Oaklawn Report #5

3 Stars of the Week:

-1st Star – Amie’s Dini (KY)The Martha Washington was supposed to be all about Now I Know, but it ended up being all about Amie’s Dini.  The Ron Moquett trained filly stalked Now I Know and flew by her with ease turning for home, winning by two lengths at the end.  It’s pretty obvious that Amie’s Dini likes to go two turns, so I look for her to be a major factor in the Honey Bee and Fantasy Stakes later this year.  She’s now rated as the second best filly at Oaklawn behind On Fire Baby, and she’ll get her shot to take her down next.

-2nd Star – Now I Know (OK)Even though Now I Know was defeated for the first time in her career, she still ran a pretty good race.  She was collared at the top of the stretch by Aime’s Dini, but still dug in hard to hold on to second while trying to make a run at the leader.  Questions will now come up as to whether six furlongs might be her best distance, but I would think they’ll try her around two turns again in the Honey Bee.

-3rd Star – Our Domain (IL)The eighth race on Sunday was supposed to be all about Silver Hustler, but it was Our Domain that looked extremely sharp in a relatively easy victory.  The win most likely will propel Our Domain into stakes company next time out.  Much like Aime’s Dini, I think Our Domain will get better as the distances get longer so she might be a dark horse in this loaded three year filly division at Oaklawn.

-Biggest Flop of the Week:

  Silver Hustler (KY) – Make no mistake; this was probably the most disappointing performance of the meet so far at Oaklawn.  After breaking her maiden in incredible fashion, Silver Hustler was a fading third in her first race around two turns Sunday.  She seemed to lack the closing kick she had displayed in her first race when going six furlongs.  It will be interesting to see where Silver Hustler lands next.  The race Sunday was supposed to be a prep for the Honey Bee, but now plans might change.

– Trainer Standings:

Rank Trainer Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Allen Milligan 59 9 4 8 $137,982 15% 21 36%
2 Brad H. Cox 32 8 9 5 $135,799 25% 22 69%
2 Chris Richard 23 8 3 3 $121,613 35% 14 61%
4 Steve Hobby 24 7 6 4 $234,037 29% 17 71%
4 Steven M. Asmussen 34 7 5 7 $191,322 21% 19 56%
4 Cody Autrey 28 7 4 1 $88,111 25% 12 43%
4 Jamie Ness 22 7 4 2 $85,346 32% 13 59%
8 Ingrid Mason 20 6 1 5 $91,419 30% 12 60%
9 Donnie K. Von Hemel 34 5 7 3 $196,866 15% 15 44%
9 Ron Moquett 41 5 13 1 $158,277 12% 19 46%
9 Randy L. Morse 47 5 6 9 $136,457 11% 20 43%
9 W. Bret Calhoun 32 5 3 5 $133,657 16% 13 41%

– Jockey Standings:

Rank Jockey Name Starts 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Terry J. Thompson 107 19 8 14 $423,927 18% 41 38%
2 M. Clifton Berry 72 15 9 7 $287,425 21% 31 43%
3 Luis S. Quinonez 65 12 9 12 $330,332 18% 33 51%
4 Lindey Wade 72 11 9 5 $230,684 15% 25 35%
5 Israel Ocampo 64 10 6 8 $278,188 16% 24 38%
5 Alex Birzer 70 10 9 8 $180,814 14% 27 39%
7 Alex Cintron 59 9 7 4 $152,464 15% 20 34%
8 Roberto Morales 58 8 5 5 $149,551 14% 18 31%
9 Channing Hill 50 6 6 6 $205,901 12% 18 36%
9 Ramon A. Vazquez 40 6 8 4 $140,545 15% 18 45%
9 Joe M. Johnson 36 6 4 7 $133,419 17% 17 47%
9 Alex Canchari 64 6 5 8 $103,028 9% 19 30%
9 Inosencio Diego 34 6 2 5 $96,866 18% 13 38%

– Preview of Next Week:

– The Bayakoa Stakes. For older fillies and mares. One and one sixteenth mile. $100,000 Purse

Possible Starters: Absinthe Minded, Tiz Miz Sue

– The Spring Fever Stakes. For older fillies and mares. Six Furlongs. $60,000 Purse

Possible Starters: All About Allie, Gleaming, Palooza, Hearts On Fire

– The Southwest Stakes (Grade 3). For 3 year olds. One mile. $250,000 Purse

Possible Starters: Adirondack King, Atigun, Big Wednesday, Apprehender, Cyber Secret, Jake Mo, Junebugred, Majestic Stride, No Spin, Optimizer, Pee H Dee, Reckless Jerry, Secret Circle, Longview Drive

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