Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Thursday, March 13.

Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Thursday, March 13.


Best Bet: Race 9 Russellin 27-9-7-3


Best Longshot: Race 5 Pee H Dee 31-2-2-4


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


Race 1: 6 Furlongs; Starter Allowance; Purse $22,000; Fillies and Mares; 4 YO and Up


1a Maybelle Slew; Mello; Should smoke these with ease; 9-5


2 T Jays Affair; Court; Completes the exacta; 3-1


5 Cobra Kiss; McKee; Cuts back to a sprint; 8-1


4 Dixie’s Back; Loveberry; 7 of 9 career wins this distance; 2-1


3 Kate Pressley; Canchari; 8-1


1 Jungle Princess; Quinonez; 9-5


6 Slew Water Slew; Arroyo; 8-1


Race 2: 1 1/16 Mi; Claiming; Purse $29,500; 3 YO and Up


7 Winning Note; Tohill; Exits two fast sprints, at best distance; 4-1


3 Mal Guapo; Hill; Could sit the perfect trip; 7-2


5 Red Wings; Ocampo; Dropping while needing last; 5-2


4 Lasting Impact; Johnson; In good form, only win at Oaklawn; 4-1


1 Western Sadler; Laviolette; 12-1


2 Lookslikeahit; Quinonez; 9-2


6 Denali Causeway; Mello; 15-1


8 Birdsone; Arroyo; 20-1


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


10 Bless Jessica; Arroyo; Graduation day; 3-1


3 Miss Seven K; Quinonez; Moved prematurely in last; 9-2


11 Smokey Juels; Kuntzweiler; Well bet while having trouble in debut; 7-2


4 Daddy’s Approval; Birzer; Steady works and Lasix for debut; 8-1


1 Misty Grove; Canchari; 6-1


8 Autumn in Maine; Sturniolo; 15-1


6 Mi Lady A; Martinez; 20-1


7 L J’s Bertie; Navarro; 20-1


5 R Nanalee; Berry; 15-1


2 Gray Lady Partee; Cruz; 12-1


9 Lost Cat; Corbett; 15-1


12 Cherishabull; Halliday; 15-1


Race 4: 6 Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $18,500; 3 YO and Up


2 Thingamajigger; Santana; Game second at this level, adds useful work; 3-1


3 Steel Guitar; Homeister; Closing well in lone dirt start, blinkers on; 4-1


7 Levy; Mello; Always earns a check; 7-2


1 Waldo; Emigh; Inside speedster needed last; 6-1


5 Geeze Wally; Quinonez; 5-1


4 Another Afleet; Borel; 9-2


6 Silver Posse; Loveberry; 8-1


Race 5: 6 Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $18,200; 3 YO and Up


6 Pee H Dee; Mello; His best beats these, runs well fresh; 10-1


3 Deadly Card; Canchari; Much better than last; 6-1


4 Sharp Harbour; Navarro; Closed well this level last out; 5-2


7 Porter Central; Vazquez; Outside speedster on the improve; 5-1


2 On the Inside; Santana; 4-1


1 Jenny’s Touch; McKee; 15-1


9 Celina Diamond; Birzer; 6-1


8 Arvak; Corbett; 6-1


5 Power Shaft; Joubert; 15-1


Race 6: 6 Furlongs; Allowance; Purse $61,000; 3 YO and Up


8 Big Lute; Hill; The call in wide open event; 5-2


5 Cold Facts; Torres; Will be rolling late; 6-1


10 Justa Runner; Santana; Speedster will force the issue; 3-1


9 Rosscat; Morales; Always gives honest effort; 15-1


4 Silver Antelope; Johnson; 10-1


6 Ali’s Birthday; Borel; 12-1


3 Ethical; Arroyo; 12-1


7 Valdina Saint; Berry; 8-1


2 Divine Thunder; Ocampo; 30-1


11 Unzapped; Canchari; 12-1


12 Flying Mr K.; Loveberry; 20-1


1 Franz; Quinonez; 15-1


Race 7: 6 Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $18,200; 3 YO and Up


4 Dance Idol; Castanon; Reclaimed by trainer, in good form; 3-1


1 Ecleto Red; Santana; Drops to lowest level ever; 6-1


5 Added Sparkle; Quinonez; Broke maiden at Oaklawn, drops; 6-1


9 Salt Free; Hill; Outside speedster needed last; 4-1


8 Paradise City; Vazquez; 9-2


7 Western Range; Berry; 5-1


6 Lost Decade; Emigh; 20-1


2 Gone Cowboy; Cruz; 20-1


3 De Enforcer; Tohill; 20-1


Race 8: 6 Furlongs; Optional Claiming; Purse $61,000; Fillies; 3 YO


6 Scooter’s Choice; Berry; The one to beat; 9-5


3 Bread and Butter; Borel; Sharp in debut for track owner; 3-1


2 Cadron; Vazquez; First dirt start in stakes, good works; 6-1


7 Sky America; Arroyo; Adds three sharp works since allowance try; 8-1


4 Little Miss Flurry; Court; 10-1


1 Crazy ‘bout Elvis; Santana; 10-1


10 Gigi’s Alina; Navarro; 15-1


8 Pretty Suspect; Homeister; 12-1


9 Pink Flash; Birzer; 20-1


5 Denali Cat Tale; Mello; 15-1


Race 9: 1 1/16 Mi; Maiden Special Weight; Purse $60,000; 3 YO


4 Russellin; Tohill; Should have won debut; 9-2


7 Wizardly; Santana; On the improve for top trainer; 8-5


3 Awesome Sky; Arroyo; Has chased good horses, moves late; 4-1


8 Oogeley Eye; Mello; Adds good work, well bred, sharp barn; 10-1


5 Vigorish; Vazquez; 4-1


6 Robinwood; Canchari; 15-1


9 Open a Tap; Ocampo; 12-1


2 Lexingtonian; Martinez; 20-1


1 Rogue Bluff; Thompson; 20-1


Stats


Sunday Meet


Winners on Top 2/9 64/288


Winners in Top 4 Selections 8/9 214/288


Exactas in Top 4 Selections 5/9 128/288


Trifectas in Top 4 Selections 4/9 53/288