Charlie Cooper’s Kentucky Oaks Picks


Here are Charlie Cooper’s picks for Friday’s Kentucky Oaks card in Louisville, Ky. The following are stakes races on the card:

No. Horse; Jockey; Comments; Odds

Race 6: 1 1/16 Mi; The LaTroienne Stakes; Purse $300,000; Fillies and Mares; 4 YO and Up

4-Believe You Can; Napravnik; The one to beat; 7-5

3-More Chocolate; Rosario; In good form; 5-1

5-On Fire Baby; Johnson; Has won 3 of 4 starts this distance; 8-5

1-Imposing Grace; Gomez; May love pace scenario today; 10-1

2-Authenticity; Velazquez; 6-1

7-Draw It; Santana; 30-1

6-Class Included; Lanerie; 20-1

Race 7: 1 1/16 Mi Turf; EDGEWOOD STAKES; Purse $150,000; Fillies; 3 YO

9-Tokyo Time; Castellano; Improving each start; 3-1

4-Judy in Disguise; Smith; A serious threat to wire them; 10-1

5-Birdlover; Krigger; Missed a check once; 4-1

2-Broken Spell; Mena; Could pull the upset, back on turf; 15-1

10-Wave Theory; Leparoux; 9-2

3-Kitten’s Dumplings; Rosario; 4-1

6-Private Ensign; Lanerie; 8-1

11-Adriani; Rocco; 15-1

8-Praia; Garcia; 20-1

7-Emotional Kitten; Trujillo; 15-1

1-Street of Gold; Bridgmohan; 30-1

Race 8: 7 Furlongs; EIGHT BELLES STAKES; Purse $150,000 Fillies; 3 YO

3-Blueyesintherein; Court; Right on by late; 8-1

14-Calistoga; Rosario; Never been headed; 7-2

8-Gold Medal Dancer; Lanerie; Could blow by them all; 15-1

2-Fusaichiswonderful; Castellano; Winner of 6 of 7 career starts; 9-2

5-Renee’s Titan; Gutierrez; 8-1

9-So Many Ways; Gomez; 6-1

12-Touch Magic; Graham; 8-1

7-Spring Venture; Albarado; 15-1

11-Dancinginthecircle; Napravnik; 8-1

10-Irish Lute; Hernandez; 30-1

1-Chortle; Torres; 20-1

4-Sittin At the Bar; Bridgmohan; 20-1

13-Guadalupe High; Mena; 15-1

6-Neith; Lebron; 50-1

Race 9: 1 1/16 Mi; ALYSHEBA STAKES; Purse $300,000; 4 YO and Up

9-Cyber Secret; Albarado; Impressive in 2013; 7-2

8-Bourbon Courage; Castellano; Adds 3 sharp works since game third; 4-1

6-Take Charge Indy; Napravnik; Speedster will force the issue; 4-1

5-Richard’s Kid; Krigger; Has faced top notch competition; 5-1

4-Hymn Book; Gomez; 3-1

7-Macho Macho; Nakatani; 5-1

3-Right to Vote; Santana; 20-1

2-Laugh Track; Mena; 20-1

1-Patrioticandproud; Rosario; 20-1

Race 10: 1 1/16 Mi Turf; AMERICAN TURF STAKES; Purse $200,000 3 YO

5-War Dancer; Garcia; Much the best in last 2; 6-1

4-Noble Tune; Castellano; Undefeated this distance; 3-1

2-Bashaar; Johnson; In top form, finally on turf; 8-1

7-I’ll Call; Prado; Much the best in debut, adds Lasix; 15-1

9-Admiral Kitten; Smith; 4-1

12-Redwood Kitten; Trujillo; 8-1

6-Positively; Napravnik; 15-1

3-Channel Isle; Rocco; 15-1

10-Fire Guard; Alvarado; 8-1

11-Joelito; Rosario; 12-1

1-Anyriderill Do; Mena; 12-1

8-Tenforthemoney; Lanerie; 30-1

13-Prado Cat; Stevens; 30-1

Race 11: 1 1/8 Mi; LONGINES KENTUCKY OAKS STAKES; Purse $1,000,000; Fillies; 3 YO

8-Dreaming of Julia; Velazquez; Duplicate of last beats these; 3-1

2-Midnight Lucky; Bejarano; Impressive both starts; 9-2

4-Unlimited Budget; Castellano; Undefeated filly has trained well; 7-2

9-Rose to Gold; Borel; Has won 3 Grade III Stakes; 15-1

3-Beholder; Gomez; 7-2

10-Flashy Gray; Alvarado; 15-1

11-Close Hatches; Rosario; 6-1

7-Pure Fun; Leparoux; 30-1

5-Seaneen Girl; Napravnik; 30-1

1-Silsita; Stevens; 20-1

6-Princess of Sylmar; Smith; 20-1