Free Horse Racing Picks for Oaklawn Races on Thursday, April 9, 2020

By J.W. Paine in Horse Racing
| April 9, 2020 1:24 am PDT
Free Horse Racing Picks for Oaklawn Races on Thursday, April 9, 2020

Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Arkansas, is still open for racing (but not spectators). In fact, regular racing has taken place there since January, with some accommodations being made to address health concerns. Right now, Oaklawn is starting its “Racing Festival of the South” with a full schedule of races April 9, 10, and 11 and another batch next week on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday (April 16-18).

For my Oaklawn picks for today I focused on three of the biggest races this Thursday, April 9, at Oaklawn. Incidentally, you should be able to find the complete list of all nine races at Oaklawn April 9, as well as the latest odds, at one of our recommended horse racing betting sites.

Read on for my free horse racing picks for Oaklawn Races on Thursday, April 9.


  • Post Time: 3:36 PM
  • Purse: $37,000
  • Distance: 1 1/16 Miles
  • Conditions: For three-year-olds

Race 6 Runners and Odds Forecast

  • Davidic Line, Orlando Mojica, 8/1
  • River Finn, Fernando De La Cruz, 9/2
  • Its My Bag Baby, Joseph Talamo, 6/1
  • Artemus Eagle, Martin Garcia, 3/1
  • Katzarelli, Jermaine V. Bridgmohan, 10/1
  • Bel Bimbo, David Cohen, 6/1
  • Nashvegas, Channing Hill, 12/1
  • Icecap, Ricardo Santana Jr., 5/2

Race 6 Prediction and Pick

The purse here is large enough to attract some serious competitors as well as some jockeys you’re probably already familiar with. For this race, I’m going to go with the favorite, Icecap, ridden by veteran jockey Ricardo Santana Jr., who has, by the way, ridden in ten of this year’s Road to the Kentucky Derby prep races.

  • Icecap


  • Post Time: 4:38 PM
  • Purse: $61,000
  • Distance: 6 Furlongs
  • Conditions: For three-year-olds and upward that have never won $15,000 other than maiden, claiming, starter, or state-bred allowance, or have never won two races

Race 8 Runners and Odds Forecast

  • Tuggle, David Cohen, 4/1
  • Union Ride, Orlando Mojica, 9/2
  • Town Champ, Ricardo Santana, Jr., 3/1
  • Morning Snow, Stewart Elliott, 5/1
  • American Mandate, Joseph Talamo, 9/2
  • Tale of Fame, Richard E. Eramia, 30/1
  • Locally Owned, Jermaine V. Bridgmohan, 15/1
  • El Asesino, Walter De La Cruz, 12/1
  • Replete, Tyler Baze, 6/1

Race 8 Prediction and Pick

This race has a number of veteran jockeys, and the outcome doesn’t seem as clear as in race six. Still, Tyler Baze has been a consistent earner for two decades, and I’m going to go with his mount, Replete, trained by Robertino Diodoro, who knows his way around Oaklawn.

  • Replete


  • Post Time: 5:09 PM
  • Purse: $34,000
  • Distance: 6 Furlongs
  • Conditions: For maidens, fillies three years old.

Race 9 Runners and Odds Forecast

  • Money Well Spent, Ramon A. Vazquez, 12/1
  • Shallow, Stewart Elliott, 20/1
  • Adhwaa, Channing Hill, 12/1
  • Whoville, Declan Cannon, 20/1
  • Gurl You Fine, Julio E. Felix, 9/2
  • Austin’s Gal, Alex L. Canchari, 6/1
  • Liam’s Tempest, David Cohen, 10/1
  • Luminaire, Martin Garcia, 5/1
  • Cavatica, Walter De La Cruz, 10/1
  • Easy Tiger, Joseph Talamo, 6/1
  • Readyformycloseup, Ricardo Santana, Jr., 7/2
  • Wild Escape, Fernando De La Cruz, 30/1
  • Shazzy B, Joseph Talamo, 3/2
  • Harbor Sunset, Martin Garcia, 6/1

Race 9 Prediction and Pick

This race looks like a Battle of the Racing Network Stars. David Cohen, Channing Hill, Santana—I could list all the jockeys in this race, but the only one I’m interested in for the finish line is the favorite: Joseph Talamo aboard Shazzy B. Sure, go ahead and bet two bucks on one of the long shots, but I believe this race is already owned by Shazzy B.

By the way, I know, I know—Martin Garcia is riding two horses in the ninth, which seems unlikely. We’ll correct the information as soon as we get it.

  • Shazzy B



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