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1/25: Oaklawn ~ Opening Day (6th-9th)

OAKLAWN PARK

POST-SCRATCHES

6th: MSW, 3yo-F, 6f (P4, P3, DD)

Most Likely: #4 Irish Mischief 9-5: Debuted like a real one at CD in November; Deserving fave..3rd
Best Value: #7 Lovely Flash 6-1: Solid debut on Santa Saturday, but did weaken late..7th
Next Best: #9 Palace Princess 6-1 9th
Exotics Use: #5 More Moet Please 12-1 10th

7th: OC/N1X, 3yo-F, 5.5f (P3, DD)

Most Likely: #7 Peruvian Appeal 9-2: Cox/Landers private buy..4th
Best Value: #6 Raintree Starlet 6-1 WON ($15.20)
Next Best: #1 Kada 3-1 6th
Exotics Use: #11 Istan Council 6-1 9th

8th: Smarty Jones, 3yo, 1m (DD)

Most Likely: #8 Gray Attempt 5-2: Jinks’ Graydar …

3/17: Turfway (6th-10th); Oaklawn (7th-10th)

TURFWAY PARK

POST-SCRATCHES

6th: 36th Latonia, F&M-4+, 1m (P5, P3, DD)

Best Value: #7 Purely a Dream 10-1 2nd
Next Best: #8 Sky Flower 8-1 WON ($12.00)
Exotics Use: #4 Proud and Fearless 7-2 12th
Super Add: #5 Susie Bee 6-1 6th

7th: 31st Rushaway, 3yo, 8.5f (P4, P3, DD)

Most Likely: #2 VIOLENT STORM 6-1 5th
Best Value: #12 Front Door 12-1 9th
Next Best: #5 Year of the Kitten 5-1 2nd
Exotics Use: #7 Alternative Route 6-1 WON ($17.20)

8th: 18th Kentucky Cup Classic, 4+, 9f (P3, DD)

Most Likely: #4 Royal Son 2-1 4th
Best Value: #9 Camelot Kitten 6-1 WON ($12.80)
Next Best: …

AR Derby last shot at Downs slot

KEENELAND

PRE-SCRATCHES

5th: ALW/N1X, 3yo, 9f (P3, DD)

Most Likely: #2 EASTPORT 3-1 3rd
Next Best: #1 Society Beau 7-2 WON ($12.00)
Best Value: #8 Nice Not Nice 12-1 5th
Exotics Use: #10 Upper Room 6-1 2nd

RACE NOTES: Eastport (3rd) gets hammered to 4-5 and a bit of a disappointment bottled up inside much of the way, bid mildly when given length of stretch; Winner Society Beau ran every step under Albarado for gracious Neil Howard; Rosario rallied stoutly with Upper Room (2nd) at fat 12-1 boosting $75 exacta, $200 tri. Effort by Delacour trainee raise prospects for No Dozing later perhaps?

6th: ALW/N2X, 4+, 1m-T (P6, P3, DD)

Most Likely: #10 …

Rebel boasts best prep cast yet

OAKLAWN PARK

POST-SCRATCHES

7th: 31st Azeri (G2), F&M-3+, 8.5f (P5, P3)

When singling Terra Promessa to start P5, hard not to think about Masochistic failing at SA last week. Yes she’s overwherlmingly likely, but Power of Snunner, Eskenformoney, Streamline all within a couple lengths if she regresses off the career best Bayakoa effort..

Most Likely: #2 Terra Promessa 3-5 5th
Best Value: #7 Streamline 10-1 WON ($26.20)
Next Best: #6 Eskenformoney 3-1 2nd
Exotics Use: #5 Power of Snunner 8-1 4th

8th: 69th Essex H., 4+, 8.5f (P4, P3)

Another reason Terra Promessa has to be a heavy lean is the complexity of this event with top contenders less than a 2 lengths …

Superb Action for Holiday Monday

AQUEDUCT

POST-SCRATCHES

4th: NY-MSW, 4+, 1m-70y (P6, P3, DD)

$42k C/O starts here..

Most Likely: #3 Sister Steff 9-5 WON ($4.00)
Next Best: #6 Hey Lady 7-2 2nd
Exotics Use: #2 Sugar Reef 2-1 6th
Super Add: #1 Pirouette 6-1 4th

5th: CLM/N2L, 4+, 6f (G/S, P3, DD)

Most Likely: #6 Kohlhase 2-1 WON ($4.50)
Best Value: #7 Toohottoevenspeak 12-1 3rd
Exotics Use: #1 American Road 6-1 2nd
Super Add: #3 Dark as Midnight 10-1 4th

6th: CLM/N3L, F&M-4+, 6f (P4, P3, DD)

Most Likely: #2 Sea Pebble 5-2 7th
Best Value: #1 Megan’s Muse 5-1 6th
Next Best: #6 California Wildcat 4-1 3rd
Exotics …