Serengeti Empress had to beat 13 rivals to win the country’s biggest race for 3-year-old fillies last year. She will have to beat the same number to win one of the country’s biggest two-turn races for older fillies and mares Saturday at Oaklawn Park, the star-studded $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1).
“Look, I’m just going to be frank about it,” Serengeti Empress trainer Tom Amoss said. “It reads like a Breeders’ Cup in April. Everybody’s come. We have a lot of obstacles. It starts with the post position. I don’t like being that far outside. But then, it’s going to be the rush to get position going into the first turn. Position for us is going to the front. We’re not looking to lay second or third from that outside post. Our winning races are when she makes the lead, so we’re going. I guess the question is: How much energy are we going to have to use to get to the front? On paper, it looks like quite a bit.”
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This Inside Track to the Apple Blossom wagering guide gives you an inside look at the two stakes races running at Oaklawn Park on April 18, 2020, including the $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1). The 1 1/16-mile Apple Blossom is for older fillies and mares and is one of the countries top handicap races of the year.
But that’s not all! Along with the two major stakes races at Oaklawn Park, this Inside Track to the Apple Blossom wagering guide will also include race-by-race analysis and betting suggestions for the entire Oaklawn Park Saturday card.
The Racing Dudes have been at it for over 8 years, offering daily handicapping picks and analysis for every track across the country. For this year’s Inside Track to the Apple Blossom, our lead handicappers have been scouring through the card at Oaklawn Park in search of winning tickets on this loaded day of racing.
The card will also feature the $350,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (G3), a 6-furlong sprint for older horses that includes two-time champion Whitmore and Hidden Scroll.
For each of the two stakes at Oaklawn Park, you will find the following:
FULL RACE PREVIEWS FOR EACH RACE, including:
- Race Overview
- Race Shape and Pace Analysis
- Top Selections
- Major Threats
- Longshots to Use
You will also find specific wagering under the “Picks and Plays” section, which includes:
- Win Bet
- Place or Show Bet
- Longshot to Play Across the Board
- Horses to use in Multi-Race Wagers
- What to Play on a Straight Wager
- What to Play on an Exotic Wager
Each Win, Place, Show, or Across the Board wager comes with a confidence rating so that you can see how strongly we feel about each pick.
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