HHR’s 2 Year Old Stakes Watch- Oklahoma Classics

Oklahoma Classics Juvenile & Lassie Stakes

2013 Oklahoma ClassicsFriday, October 18th, 2013 is Oklahoma Classics Day at Remington Park and we have 2 two year old stakes races to consider with the Oklahoma Classics Lassie Stakes and the Oklahoma Classics Juvenile Stakes. Before we get started with that, let’s take a quick look at Tuesday’s 2 year old stakes race, the Governor’s Cup Stakes at Zia Park. Due to two scratches before the race, this short field of 6 turned into an even shorter field of 4. Regardless, Alsono edged out Cloud Harbor by ½ a length with Arnie running a distant 3rd. Now let’s take a look at the 2 Oklahoma Classics races at Remington.

Oklahoma Classics Lassie Stakes

Remington ParkThe $100,000 Oklahoma Classics Lassie Stakes is Race 7 on the card at Remington on Friday and will host a field of 12 two year old fillies set to travel 6 furlongs. The 7/2 morning line favorite is Party Cove who recently broke maiden at Remington on September 11th in a straight maiden 34k by 1 ½ lengths. Looking to give her a close run in this one is Six Dot Six who is 4 to 1 on the ML. The problem with these 2 is that they will both be fighting for that early lead along with several of the entries here and that should spell trouble for both of them. Instead, I like Xray Vision for my value/longshot play. She has only been in one race so far, but in that race she ran from mid-pack to run 2nd behind Six Dot Six, missing by 1 ¼ lengths. I believe that if she can make her move just a hair quicker, she’ll outrun the favorites fighting it out for the lead and bring this one home. She’s 15 to 1 on the ML, so her payout should be nice if the public doesn’t play her.

Oklahoma Classics Juvenile Stakes

Remington ParkThe $100,000 Oklahoma Classics Juvenile Stakes is the 8th race on the card. This field of 10 two year old colts and geldings will travel 6 furlongs. The 2 to 1 morning line favorite is Compendium. Compendium has only been in one race so far, but won it by 1 ¼ lengths. His workouts look solid, but as a favorite, his speed figure concerns me when compared to faster horses within this field. For value, I am going with Lingerlonger at 8 to 1 on the ML. Lingerlonger has some good speed figures and some solid works that show he is ready for this one. He won his last race by 3 ¼ lengths over the muddy track and I look for a repeat performance here. On top of the fact that he looks good on paper, Oklahoma City has a 50% chance of showers on Friday which could very well slop up the track by Friday night, giving Lingerlonger an edge. For a longshot, I’m going with first time starter, Bear O. His workouts are spot on for this field and I expect to see him in the money here.  Check back with us Saturday for more 2 year old stakes action!




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Mike Jr, eldest son of Mike Lane Sr, is co-lead author at and was raised on thoroughbred horse racing and handicapping. Although father and son often butt heads on their selections, they both have much love and admiration for the sport. Mike Jr. brings a new, fresh perspective to horse racing and is often in search of new angles to try.

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