Arkansas Derby, Florida Derby and Oaklawn Park Picks

Recording nightmare so you passengers will have to read like always. A great Saturday of racing is ahead of us with the Florida and Arkansas Derby. Time to make a dent in the couch today. Skip.

Oaklawn Park

Race 9: 1 Mile. G3 Oaklawn Mile Stakes

#10 Law Professor (8/1) – Exiting a Grade 1 on turf, he was up close to a scorching pace and ran well all things considered. His last two dirt efforts could beat this group and he has the speed where the outside post is no problem. Anything 5/1 or better would be delicious

Race 10: 1 1/16 Mile. F.G3 Fantasy Stakes

*2022 Pony a Day Challenge #6 Mariah’s Fortune (10/1) – 2nd off the layoff today, he ran very well off the bench last time dueling going 1 1/16 mile. Shortening in distance today with a race under his belt and Prat aboard, the Ductor sees him running a career best race.

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Race 12: 1 1/8 Mile. G1 Arkansas Derby

#6 Secret Oath (5/2) – This isn’t the strongest prep, but the Ductor is very excited for it. This filly has been visually impressive, and the Ductor will be rooting for her to take down the boys. A D Wayne Lukas filly in the Derby would be a treat.

Gulfstream Park: Race 14: 1 1/8 Mile. G1 Curlin Florida Derby

#6 Cherge It (7/2) – This colt dominated to break his maiden last time and now takes a major step up in class. The word on the street is that this colt is the goods and his works have been astounding. The Ductor thinks he separates from this group and stamps himself as a major Derby contender today

#9 O Captain (20/1) – There will be plenty of early pace in this race and this colt will make one run from the back of the pack. He ran 3rd at 87/1 last time without much of a setup and Rosario is the best rider on deep closers in the country. The Ductor sees him hitting the board again at a big number.

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