Blind Luck is the 6-5 choice on the morning line and drew post 5. Regular rider Rafael Bejarano will be in the irons for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, who has won the Oaks twice already with Lite Light in 1991 and Pike Place Dancer in 1996. In to challenge her include three fillies tied at 8-1 second favoritism: Crisp in post 7, Tidal Pool in post 8, and Amen Hallelujah in post 13. Crisp's trainer John Sadler said, "Blind Luck had a really tough trip when we got lucky enough to beat her at Santa Anita. Our filly is big and strong, and the extra distance isn't going to bother us at all. But Blind Luck is definitely the horse to beat." Rick Dutrow, trainer of Amen Hallelujah said, "It looks like we're very live now. It looks like our filly really likes this track. I'm very happy with the position we're in."
The Kentucky Oaks will be shown live during a special 1 hour telecast on Bravo from 5-6 pm ET with the Oaks going to post at 5:45. Along with the usual wagers and the one Future Wager pool, the Oaks kicks off two additional two-day bets, the Oaks-Derby double, and a new Pick 3 including the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic and the Derby. Free past performances are available here from Daily Racing Form.
Top Kentucky Derby contenders - entries will be drawn on Wednesday
Analyzing the Top Derby Contenders - trying to select a winner by matching each to the profile of a Kentucky Derby winner using many of the more popular angles and statistical trends.
|1||It's Tea Time||Alan Garcia||15-1|
|2||Jody Slew||Miguel Mena||30-1|
|3||Quiet Temper||Robby Albarado||10-1|
|4||Age of Humor||Rajiv Maragh||30-1|
|5||Blind Luck||Rafael Bejarano||6-5|
|8||Tidal Pool||Calvin Borel||8-1|
|9||Bella Diamante||Mike Smith||30-1|
|10||Champagne d'Oro||Martin Garcia||30-1|
|11||Evening Jewel||Kent Desormeaux||10-1|
|13||Amen Hallelujah||Julien Leparoux||8-1|
|14||Joanie's Catch||Paco Lopez||30-1|