Rick Lee Oaklawn Park selections and analysis

Posted: February 9, 2018 at 2:12 a.m.

FIRST POST — 1:30 P.M.

THURSDAY'S RESULTS 3-9 (33.3 percent)

MEET 39-135 (28.9 percent)

LEE'S LOCK Adens Dream in the eighth

BEST BET Preacher Time in the first

LONG SHOT Daftar in the fifth

CONFIDenCE RATINGS * educated guess * * things to like * * * plenty to like ****confident choice

1 Purse $25,000, 6 furlongs, 3-year-olds and up which have never won three races, claiming $16,000

***PREACHER TIME was forwardly placed in three competitive two-turn races at Remington, and he may be a better late-running sprinter. He picks up Hall of Fame rider Gary Stevens. READY AIM is moving up a claiming condition following a decisive victory, which was his first race under the care of trainer Doug O'Neill. SPUR brings competitive Beyer figures from Turf Paradise. He is adding blinkers and is a threat to lead past every pole.

PP HORSE JOCKEY TRAINER ODDS

4 Preacher Time Stevens Hobby 4-1

5 Ready Aim Morales O'Neill 5-2

6 Spur Maldonado Diodoro 3-1

1 Sophisticatedbling Quinonez Durham 10-1

3 Mud Light Loveberry Morse 5-1

7 Loyalist Cabrera Caldwell 6-1

8 Union Salute Wethey Broberg 10-1

2 State of Charm Bedford Cannon 15-1

2 Purse $20,000, 6 furlongs, 4-year-olds and up which have never won two races, claiming $8,000

**MINISTER NICK is adding blinkers and taking a significant drop following a one-paced effort. Winning connections have him spotted to contend. ARCHIVAL was running races in New York good enough to win at this level, and he is one-half of a strong entry with the top selection. TEXAS SKY finished second at a higher price just two races back at Remington, and early trouble compromised his best when sixth in his local debut.

PP HORSE JOCKEY TRAINER ODDS

1 Minister Nick Cohen Diodoro 5-1

1a Archival Cohen Diodoro 5-1

9 Texas Sky Santana Asmussen 4-1

2 K L S Forty Three Cabrera Hartman 12-1

5 Tiz too Much Eramia Broberg 9-2

10 Bested Quinonez Von Hemel 9-2

6 The Union Forever Vazquez Villafranco 8-1

11 Lord Turnem Thompson Zielinski 8-1

7 C C's Baby Girl McMahon Williams 12-1

4 Thataboyroy Wethey Young 20-1

8 Bluebird Ridge Laviolette Smith 15-1

3 Dareandaprayer Goncalves Martin 20-1

3 Purse $35,000, 1 1/16 miles, 4-year-olds and up, claiming $20,000

**FREESTYLER raced consistently well at a higher class level at Remington. He worked a bullet four-furlongs Feb. 1 and picks up five-time leading rider Ricardo Santana. AIN'T MISBEHAVIN rallied to fourth after a troubled break from the gate in a deceptive effort at a higher claiming price, and races like the ones he produced last season in California would be difficult to beat. ALL ABOUT ASHLEY has crossed the wire first in three of his last six races, and his last race on a sloppy track can be thrown out.

PP HORSE JOCKEY TRAINER ODDS

5 Freestyler Santana Caldwell 5-2

4 Ain't Misbehavin Cohen Diodoro 2-1

3 All About Ashley Hill Milligan 9-2

2 Hunter's Strike Vazquez Cox 6-1

8 Cash Money Always Cabrera Ortiz 6-1

7 Chongo Court Gowan 12-1

6 Big Exchange De La Cruz Puhl 15-1

1 Boxer Boy Canchari Anderson 15-1

4 Purse $75,000, 6 furlongs, 3-year-olds and up, maiden special weight

**SOUTH BEACH is an unraced son of Tapit who twice sold for better than $1 million at auction, and he shows bullet 5-furlong breezes at Houston for the powerful stable of trainer Steve Asmussen. C DUB just missed second-place money in a fast 7-furlong race at Keeneland, and the fresh colt sports swift breezes since arriving in Hot Springs. LA MAQUINA GRIS has shown some early speed in a pair of in-the-money finishes at Churchill, and the Steve Asmussen trainee may be overlooked in this spot.

PP HORSE JOCKEY TRAINER ODDS

5 South Beach Santana Asmussen 3-1

6 C Dub McMahon Von Hemel 4-1

8 La Maquina Gris Vazquez Asmussen 6-1

1 Industrialist Cabrera Lukas 5-2

9 Dry Levee Goncalves Robertson 10-1

4 Getting Even Contreras Holthus 6-1

2 Tempo Seeker Cohen Ortiz 15-1

7 Florida Boys Canchari Morse 10-1

3 Okie Copper Bandit Bedford George 30-1

5 Purse $20,000, 6 furlongs, 4-year-olds and up, claiming $8,000

**DAFTAR was overmatched in an allowance race and may not have cared for the tight turns in a poor performance at Delta, but he was consistently competitive throughout 2017, while competing at a higher class level. NIGHT PATROL has a strong record in races at $8,000 or less, and the class dropper picks up a leading rider and should come rolling. GOOGLEADO is a 9-year-old who finished second at Keeneland just three races back, and he appears to be the speed of the speed.

PP HORSE JOCKEY TRAINER ODDS

5 Daftar Vazquez Villafranco 8-1

6 Night Patrol Santana Caldwell 6-1

8 Googleado Maldonado Morse 5-1

3 Mucho Macho Dan Loveberry Stuart 5-1

1 Oliver G Cabrera Gustafson 6-1

10 Meanbone Cohen Moquett 4-1

9 Mr Ark Morales Pish 15-1

2 Midnight's Fantasy Rodriguez Vance 8-1

4 Son of Pearl Felix Duncan 12-1

7 Thunderupalley Thompson Ashauer 20-1

11 Greyjoy Canchari Martin 20-1

6 Purse $28,000, 6 furlongs, 3-year-olds, maiden claiming $30,000

**STROLLING has battled for the lead for 6 furlongs before fading in consecutive route races. He did finish second in a sprint at Keeneland and is dropping into a maiden-claimer. DESERT DOMINATION has shown early speed in three consecutive in-the-money finishes, and the two-time beaten favorite may be ready to make amends. DRY MARTINI is a steadily improving 3-year-old who possesses early speed and may benefit from a switch to rider Gary Stevens.

PP HORSE JOCKEY TRAINER ODDS

5 Strolling Birzer Gowan 10-1

8 Desert Domination Maldonado Miller 3-1

12 Dry Martini Stevens Hobby 6-1

4 Two the Hard Way Cabrera Hartman 4-1

11 Deflater Thompson Cline 8-1

6 Willie Ever Live Canchari Martin 12-1

1 Bravo Dixie Laviolette Campbell 5-1

3 Perfect Dream Santana Prather 12-1

2 Andrew the Giant Pompell Delong 15-1

7 Air Power Court Frazee 30-1

10 Reversaloffortune Sanjur Cristel 15-1

9 Travertine Goncalves Danner 20-1

7 Purse $75,000, 1 1/16 miles, 3-year-olds, maiden special weight

***SANDVILLE recorded competitive late-running finishes at Churchill and Keeneland as a juvenile. He picks up a leading rider and figures stronger and faster at 3. INTO MY DREAMS was compromised by a troubled start in a late-running second-place finish, and he had a good subsequent breeze and keeps rider Gary Stevens. TENFOLD is a nicely bred unraced colt from the Steve Asmussen barn, and he shows encouraging works at Fair Grounds and picks up a high percentage rider.

PP HORSE JOCKEY TRAINER ODDS

9 Sandville Cohen McPeek 3-1

3 Into My Dreams Stevens Hobby 5-2

4 Tenfold Santana Asmussen 9-2

5 Twist Off De La Cruz Cox 6-1

8 Bodie Tap Eramia Peitz 15-1

2 Animus Prescott Kobiskie 8-1

1 San Juan Diego Cabrera Moquett 8-1

1a Grade Cabrera Moquett 8-1

6 Mine N Yours Sanjur Contreras 10-1

7 Song of the Nile McMahon Lukas 15-1

8 Purse $45,000, 6 furlongs, 4-year-olds and up, starter allowance

****ADENS DREAM recorded traffic trouble down the backstretch in a strong third-place allowance finish at Santa Anita. He is dropping in class and sheds 7 pounds. EL CHARRO is taking a slight class hike after rallying to second in a fast-paced race, while earning the field's fastest last-race Beyer figure. OPERATION STEVIE was a dead-heat winner in an optional-claimer Jan. 21, and the versatile 6-year-old is back sprinting and capable of repeating if the pace is contested enough.

PP HORSE JOCKEY TRAINER ODDS

1 Adens Dream Maldonado Miller 2-1

3 El Charro Stevens Cox 5-2

2 Operation Stevie Prescott Contreras 4-1

6 Long Station Court Holthus 6-1

5 Singandcryindubai Contreras McKnight 12-1

7 Stormy Pacific Hill Miligan 15-1

4 Knights Key Cabrera Moquett 12-1

9 Weast Hill Vazquez Stuart 15-1

8 Spectacular Road Sanjur Manley 20-1

9 Purse $25,000, 1 mile, fillies and mares, 4-year-olds and up, starter allowance

***DESERT MADAM has been working steadily since a second-place finish at Del Mar, and the 7-year-old mare has back-class and knows how to win. ELECTRIC COWGIRL was a determined winner at this distance opening weekend, and she is back at her best distance after a late-running sprint tune-up against slightly better. SECRET TRICK was a fast-closing second in an abbreviated sprint race, and she has proven route ability and likes this race track.

PP HORSE JOCKEY TRAINER ODDS

10 Desert Madam Hill O'Neill 2-1

2 Electric Cowgirl Vazquez Villafranco 5-1

6 Secret Trick Canchari Lauer 4-1

9 Cheyenne Blues Cabrera Caldwell 10-1

1 C J's Flair Goncalves Duncan 6-1

4 Stina Sanjur Contreras 12-1

7 Quick Study De La Cruz Williamson 10-1

8 Lucy's Revenge Felix Vance 12-1

5 Banjo Cat Roman Williamson 15-1

3 Gospel Gail McMahon David 20-1

EXOTIC POSSIBILITIES

The early double is playable with PREACHER TIME and READY AIM as logical contenders in the first. The second race has a strong twohorse entry, but others stand an upset chance and spreading a bit is recommended. The fifth provides an opportunity at a big trifecta payoff, assuming DAFTAR is a good price and wins. With all overlays I spread out in both the second and third spots and hope for the best.

Sports on 02/09/2018