Oaklawn Picks: $2 Double bet on February 20

An Oaklawn Sunday ... J.N. Campbell has a juicy $2 Double for you to play! Check it out below ...
An Oaklawn Sunday ... J.N. Campbell has a juicy $2 Double for you to play! Check it out below ...

Oaklawn Park Picks - Sunday, February 20, 2022

  • Race 1: 7-8-5-2
  • Race 2: 8-5-7-3
  • Race 3: 3-5-4-6
  • Race 4: 8-6-1-2
  • Race 5: 5-7-3-11
  • Race 6: 10-6-3-9
  • Race 7: 8-7-3-2
  • Race 8: 5-7-9-6
  • Race 9: 10-7-1-3
  • **Most Likely Winner: Battle Call #10 (Race 6)**
  • **Best Value: One Fast Cat #8 (Race 7)**

Historic Oaklawn Park, founded in 1904, is like a college town ... a college town of horse racing to be exact ... Hot Springs is hosting a festival with some superb racing. Betting options are the best in the country! We are facing 4 days of racing from the celebrated home of Arkansas Thoroughbred culture!

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Horse Racing Picks

Most Likely Winner: (Race 6: Battle Call #10, 5/1):

When Gary and Mary West raise a homebred, they know what to do. Not too long ago, they came to Brad Cox with this son of Hard Spun. The colt is in for a $75k tag, and that means one of two things … either they are thinking he will not get claimed, or he is just not working out. I am going to believe the former, and I think this one is a bet, 1st time out. He gets Florent Geroux, which is a solid sign. If I were in the Racing Office, I would be standing in front of the Claiming Box, when the light goes green. I am doubtful that the odds will be 5/1 at post time … dare to dream.

Wagering Recommendation: $100 Win, #10


Off-the-Pace Play of the Day: (Race 7: One Fast Cat #8, 10/1):

Here is a colt by Fast Anna that needs another chance against this exact company. The 4-yr-old tried to jump into an OC50kn2x back on 23 Jan., and he never was able to get going. I don’t think he broke particularly well, and Florent Geroux just sat on him, all the way around the turn and into the stretch. It is safe to say that a bad start, and mediocre trip, doesn’t mean he should not be considered a contender once again. After all, back on New Year’s Day he beat Macron #2 in a high-level ALLW Co. contest. Rick Hiles knows what he has, and I think the switch back to Luis Contreras could assist. He rode him to victory on that holiday card.

Wagering Recommendation: $100 Bankroll, Graduated Wager WPS #8 ($10-W, $15-P, $75-S)


Spotlight Race of the Day: (Race 8: Dirt, 5½, OC80k, 4+):

For the Sunday “feature,” we have a nice group of sprinters that will be going fast … fast … and then really fast. Several horses in this spot are going to vie for favoritism, and let’s face it, County Final #2, Boldor #6, and Hollis #7, will all headline. Frankly, I don’t think any of them will be victorious. They are certainly talented … that's for sure … Instead, I want to tip Jimmy DiVito’s Mojo Man #5 (we scored a win with his #1 in R5, yesterday). He is the clear winner. The past 2 Oaklawn Meets, this barn has used him in this exact spot. He has won both times. His prior race seems to be a good ole fashioned “freshening.” Then, it is showtime, and he catches the field he is up against napping in the end. I know it is tough betting on a closer in these types of situations, but when it comes to jockeying, one of the best is Francisco Arrieta. He knows this son of Stay Thirsty quite well, and I have confidence that he will get him home in the end. Here is the bet I have constructed … get ready to cash!

Wagering Recommendation: $2 Double, R7 – 8; R8 – 5 …


Enjoy another fab Sunday trackside! Best of luck on another run at Oaklawn Park! Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter … Horseracing_USA !!!

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