Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Kentucky Oaks on Friday

Eleven fillies are entered to run in Friday's Kentucky Oaks, the girls' equivalent to the Kentucky Derby.  My husband, Jeffrey, was crazy over grey or roan horses, so he'd be betting big money on three of the gorgeous girls who are running.  While Bob Baffert isn't running a colt in the Derby, he has a grey or roan filly in the Oaks - Midnight Lucky.  Todd Pletcher has four ladies running, including the grey Silsita; while one of Bill Mott's trainees, Flashy Gray, is also a roan or grey.  If I were betting on looks alone, I'd go with Pure Fun and Flashy Gray.  Eight of the fillies were bred in Kentucky, with Princess of Sylmar bred in Pennsylvania, and both Silsita and Unlimited Budget are Florida-breds.  In bloodlines, I particularly like Dreaming of Julia and Silsita, followed by Beholder, Flashy Gray and Close Hatches. Following is the post position draw:
1 -  Silsita
2 -  Midnight Lucky
3 -  Beholder
4 -  Unlimited Budget
5 -  Seaneen Girl
6 -  Princess of Sylmar
7 -  Pure Fun
8 -  Dreaming of Julia
9 -  Rose to Gold
10- Flashy Gray
11- Close Hatches

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