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Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Saturday, Feb. 29

Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Saturday, Feb. 29.

Best Bet: Race 4 Prime Number 22-7-6-3

Best Longshot: Race 2 Cloud of Dust 26-2-1-4

No. Horse; Jockey; Comments for Top 4; Odds

Race 1: 1 Mile; Claiming; Purse $18,000; 3 YO and Up

9 Efficient Market; Arroyo; Much the best in maiden victory this distance; 5-2

7 Sacredspirit; Santana; Broke maiden here vs tougher; 3-1

3 W W Distinction; Emigh; Steady money maker closes late; 9-2

2 Backontheroad; Tohill; Had trouble in Oaklawn return, should improve; 10-1

5 Warrens Temptation; Court; 12-1

1 Faithful Gift; Halliday; 12-1

6 Denouement; Canchari; 12-1

8 Pylorus; Walker; 6-1

4 Viva Outlaw; Navarro; 10-1

Race 2: 5½ Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $18,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up

4 Cloud of Dust; Quinonez; Needed last, drops, will have pace to chase; 10-1

2 Valid A.J.; Mello; The one to beat; 3-1

3 Lillys Cue; Morales; Speedster drop for sneaky barn; 6-1

8 Tarpy’s Wish; Tohill; Back sprinting after claim, missed check once; 9-5

5 Lucky Flo; Berry; 10-1

7 Fabulous Cate; Walker; 8-1

1 Pinkchampagneonice; Robletto; 9-2

6 Masteringthestorm; Torres; 15-1

Race 3: 5½ Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $18,000; 4 YO and Up

6 Have It My Way; Walker; Will try to wire them with 10 pound bug rider; 9-2

2 Whoopie I Ki O; Mello; Drops after just missing, barn winning at 30%; 8-5

9 Zooming White; Star; Torres On the improve and overdue; 12-1

10 Conga Rock; McKee; Outside speedster will force the issue; 20-1

1 Personal Assistant; Arroyo; 6-1

5 Horn High Hugo; Corbett; 12-1

7 Holy Bullhive; Cruz; 8-1

8 Sheriff Hotdog; Berry; 20-1

3 Stereo in Motion; Santana; 6-1

4 My Nephew Matt; Tohill; 15-1

Race 4: 1 Mile; Claiming; Purse $18,000; 3 YO and Up

5 Prime Number; Arroyo; No excuses this level, wire to wire; 2-1

8 Ile Be Shrewed; Court; Better than last, moves late; 10-1

6 Union Colors; Santana; Should stalk top choice while getting more ground; 4-1

4 California Kid; Mello; Ran best dirt race this distance; 3-1

1 Warren’s Clyde; Walker; 10-1

3 Telegraph Hill; Torres; 8-1

2 Booster Rocket; McKee; 8-1

7 Heavy Surge; Halliday; 10-1

Race 5: 6 Furlongs; Waiver Maiden Claiming; Purse $40,000; Fillies; 3 YO

1 Molly Z; Santana; Wins with clean trip; 7-2

3 Mount Eagle; Martinez; Full of run late last out; 4-1

6 Indian Fiesta; Ocampo; Hoping for better trip, adds 2 useful works; 5-1

1a Lucky Eight; Arroyo; Speedster drops with sharp works; 7-2

9 Reckless Behavior; Birzer; 8-1

2 Six Tonsafun; Canchari; 9-2

5 Perplexity; Tohill; 5-1

8 Iamagirlygreeley; Court; 12-1

7 Honor Graeme; Emigh; 8-1

4 My Fair Ashton; Mello; 20-1

Race 6: 6 Furlongs; Optional Claiming; Purse $61,000; Fillies; 3 YO

2 Avicii; Ocampo; Will love pace today, rolls late; 2-1

1 Midnight Eclipse; Corbett; Speed of the speed?; 7-2

5 Xray Vision; Birzer; Better than last, back sprinting; 4-1

6 Racing Holiday; Loveberry; On the board 3 of 4 sprinting this distance; 10-1

7 Adrianne G; Berry; 5-2

4 Denali Cat Tale; Mello; 15-1

3 Silver Valley; Santana; 10-1

Race 7: 1 Mile; Maiden Special Weight; Purse $60,000; 3 YO and Up

1 Empire Taker; Mello; Should smoke these; 3-1

3 Dynamic Impact; Arroyo; Completes the cold exacta; 5-2

4 Pegasus Protocol; Thompson; Well bred firster shows steady works and Lasix; 10-1

8 Late Night Lu; Borel; Adds blinkers and should stalk and go late; 8-1

9 Joyful Moments; Johnson; 6-1

5 Knock Em Flat; Quinonez; 5-1

2 Tapit Quick; Berry; 12-1

6 Best Request; Loveberry; 12-1

7 Python; Santana; 12-1

Race 8: 6 Furlongs; NODOUBLE BREEDERS’ STAKES; Purse $75,000; 3 YO and Up

3 Humble Smarty; Birzer; 10 year old best arky bred sprinter for a long time; 9-5

9 Best of Birdstone; Quinonez; Needed last, flies late; 8-1

5 Goods Gone West; Santana; Consistent money making stakes winner; 5-2

8 Rattlesnake Holler; Berry; Should be rolling late again, hot barn; 10-1

6 Rock City Roadhog; Mello; 12-1

10 Shady Creek; Joubert; 15-1

1 Valid Commander; Canchari; 8-1

4 Star North; Arroyo; 12-1

7 Road to Saleeta; Loveberry; 20-1

2 Mallett; Corbett; 30-1

11 Primetime Dreamer; Thompson; 15-1

Race 9: 1 1/8 Mile; Starter Allowance; Purse $27,000; 4 YO and Up

4 Flattermejim; Thompson; Threw first clunker at track in last, redemption time; 3-1

9 Conservative; Santana; Adds 3 good works since off the shelf try; 5-1

2 Jazil Bell; Ocampo; In top form, adds bullet; 8-1

3 Lotto Cat; Canchari; 10 time winner closes late; 20-1

1 Slamit; Corbett; 9-2

5 Winkkatdawat; Johnson; 4-1

7 Harborplace; Borel; 12-1

6 Ballyjamesduff; Walker; 20-1

12 I Am Awesome; Arroyo; 12-1

10 Sneakin Away; Torres; 15-1

11 Mastman; Morales; 30-1

8 Above the Curve; Mello; 20-1

Stats

Friday Meet

Winners on Top 3/9 50 /239

Winners in Top 4 Selections 7/9 178/239

Exactas in Top 4 Selections 6/9 104/239

Trifectas in Top 4 Selections 3/9 41/239

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