Secret Circle to be heavy favorite in GIII Count Fleet Hcp. – Post Positions, Picks, M/L Odds, Free Past Performances

Secret Circle - winning the 2013 B/C Sprint at Santa Anita!
Secret Circle – winning the 2013 B/C Sprint at Santa Anita!

Secret Circle , the 2013 B/C Sprint winner will lead a field of “6” sprinters into Thursday’s $300,000, GIII Count Fleet Hcp. ,at 6f’s, for 4yo and up over the Oaklawn Park main, as Oaklawn Park kicks off an extended weekend of big time graded stakes action.

Free Past Performances, – Brisnet

Free Past Performances – DRF

Secret Circle , at 4/5, maybe the reigning B/C Sprint champ, but came up a neck short in his first out of 2014, coming 2nd in the GII Palos Verde Stakes at Santa Anita last out. So, that old fox Bob Baffert is returning his 4yo sprinter to the scene of his 2013 GI Rebel Stakes victory in hopes that the feel of this Oaklawn surface will return him to his winning ways here on Thursday! Stalks and pounces!

Heitai, at 9/5, comes in on 4-race hot streak with a last out win in the $100k Duncan.F Kenner Stakes at the F/G, going 6f’s in 1:09.3 to a 5 lengths win over the always tough Delaunay. Always up front early!

Alsvid, at 6/1, 2nd in both the King Cotton Stakes and 2nd again in the Hot Springs Stakes early season sprints here at Oaklawn as he did to rally up late for 2nd in both starts. Don’t look for this one to be on the early engine here!

Apprehender, at 10/1, won that same King Cotton Stakes here 2 back but came up 3rd last out in the Hot Springs Stakes with only a mild bid at the end. Usually likes it up front early but in his past 2 outs has gotten off the a slow start.

Lemon Drop Dream , at 15/1, a weakening 3rd in that same 100k Duncan.F Kenner Stakes at the F/G last after blasting his way out of the Mdn and Alw ranks with 3 straight previous wins! A bit of a stalker/pouncer type but will have his hand full here in this Thursday feature!

Picko’s Pride , at 20/1, was 2nd in this race here last year but so far in 2014 has come a well back 5th and 6th in those same King Cotton Stakes and Hot Springs Stakes here at Oaklawn Park this winter. More of a closer type but the pp’s do show he can go early, as well!

Post Time for Race #9 – 5:10 pm CDT

PP. Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L Odds
1. Secret Circle  M Garcia 123 B Baffert Scr’d
2. Apprehender  D Mello 117 C Richard 10/1
3. Heitai D Saenz 120 K Broberg 9/5
4. Alsvid K S Tohill 116 C A Hartman 6/1
5. Lemon Drop Dream  R Santana, Jr. 113 S M Asmussen 15/1
6. Picko’s Pride  R A Vazquez 114 M Robertson 20/1

Picks are – 1,2,3,4 exacta box, with the 5 or 6 at the back of a super play!

“Need to place an online wager here”- try one of these sites, below!

(TwinSpires – XpressBet – TVG – ehorse)

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