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Charlie Cooper’s picks for Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Day

Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s picks for Black-Eyed Susan Stakes Day on Friday, May 16.

Best Bet: Race 9 Ben’s Cat Best Longshot: Race 6 Lulu Le’ Mon

No. Horse Jockey Comment Odds

Race 1: 1 1/16 Mi; Starter Handicap; Purse $40,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up

5 Love Heart Napravnik Sharp since winter claim 4-5

1a Will n’Pat Potts Could win it all late 8-1

7 Onegreatstep Pimentel Wins at 33% clip 9-2

4 Printasticat Karamanos Off the board once this distance 4-1

1 Gallagher’s Pride Carrasco 8-1

6 La Reine’s Wager Carmouche 15-1

3 Smooth Approach Ho 15-1

2 Victoria’s Comet McCarthy 12-1

Race 2: 5 Furlongs Turf; Allowance; Purse $52,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up

7 Mama Zee Castellano The one to beat if off turf 4-5

2 Eddy Gourmet Velazquez Just missed this level 4-1

4 Race Hunter Baze Lasix and bullets for return 10-1

6 Love This Kitty Smith Adds Lasix after wire to wire win 8-1

13 Sandbag Napravnik 15-1

5 Charm City Karamanoa 6-1

8 Avie Centeno 10-1

3 Litigious Acosta 15-1

15 Sprinklesmiddle Ez McCarthy 12-1

16 Sweet Butterfly Rosario 5-1

1 Sassy Little Cat Solis 20-1

14 Sandbag Napravnik 15-1

12 Great Motion Borel 10-1

11 Hypatia’s Sky Prado 30-1

10 Midsummer’s Eve Desormeaux 20-1

9 Clapping Russell 30-1

Race 3: 6 Furlongs; Allowance; Purse $52,000; 3 YO and Up

4 Big Lute Gunther Should smoke these 7-5

5 Rojo Perfecto Cooksey Has never missed a check 6-1

1 Macho Spaces White Steady check earner 10-1

6 Big Blue Talent Purcell Game in fast sprint 5-1

7 It’s My Perogative Fuller 15-1

3 Graced Clark-Rogers 4-1

1a Put Back the Halo 10-1

2 Zuerstgold Seefeldt 5-1

8 Clowning Around Kreidel 30-1

Race 4: 1 1/16 Mi Turf; Allowance; Purse $52,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up

2 Concise Rosario No excuses today 2-1

11 Divine Luck Baze Switches to nation’s top jock 9-2

10 Dance Craze Prado Has improved each start 12-1

5 Fasnacloich Carrasco Adds bullet after easy turf win 4-1

6 Vielsalm Borel 8-1

8 Miss Tapit Smith 15-1

1 Access to the Moon Acosta 15-1

12 Moral High Ground Desormeaux 15-1

13 Sky Given Solis 30-1

9 Coco Punch Velazquez 15-1

7 Exchange Student Napravnik 30-1

4 Laurel’s Landing Russell 30-1

3 Arden Natalie McCarthy 30-1

Race 5: 6 Furlongs; SKIPAT STAKES; Purse $100,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up

9 Winning Image Black Wins at 50% clip on dirt 4-1

7 Red’s Round Table Russell Completes the exacta 10-1

8 Flattering Bea Cruise Stakes winner moves late 12-1

2 Five Star Momma Pimentel Speedster will keep them honest 6-1

6 Munnings Sister Saez 7-2

3 Lion D N A 12-1

1 She’s Ordained Carmouche 5-1

4 Risky Rachel Castellano 5-1

5 Merry Meadow Velazquez 8-1

Race 6: 1 1/16 Mi; Allowance; Purse $52,000; 3 YO and UP

10 Lulu Le’ Mon Velazquez Along in time 8-1

15 Brickyard Kitten Smith Good barn attracts top rider 3-1

4 St. Albans Boy Serpa Good trainer jockey combo 10-1

5 Alakazan Alakazan Rosario Showed good speed vs nation’s best 5-2

9 Tru Greek Karamanos 15-1

8 Outofthedepths Solis 20-1

6 Pollards Image Borel 30-1

7 Love Me Du Pimentel 20-1

13 Wallyanna Prado 10-1

14 I’m the Lucky Onej Baze 15-1

11 Marsden Centeno 10-1

12 Protection Cintron 20-1

1 Greek Thunder Carrasco 8-1

1a One Roll Ho 8-1

2 Handsome Harley Desormeaux 20-1

3 All for Peace Ramgeet 30-1

16 Indian Bucks Karamanos 20-1

Race 7: 5 Furlongs; ROLLICKING STAKES; Purse $75,000, 2 YO

7 Spanish Pipedream Velazquez Plenty left in tank in debut 2-1

6 Hootenanny Goncalves One of four for Ward 5-2

1 Governmentshutdown Betancourt Much the best with blinkers on 3-1

5 Bessie’s Boy Sanchez Heavily bet in debut 10-1

3 Far Right Torres 8-1

2 Pret Say Eye Carrasco 30-1

4 Banksy Davis 12-1

8 Royalty Sea Boyce 15-1

Race 8: 1 1/16 Mi Turf; Optional Claiming; Purse $55,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and Up

12 Lonesome Town Rosario Missed a check once 5-2

3 Dido Garcia Has never missed a check 7-2

11 Yuzuru Saez Stakes winner on turf 9-2

8 Harbingerofthings Desormeaux Leading money winner on turf 8-1

7 Perique Carrasco 10-1

9 Enchanted Party Velazquez 10-1

11 Yuzuru Saez 9-1

10 South Andros Perez 20-1

4 Silent Indian Prado 20-1

2 Here’s d’Bride Solis 15-1

6 Dora Dora Smith 30-1

5 Green Wave Girl Borel 20-1

Race 9: 5 Furlongs Turf; JIM McKAY TURF SPRINT; Purse $100,000; 3 YO and Up

8 Ben’s Cat Pimentel Looks unbeatable 7-5

6 Wicked Tune Rosario Completes the exacta 8-1

7 Spring to the Sky Valazquez Back on turf 10-1

5 This Ain’t No Bull Pennington Undefeated on turf 15-1

1 Great Attack Carmouche 7-2

3 Bold Thunder Ferrer 4-1

2 Smash and Grab Toledo 15-1

4 A P Elvis Boyce 20-1

9 Agonistic McCarthy 30-1

Race 10: 1 1/8 Mi; BLACK-EYED SUSAN STAKES; Purse $500,000; Fillies; 3 YO

4 Stopchargingmaria Castellano Better than last two 7-2

5 Euphosyne Santana Never off the board 4-1

8 Sloane Square Rosario Sharp all three starts 5-1

2 America Velazquez Bullets for return 8-1

1 Joint Return Carmouche 15-1

10 Vero Amore Pennington 15-1

11 Image of Anna Saez 20-1

6 Arethusa Napravnik 8-1

3 Shannon Nicloe Smith 6-1

9 Fortune Pearl McCarthy 12-1

7 La Mejor Fiesta Espinoza 20-1

Race 11: 6 Furlongs; MISS PREAKNESS STAKES; Purse $100,000; Fillies; 3 YO

6 Tepin Mena Back sprinting after graded win 9-2

8 Jojo Warrior Napravnik Blinkers off with bullets 5-2

9 Our Lesmis Pennington 2 for 2 for high percentage trainer 5-1

2 Raging Smoke Cora Has finished no worse than second 12-1

5 Tea Time Saez 7-2

7 Sweetmarys Success Velazquez 10-1

1 Stormy Novel Carmouche 15-1

4 Miss Behavior Russell 8-1

10 New Zone Santiago- Reves 20-1

3 Inspired Say Eye Boyce 30-1

Race 12: 1 3/16 Mi; PIMLICO SPECIAL STAKES; Purse $300,000; 3 YO and Up

6 Revolutionary Smith Duplicate of last wins this 5-2

3 Moreno Rosario Speedster needed last 7-2

5 Carve Castanon On the improve 5-1

4 Golden Lad Lezcano Trouble in latest try 6-1

2 Cat Burglar Napravnik 4-1

1 Valid Bocachica 10-1

9 Bourbon Courage Gonclaves 15-1

8 Prayer for Relief Velazquez 12-1

7 Major King Perez 50-1

Race 13: 1 1/16 Mi Turf; HILLTOP STAKES; Purse $100,000; Fillies; 3 YO

1 Daring Dancer Garcia Undefeated 4-5

6 Courtesan Rosario Moves late for the exacta 6-1

3 Lucky for You Castellano Very game on dirt 3-1

8 Our Epiphany Whitacre Sharp barn to follow 20-1

7 Hire Wire Kitten Velazquez 15-1

4 Buttercup Bay Napravnik 10-1

5 Southern Equity Karamanos 12-1

2 Tupancy Links Carrasco 20-1

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