Thursday, April 27, 2017
Looking at the Kentucky Oaks -- Paulie picks
I've come up with my top five for the Kentucky Oaks. Scott and Archie will be providing theirs also as time allows. Hold your nose...and away we go!
1) Miss Sky Warrior. She's won her last five, including an impressive romp in the Gazelle at Aqueduct. Paco Lopez never really asked her...and she won going away...maybe ten lengths. Watch it below...
SKY WARRIOR IN GAZELLE
2) Paradise Woods, at 8-1, blitzed them all in front-running fashion in the Santa Anita Oaks. A very impressive win. Richard Mandella has a hot one. Watch the race below:
PARADISE WOODS IN SANTA ANITA OAKS
3) Ever So Clever. A very nice win in the Fantasy at Oaklawn. A nice stretch run to catch the leader and pulling away as they reached the wire. That's a long stretch at Churchill. This one could relish it.
EVER SO CLEVER IN FANTASY
4) Salty. She ran her eyeballs out to win the Gulfstream Oaks with a nice sustained move from the backstretch to complete domination down the stretch.
SALTY WINS GP OAKS
5) Vexatious. Battled traffic in deep stretch and finally got clear to turn on the rush...finished third to Ever So Clever...but a clean trip and added stretch in Oaks could get her there first.
VEXATIOUS IN FANTASY