Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Saturday, March 15.

Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Saturday, March 15.


Best Bet: Race 5 Above the Curve 29-11-7-3


Best Longshot: Race 7 Hornet 32-2-2-4


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


Race 1: 6 Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $18,000; 4 YO and Up


3 Como Se Liama; Quinonez; Drops in to win; 9-2


1 Por Que; Birzer; Much better than last two tries; 20-1


7 Next Right Thing; Mello; Needed last, Drops to lowest level ever; 7-2


6 Harper County; Quinonez; Old form would blow these away; 5-2


11 Guarded Entrance; Tohill; 8-1


9 Back to gold; Corbett; 15-1


4 Bullzaboy; Canchari; 20-1


10 Fela Kuti; Morales; 6-1


5 Court’s Journey; Laviolette; 20-1


12 Meteor Attack; Johnson; 15-1


8 D’pendable; Loveberry; 20-1


2 Pulgacito; Walker; 20-1


Race 2: 6 Furlongs; Maiden Claiming; Purse $20,000; 3 YO


5 Fulmerized; Arroyo; The one to beat; 5-2


9 Chief Knockaway; Navarro; Dropping & sprinting after trouble both starts; 12-1


1 Five Seasons; Mello; Adds blinkers after facing much tougher; 8-1


4 Bristol Rover; Emigh; Dropping while having speed breeding; 5-1


2 American Reign; Rosario; 4-1


8 Rulers Pet; Tohill; 6-1


10 Buck James; Santana; 10-1


3 Captain Quality; Loveberry; 12-1


6 Samural Emperor; Borel; 10-1


7 Bahama Rum Punch; Laviolette; 20-1


Race 3: 6 Furlongs; Maiden Claiming; Purse $18,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up


12 Wild by Nature; Laviolette; Returns vs bad bunch; 5-1


2 Horse Feldhaus; Mello; Long time over due; 6-1


7 Tyler T; Thompson; On the board 5 of 7 starts this distance; 9-2


4 Sasha’s King; Berry; Stalker/closer shows bullet for Oaklawn return; 4-1


6 Blue Away; Canchari; 6-1


1 Swiss Confederate; Santana; 10-1


9 Yankee Hater; Quinonez; 12-1


11 Hold the Rope; Tohill; 10-1


10 Glass Darkly; Emigh; 20-1


5 Langfuhr’s Star; Borel; 10-1


8 Tonto M; Torres; 15-1


3 Come On Guy; Loveberry; 30-1


Race 4: 6 Furlongs; Waiver Claiming; Purse $18,000; 4 YO and Up


6 Crown’s Path; Mello; Leading money winner of this field; 3-1


5 Enclosure; Vazquez; Leading money winner at this distance; 12-1


12 Lemon Juice; Thompson; 11 time winner adds blinkers, loves distance; 5-1


10 Cabe; Santana; Extremely consistent at track and distance; 4-1


1 Gallientos; Tohill; 8-1


3 Forest King; Canchari; 10-1


9 Bourbon King; Arroyo; 8-1


4 Personal Assistant; Birzer; 20-1


11 Big Legacy; Hill; 20-1


8 Aqua Fever; Loveberry; 8-1


7 Bluegrass Type; Torres; 20-1


2 Malagra Vision; Berry; 20-1


Race 5: 1 1/16 Mi; Claiming; Purse $18,200; 3 YO and Up


1 Above the Curve; Mello; Much the best last out; 3-1


2 Practice Tee; Birzer; Completes the exacta; 9-2


5 Mastman; Morales; Drops to lowest level ever, Wins on all surfaces; 6-1


6 Winding Road; Torres; 7 of 14 career wins this distance; 8-1


7 Jack Carter; Navarro; 8-1


9 Visionary Man; Santana; 5-1


10 Sterio in Motion; Vazquez; 12-1


12 Baluarte; McKee; 15-1


11 Carol’s Jimmy; Laviolette; 15-1


8 Destinare; Quinonez; 30-1


3 Proud Image; Corbett; 12-1


4 English Dude; Canchari; 20-1


Race 6: 1 1/16 Mi; Allowance; Purse $62,000; 4 YO and Up


2 Voodoo Storm; Arroyo; Versatile runner in good form; 7-2


7 Guilt Trip; Rosario; Grade one winner could sit the perfect trip; 3-1


4 Bourbon; Courage; Vazquez Had prep, blinkers off, sharp works; 5-2


3 Golden Ron; Court; Ran career best at Oaklawn; 20-1


1 Dreaming Blue; Mello; 15-1


9 Stachys; Quinonez; 6-1


1a Frederico; Mello; 15-1


6 Win Willy; Canchari; 10-1


5 Joy Boy; Hill; 15-1


8 Sabercat; Santana; 6-1


Race 7: 1 Mi; Claiming; Purse $18,000; 3 YO and Up


4 Hornet; Birzer; Old form would beat these; 6-1


2 California Kid; Mello; Woke up in last start; 2-1


6 Backontheroad; Tohill; Closed well in last three mile starts; 6-1


10 Sammy’s Bandit; Borel; No worse than fourth this distance; 8-1


9 Viva Outlaw; Navarro; 6-1


12 W W Distinction; Emigh; 6-1


8 Telegraph Hill; Torres; 8-1


11 He Be Somethin; Loveberry; 20-1


7 Denouement; Canchari; 20-1


3 Kipper Dan; Quinonez; 20-1


1 Heavy Surge; Dill; 30-1


5 Rahy’s Prospector; Halliday; 30-1


Race 8: 1 1/16 Mi; AZERI STAKES; Purse $200,000; Fillies and Mares; 4 YO and Up


1 Close Hatches; Rosario; Trained by the best; 7-5


4 Don’t Tell Sophia; Hill; Hard to pick against this one; 5-2


7 On Fire Baby; Johnson; Last year’s form could put her in winners circle; 7-2


3 Dixie Strike; Arroyo; Sharp in dirt starts; 12-1


5 Sister Ginger; Santana; 12-1


6 Flashy American; Thompson; 6-1


2 Magic Union; Lezcano; 20-1


Race 9: 1 1/16 Mi; RAZORBACK HANDICAP; Purse $200,000; 4 YO and Up


1 Taptowne; Arroyo; Inside speedster loves distance; 3-1


6 Govenor Charlie; Smith; Has my favorite rider aboard; 3-1


7 Majestic City; Rosario; Could blow by them all; 8-1


5 Called to Serve; Santana; Has never missed a dirt check; 5-2


4 Golden Lad; Lezcano; 9-2


2 Right to Vote; Borel; 10-1


3 Street Spice; Canchari; 8-1


Race 10: 1 1/16 Mi; REBEL STAKES; Purse $600,000; 3 YO


3 Tapiture; Santana; Much the best in Southwest stakes; 9-5


8 Kobe’s Back; Lezcano; Will find out how good he is today; 7-2


4 Strong Mandate; Rosario; Rosario chose this one over 2nd choice; 2-1


7 Street Strategy; Borel; Impressive looking colt will love more ground; 8-1


2 Ride On Curlin; Desormeaux; 12-1


6 Sheltowee’s Boy; Navarro; 15-1


5 Hoppertunity; Smith; 10-1


1 Jet Cat; McKee; 30-1


Race 11: 1 Mi; Maiden Special Weight; Purse $60,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up


9 Ghost Locket; Emigh; Graduation day; 3-1


10 Haveyougoneaway; Loveberry; Game in debut, hoping for better break; 5-1


11 Not My Tap; Santana; Rounding into form, dangerous today; 6-1


3 Sea Shadow; Castanon; Regally bred to win early; 12-1


8 Ginger Stone; Arroyo; 8-1


6 Queen Daenerys; Hill; 7-2


1 Fredette; Birzer; 20-1


2 Maggys Afleet; Mello; 15-1


4 Wicked Dixie; Court; 10-1


7 Storm Rush; Quinonez; 15-1


12 Carnival Kid; Canchari; 15-1


5 Painter’s Palette; Walker; 30-1


Stats


Friday Meet


Winners on Top 3/10 69/307


Winners in Top 4 Selections 4/10 225/307


Exactas in Top 4 Selections 3/10 136/307


Trifectas in Top 4 Selections 2/10 57/307