Saturday Stakes – April, 4, 2020

Written By Christopher Feery on April 3, 2020
Oaklawn Park

Over the past several weekends, we have had some stellar Kentucky Derby Prep races to look forward to. That’s not the case this week or for at least the next several.

The Derby itself has been pushed back to September due to Covid-19. Several of the big remaining prep races, including the Wood Memorial, Bluegrass, and Santa Anita Derby, have been postponed with make-up dates to be determined.

Looking ahead to May 2, the Arkansas Derby is still scheduled to run at Oaklawn Park as of now, but we will naturally have to consider that subject to change due to the current environment.

The schedule for horse racing as a whole across the US has been rather light as numerous tracks have put a hold on things due to the crisis. A handful are still running without spectators, so we do have some action to focus on for the weekend.

$100,000 Purple Martin Stakes

The highlight of a 10-race card at Oaklawn is the Purple Martin, a 6 Furlong race on a dirt track for three-year-old fillies with 10 starters. Post time is set for 5:09 ET.

1- Kimari, 4-1
2- Ring Leader, 6-1
3- Flat Out Speed, 20-1
4- Edgeway, 3-1
5- Bootytama, 12-1
6- Lexi on the Move, 8-1
7- Lady Glamour, 15-1
8- Frank’s Rockette, 5-2
9- Kiss the Girl, 15-1
10- Wasabi Girl, 15-1

The full card gets underway at 1:05 PM ET. Other highlights include a pair of $61,000 Allowances in Race 7 and 8.

Outside of that, the stakes schedule is empty for Saturday, but several other tracks will be up and running. Let’s take a look.

Gulfstream Park
12-Race Card beginning at 12:45 PM ET
$40k+ Allowances in Race 10 and 11

Tampa Bay
8-Race Card beginning at 12:30 PM ET
$18k Allowances in Race 3 and 7

Golden Gate
10-Race Card beginning at 12:45 PM PT
$30k+ Allowances in Race 7 and 9

Los Alamitos
8-Race Card beginning at 6 PM PT
Quarter Horse action

Remington Park
10-Race Card beginning at 6 PM ET
Quarter Horse action

Looking ahead to Sunday, the options get even lighter as there are just five cards on the docket.

Gulfstream Park
11-Race Card beginning at 1 PM ET
$40k+ Allowances in Race 4,9, and 10

Los Alamitos
8-Race Card beginning at 5 PM PT
Quarter Horse action

Oaklawn Park
9-Race Card beginning at 1:05 PM ET
$60k+ Allowances in Race 8 and 9

Remington Park
9-Race Card beginning at 1:30 PM ET
Quarter Horse action

Tampa Bay
8-Race Card beginning at 12:25 PM ET
$18.9k Allowance in Race 9

Weekend Carryovers

As of this writing, there’s a handful of pools which continue to grow.

$398,294 Pick 6 at Golden Gate
$39,699 Pick 6 at Gulfstream Park
$10,717 Pick 6 at Los Alamitos
$6,771 Pick 6 at Tampa Bay

To hit the Pick 6, bettors need to pick the winner of six consecutive wagers on the card. If just a lone user hits it, then they get the jackpot prize. If the Pick 6 is hit by multiple bettors, then a portion is split amongst the winners while the rest of the pool carries over.

Naturally, these wagers are tough to hit. However, they add to the entertainment value and also offer up the chance to make an exceptional return off of a small initial investment.

For additional wagering options this weekend, keep an eye on the status of these jackpots in advance of the cards. Here’s a place for you to check it out in an instant.

It’s a light weekend as a whole, but you can include us in the camp of those who are thankful for the diversion that horse racing provides. Best of luck and enjoy the races!

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Christopher is a freelance writer located in New Jersey. His work has appeared all over the web and has covered numerous industries. In recent years, he has dedicated his focus to sports from an analysis, betting, fantasy, and general news perspective. You can follow and reach him on Twitter @cmfeery

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