Thursday, May 2, 2013

Friday is for Fillies at Churchill Downs

The greatest American horse race, is tomorrow, the 2013 Kentucky Derby 139.  On this Friday we take a look at the beautiful and talented fillies in the Kentucky Oaks.

Churchill Downs Race 11 {Kentucky Oaks~G1~1 1/8 mile~3 year old~fillies~Stakes}
A most magnificent field of ten (one entrant has already scratched) will go to the gate in one of the premiere races of the year.  There is a huge amount of speed in here which may set up well for those coming from off the pace or staying very close to the leaders in a pressing attack.  These extremely talented gals all look well prepped for this one.

#8 Dreaming of Julia (J. Velazquez / Pletcher) is in best position to win this one with a superb pressing / tracking running style.  She holds the highest speed number at the distance which also is the highest last out speed number.  This wonderful filly is working a four race progression and has put in three solid works during a brief freshening.  Definitely the one to beat.
$2 WIN.

#4 Unlimited Budget (Castellano / Pletcher) will challenge with her superb tactical speed.  World class trainer, Todd Pletcher, has four in this race to go along with the five he has in KD 139.  This gal may give him the exacta with the second highest last out speed number, a four race progression, and three fierce workouts.  She has already gone this distance securing a victory.
$2 SHOW.

#5 Seaneen Girl (Napravnik / Flint) could also challenge particularly with her tracking running style.  She has a couple of decent last out speed numbers and has improved in each of her last six races.  This lass has already scored a victory over the Churchill track and has put in three mighty peaking workouts.  Coming off a nice freshening, she should fire convincingly.
$2 SHOW.

Additional Wagering Interests

#11 Close Hatches (Rosario / Mott) should be in the hunt with a couple of decent last out speed numbers, a three race progression, and two terrific workouts.  She will be part of the speed force on the front end with the ability to hold on for a piece of the purse pie.

#6 Princess of Sylmar (Smith / Pletcher) could surprise with a couple of decent last out speed numbers and showing continued improvement setting a two race progression.  This gal is one of four to have already successfully gone this distance.  She is a tracker that will take advantage of a steamy pace.

10 CENT Superfecta

#8 Dreaming of Julia, #4 Unlimited Budget / #8, #4 / #5 Seaneen Girl / #11 Close Hatches, #6 Princess of Sylmar.

Thursday's Results
Betfair Hollywood Park R7.  Optional Claiming.  Our first pick, Keyboard Courage, finished 4th.  Our second pick, Bluegrass Reward, finished 5th.
Superfecta went 2-5-3-8.
Bankroll gets plunged to $15.05

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