04/10/2014 10:57AM

Weekend Warrior for April 12: Picks for Blue Grass, Commonwealth, Arkansas Derby


Saturday marks the final round of major Kentucky Derby preps, with Keeneland and Oaklawn Park hosting the main events. Oaklawn’s Grade 1, $1 million Arkansas Derby is the richest race of the day, and the Grade 2, $500,000 Oaklawn Handicap, which lured Will Take Charge, is the primary supporting feature. The Grade 1, $750,000 Blue Grass tops a Keeneland card that includes four other graded stakes. Two of them, the Jenny Wiley and the Madison, are Grade 1, $300,000 races.