Thursday's 5th race (3:19pm CST) at Oaklwan Park is the $16k Optional Claiming event for 4-year-olds and up which have started for
a Claiming price of $7,500 or Less In 2012 OR Claiming Price $16,000, going One Mile.
#5 - Tapativity (8-1): On Jan. 27th @ OP in the 6th race, a $7,500 Claimer going 1 1/16 was the PT favorite, but had all kind of issues at 1/4 pole, yet still had huge rally along the rail to get up for 2nd. On the surface it looks like a big step up in class, but with a good, trouble-free stalking trip here, he's a contender.
The Play: $10 WIN #5, $20 PLACE #5