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Basin Among Final Workers for Oaklawn Stakes
Basin breaking his maiden at Saratoga (Credit: NYRA)

Basin Among Final Workers for Oaklawn Stakes

HOT SPRINGS, AR – Jackpot Farm’s Grade 1 winner Basin put in his final work on Monday at Oaklawn Park in preparation for Saturday’s $200,000 Oaklawn Stakes.

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A busy Monday morning saw several stakes-caliber horses complete timed works over the local strip, with Basin one of 11 workers appearing from the Steve Asmussen barn. Last summer’s Hopeful Stakes (G1) champion completed 4 furlongs in a leisurely :50.40 while working in company with stablemate Limonite, a graded stakes-placed 4-year-old. Basin is expected to draw into the Oaklawn Stakes when entries are taken on Wednesday.

Asmussen also sent out Gold Street, the Smarty Jones Stakes winner who was most recently ninth in the Southwest Stakes (G3). The Street Boss colt went 4 furlongs in :49.60 in company with stablemate Pneumatic, a 3-year-old son of Uncle Mo who broke his maiden on debut here on February 15.

Other potential Oaklawn Stakes contenders who put forth local works:

  • Shared Sense (trainer Brad Cox; 4 furlongs in :49.40)
  • Shoplifted (Asmussen; 4 furlongs in :50.60)
  • Wells Bayou (Cox; 4 furlongs in :49.80)

Cox also sent out Warrior’s Charge, who worked 4 furlongs in :48.00 for the second straight week. The 4-year-old son of red-hot sire Munnings is riding a two-race win streak, including the local Razorback Handicap (G3), and is pointing for the Oaklawn Handicap (G2) that will be run on May 2 as part of the Arkansas Derby (G1) card. 

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