Mesta Park rides high at Will Rogers

Tuesday’s 7th Will Rogers Downs Race is a $25,080 stipend event for children three and older in Oklahoma who have never won two races. They will rush five and a half furlongs down the main track (start time 4:48 p.m. EDT).

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4 MESTA PARK (4-1) wired the field in his run/distance arc last May. He slowed in his next two starts and returned from a layoff of more than eight months to finish a clear 3rd at Texas on March 5. It has a recency advantage and should make its presence felt from the start.

The No. 1 Frigerator (3-1) earned a competitive speed rating in a loss by the nose at Remington Park in his last start last year. He got his first start after a similar layoff last summer and will likely save ground by keeping pace.

No. 5 That’s Something (5-1) has struggled in his last three starts at Oaklawn Park. He was in fine form in Oklahoma before that, with a second-place finish to the death with Frigerator late last year.

No. 8 You Sexy Box (5-1) dropped the state-high special weight ranks and aired at Remington Park when last seen in December 2021. The precocious guy loves that shortened distance.

Paris :

No. 4 to win

Box Exacta 1-4

Trifecta 1-4/1-4-5-8/1-4-5-8

Recent Best Bet Winners

March 2 – Stormy Pattern / Clapton Exacta ($50.80)
March 11 – EXCELERINA ($3.60), Trifecta ($112.20)
March 22 – DISTORTED FLASH ($8.60)
March 24 – RISING EMPIRE ($5.20)
March 27 – SHARAPOVA ($4.60)
March 28 – MOONLITE GRAHAM ($8.40), Exacta ($34.20), Tri ($107.20)