Rick Lee’s Oaklawn Selections and Analysis Premier post 12:30 p.m.

LEE’S LOCK Fan Club in the ninth

BEST BET Heritage Park in the second

LONG SHOT Haney Boys in the third


MEET 34-102 (33.3%)


**** safe choice

*** a lot to like

** things to like

* educated guess

1 purse $ 30,000, 6 stages, Arkansas breed, fillies and mares, 3 years old and over, young girl claiming $ 30,000

RUN FEARLESS ** was a double finalist last season at Oaklawn, while also earning above-average numbers from Beyer. She has speed and falls back into the ranks of the young girl. MISS RITA had an encouraging training until his debut, and coach Ernie Witt II was winning at a high percentage with his rookies. LORI’S EYES hasn’t raced in 11 months, but she has good starting speed and seems to be training well to gain breeding relationships.


2 Run FearlessCourtFires4-1

3 Miss RitaQuinonezWitt6-1

5 Eyes of LoriCohenMartin8-1

6 OlivianHarrCline10-1

4 Coquette SmileTohillMartin8-1

1 Half ScoutGallardoCline3-1

9 Courtney FayArrietaSmith 9-2

7 SipCabreraBaldurez6-1

8 Sweetness in Wales Westermann 15-1

2 scholarship $ 27,000, 51/2 stages, raised in Arkansas, ages 3 and up, optional entry claiming

HERITAGE PARK **** got tired late after setting a fast pace on his return from vacation. The four-time local winner abandons his lessons and cuts short. FIVE O ONE rallied to win two of their last four races, and they passed the first selection in the final strides on December 12. SOUIXPER CHARGER is another who caught up with the first selection in depth. This one has good speed and recorded a recent wet track in Indiana.


8 Heritage ParkTohillSmith7-2

13 Five O OnePusacMartin9-2

9 Souixper ChargerVazquezPrather4-1

7 Dark NinjaSantanaSwearingen12-1

10 Agave KidCohenManley8-1

4 Mrs Beans Cabrera Garcia 12-1

3 BebopHiraldoDeville5-1 shoes

2 Chicken HawkGerouxAsmussen6-1

11 When the dove cries ConterasCox12-1

6 Macho RoccoGonzalezMason20-1

5 James’s MoonshineArrietaCompton10-1

1 DestinedtobeastarBaileyDixon15-1

14 Trample HotrodCanchariJacquot8-1

12 The Fate of the Reef HarrCline20-1

3 Handbag $ 26,000, 1 mile, 3 years and over, young girl claiming $ 20,000

HANEY BOYS ** set the tone with a second place finish for Churchill, and the beaten favorite sprinted competitively last season at Oaklawn. He had his blinders removed for his first attempt around two laps. ROUSING SIREN was second in a similar place with just two races at Keeneland, and he was compromised by a wide trip on his last start at Churchill. FALCON HEAVY is a final runner, who owns competitive Beyer figures, and he is running for the first time for top trainer Robertino Diodoro.


12 boys HaneyHiraldoVan Berg10-1

8 catchy siren CabreraGarcia4-1

10 Falcon HeavyCohenDiodoro7-2

13 Uncle MoHiraldoPotts’s Cat6-1

7 Loving LuckyArrietaCombs6-1

5 unembellished TorresVillafranco10-1

3 Spend again Lopez Shorter 5-1

2 Mandate of Pissarro Wales Lukas30-1

1 FilmVazquezMoquett12-1

6 Big PeteGonzalezBarkley8-1

9 KnievelFrancoBroberg15-1

11 Remember Normandy ContrerasZito10-1

4 SpaCanchariWitt20-1

14 Lots of cents GonzalezYoung20-1

4 grant $ 101,000, 6 stages, fillies and mares, 4 years and over, optional allowance claimant

JOY’S ROCKET *** was only beaten by one header, as he was 2 lengths ahead of third in the Grade II Raven Run, and the improving filly beat her maiden in the slop at Churchill. PERFECT HAPPINESS takes it up a notch after a clear win here last month. She keeps the lead of the peloton and has a solid track record on the wet track. WILDWOOD’S BEAUTY was third after a similar layoff in American Beauty last winter, and his recent workouts are showing promise.


3 Joy’s RocketSantanaAsmussen5-2

1 Perfect HappinessGerouxCox7-2

4 Beauty of WildwoodArrieta3-1

5 CanduraTorresHollendorfer7-2

6 Throws a GinninContrerasBecker9-2

2 Cabrera Hobby10-1 Promontory

5 purse $ 27,000, 6 stadiums, ages 3 and up who have never won three races, claiming $ 16,000

POP’S BISCUIT ** has been consistently competitive in four races at Remington, while competing at a higher level, and he’s quick and had his best run on a wet track. MAJOR ATTRACTION returns to a sprint after a second place finish, and he adds blinders for new coach Robertino Diodoro. PRESS SNOOZE earned competitive numbers from Beyer at his competitions in Kentucky, and his recent local job was a half-mile ball drill.


2 Pop’s BiscuitVazquezAsmussen3-1

12 Major AttractionCohenDiodoro7-2

1 Press SnoozeContrerasCompton9-2

3 JustinHiraldo’s QuestVan Berg20-1

11 Opus EquusGerouxDeville5-1

10 Kat’s HitmanCourtHewitt15-1

8 Winning FlatoutSantanaVillafranco10-1

13 Road BibleTorresVillafranco4-1

5 Georgia Deputy TohillPetalino15-1

7 Can imagine HarrCline8-1

9 TorinGonzalezCox20-1

4 ToobadsosadArrietaVance20-1

6 Escape FundCanchariCash15-1

6 scholarship $ 28,000, 6 stages, 4 years and over, start-up allowance

BEVERLY PARK *** has crossed the line first in nine of its last 10 races. It has exceptional early speed and handles all types of surfaces. ONE FOR RICHIE hasn’t raced since June, but it has won five of the nine races at Oaklawn, and it has the class to win at this level. HIDDEN RULER finished third behind the best selection on his first start at the meeting, and he will have a better chance if the track stays wet.


4 Beverly ParkCabreraCash9-5

8 One for RichieArrietaContreras5-2

5 Hidden rule VazquezMartin5-1

3 Jack Van BergCohenDiodoro4-1

1 Bachelor PadHiraldoMcKnight6-1

7 Mr. Ankeny GonzalezChleborad20-1

6 American JoeyContrerasVance20-1

2 Pull my chainCanchariCangemi15-1

7 purses $ 84,000, 6 stages, 3 years old, special weight young girl

SKY AND SAND ** was caught late by the eventual Grade II-listed Zandon on his Belmont debut. He worked smart at Oaklawn and is also being treated with Lasix for the first time. MAMZOOJ was beaten with a diminishing neck by a winning favorite after time, and he might not have to improve to break his maiden today. FRISCO LINE has a series of good practices leading up to his first race, and he represents the barn of head coach Brad Cox.


6 Sky and sandVazquezAsmussen7-2

2 MamzoojArrietaPeitz4-1

9 Line FriscoGerouxCox9-2

7 Sin of the Sinner Santana Moquett 5-1

8 Vintage VinylFrancoAmoss8-1

11 Cole SpurGarciaCox8-1

4 MiniconjouQuinonezMilligan12-1

1 boat songHiraldoRobertson12-1

10 AlogonGonzalezPeitz12-1

12 Unstable Prince TohillMartin20-1

3 Coastal ChaosCanchariCash20-1

5 Island MusicContrerasLukas20-1

13 Napa ValleyCabreraCash20-1

8 Grant $ 101,000, 6 stages, 4 years and over, optional allowance claimant

UPSTRIKER ** easily beat a talented allowance field last May at Oaklawn. He possesses early speed and gets the green light in a very controversial race. DOUBLE WHISKEY has a pair of graduated finishes and the late sprinter has a win on a wet track. FULL IMPACT hasn’t raced in 14 months, but is undefeated in two races and makes a comeback for leading coach Brad Cox.


7 UpstrikerCabreraMoquett9-2

11 Double Whiskey SantanaAsmussen7-2

10 Full impact GerouxCox3-1

9 ChipofftheoldblockCour Lauer5-1

13 Joe FrazierArrietaContreras6-1

8 Silver Moon RoadVazquezWilliams12-1

1 heartbeatFrancoVance12-1

4 VulcanArrietaContreras15-1

2 Molto VivacePereiraAsmussen8-1

3 Mo’s MojoHiraldoMorse12-1

5 Mesa MoonGonzalezYoung12-1

12 Speitful Sam Morales London 12-1

6 Full authorityContrerasCompton15-1

9 Handbag $ 84,000, 1 1/16 miles, 3 years and over, special weight young girl

The FAN CLUB **** kept up the pace from the start and held up well to finish third in an unusually fast road race at Fair Grounds, and they took over lead driver Florent Geroux. OR’EFFICE got solid numbers from Beyer at the age of 3 in Florida, and he returns after a long layoff for new Hall of Fame coach Steve Asmussen. CONSTITUTIONAL LAW has run well in two-turn races in Kentucky, and it enjoys a sprint tune-up on this track.


9 Fan ClubGerouxCox7-2

7 Or’efficeSantanaAsmussen8-1

2 Constitutional lawHiraldoHartman6-1

1 Ten GaugeFrancoAsmussen9-2

3 HellmanPereiraHollendorfer8-1

4 CenturionArrietaSchultz5-1

5 VazquezMoquett8-1

6 ChisholmCabreraOrtiz Trail10-1

8 The Secret of GraceBaileyPuhich9-2

10 Serbian sailor TohillAshauer30-1

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