Oaklawn Report #6

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3 Stars of the Week

– 1st Star: Super Ninety Nine (KY) – Baffert + Oaklawn = GOLD!  Super Ninety Nine was able to throw his name in the Kentucky Derby mix by dominating nine overmatched foes on Monday in the Southwest Stakes.  He won wire to wire, and splashed home to a tremendous 11 length victory over a sloppy track.  It was his second win in row, and also the fifth three-year old Graded Stakes victory in a row for Bob Baffert at Oaklawn.  The win earned Super Ninety Nine 10 points towards the Kentucky Derby, and he now has several options left for him to run in next.  Whether he comes back for the Rebel or Arkansas Derby is yet to be seen, but we now know he loves the slop as well as Oaklawn Park.

– 2nd Star: Don’t Tell Sophia (KY) – A returning Tiz Miz Sue was no match for this filly, who is quickly becoming the favorite to take home this years Apple Blossom.  Don’t Tell Sophia made it two for two at Oaklawn Park; winning the Bayakoa by six and a half lengths.  The victory was her second straight romp over this track.  She’ll now be pointed to the Azeri Stakes which will be ran on Rebel day, and there is no reason to think she can’t repeat her current success in that race.

– 3rd Star:  Cyber Secret (KY) – There were several solid performances at Oaklawn this week, but we felt Cyber Secret deserved the third star.  He was able to beat big name horses such as Atigun and Endorsement in Friday’s featured allowance race, and will now be pointed towards the Razorback  Handicap on March 9th.  Cyber Secret is owned by Oaklawn Park owner Charles Cella, and has done some great running for him over the local track.  The win was his second in a row, and third overall at Oaklawn.  The competition will stiffen next time out, but Cyber Secret is certainly capable of hanging with top class horses if he continues his steady improvement.

– Honorable Mention: Transylvania Flash, Carve, Laurie’s Rocket, Seeking Ms Shelley

Flop of the Week

The “Rest” of the Southwest Field – Have any of these crossed the wire yet?  Bob Baffert continued his dominance over the local Oaklawn three-year olds with a crushing effort in the Southwest Stakes as the other nine horses in the race were total no-shows.  I’m sure they will all have their own excuses, but this was both disappointing and embarrassing.  Can any of these find a way to rebound in the Rebel next time out?

Trainer Standings

Rank Trainer Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Chris Richard 33 15 4 3 $280,860 45% 22 67%
2 McLean Robertson 41 11 5 8 $289,945 27% 24 59%
3 Cody Autrey 43 9 4 5 $186,510 21% 18 42%
4 Donnie K. Von Hemel 46 8 9 6 $351,816 17% 23 50%
5 Philip A. Sims 21 7 3 4 $290,005 33% 14 67%
5 Ron Moquett 62 7 5 7 $175,066 11% 19 31%
5 Allen Milligan 84 7 7 10 $156,571 8% 24 29%
5 Jamie Ness 21 7 4 1 $101,095 33% 12 57%
9 D. Wayne Lukas 45 6 4 7 $358,679 13% 17 38%
9 Kenny P. Smith 46 6 7 5 $196,549 13% 18 39%
9 Steve Hobby 28 6 2 4 $195,157 21% 12 43%
9 Chris A. Hartman 30 6 8 4 $182,979 20% 18 60%
9 Randy L. Morse 41 6 7 6 $177,403 15% 19 46%
14 Joseph R. Martin 45 5 6 4 $163,195 11% 15 33%
15 Steven M. Asmussen 44 4 11 9 $243,493 9% 24 55%
15 Brad H. Cox 14 4 1 3 $64,737 29% 8 57%
15 Richard D. Jackson 16 4 0 1 $46,120 25% 5 31%

Jockey Standings

Rank Jockey Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Robby Albarado 115 20 15 9 $642,486 17% 44 38%
2 Ricardo Santana, Jr. 84 15 8 17 $338,700 18% 40 48%
3 Terry J. Thompson 109 14 13 12 $405,200 13% 39 36%
4 Luis S. Quinonez 85 13 14 8 $489,261 15% 35 41%
4 Alex Birzer 107 13 15 7 $394,308 12% 35 33%
6 M. Clifton Berry 81 11 13 10 $396,411 14% 34 42%
7 Eddie Martin, Jr. 73 10 8 14 $267,940 14% 32 44%
8 Jon Kenton Court 80 9 8 13 $424,249 11% 30 38%
9 Victor Lebron 63 8 10 9 $318,701 13% 27 43%
9 Alex Cintron 52 8 9 5 $263,156 15% 22 42%
11 Israel Ocampo 65 7 2 10 $186,701 11% 19 29%
11 David Mello 58 7 9 5 $170,566 12% 21 36%
13 Ramon A. Vazquez 70 6 7 9 $246,810 9% 22 31%
13 Seth B. Martinez 24 6 3 5 $183,687 25% 14 58%
13 Lindey Wade 80 6 10 6 $183,391 8% 22 28%
13 Glenn W. Corbett 40 6 4 5 $172,187 15% 15 38%
13 Alex Canchari 76 6 12 10 $159,332 8% 28 37%
13 Malcolm Franklin 48 6 4 4 $117,195 13% 14 29%
13 John McKee 47 6 2 9 $111,025 13% 17 36%
13 Joe M. Johnson 32 6 5 4 $101,202 19% 15 47%

Preview to Next Week

Saturday: Downthedustyroad Breeders – 3 year olds & Up, Fillies & Mares (Arkansas Bred) 6 Furlongs Purse: $60,000

Sunday: Nodouble Breeders – 3 year olds & Up, Colts (Arkansas Bred) 6 Furlongs Purse: $60,000

TwinSpires Million Road to Derby Showdown

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