RECAP – Oaklawn Mile Day RESULTS – Super Screener
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RECAP – Oaklawn Mile Day RESULTS

Photo: Coady Photography

At Oaklawn Park, it was a tale of two outcomes.  Of course, the rain held off until we came to our first Super Screener race which was the Oaklawn Mile. The outcome was orderly under the wet/ fast conditions. Moving to the 10th race, we gave out two long shot horses, #6 Ugo, and #1 Prodigious Bay, the latter of which won the race going wire-to-wire at odds of nearly 9-1.  Then, as the track turned to a goopy mess, everything fell apart with “X” horses winning both the 11th and 12th races. That has never happened before when it comes to the Super Screener. Looking back to see if there was something missed… further investigation revealed nothing that would have moved those horses into the contender category.  As a result…can hardly wait for next Saturday to come.

Oaklawn Mile

The Super Screener “A” horse, Tom’s d’Etat, won pretty much at will here closing into the very pressured pace. In fact, it may have been Improbable that ran the best race, as he was closest to the hot pace but finished a game 2nd.  Also, give Pioneer Spirit, the Super Screener Top Value player, extra credit as he dueled through the fast fractions and held on to complete the Superfecta at surprisingly lofty odds of 16-1.  Discount Bankit, who benefited from the pace set up and enjoyed the perfect trip, closing in on leg-weary front runners.

OP R10 – MSW

During our Saturday afternoon webcast, we gave out two long shot plays in this 10th race that exited the same key race… #6 Ugo (18-1) and #1 Prodigious Bay (8-1).  That latter won by striking to the front, opening up on that dangerous lone lead and taking the field through slow fractions. The $2 Exacta generated a payoff of around $100.

Oaklawn Stakes

Top pick, Farmington Road, was just too far back to get past the improbable long shot, Mr. Big News, on the sloppy surface in what turned out to be a pace collapse race. Prominent in the early pace were our two Top Long Shot picks, Flap Jack and Sir Rick, who finished 2nd to last and last, respectively. We did rank Thousand Words, the post time favorite, near the back of the field, which is where he ended up after another poor start.

OP R12 AOC

It didn’t get any better as we closed out the day.

Now, #7 Croatian, our Top Win and Top Long Shot pick, was scratched –which wasn’t a surprise as we pointed out his complete lack of success on wet surfaces — so that pretty much shut us down in this race. Popular Kid was our top pick on a wet surface and he did finish 2nd but couldn’t hold off the long shot bomber, Alkhaatam. Onward and forward.

Dare if we may, we’ll head back to Oaklawn Park and perhaps a couple of other venues next Saturday.  

Until this coming weekend, Go Fast, Stay Healthy and Win!

Mike