Oaklawn Park Horse Racing Picks for Saturday, April 20, 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 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
8 8 Sassy Lass 3.50 1 2-1
2 2 Dat Dares Right 10.00 1.6 3-1
1 1 Gold Strategy 3.00 2.5 5-1
3 3 Betty Jo 6.00 4.1 8-1
4 4 Kitiara 12.00 4.2 8-1
7 7 Doughty 1.80 5.3 10-1
6 6 Coromandel 30.00 7.1 13-1
5 5 Be My Huckleberry 30.00 8.8 17-1
9 9 Predicting 8.00 9 17-1

RACE NUMBER 2 (Starter Allowance) – Starter Allowance

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Golden Bandit 12.00 1 2-1
4 4 Polterer 1.40 2.8 5-1
2 2 Fightertown 2.50 5.5 10-1
7 7 W W Crazy 8.00 5.7 11-1
1 1 Nepal Up 3.50 5.9 11-1
6 6 Man On the Moon 15.00 6.2 12-1
8 8 Cool Memory 12.00 8 15-1
3 3 R Doc 30.00 8 15-1

RACE NUMBER 3 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Classy Edge 12.00 1 2-1
4 4 Courageous Cappen 3.50 1.2 2-1
9 9 Ngala 2.50 1.3 2-1
2 2 One Way Or Another 1.40 1.6 3-1
1 1 K J’s Pistol Annie 30.00 4.2 8-1
6 6 Natural Touch 12.00 4.8 9-1
3 3 Dixie Girl To 30.00 5.8 11-1
7 7 Pat’s Gal 8.00 6.6 12-1
8 8 Little Burrito 20.00 9 17-1

RACE NUMBER 4 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Catalina Crush 5.00 1 2-1
2 2 Rocketeightyeight 6.00 2.9 6-1
11 11 J J’s Ranger 6.00 5.5 10-1
1 1 Max’s Map 3.50 6.6 13-1
5 5 Kennel Club 20.00 6.9 13-1
4 4 Veracruzin 12.00 6.9 13-1
9 9 Let’s Go Champ 30.00 7.3 14-1
7 7 Sky Master 8.00 8.1 15-1
10 10 Executive Power 4.00 9 17-1
8 8 Sir Otto 8.00 9.2 17-1
6 6 Guatape 15.00 11 21-1

RACE NUMBER 5 (Maiden Claiming) – Maiden Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
4 4 Vigano 8.00 1 2-1
6 6 Trabr’s Creed 15.00 3.5 7-1
3 3 Empire’s Best 2.50 5.3 10-1
1 1 Famous Final Scene 4.00 5.7 11-1
11 11 Saturday Starter 12.00 7.7 15-1
5 5 Tap Valley 30.00 7.8 15-1
10 10 Outlaw Run 20.00 8.1 15-1
13 13 Dirbas 6.00 8.3 16-1
7 7 Strasse 15.00 8.4 16-1
8 8 Phenomenal Dream 12.00 8.6 16-1
9 9 Diomedes 15.00 9.3 18-1
2 2 Rebelious 3.00 9.4 18-1
12 12 Parisian Promise 15.00 13 25-1

RACE NUMBER 6 (Claiming) – Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
1 1 Speakinofthedevil 8.00 1 2-1
5 5 Rithm Nic 3.50 1.2 2-1
3 3 Life Is Hard 2.50 1.3 2-1
7 7 Shuffle Dance 12.00 2 4-1
2 2 My Uncle Leon 20.00 2.3 4-1
6 6 Improbable Journey 3.00 2.9 5-1
9 9 Backside Buzz 8.00 4.9 9-1
4 4 Crew Dragon 5.00 5.5 10-1
8 8 Shouldaboughtdabar 30.00 9 17-1

RACE NUMBER 7 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
2 2 Catalyst 12.00 1 2-1
9 9 Amy Z 15.00 1 2-1
1 1 Gourmet 4.00 1.9 4-1
3 3 Looking for Ginny 12.00 5.4 10-1
7 7 Scenic Beauty 12.00 6.4 12-1
6 6 Flashy Dancer 1.80 6.9 13-1
4 4 Lyrical Pardon 30.00 7.9 15-1
8 8 Defining Joy 30.00 8.1 15-1
10 10 Baby Avery 30.00 8.2 15-1
5 5 Miss Rockette 1.60 10 19-1

RACE NUMBER 8 (Allowance Optional Claiming) – Allowance Optional Claiming

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Call the Cavalry 12.00 1 2-1
4 4 Golden Plate 10.00 2.3 4-1
6 6 Dimatic 4.00 2.7 5-1
1 1 Pappy’s Revenge 5.00 3 6-1
2 2 Mighty Message 12.00 5.2 10-1
5 5 Awesome Ruta 3.00 5.6 11-1
7 7 Give Me a Reason 6.00 5.8 11-1
8 8 Ethan Energy 2.50 6.4 12-1
9 9 Chaperone 30.00 9 17-1

RACE NUMBER 9 (Bath House Row S.) – Bath House Row S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
3 3 Imperial Gun 3.00 1 2-1
8 8 Count Dracula 12.00 2 4-1
2 2 Maximus Magic 4.00 2.8 5-1
4 4 Informed Patriot 6.00 4.4 8-1
6 6 Gould’s Gold 8.00 5.3 10-1
1 1 Brilliant Man 5.00 6 11-1
5 5 Militant 2.50 6.6 12-1
7 7 Willy D’s 15.00 8 15-1

RACE NUMBER 10 (Valley Of The Vapors S.) – Valley Of The Vapors S.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
5 5 Merasol Sugar 3.50 1 2-1
2 2 Midshipman’s Dance 5.00 3.8 7-1
4 4 Xtreme Smoke Show 12.00 5.6 11-1
1 1 Neom Beach 2.50 5.7 11-1
9 9 Sakura Blossom 20.00 6.1 12-1
3 3 Blue Squall 10.00 7.1 13-1
6 6 Under the Palms 10.00 7.2 14-1
11 11 Winnable 8.00 7.4 14-1
8 8 Candy Aisle 15.00 7.9 15-1
7 7 I’m a Mess 6.00 8.2 15-1
10 10 Tx Women for Arts 20.00 11 21-1

RACE NUMBER 11 (Oaklawn H.) – Oaklawn H.

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
11 11 Instant Coffee 15.00 1 2-1
8 8 Last Samurai 20.00 3.6 7-1
1 1 Highland Falls 4.50 3.8 7-1
3 3 Magic Tap 10.00 5 9-1
10 10 Skippylongstocking 3.00 5.4 10-1
5 5 Red Route One 3.50 5.7 11-1
6 6 Reincarnate 4.00 7.2 14-1
7 7 Guntown 20.00 8.5 16-1
2 2 Double Crown 30.00 9.7 18-1
4 4 Octane 5.00 9.9 19-1
9 9 County Final 15.00 11 21-1

RACE NUMBER 12 (Maiden Special Weight) – Maiden Special Weight

Expected Order of Finish

Prgm Post Name ML Expected Value
7 7 Q’s Your Mama 10.00 1 2-1
8 8 Aloha Baby 2.00 1.4 3-1
14 14 Melania T 15.00 4.2 8-1
3 3 Linnie Mae 20.00 4.7 9-1
2 2 Sparkly 20.00 5.8 11-1
6 6 Queen Mallard 8.00 7.3 14-1
9 9 Indian Spirit 15.00 7.6 14-1
4 4 Presleys Turn 15.00 8.2 15-1
11 11 This Damsel Mayfly 15.00 9.8 19-1
13 13 Denada 15.00 10.3 19-1
1 1 Arr Piratetreasure 30.00 10.6 20-1
5 5 Wildwood Queen 1.60 11.9 22-1
12 12 My Julia 15.00 13.4 25-1
10 10 Queen Wilhelmina 12.00 14 26-1

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.