Oaklawn Park Saturday: Fifth Season Horse Racing Analysis

By | January 11, 2023

The Saturday card from Oaklawn Park features 10 races including the Fifth Season Stakes. Ginobili was installed as the 7-5 morning line favorite.

Oaklawn Park- Race 1

Post: 12:30 PM CT; $33k Maiden Claiming going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #7 FAST LANE (5-1) gets the top selection. He has the pedigree to be a major player in this spot.
  • #8 STILL ON THE BOOKS (9-2) should be competitive in this spot. He has races good enough to beat this group. This one could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end.
  • #2 LUCKY DUDE (8-1) isn’t without hope. He projects to sit mid pack and come with one run. This one is well bred for this spot.
  • #3 ASSET BASIS (4-1) debuts here and has to be respected going out for the combination of Brisset and Bejarano.

Selections: 7 – 8 – 2 – 3

Oaklawn Park- Race 2

Post: 12:59 PM CT; $27k Claiming going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 9

  • #9 UNDECODED (3-1) is the top pick. She has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #2 FIRST EMPRESS (7-2) appears to be a major player in this race. She has races good enough to beat this group. This one has the top overall power rating in the group.
  • #5 CLOSE TO ME (15-1) is a price horse and should be competitive in this spot. This one projects to sit mid pack and come with one run.
  • #6 IPSUM GRATUS (5-2) could be in with a shot in this race. She looks to be the class of the field.

Selections: 9 – 2 – 5 – 6

Oaklawn Park- Race 3

Post: 1:28 PM CT; $34k Claiming going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 9

  • #6 CARBONITE (5-2) looks best here. He has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #3 SISAWAY NOW (12-1) is a price horse and could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end.
  • #1 MIDNIGHT MAJESTY (7-2) should be competitive in this spot. He has races good enough to beat this group.
  • #4 PAPA ROCKET (4-1) should be competitive in this spot. This one has solid early pace figures in a race that looks to lack a ton of front running speed.

Selections: 6 – 3 – 1 – 4

Oaklawn Park- Race 4

Post: 1:57 PM CT; $104k Allowance Optional Claiming going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #2 TWO EAGLES RIVER (8-5) gets the top selection. He has to be respected going out for the combination of Hartman and Juarez.
  • #5 VERIFYING (6-5) may benefit from a hot pace up front. This one shouldn’t have trouble with the 1 mile distance.
  • #1 GUN PILOT (15-1) is a price horse and is probably best to put underneath on most tickets. He could get the right setup in this race.
  • #3 WINTERS LION (12-1) has proven to be able to handle these conditions in previous starts.

Selections: 2 – 5 – 1 – 3

Oaklawn Park- Race 5

Post: 2:26 PM CT; $90k Maiden Special Weight going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 9

  • #7 TALES OF HOME (3-1) is the top pick. She makes sense on speed figures. This one has to be respected going out for the combination of Stewart and Cabrera.
  • #4 VOW (9-5) appears to be a major player in this race. This one should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders.
  • #2 CHURCH SERVICE (12-1) is a price horse and feels like a fringe contender in this spot. She has solid early pace figures in a race that looks to lack a ton of front running speed.
  • #5 FABULOUS FANNY (8-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. She has races good enough to beat this group.

Selections: 7 – 4 – 2 – 5

Oaklawn Park- Race 6

Post: 2:55 PM CT; $45k Claiming going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 9

  • #2 ASH FLAT (8-5) looks best here. He goes out for the Hartman barn and gets Cabrera in the irons.
  • #5 SHADOW MATTER (10-1) is a price horse and could be in with a shot in this race. He has really consistent pace figures which should work well in a moderately paced race.
  • #7 SLAM DUNK SERMON (5-1) could be in with a shot in this race. He looks to be the class of the field.
  • #6 GOZILLA (6-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot. He makes sense on speed figures.

Selections: 2 – 5 – 7 – 6

Oaklawn Park- Race 7

Post: 3:24 PM CT; $33k Maiden Claiming going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 14

  • #12 BETTY JO (4-1) debuts here and gets the top selection. She has to be respected going out for the combination of Moquett and Bejarano.
  • #14 MISS PONY UP (30-1) is a price horse and comes into the race in really good form.
  • #9 SASSY LASS (9-2) should improve off the first start and appears to be a major player in this race. The debut effort would be competitive here.
  • #5 FINISHWHATUSTARTED (8-1) could be a dangerous threat to get loose on the front end at second asking.

Selections: 12- 14- 9 – 5

Oaklawn Park- Race 8

Post: 3:53 PM CT; $106k Allowance Optional Claiming going 6 furlongs on dirt; Entries: 8

  • #1 LOVEMESOMEME (2-1) is the top pick. She shouldn’t have trouble with the 6 furlong distance. This one makes sense on speed figures.
  • #2 PORTILLA (5-2) appears to be a major player in this race. She has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here. This one should be sitting in the second tier of runners and looking to make one well timed run at the leaders.
  • #6 DEALING JUSTICE (15-1) is a price horse and should be competitive in this spot. She has to be respected going out for the combination of Mott and Arrieta. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #7 ROCK STAR PARKING (6-1) feels like a fringe contender in this spot and wouldn’t be a surprise to hit the board.

Selections: 1 – 2 – 6 – 7

Oaklawn Park- Race 9

Post: 4:22 PM CT; $150k Fifth Season S. going 1 mile on dirt; Entries: 10

Ginobili | Blood Horse
  • #8 GINOBILI (7-5) looks best here. He has races good enough to beat this group. This one may benefit from a hot pace up front.
  • #1 SOY TAPATIO (9-2) should be competitive in this spot. This one has been really solid in recent starts and should be ready to run a big one here.
  • #9 KING FURY (10-1) is a price horse and should be competitive in this spot. He shouldn’t have trouble with the 1 mile distance.
  • #10 SILVER PROSPECTOR (20-1) will want some pace to run at, but a sweeping outside move can work at this track.

Selections: 8 – 1 – 9 – 10

Oaklawn Park- Race 10

Post: 4:51 PM CT; $90k Maiden Special Weight going 1 1/16 miles on dirt; Entries: 11

  • #3 SHOPPER’S REVENGE (2-1) should improve off the first start and appears to be a major player in this race. This one has solid early pace figures in a race that looks to lack a ton of front running speed.
  • #6 ROCKET AND ROLL (8-5) shouldn’t have trouble with the 1 1/16 mile distance. This one has the pedigree to be a major player in this spot.
  • #10 ESCAPOLOGIST (4-1) should be competitive in this spot. This one comes into the race in really good form.
  • #2 PAPPY WOLFE (12-1) is a price horse and should be competitive in this spot. He makes sense on speed figures.

Selections: 3 – 6 – 10- 2

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