Opening Day Wagering Strategies for Oaklawn Park

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Ed DeRosa

January 13th, 2017

Oaklawn Park opens today, and is celebrating by offering 20x points on all losing win bets of $10 or more. We'll hope not to take advantage of this promotion by actually hitting all our win bets, but knowing how difficult it is to sweep a card, we're happy to get the 20x points per loser as well.

We touched on some general approaches to handicapping the Oaklawn meeting that goes through April, and this post is all about putting those ideas into action on opening day while recognizing it's a marathon not a sprint. With big fields and decent pool sizes, the best approach is to maximize opinions--not feel like every bet needs to be a winning one.

For opening day, our strongest leans are in races 2 & 6, which works out well since both kick off their respective early and late Pick 4s. The full ABC grid is below. Good luck today!