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Oaklawn Report #12

Ile St. Molly Dominates the Rainbow Miss Stakes

Ile St. Molly Dominates the Rainbow Miss Stakes

Three Stars of the Week

– 1st Star: Goods Gone West (AR) – It was “Arkansas Bred” week at Oaklawn, and trainer Kenny Smith swept the Stakes winning the Rainbow Stakes on Saturday with Goods Gone West, and also the Rainbow Miss Stakes on Friday with Ile St. Molly.  Goods Gone West received our number one star based on his performance being a little more impressive than Ile St. Molly.  Good Gone West stalked the early pace, and then blew by them at the stretch to win by over five lengths.  The win gives him his third straight win, all coming at the 2013 Oaklawn meet.  Whether he can beat open company is a question mark, but no matter what the horse has had a solid Oaklawn season.

– 2nd Star: Ile St. Molly (AR) – As previously mentioned Ile St. Molly was the winner of the Rainbow Miss Stakes last Friday at Oaklawn.  Her win was about as easy as you can ask as she took the lead right from the start and never looked back.  The final margin was by an easy three lengths, but if felt like it could have been ten!  The victory was her second in just four starts, and might spring-board her to a date with open company later on in the year.

– 3rd Star: Vuitton (KY) – With Arkansas Bred races leading the way this weekend, the biggest open company race was an allowance sprint for older fillies and mares on Saturday.  Vuitton headed to post as the favorite, and did not disappoint as she held off a pesky Livi Makenzie to win by three-quarters of a length on the wire.  It was Vuitton’s second straight win at Oaklawn this year, to go along with a decent second in the Pippin Stakes.  There probably isn’t enough time for Vuitton to make another at the meeting, but you’d have to call her 2013 Oaklawn campaign a success.

Flop of the Week

Lulu Wong (KY) – Lulu Wong is the second straight Chris Richard horse to make the “Flop of the Week” category, which is ironic considering the great meet he’s had.  Both this horse, and last week’s horse lost in identical ways.  Lulu Wong got off to a fast early start, took the lead, and faded badly in the stretch.  Also like last week, the track was sloppy again so that could have played a major role in the disappointing effort.

Trainer Standings

Rank Trainer Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Steven M. Asmussen 112 24 21 16 $870,889 21% 61 54%
2 McLean Robertson 91 22 9 21 $594,117 24% 52 57%
3 Chris Richard 69 21 12 6 $430,830 30% 39 57%
4 Kenny P. Smith 87 16 11 10 $435,322 18% 37 43%
5 Cody Autrey 73 15 9 10 $330,313 21% 34 47%
6 Ron Moquett 115 14 10 17 $351,285 12% 41 36%
7 Donnie K. Von Hemel 88 13 13 12 $573,458 15% 38 43%
7 Steve Hobby 63 13 9 9 $446,096 21% 31 49%
7 Jamie Ness 38 13 7 3 $208,846 34% 23 61%
10 Chris A. Hartman 63 12 16 9 $360,122 19% 37 59%
11 Joseph R. Martin 100 11 15 8 $291,611 11% 34 34%
11 Allen Milligan 166 11 13 13 $262,540 7% 37 22%
13 D. Wayne Lukas 66 10 9 9 $988,056 15% 28 42%
13 Randy L. Morse 79 10 9 15 $285,911 13% 34 43%
13 Brad H. Cox 35 10 2 8 $150,917 29% 20 57%

Jockey Standings

Rank Jockey Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Ricardo Santana, Jr. 220 52 27 39 $1,276,683 24% 118 54%
2 Robby Albarado 218 42 28 27 $1,327,577 19% 97 44%
3 Alex Birzer 223 32 25 27 $923,660 14% 84 38%
4 Luis S. Quinonez 185 28 24 19 $912,017 15% 71 38%
5 Terry J. Thompson 199 27 24 24 $757,116 14% 75 38%
6 M. Clifton Berry 196 25 34 25 $863,355 13% 84 43%
7 Victor Lebron 140 20 18 20 $711,313 14% 58 41%
8 Jon Kenton Court 145 16 15 24 $1,002,853 11% 55 38%
8 David Mello 154 16 27 9 $377,864 10% 52 34%
10 Eddie Martin, Jr. 139 15 21 26 $471,931 11% 62 45%
11 Israel Ocampo 134 13 9 17 $322,843 10% 39 29%
12 Malcolm Franklin 129 12 14 9 $327,223 9% 35 27%
13 Rosemary B. Homeister, Jr. 102 10 11 10 $306,206 10% 31 30%
14 Ramon A. Vazquez 123 9 14 11 $362,992 7% 34 28%
14 Calvin H. Borel 55 9 7 8 $326,683 16% 24 44%
14 Alex Canchari 153 9 20 16 $268,149 6% 45 29%
14 Glenn W. Corbett 108 9 11 7 $258,955 8% 27 25%

Preview to Next Week

– Saturday: The Bachelor Stakes – 3 year olds – Six furlongs – Purse: $75,000

– Sunday: Arkansas Breeders Open Division – 3 year olds and Up (Ark. Bred) – 1 1/16th Miles – Purse: $50,000

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