It’s Arkansas Derby day passengers, Let’s Ride.
Race 9: 1 Mile. Oaklawn Mile Stakes
#4 Rushie (3/1) – Working well off the layoff, he looks to get a perfect stalking trip in a race loaded with speed.
#1 Long Range Toddy (20/1) – 2nd off the bench today, he has talent and another one that will be aided by the race flow. He can spice up the exotics.
Race 10: 6 Furlongs. OC 75000n1x
*Gullet Shot of he Day #5 Upstriker (8/1) – This colt showed talent in his debut and didn’t run poorly being thrust into the Breeders’ Cup Futurity last fall. Working well and making his first start as a 3 year old, he can take a major jump forward.
Race 11: 6 Furlongs. G3 Count Fleet Sprint H.
#4 Strike Power (5/1) – This horse finished extremely well after being headed on the turn last time. He has the back class and will get the jump on the favorites who are closers.
Race 12: 1 1/8 Mile. G1 Arkansas Derby
#2 Caddo River (7/2) – Concert Tour will be 1/2 in this spot, so we may be able to get around 4/1 on this colt. Last time he went off favored vs Concert Tour. In that race, he was rank early and wasted energy fighting the rider while they tried to rate him. The Conductor will play him as a likely overlay.
Race 13: 1 1/16 Mile. Mdn 93k
#1 Continental Coins (6/1) – Stretching out after two sprints, he looks perfect for a stretch out. He’s working well, has strong breeding and Calhoun is 18% with a +$0.06 ROI 1st time routing.