If you know and believe the answer to that question, I’ve got a Pick 3 for you, and the first the line of a few song parodies that have become so popular in the Covid-19 Era.
“It’s my horse race and I’ll cry if I want to…cry if a want to…cry if I want you to…you should cry too ’cause it happened to you…”
We live at a time when, as race caller Tom Durkin once described as being “muzzled and suppressed,”an esteemed American scientist can be prevented by the White House from educating our elected representatives about what to do next.
We’re already living in a Third World dictatorship, which calls to mind not Abraham, Martin and John, but Peter, Paul and Mary. Sing after me:
“Where have all the brave men gone, long time passing… ,where have all the brave men gone, long time ago? Where have all the brave men gone… into hiding every one, when will we ever learn, when will we ever spurn?
Never mind. Today’s Pick 3 at Oaklawn Park sequence begins with the first division of two Arkansas Derbies, which makes a nice Oaklawn Handicap sandwich.
Ready brothers and sisters? Turn your hymnals to Hot Springs, Race 11:
The first division, as the racing world knows, is Bob Baffert’s to lose. If the brilliant Charlatan (1-1) breaks, he wins–if nine furlongs is within his scope. And if the Oaklawn’s surface is like it was Friday, it will carry him home. He’s a single, but I’ll be betting against him straight, more on that later:
Like Gaul , the Pick 3 is divided into three parts, with a single in each leg:
50-Cent P3: 1 // 188.8.131.52 // 184.108.40.206 = $8
The Oaklawn Handicap is a wide open beauty. Most of you know the horses, those who don’t are hooked on Netflix. Briefly: If Mr. Freeze (6-1) doesn’t bounce he wins; much improved with maturity; Combatant (4-1) on a great T-G line, improved for Sadler in SoCal and has won here; Tacitus (9-2) is extremely well suited by the dynamics…finally wins one; Improbable (8-1) ran all-time top, co-highest figure here, making him eligible to bounce, but he loves Oaklawn Park.
50-Cent P3: 1.4.11 // 9 // 220.127.116.11 = $6
Arkansas Derby ll: Storm the Court (6-1) is ready for best in third start of the year; suited by dynamics; Nadal (5-2) is a beast, won over the track, been training so sit off rivals if need be, game as they come; Silver Prospector (10-1) will appreciate fast track and won’t be intimidated by the company and the world knows that kind of trip Farmington Road (12-1) endured in last; early line a pipe dream.
50-Cent P3: 1.4.11 // 18.104.22.168 // 5 = $6
Either take your pick or play all three. If all singles win, you will have three 50-Cent winners, but it will be flank steak tonight, not filet mignon.
“Oh Happy Day … oh Happy Day … when form held sway … when form held away … and washed roses blues away … oh Happy Day”
Straight Plays: Gouverneur Morris at 4-1 or better; Tacitus at 3-1 or more and Nadal if 8-5 is available. Use others outlined above, defensively or offensibly.
Happy Kinda’ Derby Day!