Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s picks for Oaklawn races on Friday, Jan. 17.

Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s picks for Oaklawn races on Friday, Jan. 17.


Best Bet: Race 8 Northern lion 4-2-0-0


Best Longshot Race: 6 Wilhelmina 4-1-1-0


No. Horse; Jockey; Comments for Top 4; Odds


Race 1: 1 1/16 Mi; Waiver Claiming; Purse $30,000; 4 YO and Up


2 Forgotten Knot; Martinez; Runs well fresh and not for sale; 3-1


1 Omniscient; Santana; By far leading money winner; 7-2


3 Jack N John; Torres; Versatile runner drops & can win on any surface; 9-5


5 My Silver Bear; Ocampo; May try to steal this one on the lead; 5-1


6 Channeling; Johnson; 6-1


4 Southern Parkway; Borel; 8-1


Race 2: 6 Furlongs; Maiden Claiming; Purse $17,000: 3 YO and Up


11 Improvised Brush; Court; Drops, cuts back to sprint, 1st time vs state breds; 5-1


3 Late Act Here; Laviolette; Game vs open maiden special weight company; 6-1


9 Mystic Thunder; Wethey; The one to catch and runs well fresh; 4-1


6 Razorback Red; Santana; Good trainer with top jock aboard; 10-1


5 Billsbyjimminy; Canchari; 15-1


10 Road to Saleeta; Loveberry; 3-1


4 Hesacoyote; Navarro; 8-1


2 L. Beakus; Berry; 12-1


1 Red Dirt Rooster; Roman; 8-1


8 Spitshine; Birzer; 20-1


7 Miraculous Mike; Corbett; 20-1


Race 3: 6 Furlongs; Waiver Claiming; Purse $26,500; Fillies and Mares; 4 YO and Up


7 It’snotyouit’sme; Quinonez; The call in wide open event; 4-1


2 Born to Jazz; Santana; Could roll by them all late; 7-2


1 Zuni Women; Birzer; Could sit the perfect trip; 4-1


4 Kevil Kid; Homeister; Switches to good barn and faced good company; 4-1


5 Givemethreestepsmr; Kuntzweiler; 3-1


6 Georgette Fortune; Torres; 10-1


3 Indian Alley; Mello; 8-1


Race 4: 6 Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $17,000; 3 YO and up


8 Lico; Arroyo; No excuses this level; 5-2


2 Street Ballad; Thompson; Game vs several horses who come back to win; 5-1


1 Brojac; Tohill; Game in debut win; 7-2


3 Mr Rupunzel; Nazario; Drops and adds bug rider; 3-1


4 Pylorus; Quinonez; 8-1


6 Goober; Vazquez; 10-1


7 Millionaire Storm; Homeister; 10-1


5 Appitatacorntamta; Canchari; 12-1


Race 5: 1 Mi.; Maiden Special Weight; Purse $55,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and up


4 Rockport Honey; Court; Wire to wire; 9-5


3 Miracle Run; Homeister; Game vs top choice, completes the exacta; 7-2


5 Ireland; Ocampo; Should love the stretch out; 6-1


2 Irish Vixen; Navarro; From last to just missing in debut, steps up; 9-2


7 Julie’s Memory; Tohill; 5-1


1a honor Graeme; Mello; 8-1


6 Sun King Sister; McKee; 10-1


1 Restoretheearth; Mello; 8-1


Race 6: 6 Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $30,000; Fillies and Mares; 4 YO and Up


3 Wilhelmina; Court; Should have won last, sleeper of the day; 12-1


1 Seans Silverdancer; Thompson; Goes for third win in a row for good barn; 7-2


4 Princess Freebie; Torres; Extremely consistent runner has won 15 races; 8-5


7 Mary Magdalene; Vazquez; Speedster who will keep them honest; 5-2


2 Rattlin Gyspy; Santana; 5-1


6 Lookinforchange; Birzer; 10-1


5 Baby wildcat; Berry; 20-1


1a Islet; Thompson; 7-2


Race 7: 1 1/16 Mi.; Claiming; Purse $17,000; 4 YO and Up


7 King Moon; Santana; Speedster in good form and dropping; 3-1


11 Penny Maker; Arroyo; Game vs tougher in California; 6-1


12 Great Call; Hill; Speedster drops to lowest level ever; 9-2


5 California kid; Mello; Chased top pick home last out, gets more ground; 4-1


8 W W Distinction; Canchari; 8-1


4 Feature Winner; Ocampo; 12-1


1 Heavenly Shiloh; McKee; 20-1


9 Mad About Alli; Homeister; 12-1


2 Kipper Dan; Quinonez; 20-1


10 Wound Up; Court; 20-1


3 Lenapah; Birzer; 15-1


6 Rahy’s Prospector; Joubert; 20-1


Race 8: 1 1/16 Mi.; Allowance; Purse $56,000; 4 YO and up


2 Northern Lion; Da Silva; Looks superior to these; 6-5


1 Mal Guapo; Arroyo; Impressive in lone dirt start, needed last; 8-1


4 Royal Art Thompson; Loves; Oaklawn and distance; 15-1


8 Tiz Adonis; Santana; Broke maiden here last year, exits fast sprint; 8-1


5 Escape Artist; Berry; 7-2


3 City Connect; Hill; 12-1


7 Winkatdawat; Johnson; 9-2


6 Explosive Force; Quinonez; 15-1


Race 9: 6 Furlongs; Maiden Claiming; Purse $17,000; 3 YO and Up


1 Our Red Rider; Navarro; Speedster drops in to face state breds for 1st time; 5-1


9 Hickory Grove; Loveberry; Good fist out barn shows bullet and first time lasix; 6-1


10 Cloud Crossing; Thompson; Should stalk and go late; 3-1


8 Union Colors; Vazquez; Should stalk inside speed; 4-1


3 Elmo’s Journey; Quinonez; 12-1


5 King Pai; Birzer; 20-1


11 Bo’s Shoes; Castanon; 6-1


6 Port of Storms; Dill; 15-1


2 Du Big; Canchari; 15-1


4 Daring Steve; Santana; 8-1


7 Prince Dusty; McKee; 20-1


Stats


Thursday Meet


Winners on Top 0/9 10/36


Winners in Top 4 Selections 8/9 33/36


Exactas in Top 4 Selections 6/9 19/36


Trifectas in Top 4 Selections 3/9 5/36