Razorback Handicap Handicapping Picks
Horse racing gamblers are you looking for 2020 Razorback Handicap Free Pick & Handicapping Odds…plus some predictions? Need some advice on who to take? The 2020 Razorback Handicap is set for Monday at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Here’s a preview of our top contenders.
Razorback Handicap Preview and Prediction
- Race: Razorback Handicap
- Purse: $500,000
- Track: Oaklawn Park
- Date: February 17
- Post Time: 5:09 p.m. (ET)
- Live: Razorback Handicap Odds: Click Here
2020 Razorback Handicap Handicapping
One of the signature events of the Oaklawn Park winter racing meet, the (G3) Razorback Handicap is open to horses aged four and older, and is run at a distance of 1 1/16 miles on the Oaklawn dirt track. The 2020 Razorback has drawn a mixed field of 11 runners, including a few that managed to score some decent results on both the 2019 and 2018 Triple Crown trail.
Odds listed here are morning line odds from the Oaklawn Park track handicapper.
2020 Razorback Handicap Free Pick & Handicapping: Pioneer Spirit Race Odds: 7-2
The lukewarm favourite in the morning line odds, seven-year-old veteran Pioneer Spirit has made 29 career starts and picked up 12 wins along the way. He’s currently riding a three-race winning streak, including a last-out victory in the Fifth Season Stakes at Oaklawn, where he beat three others that are back in this field. That race was run at one-mile and he was losing ground late, so he’ll need to work to get the distance here.
Robert Diodoro is the trainer, David Cohen gets the call to ride.
2020 Razorback Handicap Free Pick & Handicapping: Math Wizard Race Odds: 4-1
Class-wise, Math Wizard sits at the top of this field, having made six of his last seven starts at the graded-stakes level, including picking up a win two starts back in the (G1) Pennsylvania Derby, where he beat both 2019 Preakness Stakes winner War Of Will and 2019 Breeder’s Cup Dirt Mile winner Spun To Run. Last out he finished fifth in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic, and although this will be his first start since that race in early November, he’s taking a big drop in class and shortening up in distance.
Saffie Joseph Jr. is the trainer, Javier Castellano is the jockey.
2020 Razorback Handicap Free Pick & Handicapping: Joevia Race Odds: 8-1
Although he lacks the graded-stakes experience of some others in here, two starts back Joevia held the lead through the first mile of the 1 1/4 mile Belmont Stakes before being caught by a pair of late-runners and settling for third. That result came against a very good field, and like Math Wizard, this race represents a big drop in class as well as a cut back in distance. He prepped for this by winning an allowance-level sprint at Aqueduct.
He’s trained by Greg Sacco, with Junior Alverado in the irons.
2020 Razorback Handicap Free Pick & Handicapping: Warrior’s Charge Race Odds: 9-2
While Warrior’s Charge has only made one start at the stakes level in his seven-race career, that resulted in a respectable fourth-place finish in the 2019 (G1) Preakness Stakes, where he led to the top of the stretch and only finished 2 1/2 lengths behind the winner. After that he was away from the races for seven months, but came back in December to pick up a wire-to-wire win in an allowance-level event at Fair Grounds.
Brad Cox trains, Florent Geroux will have the mount.
Here’s my 2020 Razorback Handicap Free Pick.
On paper and as reflected in the ML odds, this is a pretty wide-open race that offers a lot of betting value. In a perfect world I would have liked to see Math Wizard with one race under his saddle since the Breeders’ Cup Classic, but prior results give him the edge in this field and I’ll bet him to win. I think the class drop and cut back in distance is a significant betting angle. I think Joevia will be overlooked at the betting windows and I’ll include him in the exacta.
Full Field: Razorback Handicap Odds
- Pioneer Spirit 7-2
- Math Wizard 4-1
- Warrior’s Charge 9-2
- Campaign 6-1
- Joevia 8-1
- Snapper Sinclair 8-1
- Bankit 10-1
- Bravazo 10-1
- Guest Suite 12-1
- Exhulting 15-1
- Rated R Superstar 30-1
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