Remington Park Picks: Opening Night returns on August 19

Remington Park in Oklahoma City returns with a Thoroughbred Meet that will last until December. Check out these free picks below, plus some targeted analysis!
Remington Park in Oklahoma City returns with a Thoroughbred Meet that will last until December. Check out these free picks below, plus some targeted analysis!

Remington Park Opening Night Picks: Friday, August 19, 2022

  • Race 1: 7-8-2-4
  • Race 2: 4-7-2-6
  • Race 3: 6-2-5-3
  • Race 4: 6-5-2-8
  • Race 5: 2-8-4-10
  • Race 6: 2-11-8-5
  • Race 7: 6-2-4-9
  • Race 8: 7-2-1-4
  • Race 9: 9-1-10-8
  • Most Likely Winner: Tashkent #4 (Race 2)
  • Best Value: Dutch Treat #9 (Race 9)

Remington Park once again opens its Thoroughbred Meet to much fanfare! Leading trainer Steve Asmussen will be on-hand, and it is sure to be another action-packed season of excellent racing from Oklahoma City. From the Oklahoma Derby to the Springboard Mile, we will be with you every step of the way! Here we go ...

At we have you covered, including all of the action! It is a good time for some of the best that North American racing has to offer. Stay tuned! If you're looking for picks elsewhere around the country this Friday be sure to check out our free Horse Racing Picks via the gold button below. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter ... Horseracing_USA !!!

Horse Racing Picks

Most Likely Winner: (Race 2: Tashkent #4, 5/2):

Based on his current form, it is hard to see anyone getting around Oscar Flores’ Tashkent #4. Leading Owner Danny Caldwell is looking to repeat in this category, and he has this class dropper coming back to Remington for another season. This gelding by Arch turned in a couple of excellent performances up at Canterbury Park against tougher company. Getting Reylu Gutierrez to ride is a smart call by the connections, and he knows how to win. If this one is anywhere close to 5/2, then that is a superb price.

Wagering Recommendation: $100 Win, #4


Off-the-Pace Play of the Day: (Race 9: Dutch Treat #9, 10/1):

Arkansas breds do not have much of a national reputation, but they should not be overlooked. This is a mare that has seen many a claim, and she was traded to different barns over the course of the Oaklawn Meet. It was hot and heavy during that time, and the box was filled to the brim. Shaking is something Karl Broberg knows all about, and his End Zone Athletics owns this one too. She was somewhat competitive during the Lone Star Meet, and it will be interesting to see how she handles the grass. Cristian Torres is a smart jockey, and I always like the angle of “Blinkers Off.” This is going to be an interesting play … who doesn’t like Karl Broberg?

Wagering Recommendation: $100 Bankroll, Graduated Wager WPS #9 ($10-W, $15-P, $75-S)


Spotlight Race of the Day: (Race 8: Dirt, 1 1/8th, Governor’s Cup S., $175k, 3+):

The “highlight” on this Friday Night card is a “Non-G” that is not short on potential star power. Of course, Brad Cox’s Plainsman #2 will be highly-regarded by the betting public, since he has built some excellent class lines. His win in the G3 Razorback S. for Cox and Shortleaf Stable was a thrilling Oaklawn score by a neck over Thomas Shelby. Cox goes with Reylu Gutierrez, and that is an interesting choice. The aggressive rider likes to get to the lead, but that isn’t necessarily this runner’s style. The 7-yr-old son of the now-deceased Flatter has battled Danny Caldwell’s best-claimed horse of all-time, Rated R Superstar #1, on several occasions. In fact, the pair met last year in this race, and it went down to the wire. The 9-yr-old by Kodiak Kowboy is looking to repeat at Remington, and I am sure jockey David Cabrera will be doing everything within his power to get this win. Outside of these 2 accomplished entries, I would not write-off the ability of Brendan Walsh’ s Ethical Judgement #4 or Karl Broberg’s Flash of Mischief #7. Not only will both of these horses be square prices, they could surprise after winning last time out against OC40k Co. In particular, Broberg’s colt should be itching to return to stakes competition, and he has a great race in him. He certainly performed well in last August’s St. Louis Derby $250k at Fan Duel … Here is the wager I want to try and cash …

Wagering Recommendation: $2 Trifecta Wheel, 7 w 1/2/4 w 1/2/4


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