Friday, May 5, 2017
Kentucky Oaks--A Final Look
The Kentucky Oaks is coming up with a scheduled post at 6;12 p.m. on a sloppy and sealed track.
Our handicapper Bob Bauer is calling it in this order: Paradise Woods (4), Miss Sky Warrior (10), Abel Tasman (13) and Farrell (7).
Bob says to look out for Farrell because she has two wins on off tracks. She also has early speed,
which for the most part has been needed to hit the board on the sloppy dirt today.
But in the ninth race, an optional claimer for older males, 31-1 shot Task Force Glory rallied from tenth place after a half mile and moved up along the rail for the win. It was a 1 1/16 mile optional claimer on dirt for older males.
That might hold out some hope for Salty in post 14. Salty won the 1 /16 mile Gulfstream Park Oaks (Grade 2) on April 1.
She has a closing style, and might be good enough to hit the board today.