Saturday Stakes – April 18, 2020

Posted on April 17, 2020

For the current environment, it’s business as usual for horse racing this Saturday. A handful of tracks in select locales have full cards scheduled while the remainder of the nation’s venues remain closed for the time being.

Among the highlights are a pair of stakes races at Oaklawn. We’ll begin there as we take a look at what’s on tap for the weekend equine circuit.

$350,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap

Race 8 at Oaklawn Park is a GIII stakes race for three-year-olds and upward. It’s a 6-furlong event on a dirt track with 11 starters. Post time is set for 4:14 PM ET.

1- Lexitonian, 30-1
2- Flagstaff, 7-2
3- Hog Creek Hustle, 15-1
4- Bobby’s Wicked One, 3-1
5- Wendell Fong, 30-1
6- Mr. Jagermeister, 15-1
7- Hidden Scroll, 4-1
8- Manny Wah, 30-1
9- Whitmore, 5-2
10- Share the Upside, 10-1
11- Nitrous, 20-1

$600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap

Race 10 on the card is a GI stakes race for four-year-old and upward fillies and mares. It’s a 1 1/16-mile affair on a dirt track with 14 entrants. Post time is scheduled for 5:16 PM ET.

1- Ollie’s Candy, 12-1
2- Coldwater, 50-1
3- Awe Emma, 20-1
4- Come Dancing, 3-1
5- Point of Honor, 10-1
6- Street Band, 15-1
7- Queen Nekia, 20-1
8- Saracosa, 30-1
9- Horologist, 15-1
10- Cookie Dough, 10-1
11- Serengeti Empress, 4-1
12- Go Google Yourself, 12-1
13- Lady Apple, 15-1
14- Ce Ce, 7-2

Big Day on Tap at Remington

Remington Park is among the tracks with cards scheduled for Saturday. An intriguing day of quarter horse action awaits, as the last eight races on the 10-race card are stakes. Here are the details on the biggest highlights.

$100,000 Remington Park Juvenile Stakes
330 Yards, Dirt, 10 Starters
Race 5 – 7:48 PM ET

$130,000 Remington Park Oklahoma Bred Derby
400 Yards, Dirt, 10 Starters
Race 8 – 9:09 PM ET

$270,000 Remington Park Oklahoma Bred Futurity
330 Yards, Dirt, 10 Starters
Race 9 – 9:35 PM ET

The Rest of Saturday’s Racing Action

Here are the full details and highlights for the five tracks which are scheduled to be up and running on Saturday.

Gulfstream Park
12-Race Card Beginning at 12:45 PM ET
$47K Allowance Optional Claiming – Race 9 and 11
$45k Maiden Special Weight – Race 5 and 7

Los Alamitos
10-Race Card Beginning at 6 PM PT
Quarter Horse Action
$20k Wheatland Handicap – Race 10

Oaklawn Park
11-Race Card Beginning at 12:35 PM ET
Stakes – Race 8 and 10
$60k+ Allowance – Race 7 and 9

Remington Park
10-Race Card Beginning at 6 PM ET
Quarter Horse Action
Stakes – Race 3 through 10

Tampa Bay
9-Race Card Beginning at 12:28 PM ET
$20k+ Allowance Optional Claiming – Race 1 and 8
$20k Maiden Special Weight – Race 7

Carryovers to Watch

As of this writing, a trio of carryover pools continue to rise. All three of them are at tracks which will also be running on Friday. If none of them are hit by a single bettor, then a portion will be paid out to winning tickets while the rest of the pool will continue to grow for Saturday.

Here’s where the pools currently stand.

Gulfstream Park Pick 6 Jackpot – $1,052,983
Tampa Bay Downs Pick 6 Jackpot – $66,647
Remington Park Pick 6 Jackpot – $46,941

While it’s another light Saturday of racing overall, we do have some big highlights to look forward to at Oaklawn and Remington, as well as some carryover jackpots to watch. Best of luck this weekend and enjoy the races!

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