#8 Windmill: Sub 21 first quarter speed is hard to come by nowadays, and this filly has it. Wire to wire winner on debut and a strong Beyer as well.
#1 Goin’ Good: The only upset chance for me as the Pedigree is for both surfaces. Watch the tote board before making your ticket because these connections could take too much money and lose value.
#4 Outasite: This Triple crown nominated colt has been improving every race. Another one with good early speed and Geroux and Cox are 31% last two years at Oaklawn.
#6 Bye Bye J: She won this race to start her year last year. This year she had an allowance prep that she didn’t run well in. She has the best Beyers in the field and is a solid 3-6 at Oaklawn and 5-12 at today’s distance.
#4 Sekani: Big rider upgrade to Geroux, and she won a nice state-bred stake race last year at Oaklawn. If she gets back to that form and improves a bit in the Beyer department, she is my big upset pick of this sequence.
#6 Monomoy Girl: What else to say about this wonderful mare? This is her starting point, so you know she probably isn’t 100% cranked. She has yet to not be in the exacta winning 13 of 15 with 7 G1 wins. I’m not trying to beat her anymore.
#3 Glamour Girl: Excellent improved race off the layoff, and now she cutbacks a little bit to the mile distance, She has the second-best Beyer from the last out races. The connections are off to slow starts at the meet, and that could help our price.
#4 Wildwood’s Beauty: The class of the field, multiple graded stakes placed, just ran third against two solid sprinters in the American Beauty, and either of the last two races will have everyone else running for second.