American focus on Oaklawn Park

With the two Gr 2s the Azari and the Rebel it gets our main interest this weekend.

Both are over the 1700m with 7 f&m going round in the Azari,  and 8 3yo colts in the Rebel.

Serengeti Empress is 9/5 for the Azeri (Amoss-Talamo) and Lady Apple 5/2 (Asmussen-Santana).

Baffert has shipped Nadal to Oaklawn for the Rebel with Joel Rosario booked for the ride.  They are on 5/2.  Basin and Silver Prospector are from the Asmussen yard and are on 3/1 and 7/2 with Javier Castellano and Joel Rosario the pilots.  Kentucky Derby point to win here.

On the West Coast it's the Beholder Mile Gr 1 at Santa Anita with a field of 7.  Hard Not To Love is living up to his name for John Shirriffs and Mike Smith and the horse is 8/5 in the Morning Line.  Ollie's Candy is 3/1 and Mother Mother 4/1.


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