Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Thursday, Feb. 27


Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s picks for races on Thursday, Feb. 27.

Best Bet: Race 9 Devil and a Half 21-7-5-3

Best Longshot: Race 2 Lenapah 24-2-1-4

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

Race 1: 6 Furlongs; Maiden Claiming; Purse $18,000; 4 YO and Up

6 Blue Away; Santana; Missed a check once, the one to beat; 5-2

3 Counselor Ron; Martinez; On the improve, rallies late; 12-1

2 Another Afleet; Borel; Needed last, drops and adds 2 useful works; 7-2

1 Horse Feldhaus; Mello; Long time overdue, trouble in last try; 7-2

5 Springandaprayer; Loveberry; 5-1

10 Touch of Dutch; Quinonez; 10-1

9 Nearly Was Mine; Tohill; 12-1

7 Bijoulinn; Laviolette; 20-1

8 Lexslikesladys; Navarro; 20-1

4 Glass Darkly; Emigh; 20-1

Race 2: 1 1/16 Mile; Starter Allowance; Purse $22,000; 4 YO and Up

7 Lenapah; Birzer; Anything close to last try beats these; 8-1

6 Barn Knee; McKee; Much the best as favorite vs cheaper, claimed; 6-1

5 Signature Event; Arroyo; Drops back to better level and stretches out; 3-1

4 Senator Dave; Thompson; Off the board once at track and distance; 2-1

3 Crooked as Can Be; Castanon; 4-1

2 Winding Road; Quinonez; 8-1

1 Practice Tee; Mello; 6-1

Race 3: 5½ Furlongs; Maiden Claiming; Purse $18,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up

12 Bulldashanswers; Sterniolo; Should have won last, outside speed, bad post; 3-1

7 Miss Seven K; Quinonez; Completes the exacta; 6-1

1 Nicoles Bullet; Johnson; Any improvement off debut could win it all; 6-1

11 Sea District; Thompson; Drops after needing last, stalker; 7-2

10 Miss Juliet; Court; 12-1

6 Captain Isabella; Emigh; 20-1

9 Don’t Give Way; Martinez; 20-1

4 Dee’s Baby; Birzer; 10-1

5 Smokey Juels; Laviolette; 12-1

8 Bless Jessica R; Halliday; 20-1

2 Ruby’s Wish; McKee; 20-1

3 Electric One; Dill; 20-1

Race 4: 6 Furlongs; Starter Allowance; Purse $22,000; 4 YO and Up

8 Right Squall; Birzer; On the improve, up in time; 9-2

4 Now and Zen; Loveberry; 14 time winner never off the board at Oaklawn; 5-2

5 Razzo Succo; Homeister; Began 4 race win streak at OP last year, blinkers; 8-1

1 Jump in Line; Quinonez; Consistent closer loves distance, high% barn; 8-1

9 Froggville; Arroyo; 4-1

7 Affair; Martinez; 5-1

3 Next Right Thing; Mello; 8-1

6 Lemon Juice; Thompson; 12-1

2 Page Meadows; Corbett; 20-1

Race 5: 1 Mile; Starter Optional Claiming; Purse $22,000; Fillies and Mares; 4 YO and Up

4 Majestic Shoes; Court; Overmatched last out, back to proper level; 3-1

2 Extract; Hill; Her best can beat these; 10-1

1 True Blue Julie; Torres; Game try off the shelf, should improve; 8-1

6 Miss Reditore; Birzer; Leading $ winner of field, goes for 3rd win in row; 12-1

9 Bandy Legs; Mello; 9-2

8 Baby Wildcat; Berry; 6-1

7 Lemondropspritzer; Emigh; 12-1

3 Lillie Abbie; Arroyo; 5-1

10 Fourteengunsalute; Johnson; 8-1

5 Miss Clark County; Homeister; 10-1

Race 6: 1 Mile; Starter Allowance; Purse $33,000; 3 YO and Up

6 Town Star; Torres; The one to catch; 3-1

4 Ionic Silver; Birzer; Will push top choice, adds good work; 6-1

8 Tap the Admiral; Arroyo; Game both Oaklawn starts, claimed by top barn; 4-1

3 Western Sadler; Navarro; Needed last, moves late; 6-1

2 Lasting Impact; Johnson; 8-1

5 Doctor Peter; Quinonez; 5-2

7 Rooster Cruiser; Court; 15-1

1 Signature Seven; Laviolette; 10-1

Race 7: 1 Mile; Claiming; Purse $18,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up

3 Afleet Aggie; Laviolette; Much the best in Op debut, adds good work; 6-1

4 Aunt Sissy; Tohill; Drops while improving, 1 of 2 for good trainer; 5-2

6 Reagan Trinity; Birzer; Hoping for better break; 8-1

2 Ariadna; Torres; Missed a check once in last 12 starts; 5-1

8 Kerisma; Quinonez; 10-1

11 Sarah’s Splendor; Emigh; 4-1

12 Sweet Action; Santana; 15-1

10 Warren’s Lover; Walker; 20-1

1 Miss Lily Mae; Berry; 20-1

9 Data Plan; Loveberry; 20-1

5 Princess Semoran; Mello; 20-1

7 Savvy G; Joubert; 20-1

Race 8: 6 Furlongs; Allowance; Purse $62,000; 4 YO and Up

1 Back Forty; Santana; The call in wide open feature event; 3-1

2 No Distinction; Borel; Back to favorite track with bullets; 9-5

3 Bull Dozer; Berry; Goes for fourth win in last five starts; 2-1

4 Officer Alex; Ocampo; Needed last, won stakes at Oaklawn; 9-2

5 Heaven’s Runway; Arroyo; 12-1

6 Frederico; Mello; 15-1

Race 9: 1 1/16 Mile; Optional Claiming; Purse $62,000; 3 YO and Up

11 Devil and a Half; Martinez; Should beat these with ease; 5-2

7 Mallard’s Bro; DaSilva; Off the board only 3 times in career; 3-1

10 Presidental Colors; Torres; Had trouble in latest, flies late; 6-1

9 Proud Image; Corbett; Has won 2 of 3 at Oaklawn, improving; 5-1

4 Mr. Etbauer; McKee; 15-1

6 Union Colors; Santana; 20-1

1a Be Like Ms. D.; Berry; 10-1

5 Trace Creek; Thompson; 12-1

2 Miguel Baby; Navarro; 12-1

3 Deputy Forest; Quinonez; 30-1

1 Hot Diggity Dog; Homeister; 10-1

8 Waimea Canyon; Hill; 12-1

Stats

Sunday Meet

Winners on Top 4/9 45/221

Winners in Top 4 Selections 9/9 167/221

Exactas in Top 4 Selections 5/9 96/221

Trifectas in Top 4 Selections 2/9 36/221