BetAmerica’s horse racing pick of the day: April 1, Will Rogers
Weekday picks and plays for Thoroughbred racing.
Wednesday, April 1
Will Rogers Downs, Race 3: Allowance (6 furlongs, 3:15 p.m. ET)
#2 Rookie Season (8-5 on the morning line) is a head away from being undefeated in three starts at Will Rogers. Conditioned by ultra-hot trainer Scott Young, who is 10-for-25 (40%) at Will Rogers Downs this winter, Rookie Season recently returned from a layoff to crush a $15,000 claiming race over this track at distance, when he led all the way to score by 9 3/4 lengths in the fast time of 1:11.79.
Rookie Season’s runaway victory yielded an 88 Brisnet Speed rating, the best figure earned by any runner in Wednesday’s compact field, and it was a particularly noteworthy triumph, because the race was open to horses bred in any state. Rookie Season will be facing Oklahoma-breds this time around, and his frontrunning speed should be sufficient to dominate.
#5 Criminal (3-1), who has placed in stakes company at Remington Park, can round out the exacta.