Kentucky Oaks 2017 Preps Notes - Super Screener
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Kentucky Oaks 2017 Preps Notes

G1 Ashland Stakes

 

PACE:  Par with modest pressure.  #1 Someday Soon will lead the way with #8 Tapped stalking to her outside.

 

TOP WIN PICK:  #2 Elate as he will sit the perfect staking trip on the rail and distributes energy evenly on a tracks surface that will favor that set up.

 

TOP BOARD HITTER:  Daddys Lil Darling hasn’t missed the Superfecta in all 6 of her dirt starts.  No exception here today

 

TOP LONG SHOT:  #4 Meanie Irenie should be used “under” if you play Exotics in this race.  The race is feeling pretty chalky overall, but this CA shipper is deceptively good and will really move up on the Keeneland surface.

 

G2 Gazelle Stakes

 

PACE:  Ton of quality pressure with several contesting the early lead.

 

TOP WIN PICK: #4 Lockdown will sit comfortably off the pressured pace enjoying a perfect trip and Mott has her ready for a lifetime top continuing that ascending form cycle pattern.  

 

TOP BOARD HITTER: #5 Miss Sky Warrior is as consistent as they come and projects to move forward 2nd off the layoff.  Absolutely no value but use with confidence as a single in vertical wager slots.

 

TOP LONG SHOT:  #9 Stay Fond out of the Pletcher barn may not be a big bomb in this field but she definitely offers value and the pace set up is perfect for that late turn of foot.  Last race speed figures are deceptively low due to the dawdling pace laid down in that affair.

 

G1 Santa Anita Oaks

 

PACE: Projects to be close to par with good pressure.  The sprinter, #7 Princess Karen is likely to lead the pack early.

 

TOP WIN PICK:  #4 Abel Tasman is a Baffert filly that is just loaded with talent.  Gets the perfect set up here and energy distribution profile and stored energy is just superior to any other filly in here.  Will likely go off at about even money.

 

TOP BOARD HITTER: Same, #4 Abel Tasman

 

TOP LONG SHOT: #6 Majestic Quality should be used some underneath but tough to play Trifecta’s in a 7 horse field.  Just not a great betting race but it will be a good one to watch.

 

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