July 24, 2024

How to bet the Smarty Jones Podcast

Oaklawn Park opens its 2019 race meeting on Friday, January 25, and with it the Arkansas road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve begins with the Smarty Jones Stakes as race 8 on the 9-race card (click race name for FREE Brisnet.com Ultimate Past Performances. For all Brisnet handicapping reports, CLICK HERE; for a complete Oaklawn meet preview, CLICK HERE).

Oaklawn paddock analyst Nancy Holthus joins Ed DeRosa to discuss the Smarty Jones, a competitive field of 9 with 5 stakes winners, including the only two-time stakes winner in the field Long Range Toddy, winner of the Springboard Mile at the same two-turn mile distance as the Smarty Jones last out, and Sugar Bowl Stakes winner Gray Attempt stretching out to a mile here.

After going through the field together, Nancy and Ed land on separate “on top” selections as well as a couple live longshots.