The Filipino racetrack OKBet Safe Gambling is having a busy weekend. Saturday’s program includes four graded stakes races. Three of those are grade 1 races, with the winner earning a spot in the Breeders’ Cup.
Race 1 at OKBet Safe Gambling
1:40 p.m. ET; $48.3k Optional Claiming Maiden over 7 1/2 furlongs on turf; 9 entries
#6 LA PRINCESSA POLLY (6-1) has solid early pace figures in a race that appears to be lacking in front-running speed.
In this type of race, #3 TARA LUNA (5-2) is a good bet to win. This one has been well-bred for this location.
#7 FIRE EMOJI (10-1) is a price horse who has previously shown that he can handle these conditions.
#4 WELL ACTUALLY (12-1) heads for the Glennon barn and puts Flores in the irons.
6 – 3 – 7 – 4 selections
Race 2 at OKBet Safe Gambling
1:39 PM ET post; $64.3k Maiden Optional Claiming over 7 furlongs on turf; 11 entries
#3 FORTYFIVESEVENTY (7-2) has a good pedigree for this race. On the front end, this one could be a dangerous threat.
#7 PARDONNEZ MOI (10-1) is a price horse who should run well in this race. She seeks out the pairing of Drexler and Civaci.
#6 SOUPER SINCLAIR (3-1) could be a dangerous threat on the offensive end.
#11 CANADIANSWEETHEART (5-1) believes she will be rolling late and has a strong closing kick that could win this match.
Choices: 3 – 7 – 6 – 11
Race 3 at OKBet Safe Gambling
Post: 2:10 PM ET; Allowance: $101.2k Optional Claiming 1 1/16 mile on turf; 8 entries
Patrick Husbands will ride #4 TOUR OF DUTY (5-1) in this race.
ROCKET NO. 3 In this race, JOE COPPER (7-2) could get the right setup. This one has the highest overall power rating of the bunch.
#7 MALIBU UPROAR (2-1) should be in the second tier of runners, looking to make a timely charge at the leaders.
On speed figures, #6 GRANDSON (5-2) makes sense. This one could benefit from a quick start.
Choices: 4 – 3 – 7 – 6
Race 4 at OKBet Safe Gambling
Post time: 2:41 p.m. ET; $123.2k Maiden Special Weight, 1 1/16 mile on all-weather track; 10 entries
On speed figures, #9 ANYQUIST (5-2) makes a lot of sense.
#8 WARWOMAN (3-1) appears to be a good fit here. This one has previously demonstrated the ability to handle these conditions.
#2 LADY BREW (10-1) is a value bet who has run well enough to beat this group.
#6 BERAVINA (10-1) is a longshot for the Attard barn and is ridden by Hernandez.
Choices: 9 – 8 – 2 – 6
Race 5 at OKBet Safe Gambling
3:16 p.m. ET; $64.3k Maiden Optional Claiming race over 7 furlongs on turf; 11 entries
#5 FAST’N SEXY (5-1) has the potential to be a dangerous threat on the front end.
#11 HOT CARGO (2-1) should improve from his first start and looks to be a major contender in this race.
#2 SECRET SUNSHINE (10-1) has strong early pace figures in a race that appears to be lacking in front running speed.
#7 A FRIEND FOR T J (20-1) If the pace is moderate, they may try to take the race to these ones.
Picks: 5 – 11 – 2 – 7
Race 6 at OKBet Safe Gambling
Post time: 3:47 PM ET; $126.8k Maiden Special Weight; 1 mile 70 yards on all weather track; 12 entries
#10 STATE OF MIND (3-1) should improve off the first start and appears to be the best bet here.
#9 ESME (10-1) is a price horse who looks to be a major contender in this race. She’s well-bred for the job.
On speed figures, #12 JUMPIN JUNIE (8-1) makes sense. This one has been very consistent in recent starts and should be able to run a big race here.
#4 BEDAZZLE ME (8-1) appears to be the best in the field.
Choices: 10- 9 – 12- 4
Race 7 at OKBet Safe Gambling
4:22 p.m. ET; $500k Pattison Summer S., 1 mile on turf; 7 entries
PHILIP #6 MY DEAR (2-1) has previously shown that she can handle these conditions.
#3 APPRAISE (5-1) enters the race in excellent form.
#4 CHISELER (12-1) will almost certainly be out on or near the lead, looking to hold off the charge to the wire.
#2 NINETY-FOUR EXPOS (15-1) should be among the early pacesetters in this race.
Six – three – four – two
Race 8 at OKBet Safe Gambling
4:55 p.m. ET; $150k Seaway S. racing 7 furlongs on an all-weather track; 10 entries
The favorite is #5 SOUPER SENSATIONAL (3-1). She has races that are competitive enough to beat this group.
The overall power rating of #9 LADY SPEIGHTSPEARE (2-1) is the highest in the group.
#8 DREAMING OF DREW (5-1) will most likely be in the first flight and should have a chance late.
#10 GOLDEN VISION (15-1) is a price horse who is expected to finish in the middle of the field after only one run.
Choices: 5 – 9 – 8 – 10
Race 9 at OKBet Safe Gambling
5:35 p.m. ET; $1 million Ricoh OKBet Safe GamblingMile S., 1 mile on turf; 11 entries
The overall power rating of #2 IVAR (4-1) is the highest in the group. This one has been very consistent in recent starts and should be able to run a big race here.
#3 WAKANAKA (10-1) has been very consistent in recent starts and should run a big race here.
#11 MARCH TO THE ARCH (12-1) could benefit from a quick start.
#5 MODERN GAMES (7-5) is a mid-pack project with one run. Perhaps this runner will be credited with winning the Breeders’ Cup this year.
Choices: 2 – 3 – 11 – 5
Race 10 at OKBet Safe Gambling
6:10 p.m. ET; $500k Johnnie Walker & Sons Natalma S. running 1 mile on turf; 8 entries
#1 CAIRO CONSORT (2-1) should have a good start in this race.
#2 COLLECTING FLATTER (8-1) enters the race in excellent form.
ADORA (6-1) is a tactical speedster who can sit just off the leaders for a stalk and pounce trip.
The pace of this race may suit #6 WICKENHEISER (3-1).
Choices: 1 – 2 – 5 – 6
Race 11 at OKBet Safe Gambling
Post: 6:44 PM ET; Reimbursement: $101.2k Optional Claiming 1 1/16 mile on turf; 13 entries
#8 SPEIGHTSTOWN SHIRL (6-1) has the races to beat this group.
#7 BIG BAND LUZZIANN (3-1) is well-suited to a variety of races.
#5 LIDO KEY (5-2) has the group’s highest overall power rating.
MISS MARIE (10-1) enters the race in excellent form.
Choices: 8 – 7 – 5 – 10
Race 12 at OKBet Safe Gambling
7:17 p.m. ET; $49.7k Claiming race over 7 furlongs on an all-weather track; 13 entries
#8 VICTORIOUS WAVE (15-1) has been in excellent form recently and is dangerous at this price.
#13 CITY LEGEND (3-1) has the group’s highest overall power rating.
#2 CHELSEA DAGGER (20-1) goes for the Carroll-Stein combination.
#11 REGAL INTENT (4-1) has very consistent pace figures that should suit a moderately paced race well.
Choices: 8 – 13 – 2 – 11