Oaklawn Park Race 7 – Post time: 3:19 CT
8-Little Mombo (10-1)
Let’s take a swing with a well-bred first time starter in this competitive maiden sprint for juvenile fillies. A $500,000 yearling purchase at Keeneland last year, this daughter of the prolific stallion Into Mischief shows a string of sneaky good drills leading up to her debut for a trainer that has excellent stats with the first-time starter angle (25%, massive ROI). This trainer/jockey combo is hot as well, so at a huge price (10-1) she’s worth a small gamble across the board as well as in the various exotics.
Oaklawn Park Race 8 – Post time 3:46 CT
6-B Sudd (6-1)
Improved significantly in his second career start when a winning a highly-rated maiden juvenile sprint race at Churchill Downs over Unpredictable Bay, who franked the form in his next start when scoring by more than nine lengths. This talented son of Jimmy Creed tackles a salty group in this year’s edition of the $150,000 Advent Stakes but seems capable of producing another forward move while offering good gambling value at 6-1 on the morning line.