We’re off and running on Tuesday on the racetrack. It’s a small card, but it is hopefully a profitable one on the ponies. We’re gearing up for the Kentucky Derby on May 7. Triple Crown season is almost upon us.
We’re at Will Rogers Downs in OKC on Tuesday afternoon. This is one of my favorite mid-week tracks to play. For Tuesday, Will Rogers has ten races worth $153,990 on Tuesday. Head below for our best Will Rogers Downs picks on April 19, 2022.
The first race at Will Rogers Downs is a mile for a $23,760 purse. There would be no harm in looking at Kwontro and Oklahoma Heat in this spot.
Kwontro is winless in seven attempts and needs better to get into the winner’s circle. In his most recent attempt, Kwontro finished 4th in a $23,760 assignment.
That was a fine run, but Kwontro will need a better effort to cut down Oklahoma Heat. Oklahoma Heat is winless in six, though this looks like his spot.
He keeps knocking hard at the wire and should get in soon. Oklahoma Heat finished 3rd, 2nd in his previous two races.
In his latest run, Oklahoma Heat was strong, placing 2nd behind Out Run’m by a neck for $19,800. Another run like that might be enough versus this field.
Race 5 is a $19,800 event covering 6 furlongs at Will Rogers Downs. Look at Kachina in her debut and She’s a Player on Tuesday afternoon.
Kachina is making her racetrack debut on Tuesday after some promising workouts. She was timed under 50 seconds in three attempts at 4 furlongs.
Kachina should be tested in the stretch by She’s a Player. She’s a Player made her debut on April 5 and looked to be in good form.
The filly placed 2nd behind Bendelene by 1 ½ lengths for a $19,800 purse. That form puts her in good standing to do one better on Tuesday.
Race 8 is a $10,900 event covering 6 furlongs. Consider the presence of Cabot Trail and Calculating King should be top contenders for a win.
Cabot Trail is 6 for 21 and should have a chance at the hat-trick on Tuesday. He is coming off a half-length win for a $20,900 purse on March 21.
Cabot Trail defeated Tommyhawk after a $12,000 win by a neck a couple of months earlier. This gelding has to be involved at the wire.
Calculating King is a major contender from the outside. He’s 1st, 4th, 1st in his previous three attempts entering.
In his most recent race, Calculating King beat Totally Tiger by a half-length in a $17,050 event. That was a quality performance for his second win in three outings.
He had a 2 ½ length win on October 16 for a $12,650 prize. In what could be a close finish at the wire, look for Calculating King to have enough to edge out Cabot Trail.