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Oaklawn Report #7

Aireofdistinction Takes the Spring Fever

Aireofdistinction Takes the Spring Fever

Three Stars of the Week

– 1st Star: Aireofdistinction (KY) – Even though Oaklawn only had one stakes race this week, Aireofdistinction made it count!  Race caller Frank Mirahmadi pretty much gave up on her at the top of the stretch, but out of nowhere Aireofdistinction re-rallied and took the Spring Fever by a nose over Chortle in a photo finish.  The win gives Aireofdistinction four victories in a row, and could propel her into a graded stakes try next time out.

– 2nd Star: Donoharm (KY) – Last year’s Fifth Season and Essex winner was back in the winners circle Sunday, winning an allowance race by a length and a half over Flashy Sunrise.  It’s a win that is long over due as his form hasn’t been great since those two big wins last year.  Perhaps he’s back on track now, and could possibly be pointing towards a run in the Razorback or Oaklawn Handicap next.

– 3rd Star: Unstoppable Colby (KY) – The Lukas/Zayat team has been hot this of late at Oaklawn, and the maiden special weight win by Unstoppable Colby might be the most significant.  Thursday’s mile and one-sixteenth victory came in wire to wire fashion as he turned back two hard closing rivals to win by a little less than a length.  We know he’ll be in a stakes next time out, it’s just a matter of which one they choose.  We’ll see if his second attempt to earn derby points works out better than his first.

Flop of the Week

Broken Blues (KY) – It’s probably a little unfair that she lands in this spot, but there really wasn’t any other horse to put here this week.  Broken Blues was a disappointing favorite in a Thursday allowance race, but may have simply been a little outclassed.  We aren’t going to give her too hard of a time for that performance.

Trainer Standings

Rank Trainer Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Chris   Richard 47 17 4 3 $421,050 36% 24 51%
2 Federico   Villafranco 46 14 9 7 $280,966 30% 30 65%
3 Steven M. Asmussen 58 13 12 5 $656,279 22% 30 52%
3 Cody   Autrey 57 13 10 7 $365,496 23% 30 53%
5 Chris A. Hartman 40 10 7 4 $278,789 25% 21 53%
6 Brad H. Cox 34 7 5 6 $244,369 21% 18 53%
7 D. Wayne Lukas 50 6 6 7 $319,321 12% 19 38%
7 Ron   Moquett 56 6 8 4 $278,483 11% 18 32%
9 Philip A. Sims 29 5 4 5 $270,544 17% 14 48%
9 Randy L. Morse 39 5 7 3 $206,676 13% 15 38%
9 Scott   Becker 28 5 2 0 $169,861 18% 7 25%
9 Roger A. Brueggemann 29 5 4 3 $135,520 17% 12 41%
9 Michael E. Biehler 19 5 3 2 $121,118 26% 10 53%
9 David R. Vance 19 5 2 1 $116,452 26% 8 42%
9 J. R. Caldwell 17 5 1 6 $71,164 29% 12 71%

Jockey Standings

Rank Jockey Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Ricardo   Santana, Jr. 126 22 22 11 $1,030,654 17% 55 44%
1 Norberto   Arroyo, Jr. 118 22 17 13 $684,843 19% 52 44%
3 David   Mello 92 17 11 11 $410,456 18% 39 42%
4 Ramon A. Vazquez 81 13 12 14 $376,302 16% 39 48%
5 Terry J. Thompson 98 12 8 11 $399,362 12% 31 32%
6 Channing   Hill 75 11 8 9 $513,428 15% 28 37%
7 Luis S. Quinonez 88 10 9 11 $380,755 11% 30 34%
7 Alex   Birzer 113 10 14 11 $369,534 9% 35 31%
9 Ken S. Tohill 60 9 10 7 $295,201 15% 26 43%
9 Jareth   Loveberry 61 9 6 9 $178,070 15% 24 39%
11 M. Clifton Berry 59 8 5 11 $324,912 14% 24 41%
11 Alex   Canchari 79 8 11 12 $278,635 10% 31 39%
11 Jon Kenton Court 71 8 8 8 $239,834 11% 24 34%

Owner Standings

Rank Owner Name Sts 1st 2nd 3rd Total $ Win% Top3 Top3%
1 Danny R. Caldwell 44 13 9 7 $270,106 30% 29 66%
2 Maggi   Moss 25 10 3 2 $193,647 40% 15 60%
3     Midwest Thoroughbreds, Inc. 34 7 4 3 $161,412 21% 14 41%
3 Steve   Landers 35 7 5 5 $118,459 20% 17 49%
5 William   Stiritz 28 5 2 0 $169,861 18% 7 25%
5     Ulwelling, Al and Bill 17 5 2 1 $115,518 29% 8 47%
7     Driver, James L. and Ywachetta H. 13 4 5 1 $198,137 31% 10 77%
7     Zayat Stables, LLC 12 4 1 1 $138,573 33% 6 50%
7     Dream Walkin Farms, Inc. 21 4 2 1 $83,866 19% 7 33%
10 John C. Oxley 22 3 2 4 $178,309 14% 9 41%
10 Craig   Drago 9 3 0 2 $90,975 33% 5 56%
10     Martin Brothers, Inc. 14 3 0 1 $40,571 21% 4 29%
10     N P H Stable 7 3 1 0 $37,907 43% 4 57%
10     Mongo Racing 4 3 0 1 $35,400 75% 4 100%

Preview to Next Week

– Saturday: Downthedustyroad Breeders’, 3-Year Old & Up, Filly & Mare (Arkansas Breds), 6 Furlongs, Purse: $75,000

– Sunday:  Nodouble Breeders’, 3-Year Old & Up, Colts & Geldings (Arkansas Breds), 6 Furlongs, Purse: $75,000

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