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Charlie Cooper’s Oaklawn picks for races on Friday, Jan. 17

Here are handicapper Charlie Cooper’s picks for Oaklawn races on Friday, Jan. 17.

Best Bet: Race 8 Northern lion 4-2-0-0

Best Longshot Race: 6 Wilhelmina 4-1-1-0

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

Race 1: 1 1/16 Mi; Waiver Claiming; Purse $30,000; 4 YO and Up

2 Forgotten Knot; Martinez; Runs well fresh and not for sale; 3-1

1 Omniscient; Santana; By far leading money winner; 7-2

3 Jack N John; Torres; Versatile runner drops & can win on any surface; 9-5

5 My Silver Bear; Ocampo; May try to steal this one on the lead; 5-1

6 Channeling; Johnson; 6-1

4 Southern Parkway; Borel; 8-1

Race 2: 6 Furlongs; Maiden Claiming; Purse $17,000: 3 YO and Up

11 Improvised Brush; Court; Drops, cuts back to sprint, 1st time vs state breds; 5-1

3 Late Act Here; Laviolette; Game vs open maiden special weight company; 6-1

9 Mystic Thunder; Wethey; The one to catch and runs well fresh; 4-1

6 Razorback Red; Santana; Good trainer with top jock aboard; 10-1

5 Billsbyjimminy; Canchari; 15-1

10 Road to Saleeta; Loveberry; 3-1

4 Hesacoyote; Navarro; 8-1

2 L. Beakus; Berry; 12-1

1 Red Dirt Rooster; Roman; 8-1

8 Spitshine; Birzer; 20-1

7 Miraculous Mike; Corbett; 20-1

Race 3: 6 Furlongs; Waiver Claiming; Purse $26,500; Fillies and Mares; 4 YO and Up

7 It’snotyouit’sme; Quinonez; The call in wide open event; 4-1

2 Born to Jazz; Santana; Could roll by them all late; 7-2

1 Zuni Women; Birzer; Could sit the perfect trip; 4-1

4 Kevil Kid; Homeister; Switches to good barn and faced good company; 4-1

5 Givemethreestepsmr; Kuntzweiler; 3-1

6 Georgette Fortune; Torres; 10-1

3 Indian Alley; Mello; 8-1

Race 4: 6 Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $17,000; 3 YO and up

8 Lico; Arroyo; No excuses this level; 5-2

2 Street Ballad; Thompson; Game vs several horses who come back to win; 5-1

1 Brojac; Tohill; Game in debut win; 7-2

3 Mr Rupunzel; Nazario; Drops and adds bug rider; 3-1

4 Pylorus; Quinonez; 8-1

6 Goober; Vazquez; 10-1

7 Millionaire Storm; Homeister; 10-1

5 Appitatacorntamta; Canchari; 12-1

Race 5: 1 Mi.; Maiden Special Weight; Purse $55,000; Fillies and Mares; 3 YO and up

4 Rockport Honey; Court; Wire to wire; 9-5

3 Miracle Run; Homeister; Game vs top choice, completes the exacta; 7-2

5 Ireland; Ocampo; Should love the stretch out; 6-1

2 Irish Vixen; Navarro; From last to just missing in debut, steps up; 9-2

7 Julie’s Memory; Tohill; 5-1

1a honor Graeme; Mello; 8-1

6 Sun King Sister; McKee; 10-1

1 Restoretheearth; Mello; 8-1

Race 6: 6 Furlongs; Claiming; Purse $30,000; Fillies and Mares; 4 YO and Up

3 Wilhelmina; Court; Should have won last, sleeper of the day; 12-1

1 Seans Silverdancer; Thompson; Goes for third win in a row for good barn; 7-2

4 Princess Freebie; Torres; Extremely consistent runner has won 15 races; 8-5

7 Mary Magdalene; Vazquez; Speedster who will keep them honest; 5-2

2 Rattlin Gyspy; Santana; 5-1

6 Lookinforchange; Birzer; 10-1

5 Baby wildcat; Berry; 20-1

1a Islet; Thompson; 7-2

Race 7: 1 1/16 Mi.; Claiming; Purse $17,000; 4 YO and Up

7 King Moon; Santana; Speedster in good form and dropping; 3-1

11 Penny Maker; Arroyo; Game vs tougher in California; 6-1

12 Great Call; Hill; Speedster drops to lowest level ever; 9-2

5 California kid; Mello; Chased top pick home last out, gets more ground; 4-1

8 W W Distinction; Canchari; 8-1

4 Feature Winner; Ocampo; 12-1

1 Heavenly Shiloh; McKee; 20-1

9 Mad About Alli; Homeister; 12-1

2 Kipper Dan; Quinonez; 20-1

10 Wound Up; Court; 20-1

3 Lenapah; Birzer; 15-1

6 Rahy’s Prospector; Joubert; 20-1

Race 8: 1 1/16 Mi.; Allowance; Purse $56,000; 4 YO and up

2 Northern Lion; Da Silva; Looks superior to these; 6-5

1 Mal Guapo; Arroyo; Impressive in lone dirt start, needed last; 8-1

4 Royal Art Thompson; Loves; Oaklawn and distance; 15-1

8 Tiz Adonis; Santana; Broke maiden here last year, exits fast sprint; 8-1

5 Escape Artist; Berry; 7-2

3 City Connect; Hill; 12-1

7 Winkatdawat; Johnson; 9-2

6 Explosive Force; Quinonez; 15-1

Race 9: 6 Furlongs; Maiden Claiming; Purse $17,000; 3 YO and Up

1 Our Red Rider; Navarro; Speedster drops in to face state breds for 1st time; 5-1

9 Hickory Grove; Loveberry; Good fist out barn shows bullet and first time lasix; 6-1

10 Cloud Crossing; Thompson; Should stalk and go late; 3-1

8 Union Colors; Vazquez; Should stalk inside speed; 4-1

3 Elmo’s Journey; Quinonez; 12-1

5 King Pai; Birzer; 20-1

11 Bo’s Shoes; Castanon; 6-1

6 Port of Storms; Dill; 15-1

2 Du Big; Canchari; 15-1

4 Daring Steve; Santana; 8-1

7 Prince Dusty; McKee; 20-1

Stats

Thursday Meet

Winners on Top 0/9 10/36

Winners in Top 4 Selections 8/9 33/36

Exactas in Top 4 Selections 6/9 19/36

Trifectas in Top 4 Selections 3/9 5/36

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