Today's Kentucky Oaks is one of the most intriguing runnings in years. There are several potential superstars in this race who should all go on to have great careers.
Beholder won the Juvenile Fillies last year. Dreaming of Julia is coming off an off-the-charts effort. Midnight Lucky and Unlimited Budget are unbeaten.
It's also a field filled with tons of early speed. So from a handicapping perspective, we'll toss some of the favorites and play a simple four-horse exacta and trifecta box using two of the favorites and two long shots.
We'll also play Seaneen Girl across the board. She already has a win at Churchill, has a nice prep race in New Orleans and is sitting on a career effort. The other long shot is Pure Fun, who has a nice win at Churchill and did not show much against the boys last time. We'll also use Unlimited Budget and Dreaming of Julia, who should sit just behind a speed duel and get first run.
So basically, a 4-5-7-8 box. We'll also key Seaneen Girl in the tris with the other three horses and toss in the 1-2-6-11 on the bottom.
There are also great races at Sam Houston Race Park tonight and tomorrow. My picks are available at the track on the free tip sheets. For updates and undercard races, follow me on twitter @fredfaour.