Oaklawn Park Horse Racing Picks for Friday, April 5, 2024

Below is a table for each race of the day. The table is ordered by our algorythmically calculated expected order of finish. Our program takes into account past performances, workout times, speed ratings, recency, and breeder/jockey data amoung other data points.

Using the “Expected” column, the lower number is better. When there is a clear lowest value, we like that horse best to win. In situations where many horses share low numbers, we like those horses equally well. If no horse is under 3, the results are less clear to us and bettors should examine the race more closely.

Using the “Value” column, we present the minimum payout we would recommend betting the particular horse. Look for higher-paying odds than those listed if you like that horse.

Scratches are notated and will be updated as available.

RACE NUMBER 1 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 J J’s Joy 6.00 1 2-1
1 1 Petit Jean 5.00 1.4 3-1
6 6 Kantirun 1.20 2.5 5-1
2 2 Wild Cherokee 4.50 2.7 5-1
7 7 Bodi Odi 10.00 3.3 6-1
3 3 First Diamond 20.00 4.1 8-1
4 4 Ready for Wine 10.00 4.9 9-1
8 8 Babe in the Woods 10.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 2 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
Red Rizzler 0 0-1
2 2 Twirling Troillet 5.00 1 2-1
5 5 Sitka 2.50 2.2 4-1
4 4 Interrupter 20.00 2.8 5-1
6 6 Superhero 20.00 3.5 7-1
3 3 Storm Cat Eyes 8.00 SCRATCH
8 8 Texas Splurge 6.00 5.3 10-1
7 7 Red Rizzler 15.00 5.9 11-1
1 1 Manfredi 1.40 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 3 (Allowance Optional Claiming) – Allowance Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Henro 6.00 1 2-1
3 3 Risk It 2.50 2.1 4-1
5 5 Excitable Boy 2.00 2.8 5-1
2 2 Market Street 12.00 3 6-1
4 4 Crafted 6.00 3.4 6-1
6 6 This Is Uscar 2.50 6 11-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Spanish Delight 6.00 1 2-1
4 4 Royal Meghan 2.00 1.7 3-1
6 6 Halaga 5.00 2.9 5-1
1 1 Mia Baby 15.00 2.9 6-1
3 3 Dixie Penny 2.50 3 6-1
7 7 Winyah Bay 12.00 4.9 9-1
5 5 Izeonpoint 15.00 5 10-1
9 9 Koala 15.00 5.5 10-1
8 8 Singing Emma 8.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 5 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1A 3 Lil Bro Coop 2.50 1 2-1
4 5 Brennan’s Honor 10.00 1.5 3-1
3 4 Lord Grantham 3.50 2 4-1
9 10 Contrabandista 15.00 3.4 6-1
1 1 Sergeant Reckless 2.50 4.3 8-1
6 7 Hard to Come By 15.00 6.3 12-1
8 9 Vincenzino 8.00 6.7 13-1
7 8 Life On the Nile 5.00 6.9 13-1
2 2 Mo Moves 4.50 7.2 14-1
10 11 Pregame 15.00 8.9 17-1
11 12 Star Nation 30.00 11 21-1
5 6 Eight Straight 12.00 12 23-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Starter Allowance) – Starter Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Efficiency 8.00 1 2-1
4 4 Huge Bigly 2.00 1.5 3-1
7 7 W W Crazy 6.00 2.5 5-1
2 2 Rackataptap 15.00 4.8 9-1
1 1 Polterer 1.60 4.9 9-1
5 5 Nepal Up 4.50 5.4 10-1
3 3 Zap Motion 15.00 7 13-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
Man On the Moon 0 0-1
4 3 Leader of Men 3.50 1 2-1
3 2 Test Pilot 5.00 1.2 2-1
6 5 Prodigious Bay 4.50 1.3 2-1
9 8 Man On the Moon 4.00 2.2 4-1
12 11 Legendary Lore 8.00 2.9 5-1
7 6 Boogie Bode 15.00 3.3 6-1
8 7 Cost Basis 15.00 3.8 7-1
10 9 What a Country 20.00 4.6 9-1
11 10 Make Noise 20.00 5.2 10-1
1 12 Heir to Greatness 10.00 6.5 12-1
5 4 Seaside Boy 30.00 6.8 13-1
1A 13 Mor Big Lee 10.00 8.4 16-1
2 1 Canadian Pharoah 8.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 8 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Lady Ariel 6.00 1 2-1
3 3 Delacina 20.00 1.9 4-1
9 9 Havaha 10.00 3.1 6-1
2 2 Queen’s Legacy 15.00 4.3 8-1
7 7 Almostgone Rocket 1.80 6.1 11-1
1 1 Joelma 12.00 6.5 12-1
5 5 Vino Veritas 30.00 SCRATCH
8 8 She Called 1.40 SCRATCH
4 4 Sun Cross 20.00 SCRATCH
10 10 Andrea Diane 20.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 9 (Allowance Optional Claiming) – Allowance Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
6 6 Lark’s Mischief 5.00 1 2-1
9 9 Easy Action 2.00 1.4 3-1
4 4 Our Last Chance 12.00 2.7 5-1
3 3 Track Mate 3.50 2.7 5-1
1 1 Secret Pocket 20.00 2.8 5-1
5 5 Bohemian Bo 8.00 2.9 5-1
8 8 Spend Benjamins 10.00 3 6-1
7 7 Echo Again 4.50 3.1 6-1
2 2 Albizu 15.00 SCRATCH

RACE NUMBER 10 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
11 11 Smarty’s Angel 12.00 1 2-1
10 10 Dat Dares Right 12.00 1.2 2-1
1 1 Kitiara 8.00 1.3 2-1
12 12 Ngala 1.80 1.3 2-1
3 3 Classy Edge 4.50 1.8 3-1
2 2 Pat’s Gal 30.00 3.2 6-1
4 4 Magnolia Mae 6.00 3.7 7-1
5 5 K J’s Pistol Annie 30.00 4.7 9-1
7 7 Natural Touch 5.00 6.1 12-1
9 9 Dixie Girl To 30.00 6.2 12-1
8 8 Little Burrito 15.00 6.7 13-1
6 6 Be My Huckleberry 20.00 7.2 14-1
14 14 Courageous Cappen 4.50 SCRATCH
13 13 Gold Strategy 5.00 SCRATCH

Picks are based on historical performance and match-up. Keep up to date on late scratches and other changes – those are not taken into consideration. Sports from the Basement provides┬áno warranty on these suggestions and readers should make picks at their own risk.