Picks and Analysis from Oaklawn by Rick Lee First Post — 1 p.m.


LEE’S LOCK Stellar Tap in the Sixth

BEST BET Airborne Gal in the ninth

LONG SHOT Torin in the first


MEET 151-447 (33.8%)


****confident choice

***lots to love

**things to like

*educated guess

1 purse of $29,500, 6 furlongs, ages 3+ who have never won three races, claiming $10,000

TORIN** couldn’t hold its own in the mud in its first two starts at the meeting, but it worked smart after a refresh, and the favorite was a two-time fast track winner last season at Oaklawn. MAJOR ATTRACTION finished in the money in all three starts of the meeting, and it takes a slight drop for new winning connections. BROTHER AARON earned competitive numbers Beyer, and he recorded two ball practice sessions for new coach Al Cates.


6 TorinArrietaCox12-1

7 Major AttractionCabreraBroberg8-5

4 Brother AaronHarrCates3-1

1 Southside SwigCourtMoysey4-1

2 WinnerSantanaVillafranco3-1

3 River FinnCanchariHaran15-1

5 Super WiseBaileyCates15-1

2 $30,000 Purse, 1 Mile, Arkansas Raised, 3+, Young Girl Claiming $20,000

LUCKS BIG BOY** set fractions faster than recorded in the Azeri Stakes in a deceptive fourth place, and he closes the distance and likely wins under softer odds. JACKS SPRING BREAK finished well behind top selections two races back, but passed that same rival in a vastly improved second-place effort on March 12. CYBERTOWN made a slight rally to fifth place on his career debut, and he benefits from the experience and is also wearing blinders for the first time.


4 Chances Big BoyBaileyAshauer4-1

7 Jacks Spring BreakGonzalezMason9-5

6 CybertownLopezMartin5-1

8 BotanyCabreraMoquett5-2

1 Taped OutMedellinPrather8-1

2 Slightly CleverHarrCline12-1

5 Laughing SkyHiraldoMilligan15-1

3 Moonshine VisionCourtFires20-1

3 purse $39,000, 6 furlongs, fillies and mares, 3+, young girl claiming $40,000

QUE PASA MUFASA** has been showing skill in his training since January, and trainer Mac Robertson rarely leads a “short” horse at the start of his career. In addition, she obtains the essential rider of the stable. CALL KRYSTAL finished second in her two races as a juvenile, and she is a logical candidate if she is stronger and faster as a 4-year-old filly. ZMUDA rallied behind two cash finishes in the meeting, and she likely has a fitness advantage over the top two.


7 Que Pasa MufasaGonzalezRobertson6-1

5 Call KrystalCanchariVon Hemel2-1

4 Zmuda Cabrera Hiles5-1

3 FarasinoQuinonezWitt9-2

1 MiddieFrancoRobertson6-1

2 Really niceArrietaVon Hemel8-1

6 Bad PerspectivesTorresSmith7-2

4 $30,000 purse, 6 furlongs, fillies and mares, ages 3 and up, claiming $8,000

INVALUABLE*** has raced competitively in $30,000 claiming races, and she takes a significant class drop for top connections. BOATHOUSE VIEW trained well for new trainer Robertino Diodoro, and she has the class to win at today’s claiming price. CREDIT ENHANCEMENT challenged the pace in a third-place comeback at Oaklawn, and she’s showing improved workouts for new trainer Allen Milligan.


1 PricelessCohenDiodoro2-1

1a Boathouse ViewCohenDiodoro2-1

8 Credit EnhancementQuinonezMilligan3-1

6 FlatoutandfoxyFrancoMartin6-1

4 Lil Miss Hot MessBaileyMurphy8-1

2 Kay Bee GeeCabreraMoquett7-2

7 Beautiful Lady LexiCourtDurham8-1

5 Love Affair FablesArrietaRiecken12-1

3 DaringHarrPuhl15-1

5 $29,500 Purse, 6 Stage, Arkansas Raised, 3+, Young Girl Claiming $16,000

VISION OF ELIAS* was placed forward in a pair of sixth places, and he landed in a softer position and continues to win over driver Ricardo Santana Jr. OTHER TIMES is in fine form after a worthwhile effort on the road, and he had to overcome problems in a four-length sprint loss in his previous race. COINCIDENTAL fell back after showing speed in a decent start to his career, and he is keeping the lead driver.


7 Vision Of EliasSantanaMartin2-1

5 Other TimesBaileyRhea12-1

1 CoincidenceCabreraMoquett8-1

3 HarrCline4-1 Warning Label

6 Jackys BackTorresMatthews5-2

8 JustdennisHebertHewitt12-1

9 Backgate RedPereiraPrather8-1

2 Moonshine SurferJordanDeatherage15-1

4 Young o’DaineCourtLoy20-1

6 Purse $106,000, 1 mile, 3 years, optional allowance

STELLAR TAP**** is battle-tested in graduated-stakes races, and it’s trained well since a troubled journey in the Rebel. CONCEPT ran fast earning a sprint entry last fall at Remington, and he has experience on the roads and is a threat if fit after a two-month refresh. CLANCY’S PISTOL has been a clear winner in back-to-back road races, and the improving gelding should rally behind some honest pace.


2 Stellar TapRosarioAsmussen9-5

5 ConceptSantanaAsmussen3-1

3 Clancy’s PistolVazquezDiodoro5-1

6 RuggsCabreraMoquett7-2

1 MagooGonzalezRobertson6-1

4 Country of the 90sGerouxCox8-1

7 $30,000 purse, 1 mile, 3+ who have never won two races, claiming $16,000

OUTCOME** is a steadily improving 3-year-old boy coming off a clean victory in the inaugural eight-length sprint, and he’s drawn inside and is bred to run that far. STRIKE A BEAT is an experienced road racer who takes a slight drop in class after a competitive third-place finish. DOC IRWIN is a lightweight racer with competitive Beyer tricks, and he beat his young girl with today’s rider on board.


2 ResultArrietaBarkley6-1

4 Strike a BeatCabreraBroberg9-5

5 Doc IrwinWalesWitt3-1

6 Flip the switchGonzalezRobertson7-2

3 Chase TrackerSaezGarcia8-1

1 First RateJordanJackson10-1

7 Alpine GhostBaileyHaran15-1

8 CarefreeGallardoMason10-1

8 $108,000 purse, 1 1/16 miles, fillies and mares, ages 4 and up, optional allowance

MARACUJA*** hasn’t raced since September, but she won the GI Coaching Club American Oaks following a layoff last summer at Saratoga, and she’s suffered a big drop in class after four straight races along with Grade I. LIL KINGS PRINCESS set an honest pace and continued to race in clear two-round back-to-back wins, and she continued to look good in the following breezes. WW FITZY is an elegant veteran mare who finished third in the Pippin.


3 MaracujaSantanaAtras2-1

1 Lil Kings PrincessTorresOrtiz5-2

2WW FitzyCohenDiodoro7-2

4 Bow Bow Girl Cabrera Richard 5-1

5 Miss ImperialPereiraHollendorfer9-2

6 TuckyourtaleandrunGonzalezLauer10-1

9 Purse $36,000, 6 furlongs, fillies and mares, ages 3+, start-up allowance

AIRBORNE GAL *** has always been fast in all races outside of Churchill, and she seems to hold a talent advantage. Additionally, she is running for high percentage coach Chris Hartman for the first time. CHAKRA lost a late lead in back-to-back finishes in the prize, and she was claimed by the leading stable and reduced to sprint distance. NISI PRIUS is back in the sprint after leading for more than six furlongs in a third-place finish on the road.


6 Airborne GalHiraldoHartman7-2

8 ChakraRosarioAsmussen5-2

3Nisi PriusQuinonezWitt7-2

1 Rock Star ParkingArrietaContreras5-1

2 Nic and ZoeCourtCompton6-1

7 SlushyHarrAnderson10-1

5 Miss Yum YumGarciaMoysey10-1

4 Knight’s HonorVazquezRichard8-1


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