The 135th Kentucky Oaks will be run on Friday. The Grade 1 race is the ‘Kentucky Derby’ for the ladies. And by ladies, I mean fillies. It’s held annually the day before the Derby.
But you already knew that.
This year’s race will be televised on Bravo with coverage beginning at 5:00 PM ET.
Shouldn’t it be on Lifetime?
Anyway, by buddy Niro asked me to study the past performances, and pick a winner for a friend of his that’s heading down to KY.
Drink – I said K-Y.
The overwhelming favorite will be Rachael Alexandra. But I refuse to take a horse that’s likely to go off at 1-5 or lower. I mean, who wants to brag about getting back $2.40 on a $2.00 wager?
In what appears to be a fast early pace, Nan seems like a logical closer. Even though track might end up sloppy.
Yeah, I know all of her races, except a 9th place finish at Saratoga in August, have been run on synthetic surfaces or turf. But if this filly takes to the dirt at Churchill Downs, she’s got has a chance.
And consider this - Corey Nakatani was aboard her only win. He rides her again today.
Drink – I said he rides her again.
SOB Picks for the 135th Kentucky Oaks
Win and Place wager on #7 – Nan
And, if you have a pretty decent bankroll, play #7 – Nan over “All” in the Oaks/Derby Double.
The bet will cost you a total of $40 for a $2 wager. But if Nan wins on Friday, you’ll be booking a trip to Mexico on Saturday morning.
Well, maybe not Mexico.
Have you ever dropped your car off for a state inspection and said to the mechanic, “If it doesn’t pass for any reason, just put it back together and I’ll pay the $24″?
Oh, daddy, dear, you know you’re still number one.