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Saber's Oaklawn horse racing wagering picks

Oaklawn Park 

Race 1 

Arkansas-bred maidens travel 1 1/16 miles. No. 2 Implicator comes off a solid second last out at this level and distance. This looks to be his race to lose. No. 12 Jimmie T exits the same last race, he finished third just a half length behind Implicator. 2-12 

Race 2 

$6,250 claimers travel a flat mile. No. 4 High Risk Strategy woke up big in his last race on a wet track, No. 6 Esposito drops first off the Robertino Diodoro claim and he is spotted for the win as this meet comes into the last two weekends. No. 11 Adulator is a need to lead type and finished second last out behind Esposito. 6-11-4 

Race 3 

$30K maiden 3-year-old fillies go six furlongs. No. 4 I Lived It drops from a $75K maiden race when showing good early speed. The apprentice Kelsi Harr will ride with the light weight. Joel Rosario rides No. 5 Connection for trainer John Sadler and the turn back to a sprint makes him very tough in this spot. No. 7 North Side lost at 6-5 last out for a $40K price tag. 5**-7*-4 

Race 4 

$32K claimers travel 1 1/8 miles. No. 2 Hardly a Secret likes this track and comes off a good win last out when going 1 1/16. The last time No. 9 Morse Code won a race was when he went long on the dirt. He gets back on the dirt after three grass races. No .8 Hunka Burning Love fits on the drop to this level. 2-9-8 

Race 5 

$32K claimers travel six furlongs. No. 1 Silver Ride takes a big class drop and is another who looks for a win as this meet ends soon. No. 3 Big Bella Brown gets his second start off Diodoro claim and is the stalemate of Silver Ride. No. 6 Town Champ looks the speed. He has run here four times with three wins and a second. No. 10 Pat Daddy has run six times here with four wins, a second and a third. 1-6-10-3 

Race 6 

$80K optional claimers travel six furlongs. No. 8 Awesome Saturday gets his second start at the meet and Steve Assmussen puts his go-to rider Ricardo Santana in the irons. No. 10 Wilbo exits the same last race. They could finish 1-2. 8**-10 

Race 7 

$40K claimers travel 1/16 miles. No. 7 Candy Store is in good form and he will be right there. No. 11 Jungle Warfare drops in class and gets a big jockey upgrade to Joel Rosario. 7-11 

Race 8 

Allowance fillies and mares go six furlongs. No. 4 Sneaking Out comes off the layoff and she ran some big races last year at Santa Anita, No. 5 Nomizar exits a nice win here last out as does No. 9 Bye Bye J. 5-9-4 

Race 9 

$100K Bachelor for 3-year-olds at 6 furlongs.No. 7 Eight Rings starts his 3yo season for trainer Bob Baffert. He had some setbacks but he did win the Grade 1 American Pharoah last year. He owns big talent and we will single. 7*** 

Race 10 

$125K Carousel for fillies and mares at 6 furlongs. This is a two-horse race between two Grade 1 winners, No. 1 Bellafina and the classy No. 8 Mia Mischief, who had a great prep for this. The advantage goes to Mia. 8***-1 

Race 11

Maidens travel 1 1/16 miles. No. 1 Copper King gets Ricardo Santana back and he looks to have finally found a field he can beat. No. 4 Unrighteous was last seen in the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby. No. 6 Aztec Empire finished right behind Copper King last out. No. 12 Tiz the Journey also exits the Copper King race. 1**-6-12-4 

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