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Oaklawn Report #6

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Three Stars of the Week

– 1st Star: Tapiture (KY) – The first major step towards Kentucky was taken Monday as Tapiture looked like the real deal winning the Southwest by four and a half lengths over Strong Mandate.  Jockey Ricardo Santana was able to give him a dream trip as he broke well and saved all the ground racing along the rail the entire race.  The win makes him a two-time Graded Stakes winner, and should set him up for the Rebel and Arkansas Derby as we go down the Triple Crown Trail at Oaklawn.

– 2nd Star: Don’t Tell Sophia (KY) – As expected Don’t Tell Sophia was dominant once again this Saturday.  She’s winning races like a freak right now, but can she keep doing it when the competition gets a little steeper?  She’s simply in a class by herself when it comes to the older fillies and mares on the Oaklawn grounds right now.  However, On Fire Baby is getting closer to race which could make the Azeri Stakes very interesting in March.

– 3rd Star: Apprehender (KY) – On any other week this would have been the performance of the week!  Coming off a ten month layoff Apprehender was able to put away a stellar field and win the King Cotton Stakes in an eye-popping time of 1:10 flat.  Apprehender has always shown a lot of class, but showed a bit of maturity for the first time Saturday as we was able to sit behind horses and save his energy for the stretch run.  The win makes it two King Cotton’s in a row for the horse, and puts him on path for the Grade 3 Count Fleet Handicap at the end of the meet.

Flop of the Week

Win Willy (KY) – Very sad that this horse ends up here.  The Oaklawn legend was dead last in the Essex Stakes Saturday, and never showed any interest the entire race.  Obviously should have been retired after last year, but Win Willy has been thrown into the fire once again only this time it looks like he’s given up.

Trainer Standings

Rank Trainer Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Chris   Richard 37 15 2 1 $369,381 41% 18 49%
2 Cody   Autrey 46 12 8 4 $331,030 26% 24 52%
2 Federico   Villafranco 39 12 5 7 $215,351 31% 24 62%
4 Chris A. Hartman 36 9 7 4 $265,289 25% 20 56%
5 Steven M. Asmussen 48 8 10 5 $537,172 17% 23 48%
6 Brad H. Cox 31 7 5 5 $240,539 23% 17 55%
7 Ron   Moquett 46 6 8 4 $270,590 13% 18 39%
8 Randy L. Morse 33 5 6 3 $200,714 15% 14 42%
8 Roger A. Brueggemann 26 5 3 3 $122,220 19% 11 42%
8 David R. Vance 17 5 2 1 $115,775 29% 8 47%

Jockey Standings

Rank Jockey Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Ricardo   Santana, Jr. 104 17 18 10 $885,152 16% 45 43%
1 Norberto   Arroyo, Jr. 94 17 14 9 $549,543 18% 40 43%
3 David   Mello 73 16 9 7 $364,809 22% 32 44%
4 Terry J. Thompson 82 11 8 9 $370,080 13% 28 34%
4 Ramon A. Vazquez 69 11 8 11 $293,421 16% 30 43%
6 Channing   Hill 62 10 7 7 $477,073 16% 24 39%
7 Alex   Birzer 93 9 9 10 $303,044 10% 28 30%
8 Ken S. Tohill 54 8 10 7 $281,526 15% 25 46%
9 Israel   Ocampo 61 7 8 8 $259,920 11% 23 38%
9 Jareth   Loveberry 48 7 4 9 $137,625 15% 20 42%

Owner Standings

Rank Owner Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Danny R. Caldwell 37 11 5 7 $204,491 30% 23 62%
2 Maggi   Moss 19 8 2 1 $152,147 42% 11 58%
3     Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc. 30 7 3 3 $148,053 23% 13 43%
3 Steve   Landers 27 7 4 3 $107,843 26% 14 52%
5     Driver, James L. and Ywachetta H. 12 4 4 1 $186,537 33% 9 75%
5     Dream Walkin Farms, Inc. 16 4 1 0 $76,816 25% 5 31%
7 John C. Oxley 20 3 2 3 $169,759 15% 8 40%
7 William   Stiritz 22 3 2 0 $129,381 14% 5 23%
7     Ulwelling, Al and Bill 15 3 2 1 $91,818 20% 6 40%
7 Craig   Drago 8 3 0 2 $90,775 38% 5 63%
7     N P H Stable 7 3 1 0 $37,907 43% 4 57%

Preview to Next Week

– Saturday: The Spring Fever Stakes – Fillies and Mares four-year olds and upward – Five and One-half furlongs – Purse: $100,000

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