On Wednesday, Will Rogers Downs kicks off the festivities at 2:15 pm ET. While Monday and Tuesday saw rain, the forecast calls for a slight chance of thunderstorms. Make sure to adjust your handicapping if the rains hit. Check out top plays and Horse Racing Odds from Will Rogers Downs for Wednesday, March 25. You can also visit our Online Racebook to place your bets on active racetracks.
Will Rogers Downs Horse Racing Picks
- When: Wednesday, March 25 at 2:15 pm ET
- Where: Claremore, OK
- Weather: Slight Chance Thunderstorms
- Temperature: High 74 – Low 47
Top Horse Racing Picks for Will Rogers Downs
Race 3 – 3:15 pm ET – 1 Mile Dirt – Claiming $5,000
Richar Ater’s first runner this meet will be Stickingwiththeguys. Guys took a vacation after winning back-to-back races in November and December. No worries. In the gelding’s first race back after a break from July to September last year, the second-choice finished fourth with a nice speed rating. This is Stickingwiththeguys’ lowest-level race to date. Don’t be surprised if this one goes gate-to-wire.
Gospel Abe has all the looks of an easy chalk winner. The 8-year-old gelding drops into this lower-level claimer after running in a $12.5K starter allowance at Oaklawn. Trainer Scott Young has saddled 7 winners and 4 second-place finishers from 17 starters. That’s 41%. Can’t go against chalk to finish in the exacta.
Springtime Mojo figures to lag around 8 lengths behind the pace at the second call. Don’t tear up your ticket t on the Spring At Last sired runner if that happens. Mojo always makes a move. The Martin Lozano trainee has 7 second-place and 9 third-place finishes from 41-lifetime races. Definitely put into your trifecta.
- Win: Stickingwiththeguys
- Place: Gospel Abe
- Show: Springtime Mojo
Race 7 – 5:15 pm ET – 1 Mile Dirt – Claiming $7,500
Trainer Robertino Diodoro searches far and wide for the perfect races for his runners. That’s why Diodoro wins 50% at Will Rogers Downs. The trainer saddles 3/1 on the morning line Survey in Race 7. Although Survey hasn’t run well in its last couple of races, a turnaround on Wednesday is almost assured. Why? Diodoro drops from the $10,000 level at Delaware to this $7,500 claimer at WRD. That’s a massive drop when we take into account the quality of racing at Delaware Park.
AP’s Bluegrass ran great to finish second in a $10,000n3L event at Sam Houston in his last. Trainer Steve Williams is 0-for-36 this year. But the last-out speed rating implies a nice run on March 25. Don’t leave this one out of the exacta.
Let’s go with 12/1 Horse Racing Odds on the morning line Jedi Warrior to fill out the trifecta. Warrior showed some force when winning by 3 lengths at a mile at Sunland in its last. Jockey Francisco Amparan should put this one in a nice position to take the lead as they turn for home. Warrior might not be good enough for the win or place money. Show looks promising.
- Win: Survey
- Place: AP’s Bluegrass
- Show: Jedi Warriors
Race 8 – 5:45 pm ET – 5 ½ Furlongs Dirt – Allowance $25,080
Trainer Teresa Luneack hasn’t won a race from 9 starters this year. That’s one of the reasons her charge in Race 8, Carney’s Ghost, offers 5/2 on the morning line. Another reason? Ghost has yet to break its maiden. But the 3-year-old gelding produced a huge speed rating in its last, gets post-position 1, and 20% winning jockey Kevin Roman takes the call.
Of this bunch, Tavner has produced the most consistent speed ratings. Also, trainer Roger Neff wins 31% with horses off a 90+ days layoff and 22% with allowance runners. Tavner has produced consistent, albeit, not sparkling works since the last race on Nov. 2. We must figure Neff has this one ready to show its best.
We’re placing Kent’s Best third. The straight closer has a couple of third-place finishes in its last 3 races. There’s no reason to believe this one doesn’t plop up for third again.
- Win: Carney’s Ghost
- Place: Tavner
- Show: Kent’s Best