanina; Emigh; Lots of trouble last out, adds blinkers; 5-2

8 Summertime Thunder; Court; Speedster adds useful work; 3-1

6 Gold Raj; Tohill; 8-1

2 Runaway Mollie; Johnson; 15-1

4 Finish With Style; Torres; 12-1

7 Thanxfoursavinme; McKee; 20-1

1 Painter’s Palette; Cruz; 30-1

6 Shakin Sugar Mello Drops in to win 3-1

5 Kimbell Has Bling; Vazquez; Has improved each Oaklawn start; 9-2

1 Me ‘n Amanda; Ocampo; Could sit the perfect trip; 15-1

11 Smokem Bull; Tohill; Steady money maker game in Oaklawn debut; 7-2

8 Housewife; Santana; 8-1

4 Denali Inspired; Birzer; 12-1

3 Sneaky Sweet; Laviolette; 8-1

10 Lillys Cue; Morales; 8-1

7 Out of Thin Air; Loveberry; 12-1

2 Wonerworkinpower; Homeister; 30-1

9 Hot Shoes; Cruz; 20-1

Race 4: 1 Mile; Waiver Claiming; Purse $27,000; 4 YO and Up

8 Proceed Bee; Vazquez; Has won 7 of 14 starts on fast dirt, 15 time winner; 3-1

3 Charlie’s Quest; Santana; All three career wins this distance; 7-2

5 Zenaro; Torres; The one to catch; 8-1

6 Another Gear; Mello; Should follow pace setter; 9-2

1 Covert Ops; Tohill; 9-2

7 Jack N John; Borel; 6-1

2 Harborplace; Arroyo; 10-1

4 Tiz Ready; Birzer; 8-1

Race 5: 6 Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $18,000; 4 YO and Up

3 Ghostbuster; Torres; Wins if not crippled; 8-1

11 Por Que; Birzer; Loves track and distance; 10-1

4 Kitty’s Turn; Court; Back to better level, dangerous; 12-1

1 Bourbon king; Arroyo; Should love pace today; 7-2

5 Aqua Fever; Loveberry; 10-1

2 Denali Thunder; Castanon; 5-1

6 Barney R; Mello; 5-2

12 Back to Gold; Ocampo; 15-1

7 Ruddys Buddy; Canchari; 20-1

8 Half a Well; Thompson; 20-1

9 Horn High Hugo; Corbett; 20-1

10 Indy Trucker; Martinez; 15-1

Race 6: 1 Mile; Claiming; Purse $41,000; 3 YO and Up

2 Indian Companion; Torres; Duplicate of last wins this; 5-1

6 Cold Facts; Borel; Scratched for this spot; 7-2

8 Doctor Peter; Quinonez; Game in return, Adds three good works; 9-2

7 Fight the Power; Tohill; Off the board once; 9-2

10 Muzu; Hill; 10-1

1 Town Star; Emigh; 12-1

11 Stone Crazy; Martinez; 8-1

4 Red Wings; Canchari; 8-1

5 Bruwer Max; Thompson; 15-1

9 Minster of Rum; Berry; 20-1

3 Jimmer; Ocampo; 15-1

Race 7: 1 1/16 Mile; Optional Claiming; Purse $62,000; 3 YO and Up

4 Evan’s Calling; Court; Goes for fourth win in last five starts; 9-2

5 Flattermejim; Thompson; Has won 6 of 8 Oaklawn starts; 6-1

3 Bellarmine; Laviolette; Should improve off latest; 5-2

1 Pioneering Native; Mello; Shows good Louisiana form; 3-1

2 Tiz Adonis; Sananta; 10-1

8 Texas Bling; Vazquez; 10-1

7 Jack’s the Won; Lovberry; 9-2

6 Southern Parkway; Canchari; 15-1

Race 8: 6 Furlongs; Maiden Special Weight; Purse $60,000; 3 YO

10 Speedy Gunzalious; Canchari; Full of run late in debut; 7-2

1a Good Times Rambles; Hill; 340k well bred colt shows bullets & Lasix in debut; 8-1

1 The Bid Beast; Hill; Breeding says speed and win early; 8-1

8 Jesse James; Vazquez; Exits fast maiden debut; 8-1

4 Roman Pleasure; Court; 12-1

5 Toroparu; Castanon; 15-1

11 Kiawah’s Warrior; Borel; 4-1

9 Duval; Santana; 6-1

3 Harbor Fog; Berry; 5-1

2 Fabulous Kid; Loveberry; 5-1

6 Tall boy; Thompson; 20-1

7 Brother Stachys; Quinonez; 30-1

Race 9: 6 Furlongs; Rainbow Miss Stakes; Purse $75,000; Fillies; 3 YO

4 Delta Flower; Thompson; Spanked open company maiden special weights; 8-5

6 Little Miss Flurry; Court; Speedster will keep top choice honest; 5-2

2 Pink Flash; Birzer; Never off the board; 5-1

7 Pretty Suspect; Homeister; Trainer won arky bred stakes on Friday; 8-1

5 K J’s Sweetater; Santana; 9-2

1 Ivy Jo; Tohill; 12-1

3 Callmeawinner; Emigh; 15-1

Race 10; 1 Mile; Starter Allowance; Purse $22.000; 4 YO and Up

2 Dance With Monarch; Mello; Never off the board at Oaklawn; 9-5

6 Corporate Charlie; Loveberry; Adds 2 works after 2 game sprints; 10-1

9 Above the Curve; Ocampo; Loves track and distance; 12-1

1 Full Dancer; Court; Versatile runner wins on all surfaces; 6-1

10 McLard; Arroyo; 15-1

3 Crooked As Can Be; Castanon; 9-2

4 Senator Dave; Thompson; 7-2

7 The Rock Rolls; Birzer; 15-1

8 Mastman; Santana; 15-1

5 Passing Simon; Borel; 20-1

Stats

Friday Meet

Winners on Top 1/9 84/382

Winners in Top 4 Selections 6/9 276/382

Exactas in Top 4 Selections 4/9 170/382

Trifectas in Top 4 Selections 1/9 74/381