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Friday, April 17
Race 1: (3) Googleado drops in class and is working great here. Exacta boxes 3-4, 3-5
Race 2: (2) Jrock has faced some tougher foes thus far and that could serve this one well v. this group. Exacta boxes 2-1, 2-3
Race 3: (3) Miss Hunny drops a top jock, Lanerie, in a field of mostly journeyman or young riders so betting here that Lanerie's agent has put him on the right horse. Exacta boxes 3-1, 3-6
Race 4: (7) Contestant showed big improvement in the first start off a freshening and may have found a soft spot here. Exacta boxes 7-2, 7-3, 7-5
Race 5: (1) Stormy Rocit gets a top rider and has kept good company. Exacta boxes 1-4, 1-5
Race 6: (6) Sir Alfred was narrowly beaten by Donworth and the third-place finisher in that race came back to win here last weekend. Exacta boxes 6-3, 6-4, 6-5
Race 7: (5) Risetotheoccasion shows two races at Oaklawn this year that are better than his races last year and an improving horse is a dangerous commodity. Exacta boxes 5-6, 5-9, 5-11, 5-10
Race 8: (4) Sistas Stroll flashed big-time talent last summer and Proctor can get one ready off a layoff. Exacta boxes 4-2, 4-5, 4-6, 4-9
Race 9: in the grade 3 Hilliard-Lyons Doubledogdare Stakes, (3) Deceptive Vision has won off a layoff before so she can be ready to win here and she kept very good company last year. Exacta boxes 3-5, 3-1, 3-8, 3-9
Race 10: (1) Papa Bravo had trouble in his three-year old debut and finished well against a good field. Exacta boxes 1-2, 1-7, 1-8
Late Pick 4: 5 with 4,5,6,9,2,13 with 3,1,8,9,5 with 1,2,8