Sandra S. asked in SportsHorse Racing · 8 years ago

Horse Racing: What are your Picks/Comments for Friday's Kentucky Oaks 2013 @ Churchill Downs?


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And up to 3 Alternates in the event of a Scratch ( Optional )

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NOTE "Please list both name and number of the Horse" or risk automatic disqualification!!!!

~ Courtesy of WAVE 3 ~The Kentucky Oaks is the Derby's sister race and is the nation's most lucrative race for 3-year-old fillies. The winner receives a silver trophy plus an estimated $564,200 payday and a garland of pink lilies (first awarded in 1991). Preference to start is given to fillies that earned the most points in 35 designated races that comprise the "Road to the Kentucky Oaks."

The weather forecast for Friday calls for temperatures in the low 70s with a 40 percent chance of scattered thunderstorms.

The Oaks will be televised nationally from 5-6 p.m. on NBC Sports Network. You can see the race in Louisville live on WAVE 3.

$1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I, approximate post time 5:45 p.m. EDT), 3YO fillies, 1 1/8 miles (dirt)

PP, Horse, Jockey, Trainer, Odds

1. Silsita, Gary Stevens, Todd Pletcher, 20-1

2. Midnight Lucky, Rafael Bejarano, Bob Baffert, 9-2

3. Beholder, Garrett Gomez, Richard Mandella, 7-2

4. Unlimited Budget, Javier Castellano, Todd Pletcher, 7-2

5. Seaneen Girl, Rosie Napravnik, Bernard Flint, 20-1

6. Princess of Sylmar, Mike Smith, Todd Pletcher, 20-1

7. Pure Fun, Julien Leparoux, Ken McPeek, 30-1

8. Dreaming of Julia, John Velazquez, Todd Pletcher, 3-1

9. Rose to Gold, Calvin Borel, Sal Santoro, 15-1

10. Flashy Gray, Junior Alvarado, 15-1

11. Close Hatches, Joel Rosario, Bill Mott, 6-1

FREE Past Performances-

Enjoy The Race :)



SCRATCHED DUE TO INJURY #10. Flashy Gray/Joel Alvarado/ Bill Mott (Scr’d Injury).

Update 2:

@ Starlight 1 and others who are concerned about Flashy Gray- A tweet from West Point Thoroughbreds, which owns Flashy Gray, said the filly came back from her Wednesday morning gallop with a bruised right heel. Flashy Gray is trained by Bill Mott who I highly respect, he's consistent in making the right decision. :)

Update 3:

**** MY PICKS ****

WIN 8. Dreaming of Julia - She's simply the BEST. The added distance should be to her liking :)

Place 11. Close Hatches- Major Talent. Bill Mott was quoted early in the week saying that they were going to “win the Oaks” with this filly. 11 hole she has the option of doing just that, or sitting just off the front-runners in a perfect stalking trip.

Show 2. Midnight Lucky- Lightly raced but impressive. Great workouts at Churchill.


3. Beholder

4. Unlimited Budget

5. Seaneen Girl


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Update 6:

*****OAKS RESULTS*****

Win ( 6 ) Princess of Sylmar - $79.60 - $29.40 - $14.00

Plc ( 3 ) Beholder - $9.00 - $5.60

Shw ( 4 ) Unlimited Budget - $3.80

$2 Ex ( 6-3 ) $727.00

$2 Tri ( 6-3-4 ) $3,470.80

$2 Super ( 6-3-4-8 ) $12,445.00

Also Ran ( in order)

Dreaming of Julia

Midnight Lucky

Pure Fun

Close Hatches

Rose to Gold

Seaneen Girl


Scra: Flashy Gray

13 Answers

  • 8 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    6. Princess of Sylmar, Mike Smith, Todd Pletcher, 20-1 -- liked her winning style in NYC and her recent loss can be attributed to the weight she was carrying, as compared to the winner; unfortunately, her odds at post-time will be juicier than what I got from my sawbucks in the KO Futures /// 2. Midnight Lucky, Rafael Bejarano, Bob Baffert, 9-2 -- BB is blustering how he may have wanted to enter this filly in the KD; will any turf scribes press him on the recent deaths of runners in his stable -- the odds are long on that one /// 8. Dreaming of Julia, John Velazquez, Todd Pletcher, 3-1 -- Pletcher has this field covered; can't keep this racer out of the exotics.

  • 8 years ago

    W 8 Dreaming of Julia

    P 3 Beholder

    S 9 Rose to Gold

    Alt 2 Midnight Lucky

  • JSC
    Lv 6
    8 years ago

    Win/8/ Dreaming of Julia

    Place/ 9/ Rose to Gold

    Show/11/ Close Hatches


    3. Beholder

    4. Unlimited Budget

    7. Pure Fun

    Sadly Baffert just doesn't seem himself this year.

    Thx for hosting Sandra !!!

    ..And, also with You Blue Jay !!!

  • Win: (4) Unlimited Budget

    Place: (3) Beholder

    Show: (8) Dreaming of Julia

    Alternate: (11) Close Hatches

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  • 8 years ago

    Hi, Sandra, and thanks for hosting. My picks for tomorrow ( Friday) are:

    Win: 8, Dreaming of Julia. After her 21 and a half length victory a few weeks ago, it comes as no surprise to anybody that she's the odds on favorite here. She should be. Johnny V will give her a good ride, too.

    Place: 2, Midnight Lucky. A nice filly. I think she's got a good shot at it.

    Show: 5, Seaneen Girl. I have confidence in her and in her rider.

    Alternates in case of further scratches: Beholder, Unlimited Budget, Pure Fun, Silsita.

    Enjoy the race !!

    PS: Any further word on Flashy Gray's condition? Is she okay?

    Source(s): I'm a horse owner and a racing fan.
  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    win: #2 Midnight Lucky

    place: #8 Dreaming of Julia

    show: #4 Unlimited Budget

    Alt: #9 Rose to Gold, #7 Pure Fun, #3 Beholder

    Source(s): my intuition
  • 8 years ago

    Win- 2/ Midnight Lucky

    Place- 9/ Rose to Gold

    Show- 3/ Beholder


    7/ Pure Fun

    8/ Dreaming of Julia

    (Hope I did it right this time- I'm still having trouble with editing my answers!)

  • 8 years ago

    Win: 4 - Unlimited Budget

    Place: 8 - Dreaming of Julia

    Show: 2 - Midnight Lucky

    Alt: 3 - Beholder

    Alt: 11 - Close Hatches

    Thanks for hosting Sandra!

  • 8 years ago

    w- 8 Dreaming of Julia

    p- 2. Midnight Lucky

    s- 4. Unlimited Budget

    alt- 3rd- 11. Close Hatches

    alt2- 3rd - 3. Beholder

  • 8 years ago

    win- #8 Dreaming Of Julia- Looks like a winner.

    place- #2 Midnight Lucky- Undefeated and untested.

    show- #11 Close Hatches- Unother looking to go UD.

    alt- #4 Unlimited Bidget- Yet another trying to keep her O.

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