Sunday's Best Bet: Fight On a live price player in Fifth Season Stakes

Sunday's sixth race from Oaklawn Park is the $150,000 Fifth Season Stakes for 4-year-olds and up traveling a mile and a sixteenth on the main track (Post Time - 4:46 p.m. ET).

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#7 FIGHT ON (15-1) took blinkers off and won an optional claimer by a nose at this course/distance March 30, and clear runner-up Hollywood Critic returned to win at Oaklawn Park April 13. He has tactical speed for Tyler Baze and Doug O’Neill.

#9 Snapper Sinclair (9-5) sat a good stalking trip and just missed in the Essex Handicap March 16. The sharp colt should make his presence felt throughout in a race without much pace.

#8 Rocky Tough (8-1) rallied to miss by a neck March 16 and winner Life’s a Parlay returned to take the Excelsior (G3). This one finished in front of my top pick Fight On in that race as well, and Steve Asmussen claimed him for $50k that day. Mike Smith climbs aboard the late threat.

#4 Matrooh (5-1) dueled through slow splits and held 3rd in his needed local return March 23. He should revert to patient tactics in this spot.

#6 Noble Indy (5-1) faded in both of his starts this year. He drilled a bullet for this April 3 and perhaps he will be fitter in his third race after a layoff. His biggest asset is his early-pressing speed.

#3 Gato Guapo (12-1) returned to dirt and easily won a flat mile optional claimer at Turf Paradise March 19. He looms a pace factor at the very least for quality local trainer Robertino Diodoro.

The Plays:

#7 to win

Exacta Box 7-9

Exacta 7-9/4-8

Trifecta 7-9/3-4-6-7-8-9/4-7-8-9

April 2019 Best Bet Winners


April 2 - RAGING LADY ($9.40)

April 3 - VAUNT ($5.20), Trifecta ($14.65)

April 4 - Bulletin/Real News Exacta ($11.70)

April 5 - AVIE'S FLATTER ($10.00)

April 6 - SPICED PERFECTION ($11.00)


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