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Charlie Cooper's Oaklawn Picks for Sunday, Jan. 19


Best Bet: Race 5 Death By Chocolate 6-3-0-0​  Best Longshot: Race 4 Giacokhan 6-1-1-0


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

Race 1:  1 1/16 Mi; Claiming; Purse $17,100; 4 YO and Up

1​Senator Dave​Torres​Speedster drops to lowest level, likes distance​  9-5​

3​Smarten Destiny​Borel​10 time winner, very consistent​12-1

7​Scariff Island​Castanon ​5 of 7 wins this distance, closes late​ 9-2

6​Lil R’Slast​Tohill​ ​Goes for 3rd win in a row for top barn​ 5-2

1a​Some Way Some How​Mello​  9-5

4​Name Dropper​Vazquez​15-1

2​Deep Dive​Canchari​10-1

9​Precipice Trail​Santana​  6-1

8​Le Flying Monkey​Rose​20-1

5​Costly King​Homeister​15-1


Race 2: 6 Furlongs; Maiden Claiming; Purse $25,000:Fillies; 3 YO

9​Wickedly Sweet​Rose​Competitive in all 5 starts, well-bred​  5-2

8​Kopper Kitty​Tohill​Game vs maiden special weights​  9-2

1​My Sister’s Secret​Arroyo​Firster won training race, adds Lasix​  5-1

10​Shanina​Quinonez​Well-bred firster with Lasix​10-1

5​Denali Justice​Mello​10-1

2​Lucky Eight​Canchari​  5-1

7​Malahide​Roman​  6-1

4​Ginger Stone​Torres​12-1

6​Nurse G​Berry​30-1

3​My Sister Nell​Quinonez​15-1


Race 3: 6 Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $17,500; Fillies; 3 YO  

9​Is It True Ma’am​Berry​Much the best in debut, outside speed​  9-5

1​Shifty​Da Silva​Beaten favorite takes 3rddrop in a row​​  6-1

3​Shakin Sugar​Mello​Beat the boys in debut, adds bullet today ​10-1

6​Holy Habit​Hill​Well-bred filly, broke maiden on the drop​​  7-2

2​Aunt Sissy​Tohill​  6-1

4​Cloud of Dust​Quinonez​  8-1

7​Lady Hughes​Court​12-1

5​Almighty Storm​Morales​10-1

8​Kimbell Has Bling​Rose​15-1


Race 4:  1 Mi; Waiver Claiming; Purse $17,200; 4 YO and Up

1​Giacokhan​Navarro​Game on deeper track vs tougher​15-1

5​Dance Idol​Castanon​Stalker/Closer type likes distance​12-1

6​Gaither Draw​Corbett​Speedster scratched for this spot​20-1

2​My Tip​Arroyo​Should be a factor late​  5-1

4​Theodore’s Cash​Johnson​  4-1

11​Yonder​Birzer​  3-1

8​Jones Destiny​Thompson​20-1

10​Perdido Pass​Quinonez​  8-1

7​Our Splurge​Martinez​12-1


3​Tommy Two Stroke​Tohill​  8-1



Race 5:  6 Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $18,000; Fillies and Mares; 4 YO and Up

5​Death by Chocolate​Torres​No excuses vs these, loves distance​  2-1

4​Southern Symphony​Santana​Much better than last try, both wins this distance​  6-1

9​Pretzel Logic​Tohill​Wins at 50% clip on dirt​  3-1​

6​Dance In the Forest​Mello​Claimed by hot barn last out​  8-1


3​Full Spectrum​Birzer​12-1

2​Proud Mandy​Roman​20-1

1​Hot Lap​Borel​  9-2

7​My Dear Desert​Corbett​12-1


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

3​Slew Slam​Quinonez​On the improve, has never missed a check​  2-1​

6​Boston Proper​Santana​Consistent colt drops to lowest level ever​  9-2

1​Bridge of Allan​Quinonez​Last win came at $30k claiming, runs well fresh​  6-1

2​Value Trap​Castanon​Drops after competitive Florida races​​  6-1

7​Mr Bluegrass Music​Thompson​  8-1



8​Salsa’s Return​Torres​12-1

9​Ecleto Red​Court​20-1


5​Venture Exchange​Roman​15-1


Race 7:  6 Furlongs; Maiden Special Weight; Purse $55,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up    

2​Pink Flash​Birzer​Bad morning line, smokes these​  6-1

10​Ivy Jo​Arroyo​Game vs open company, back with state breds​  3-1

11​McClellan​Quinonez​Shows 2 bullets over Texas tracks, and 1st Lasix​  6-1

3​Huggins and Kissin​Quinonez​Game in debut, blinkers on today​​  9-2

7​Kelly Belly Kid​Court​  5-1


1​Mary Lou​Corbett​12-1

5​Roaring Junebug​Navarro​20-1

9​Saratoga Bird​McKee​30-1

4​Country Conceited​Kuntzweiler​  8-1

6​Miss Seven K​Laviolette​12-1

12​Electric One​Nazario​30-1


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

2​Good Morning Diva​Quinonez​Rolls on by late​ ​  3-1

6​Black Bear​Tohill​Undefeated at Oaklawn, speed of the speed​  9-2

1​Work All Week​Torres​Goes for 5th win in a row​  5-2

10​Laurie’s Rocket​Ocampo​Back to favorite track​  8-1

3​Mico Margarita​Santana​  5-1

4​Golden Ron​Court​20-1

9​Back Forty​Canchari​12-1

5​Right to Vote​Hill​12-1

7​Tour Guide​Arroyo​20-1

8​Humble Smarty​Birzer​30-1


Race 9:  6 Furlongs; Optional Claiming; Purse $57,000; 4YO and Up

8​Maybe So​Santana​The one to beat​​  7-2

2​Circle Unbroken​Court​Better than last 2​15-1

7​Credit Report​Birzer​Stakes winner likes track and distance​12-1

11​Platitude​Da Silva​Drops while never missing a check​  5-1

1​Double Ours​Berry​12-1

5​Rhetorical​Tohill​  4-1

9​Wynns Nighthawk​Navarro​12-1


6​Silver Lining John​Morales​10-1

10​Pending Asset​Borel​  8-1

4​Captain Genius​Ocampo​  8-1

12​Quality Council​Hill​30-1

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