Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Saturday, Feb. 29.

Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Saturday, Feb. 29.


Best Bet: Race 4 Prime Number 22-7-6-3


Best Longshot: Race 2 Cloud of Dust 26-2-1-4


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


Race 1: 1 Mile; Claiming; Purse $18,000; 3 YO and Up


9 Efficient Market; Arroyo; Much the best in maiden victory this distance; 5-2


7 Sacredspirit; Santana; Broke maiden here vs tougher; 3-1


3 W W Distinction; Emigh; Steady money maker closes late; 9-2


2 Backontheroad; Tohill; Had trouble in Oaklawn return, should improve; 10-1


5 Warrens Temptation; Court; 12-1


1 Faithful Gift; Halliday; 12-1


6 Denouement; Canchari; 12-1


8 Pylorus; Walker; 6-1


4 Viva Outlaw; Navarro; 10-1


Race 2: 5½ Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $18,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up


4 Cloud of Dust; Quinonez; Needed last, drops, will have pace to chase; 10-1


2 Valid A.J.; Mello; The one to beat; 3-1


3 Lillys Cue; Morales; Speedster drop for sneaky barn; 6-1


8 Tarpy’s Wish; Tohill; Back sprinting after claim, missed check once; 9-5


5 Lucky Flo; Berry; 10-1


7 Fabulous Cate; Walker; 8-1


1 Pinkchampagneonice; Robletto; 9-2


6 Masteringthestorm; Torres; 15-1


Race 3: 5½ Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $18,000; 4 YO and Up


6 Have It My Way; Walker; Will try to wire them with 10 pound bug rider; 9-2


2 Whoopie I Ki O; Mello; Drops after just missing, barn winning at 30%; 8-5


9 Zooming White; Star; Torres On the improve and overdue; 12-1


10 Conga Rock; McKee; Outside speedster will force the issue; 20-1


1 Personal Assistant; Arroyo; 6-1


5 Horn High Hugo; Corbett; 12-1


7 Holy Bullhive; Cruz; 8-1


8 Sheriff Hotdog; Berry; 20-1


3 Stereo in Motion; Santana; 6-1


4 My Nephew Matt; Tohill; 15-1


Race 4: 1 Mile; Claiming; Purse $18,000; 3 YO and Up


5 Prime Number; Arroyo; No excuses this level, wire to wire; 2-1


8 Ile Be Shrewed; Court; Better than last, moves late; 10-1


6 Union Colors; Santana; Should stalk top choice while getting more ground; 4-1


4 California Kid; Mello; Ran best dirt race this distance; 3-1


1 Warren’s Clyde; Walker; 10-1


3 Telegraph Hill; Torres; 8-1


2 Booster Rocket; McKee; 8-1


7 Heavy Surge; Halliday; 10-1


Race 5: 6 Furlongs; Waiver Maiden Claiming; Purse $40,000; Fillies; 3 YO


1 Molly Z; Santana; Wins with clean trip; 7-2


3 Mount Eagle; Martinez; Full of run late last out; 4-1


6 Indian Fiesta; Ocampo; Hoping for better trip, adds 2 useful works; 5-1


1a Lucky Eight; Arroyo; Speedster drops with sharp works; 7-2


9 Reckless Behavior; Birzer; 8-1


2 Six Tonsafun; Canchari; 9-2


5 Perplexity; Tohill; 5-1


8 Iamagirlygreeley; Court; 12-1


7 Honor Graeme; Emigh; 8-1


4 My Fair Ashton; Mello; 20-1


Race 6: 6 Furlongs; Optional Claiming; Purse $61,000; Fillies; 3 YO


2 Avicii; Ocampo; Will love pace today, rolls late; 2-1


1 Midnight Eclipse; Corbett; Speed of the speed?; 7-2


5 Xray Vision; Birzer; Better than last, back sprinting; 4-1


6 Racing Holiday; Loveberry; On the board 3 of 4 sprinting this distance; 10-1


7 Adrianne G; Berry; 5-2


4 Denali Cat Tale; Mello; 15-1


3 Silver Valley; Santana; 10-1


Race 7: 1 Mile; Maiden Special Weight; Purse $60,000; 3 YO and Up


1 Empire Taker; Mello; Should smoke these; 3-1


3 Dynamic Impact; Arroyo; Completes the cold exacta; 5-2


4 Pegasus Protocol; Thompson; Well bred firster shows steady works and Lasix; 10-1


8 Late Night Lu; Borel; Adds blinkers and should stalk and go late; 8-1


9 Joyful Moments; Johnson; 6-1


5 Knock Em Flat; Quinonez; 5-1


2 Tapit Quick; Berry; 12-1


6 Best Request; Loveberry; 12-1


7 Python; Santana; 12-1


Race 8: 6 Furlongs; NODOUBLE BREEDERS’ STAKES; Purse $75,000; 3 YO and Up


3 Humble Smarty; Birzer; 10 year old best arky bred sprinter for a long time; 9-5


9 Best of Birdstone; Quinonez; Needed last, flies late; 8-1


5 Goods Gone West; Santana; Consistent money making stakes winner; 5-2


8 Rattlesnake Holler; Berry; Should be rolling late again, hot barn; 10-1


6 Rock City Roadhog; Mello; 12-1


10 Shady Creek; Joubert; 15-1


1 Valid Commander; Canchari; 8-1


4 Star North; Arroyo; 12-1


7 Road to Saleeta; Loveberry; 20-1


2 Mallett; Corbett; 30-1


11 Primetime Dreamer; Thompson; 15-1


Race 9: 1 1/8 Mile; Starter Allowance; Purse $27,000; 4 YO and Up


4 Flattermejim; Thompson; Threw first clunker at track in last, redemption time; 3-1


9 Conservative; Santana; Adds 3 good works since off the shelf try; 5-1


2 Jazil Bell; Ocampo; In top form, adds bullet; 8-1


3 Lotto Cat; Canchari; 10 time winner closes late; 20-1


1 Slamit; Corbett; 9-2


5 Winkkatdawat; Johnson; 4-1


7 Harborplace; Borel; 12-1


6 Ballyjamesduff; Walker; 20-1


12 I Am Awesome; Arroyo; 12-1


10 Sneakin Away; Torres; 15-1


11 Mastman; Morales; 30-1


8 Above the Curve; Mello; 20-1


Stats


Friday Meet


Winners on Top 3/9 50 /239


Winners in Top 4 Selections 7/9 178/239


Exactas in Top 4 Selections 6/9 104/239


Trifectas in Top 4 Selections 3/9 41/239