Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Saturday, Jan. 18.

Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Saturday, Jan. 18.


Best Bet: Race Bitters ‘n Bourbon 5-2-0-0


Best Longshot: Race 4 Lee’s South 5-1-1-0


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


Race 1: 1 1/16 Mi; Claiming; Purse $18,000; 4 YO and Up


2 Dance With Monarch; Loveberry; Allowance winner here,4 of 5 in money - distance; 8-1


1 Smokey Deputy; Quinonez; Much the best vs cheaper, better on dirt; 4-1


3 Shut Down Corner; Court; Both career wins this distance, missed 1 check; 7-2


4 Jazil Bell; Ocampo; Trainer sharp off claim, runs well fresh; 9-2


5 Prosecution; Tohill; 3-1


8 Barn Knee; Vazquez; 8-1


7 Wranglin’ Okie; Mello; 10-1


6 Yonder; Birzer; 8-1


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


2 Chismosa; Arroyo; Won training race, well-bred and1st time lasix; 3-1


1 Little Trickster; Da Silva; Drops after facing tougher, top barn to follow; 7-2


5 She’s Got Swag; Emigh; Faced tougher last season, good layoff trainer; 5-2


8 Morning Lily; Thompson; Tried stakes horses, back to sprint for good trainer; 5-1


4 Fence Jumper; Mello; 15-1


3 Littlebitcranky; Court; 12-1


7 Ready River; Tohill; 8-1


6 Bullanginger; Corbett; 20-1


9 Shugie; Santana; 15-1


Race 3: 6 Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $26,000; 4 YO and Up


11 Kenni Rae; Martinez; Game all 4 starts, might be good claim; 3-1


4 Fight the Power; Arroyo; Exits fast allowance race as favorite, drops; 7-2


2 Royal Dehere; Thompson; Drops after facing tougher last year, stalks today; 12-1


9 Boardwalk Baron; Vazquez; Sharp in lone dirt start, dangerous today; 9-2


8 Street Hoss; Castanon; 10-1


5 Silver Antelope; Johnson; 6-1


1 Winning Note; Tohill; 15-1


10 S C Redslegacy; Roman; 10-1


7 Almost English; Navarro; 10-1


6 Fly Boy Roy; Borel; 12-1


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Race 4: 5½ Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $26,000; 4 YO and up


6 Lee’s South; Quinonez; Likes track and distance, rolls on by; 10-1


8 Lake Creek; Loveberry; Good recent form with allowance win & speed; 2-1


1 Denali Thunder; Birzer; Speedster exits fast turf, steady check maker; 9-2


4 Taproot; Arroyo; Game on any surface, could complete exacta; 5-2


2 Master Time; Nazario; 15-1


3 Rocket Professor; Emigh; 7-2


5 Canuletmedowneasy; Castanon; 15-1


7 Ask Simon; Mello; 15-1


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


1 Bitters ‘n Bourbon; Hill; Graduates today with more ground; 2-1


8 Flashy Humor; Borel; $160k purchase and Lasix for good 1st out barn; 8-1


3 Conquest Afleet Da; Silva; Shows bullet and blinkers on, trainer has 2 shots; 6-1


6 Lexingtonian; Torres; 2 bullets since poor debut, sleeper; 10-1


2 Pyrite Gold; Castanon; 12-1


7 High Ransom; Arroyo; 5-1


5 Big Favorite; Thompson; 3-1


4 Cy Seven; Navarro; 8-1


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


12 Por Que; Santana; In $ 12 of 14 races at distance, 7 of 8 at Oaklawn; 3-1


7 Christiesborntorun; Rose; Will love pace today, live longshot; 20-1


10 Suyeta; Mello; Throw out last, goes to good barn; 6-1


6 Timely Pursuit; Court; Speedster drops and should sit off pace; 8-1


8 Aqua Fever; Arroyo; 9-2


1 Kowboy Kody; Ocampo; 4-1


2 B L’s Tsumani; Hill; 15-1


3 Tobes the Man; Zuniga; 20-1


4 Gaither Draw; Corbett; 20-1


5 Galientos; Tohil; 20-1


9 Vee One Rotate; McKee; 20-1


11 Baluarte; Laviolette; 20-1


Race 7: 6 Furlongs; Optional Claiming; Purse $57,000; Fillies and Mares; 4 YO and Up


10 Cabo Time; Martinez; Loves distance, the call in wide open event; 6-1


2 Crookedpathtoglory; Hill; Steady money maker, good stalking move; 4-1


8 Second Street City; Vazquez; Versatile runner on any surface, moves late; 12-1


11 Aireofdistinction; Santana; Missed a check once, goes for third win in a row; 7-2


5 Eye Love Jeanie; Quinonez; 5-1


9 I’mclassyandsassy; Rose; 12-1


1 Wildcat Angie; Loveberry; 6-1


7 Elitism; Birzer; 20-1


3 Street Line; Borel; 15-1


4 Sheila Tequila; McKee; 30-1


12 Turn by Turn; Mello; 15-1


6 Ready Express; Thompson; 12-1


Race 8: 1 1/16 Mi.; PIPPIN STAKES; Purse $100,000; Fillies and Mares; 4 YO and up


3 Don’t Tell Sophia; Hill; Loves track and distance, missed check once; 4-5


2 Sticks Wondergirl; Court; Could upset with old form; 8-1


6 Dixie Strike; Da Silva; Half of wins this distance, sharp both dirt starts; 7-2


4 Custody; Quinonez; Shows one bad race, sharp dirt win; 6-1


1 Sister Ginger; Santana; 6-1


5 Fully Living; Castanon; 12-1


Race 9: 6 Furlongs; Allowance; Purse $56,000; 4 YO and Up


6 Tittletown Five; Thompson; Runs big off layoff, may outclass these; 2-1


4 Masaru; Santana; Faced good company and comes in with a bullet; 8-1


8 Blue Creek; Arroyo; Steady $ maker off the board once this distance; 12-1


3 Call Me Kelly; Tohill; Heads east after CA career, likes distance; 12-1


5 Card; Emigh; 6-1


1 Valdina Saint; Torres; 3-1


9 Cold Facts; Borel; 6-1


10 Jimmer; Vazquez; 15-1


7 Rosscat; Roman; 15-1


2 Vbreeze; Halliday; 20-1


Stats


Friday Meet


Winners on Top 0/9 10/45


Winners in Top 4 Selections 4/9 37/45


Exactas in Top 4 Selections 2/9 21/45


Trifectas in Top 4 Selections 2/9 7/45