Oh Oaklawn, How the Conductor missed you. No more snow in Arkansas, Skip.
Race 5: 1 Mile. Clm 7500
#9 Calculated Risker (20/1) – #7 Hardly a Secret (5/2) looks like a standout in here, but the Conductor can see this gelding lighting up the tri. Dropping in class and stretching out to a route, his dirt route numbers fit with this group. He should be up close to the lead in a race without much early pace as well.
Race 6: 6 Furlongs. MC 20000
#5 Jack Luvs Nova (6/1) – He’s working well off the layoff and putting the blinkers back on today. His efforts at Churchill this fall give him every chance in here.
Race 7: 6 Furlongs. Clm 25000n3L
*Gullet Shot of the Day #6 News Flash (10/1) – Dropping in class 1st off the claim for a better barn, he’s working well and has an early pace edge over this field. He should be able to clear the field early and will be very dangerous at a big number.
Race 8: 6 Furlongs. Alw 88000n1x
*Double Barreled Buckshot #5 Kadri (10/1) – He showed talent in early in his career and ran better than it looks last time with a slow break and a wide trip. 2nd off the layoff today he looks like he’s sitting on a top effort.
#7 One for Richie (15/1) – He trounced weaker last time and will be stepping up in class today. His last race was by far the fastest last race in the field and anything near this morning line would be a must whack.