Thursday Racing Picks: Oaklawn Park

Lou Monaco has been firing in winners left, right and centre in March, check out his picks for today's racing at Oaklawn Park
Lou Monaco
Thu, March 19, 6:01 AM EDT

PICK: #2 Hamazing Vision (Race 4 - Oaklawn Park)


#2, Hamazing Vision, Tyler Baze, 7-2

He comes off a 3 ½-length win as the favorite in his last, a waiver claiming race here on Feb. 16. It was his first start at Oaklawn since April 28 capping off a nine start streak (1-0-1). He has finished in the money in five of his last six starts and has won three of his last four, including two straight October triumphs at Turf Paradise. Tyler Baze has the mount for trainer Robertino Diodoro.

Verdict: The pick

#3, Whenthedovescry, Walter De La Cruz, 2-1

He has finished in the money in three straight starts at Oaklawn Park, highlighted by a head win as the third choice in an allowance race on Feb. 6. In his last start, he finished third in an allowance race on Feb. 22. Today marks his 21st career start (5-3-6). Walter De La Cruz is in the saddle for trainer Shea Stuart.

Verdict: Runner-up.

#8, Lieutenant Powell, Jareth Loveberry, 4-1

His two February starts this year have come at Oaklawn Park - a one-length win as a 36-1 shot ($73.20) here in a waiver claiming race on Valentine’s Day and in his last start, a third-place finish in an allowance race on Feb. 27. This will be his eighth career start at Oaklawn (1-2-2).

Verdict: Contender.

PICKS: 2-3-8

Lou Monaco
Sweet Lou is a sportswriter with a passion and skill for picking winners on the track. Lou always knows when there's a horse you should be backing, whether it's the favorite or a longshot.
Mar 2020

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