Oaklawn Report #9

Cyber Secret Wins the Razorback

Cyber Secret Wins the Razorback

3 Stars of the Week

– 1st Star: Cyber Secret (KY) – When looking at the Razorback Handicap on paper you assumed the race was going to be very close, and it definitely did not disappoint us.  Cyber Secret came out of the battle as the winner, as he stalked the pace and was able to just put his nose in front of longshot Golden Ron at the wire.  The win was Cyber’s Secret third straight, all three coming at Oaklawn Park this meet.  Oaklawn Park owner Charles Cella is the owner of Cyber Secret, which makes the win that more special.  Cyber Secret came out of the race in good order, and the Oaklawn Handicap looks to be the next goal.

– 2nd Star: Rose to Gold (KY) – All the hype coming into the Martha Washington was on Rose to Gold and she ran an average race and finished second.  In the Honeybee last Saturday all the hype was on Kentucky Oaks future pool favorite Flashy Gray, but this time it was Rose to Gold that turned the tables winning in wire to wire fashion to pull off the upset.  Rose to Gold broke extremely well and went straight to the front, and jockey Calvin Borel didn’t have to move a muscle.  The win puts her into the Kentucky Oaks, and the Fantasy Stakes will likely be her final prep for that race.

– 3rd Star: Apropos (KY) – On a week where the racing was extremely strong at Oaklawn, it was actually an allowance race on Thursday that produced the highest Beyer speed figure.  Apropos, trained by Al Stall, dominated a first level allowance field winning by ten lengths and earing a Beyer of 101.  The win could spring-board her to the Carousel Stakes at Oaklawn towards the end of the meet.  If she can duplicate her performance in that race, the sky could be the limit for this late developing filly.

Flop of the Week

– Donoharm (KY) – There were several horses that were candidates for the “Flop of the Week” but Donoharm was the unlucky one that landed in this spot.  The Razorback Handicap came up very tough, but Donoharm simply didn’t run his race.  After looking super sharp in the two preps leading up to this one, he was never heard from last Saturday.  You certainly can’t get too down on this horse as he had won five in a row leading up to this one.  The Oaklawn Handicap could still be the end of the meet goal.

Trainer Standings

Rank Trainer Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 McLean Robertson 64 18 7 13 $468,697 28% 38 59%
2 Steven M. Asmussen 76 17 14 12 $611,393 22% 43 57%
3 Chris Richard 53 16 10 6 $343,221 30% 32 60%
4 Donnie K. Von Hemel 68 12 11 11 $507,582 18% 34 50%
4 Cody Autrey 58 12 5 9 $243,499 21% 26 45%
6 Kenny P. Smith 70 11 10 9 $295,597 16% 30 43%
7 Joseph R. Martin 73 10 11 5 $254,827 14% 26 36%
7 Jamie Ness 31 10 7 1 $158,540 32% 18 58%
9 Chris A. Hartman 48 9 13 6 $288,999 19% 28 58%
9 Steve Hobby 44 9 4 7 $276,279 20% 20 45%
9 Randy L. Morse 60 9 9 11 $236,389 15% 29 48%
9 Allen Milligan 127 9 11 12 $209,628 7% 32 25%
13 Philip A. Sims 31 8 6 5 $343,394 26% 19 61%
13 Ron Moquett 86 8 6 13 $225,181 9% 27 31%
13 Brad H. Cox 24 8 1 6 $118,842 33% 15 63%

Jockey Standings

Rank Jockey Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Ricardo Santana, Jr. 149 34 16 26 $857,420 23% 76 51%
2 Robby Albarado 171 32 22 19 $962,575 19% 73 43%
3 Luis S. Quinonez 136 24 19 16 $791,466 18% 59 43%
4 Alex Birzer 164 22 21 17 $642,959 13% 60 37%
5 Terry J. Thompson 154 21 19 21 $610,521 14% 61 40%
6 M. Clifton Berry 137 19 26 16 $631,433 14% 61 45%
7 Victor Lebron 100 14 13 15 $512,801 14% 42 42%
8 Jon Kenton Court 115 13 12 17 $571,135 11% 42 37%
9 Israel Ocampo 97 12 4 13 $269,818 12% 29 30%
10 Eddie Martin, Jr. 109 11 17 22 $368,821 10% 50 46%
11 David Mello 101 10 17 8 $255,585 10% 35 35%
12 Ramon A. Vazquez 102 9 11 10 $336,360 9% 30 29%
13 Alex Cintron 52 8 9 5 $263,156 15% 22 42%
13 Alex Canchari 110 8 13 13 $201,463 7% 34 31%

Preview to Next Week

– Saturday: The Rebel Stakes (Grade 2) – 3 Year Olds – 1 1/16th miles – Purse: $600,000

– Saturday: The Azeri Stakes (Grade 3) – Fillies and Mares 4 Year Olds and Up – 1 1/16th miles – Purse: $150,000

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