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Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Friday, Feb. 21

Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Friday, Feb. 21.

Best Bet: Race 3 Free Range 19-6-5-2

Best Longshot: Race 5 Battle Tale 21-1-1-2

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

Race 1: 1 1/16 Mile; Claiming; Purse $17,700; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up

5 Daring Ride; Vazquez; Wire to wire; 8-5

7 W W Olma; Santana; Needed last, loves track and distance; 3-1

6 Smarty Party; Hill; Missed a check once in last 12 starts; 7-2

1 Cabu; Quinonez; Drops to lowest level ever; 5-1

4 Beer N Crickets; Canchari; 12-1

3 Warrens China Doll; Court; 12-1

2 Malabar Anne; McKee; 10-1

Race 2: 6 Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $17,500; 4 YO and Up

5 Barham; Arroyo; Still won after poor break; 2-1

7 Hesaprivate; Birzer; Drops after good mile try, sprinting; 6-1

2 Cabe; Santana; 6 of 9 career wins this distance, inside speed; 3-1

11 Valid Bull; Quinonez; Speedster needed last, dangerous today; 8-1

9 T. Thomas; Laviolette; 10-1

1 My Nephew Matt; Mello; 20-1

8 Kate’s Forest; Loveberry; 20-1

4 Destinaire; Quinonez; 20-1

3 Half a Well; Thompson; 8-1

10 Ruddys Buddy; Torres; 20-1

6 Indy Trucker; Martinez; 20-1

Race 3: 1 Mile; Claiming; Purse $17,500; Fillies and Mares; 4 YO and Up

5 Free Range; Arroyo; Should have won last, drops for victory; 5-2

2 Cobra Kiss; McKee; 2 of 3 wins at Oaklawn, stretches out; 7-2

6 Kitty Kat Karly; Santana; All 4 career wins this distance; 5-1

1 Cin Mission; Birzer; Back to best distance; 15-1

7 Lookin’ Foxy; Navarro; 6-1

8 Abbies My Daddy; Castanon; 6-1

3 Mountain Kitty; Berry; 9-2

4 She Has Bling; Vazquez; 12-1

Race 4: 1 1/16 Mile; Claiming; Purse $18,500; 3 YO and Up

4 Barrio Baby; Thompson; Drops in to win; 3-1

8 Lawyer Gabe; Vazquez; Rates closer to pace; 9-2

6 Solid South; Arroyo; Drops back to better level; 7-2

5 Joint Tenant; Torres; Had prep, dangerous today; 10-1

1 Prosecution; Tohill; 4-1

2 Dance With Monarch; Loveberry; 6-1

7 Jerry N Duke; Emigh; 8-1

3 Wranglin’ Okie; Mello; 10-1

Race 5: 1 1/16 Mile; Maiden Special Weight; Purse $57,000; Fillies; 3 YO

5 Battle Tale; Quinonez; Good spot for debut; 6-1

6 T. R. Indy; Thompson; Should love the stretch out; 3-1

1 Centella; Morales; Adds 2 works, blinkers on and stretches out; 9-2

3 Wicked Dixie; Court; Better than last two tries; 4-1

2 Grace of the Nile; Mello; 7-2

8 Ginger Stone; Torres; 10-1

4 Delightful Empire; Da Silva; 10-1

7 Fredette; Birzer; 8-1

Race 6: 6 Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $32,000; 4 YO and Up

4 Rhetorical; Emigh; Off the board once at track and distance; 2-1

5 Original Art; Sterniolo; Speedster needed last, adds two sharp works; 6-1

3 Lee’s South; Morales; Needed last, rallies late; 6-1

2 Lake Creek; Ocampo; 4 of 6 wins this distance, claimed in last; 7-2

1 Total Immersion; Arroyo; 3-1

7 Shimmy Tinjo; Martinez; 8-1

6 Ask Simon; Mello; 12-1

Race 7: 6 Furlongs; Starter Allowance; Purse $32,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up

2 Southern Symphony; Santana; Game off the shelf, stalk and go; 5-1

6 Pistolpackinpenny; Court; Full of run late last out, in good form; 7-2

4 Dubai Blessing; Birzer; May try to wire them; 10-1

5 Pretzel Logic; Vazquez; Missed a check once, hot barn; 4-1

7 Little Miss Fritz; Torres; 6-1

9 New Gal N Town; Quinonez; 6-1

8 Givmethreestepsmr; Kuntzweiler; 10-1

1 Indian Alley; Mello; 5-1

3 Miss My Rosie; Martinez; 15-1

Race 8: 6 Furlongs; Allowance; Purse $58,000; Fillies and Mares; 4 YO and Up

8 Miffed; Birzer; Speedster needed last, adds sharp works- bullet; 2-1

5 Seasoned Warrior; Da Silva; Adds blinkers and back sprinting; 5-2

6 Even Song; Quinonez; Full of run late last out; 9-2

7 Zuni Women; Thompson; Goes for third win in a row; 9-2

2 Leslieann; Santana; 20-1

1 Fleet N Sweet; Hill; 8-1

4 Ellie’s the Boss; Canchari; 15-1

3 Wayne’sluckynative; McKee; 10-1

Race 9: 1 Mile; Maiden Claiming; Purse $17,500; 3 YO and Up

8 Efficient Market; Arroyo; Scratched for this spot, wire to wire; 7-2

10 Blockout; Ocampo; Will push top choice all the way; 5-2

3 Cure’s Last Bet; Quinonez; Drops after showing speed vs tougher; 12-1

5 Rivery Hall; Emigh; Hoping for better break; 8-1

12 Catkin River; Hill; 8-1

4 Kingofgoldstreet; Martinez; 6-1

7 Wavering Bling; Vazquez; 15-1

11 Giant Hook; Castanon; 10-1

6 Smokealittlesmoke; Canchari; 12-1

9 Lexslikesladys; Morales; 15-1

1 Glass Darkly; Laviolette; 20-1

2 Prince Dusty; McKee; 30-1

Stats

Thursday Meet

Winners on Top 0/9 33/194

Winners in Top 4 Selections 4/9 142/194

Exactas in Top 4 Selections 1/9 81/194

Trifectas in Top 4 Selections 0/9 31/194

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