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LEE'S LOCK U.S. Currency in the sixth

BEST BET Dictate Cool in the third

LONG SHOT Paddy O in the first

SATURDAY'S RESULTS 1-10 (10 percent)

MEET 72-237 (30.4 percent)

****confident choice

***plenty to like

**things to like

*educated guess

1 Purse $26,000, 1 1/16 miles, fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up which have never won two races, claiming $16,000

**PADDY O was a clear two-turn maiden allowance winner just two races back at Remington. He is dropping in class and is back in the hands of winning trainer Kevin Peek after a trip to Delta Downs. LA FEE VERTE made a middle move before tiring a bit late in her first route of the season. She is dropping in class and appears the one to catch and beat. SUNDEREYA was beaten less than 1 length at a higher level in November at Churchill, and she may not have cared for muddy conditions in her local debut.


1 Paddy O Quinonez Peek 12-1

6 La Fee Verte Court Lukas 2-1

4 Sundereya Thompson Barkley 7-2

2 Undivided Sanjur Matthews 4-1

5 Just for Casey Eramia Von Hemel 3-1

7 Greeley and Ariana WDe La Cruz Thomas 6-1

3 Wow Wow Now Wethey Goodsell 15-1

2 Purse $24,000, 5 1/2 furlongs, fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up, maiden claiming $16,000

**DATA STAR may have been best in a troubled second-place finish, and the steadily improving filly gets the nod in a highly contentious race. MORNING BELLE has only hit the board in one of seven races, but she is dropping to the lowest price of her career. She does have competitive Beyer figures. SHELL LOCKET finished a solid third in a maiden allowance race at the end of her Remington season. She is another showing steady improvement and spotted to contend.


3 Data Star Lara Medrano 7-2

5 Morning Belle Elliott Hobby 9-2

2 Shell Locket Roman Von Hemel 5-1

7 Princess Z Ohsix Birzer Smith 5-2

4 Between the Arches Eramia Petalino 8-1

8 Shiverhertimbers Wethey Villafranco 8-1

1 Residual Sugar FDe La Cruz McBride 10-1

9 Della Rose Quinonez Von Hemel 15-1

6 Enticing Haven WDe La Cruz Martin 15-1

3 Purse $33,000, 1 1/16 mile, fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up which have never won two races, claiming $30,000

***DICTATE COOL is adding blinkers following a competitive third-place finish at Fair Grounds, and the Brad Cox trainee is dropping into a softer conditioned-claiming race. REGAL SERENADE was a clear maiden winner only two races back at Fair Grounds. The versatile filly also is dropping in class and drew an advantageous post. TURKMENISTAN has rallied in consecutive third-place finishes at this level, and may not get the fast pace she needs to defeat the top two.


9 Dictate Cool FDe La Cruz Cox 9-5

1 Regal Serenade Cohen Casse 7-2

5 Turkmenistan Bridgmohan Mason 9-2

6 Absolute Love Vazquez Asmussen 6-1

4 Run Wrightaway Santana Asmussen 8-1

8 Mimi's Ruby Bobby Mojica Leonard 12-1

3 American Glory Court Compton 8-1

2 Cassidy Ave Elliott Williamson 15-1

7 Desha Thompson Prather 30-1

4 Purse $22,500, 51/2 furlongs, 4-year-olds and up, claiming $8,000

****GOOGLEADO has won six of his last seven races. He possesses excellent early speed and is perfectly spotted by trainer Karl Broberg. HUNTER'S HUNTER ships from Delta on the heels of a 6-length victory, and he was stake-placed last fall at Remington. ROCK N' CANDY was badly overmatched and caught a muddy surface in his first race current connections, but he is well spotted today and should work out a favorable tracking trip.


10 Googleado Cohen Broberg 2-1

9 Hunter's Humor Wethey Dixon 12-1

1 Rock n' Candy Birzer Smith 6-1

8 Dos Cuernos Morales Lauer 12-1

11 We Did Loveberry Johnson 20-1

7 Midnight Las Vegas Thompson Barkley 10-1

5 After Hours Cabrera Frazee 10-1

6 Jake the Band Man Eramia Cates 5-1

2 Major Munnings Vazquez Villafranco 8-1

4 Sladens Dream WDe La Cruz Stuart 12-1

3 Swordfish Harr Cline 20-1

5 Purse $84,000, 6 furlongs, 3-year-olds and up which have never won two races, allowance

***RUSTY CAGE set a rapid early pace and held on well in a promising career debut victory. The race has produced multiple next-out winners, and this one is likely to improve with the experience. BANDIT POINT finished third behind a pair of talented and experienced state-bred rivals Feb. 22, and this field may not be as good. SMELLIN CANDY was a 7-length maiden winner last season at Oaklawn. She had a useful return from vacation time and could prove trouble from near the lead.


1a Rusty Cage Loveberry Witt 3-1

2 Bandit Point Harr Cline 7-2

9 Smellin Candy Roman Hornsby 12-1

8 Pop Life Mojica Moquett 6-1

6 Reef's Destiny Wethey Rouck 9-2

4 Daddy's Gone Santana Asmussen 6-1

5 Just a Coinkydink Cabrera Hartman 8-1

1 Burtnjoe Quinonez Witt 3-1

10 Spotitude Bridgmohan Mason 10-1

7 All for Truth WDe La Cruz Martin 15-1

3 Wasabi Moon FDe La Cruz Hornsby 30-1

6 Purse $83,000, 1 1/16 miles, fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up, maiden special weight

***U.S.CURRENCY contested a fast early pace and continued well to the wire in a second-place finish. She received a confidence lift when the winner (Awe Emma) came back with a sharp allowance victory. TIPAZAR crossed the finish line less than 1 length behind the top selection. She drew an improved post and is switching to a leading rider. DROP DEAD GORGEOUS has been competitive in a pair of quality maiden allowance races. She is lightly raced and likely to show continued improvement.


7 U.S. Currency Eramia Peitz 3-1

2 Tipazar Cohen Moquett 5-2

6 Drop Dead Gorgeous Valdivia Hobby 7-2

4 Goodbye Earl Elliott Vance 9-2

5 Subiaco Santana Moquett 4-1

8 Fiftieth Lara Holthus 15-1

3 More Moet Pleez Vazquez Pitts 20-1

1 It Is the Season Cabrera Lukas 30-1

7 Purse $23,000, 6 furlongs, 3-year-olds and up, claiming $10,000

**SUPER SYD is moving up a claiming condition following a determined stalk-and-pounce victory, which earned the field's fastest last race Beyer figure. He has found his niche as a sprinter. SPA SHACKALACKA cleared his previous claiming condition just two back at Santa Anita, and he is back sprinting after a useful front-running route effort. HOT ITEM has finished third in three consecutive races at this claiming condition, and he was a two-time winner at Oaklawn during the 2017 season.


3 Super Syd FDe La Cruz Compton 3-1

8 Spa Shackalacka Wethey Diodoro 9-2

6 Hot Item Bridgmohan Mason 5-1

7 Because It's Time Cabrera Hartman 6-1

1 Overcame Cohen Broberg 4-1

1a Candy for Three Mojica Diodoro 4-1

2 Go Vo Valdivia Manley 20-1

10 Mahalo John Thompson Prather 15-1

9 Blended Lute Loveberry Milligan 15-1

5 Ameripoint Rodriguez Hall 20-1

4 Fried Baloney Fuentes Zito 15-1

11 Take Charge Easy Vazquez Villafranco 10-1

8 Purse $84,000, 6 furlongs, 3-year-olds, allowance optional claiming

**DORRANCE has raced well in two route races following a clear career debut sprint victory at Remington. He recorded a sharp recent work and he may have a bright future sprinting. JACK VAN BERG is a very quick colt who finished 3 lengths in front of the top selection two races back. He also is cutting back to a sprint after setting a lively pace and tiring badly. ROYAL DAAHER made every pole a winning one in a clear maiden allowance victory. He is talented and may be part of a contentious pace battle.


7 Dorrance Eramia Trout 5-2

4 Jack Van Berg Court Van Berg 2-1

5 Royal Daaher Cabrera DiVito 4-1

2 Hide the Demon Sanjur Campbell 5-1

6 Jobim Loveberry Robertson 15-1

3 All Around Valdivia Manley 6-1

1 Deano Elliott Hartman 10-1

9 Purse $83,000, 6 furlongs, 3-year-olds and up, Arkansas-bred, maiden special weight

**CALLE PATRON broke awkwardly and raced wide in a deceptively good fifth-place finish, which followed a long layoff. He has trained very well all meeting and may improve markedly with a good break. TAPIT STAR finished second in the same race as the top selection. The winner has excellent speed and this one is the one to beat. GONE DANCING is moving up after a troubled and fast-closing second-place finish. He is having blinkers removed.


2 Calle Patron Felix Gonzalez 7-2

6 Tapit Star WDe La Cruz McBride 5-2

12 Gone Dancing Court Fires 5-1

11 Silver City Blues Quinonez Wiggins 8-1

5 East Moon Lake Birzer Roberts 10-1

4 Lieutenant Powell Loveberry Hornsby 8-1

1 Back Road Outlaw Vazquez Cates 12-1

9 Private Lake FDe La Cruz Martin 12-1

3 Quick Sand Red Esquilin Oliver 20-1

7 Ikon Who Wethey Dixon 15-1

13 Pearlthirtyeight Meche Ives 20-1

10 Traffic Control Morales Ives 30-1

8 Forevera Commander Lara Goodsell 30-1

EXOTIC POSSIBILITIES PADDY O will be a good price in the first race so I recommend keying her in an early double with four or five runners in the second race. The sixth race begins a 50-cent Pick-4, and TIPAZAR and U.S. CURRENCY should be enough to cover the race. The seventh race is competitive and spreading out is wise. The eighth has only seven runners, but a case can be made for most of them. The ninth race brings a full field, and I see four contenders.

Sports on 03/10/2019

Print Headline: Rick Lee's Oaklawn Park selections and analysis First post -- 1:30 p.m.


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