2012 Kentucky Oaks Field and Breakdown

Contributed By Big Daddy No Bucks
Posted on 5/4/12 9:12 AM

Fifteen of this year's prettiest and most talented fillies will be running in the 2012 Kentucky Oaks today. This year's Oaks looks like it is overloaded with opportunities to enjoy a little excitement, as well as make a little money. Grace Hall is the 5/2 morning line favorite. I think it's likely her talent is overestimated, but believe she will be a factor in the race. My other favorite horses in the Oaks include Broadway's Alibi and the very interesting Jamima's Pearl, who has been working with Bodemeister. As much as I like the horses above, if I could only place a win ticket, I'd be placing it on On Fire Baby.

Other horses I will be using in exotics are Eden's Moon, Believe You Can with Rosie Napravnik - a jockey I always like to see win - in the irons, and Hard Not To Like, who is running on the dirt for the first time today. My under the radar horse for the 2012 Kentucky Oaks is Summer Applause. If the 15-1 morning line holds, I will definitely be putting some money on the Summer Applause/Calhoun/Gomez team.

Here's the field for the 2012 Kentucky Oaks:

No.   Horse / Sire Trainer Jockey Last Race Early Line
1 On Fire Baby On Fire Baby
Smoke Glacken
G. Hartlage J. Johnson 1st - Honeybee (G3) 4-1
2 Grace Hall Grace Hall
Empire Maker
A. Dutrow J. Castellano 1st - Gulfstream Oaks (G2) 5-2
3 Summer Applause Summer Applause
Harlan's Holiday
B. Calhoun G. Gomez 2nd - Fair Grounds Oaks (G2) 15-1
4 Eden's Moon Eden's Moon
Malibu Moon
B. Baffert M. Garcia 3rd - Santa Anita Oaks (G1) 12-1
5 Hard Not To Like Hard Not To Like
Hard Spun
G. Cox R. Albarado 2nd - Ashland (G1) 20-1
6 Broadway's Alibi Broadway's Alibi
T. Pletcher J. Velazquez 1st - Comely (G3) 4-1
7 Sacristy Sacristy
W. Catalano M. Smith 2nd - Beaumont (G2) 50-1
8 Jemima's Pearl Jemima's Pearl
Distorted Humor
B. Baffert J. Talamo 3rd - Fantasy (G2) 10-1
9 Believe You Can Believe You Can
Proud Citizen
L. Jones R. Napravnik 1st - Fair Grounds Oaks (G2) 10-1
10 And Why Not And Why Not
Street Cry
M. Matz J. Leparoux 7th - Gulfstream Oaks (G2) 15-1
11 Karlovy Vary Karlovy Vary
R. Arnold J. Graham 1st - Ashland (G1) 20-1
12 Colonial Empress Colonial Empress
Empire Maker
D. W. Lukas C. Nakatani 5th - Fair Grounds Oaks (G2) 50-1
13 Amie's Dini Amie's Dini
R. Moquett J. Court 2nd - Fantasy (G2) 10-1
14 Yara Yara
Put It Back
J. Garofollo J. Castanon 5th - Gulfstream Oaks (G2) 30-1
15 Oaks Lily Oaks Lily (AE)
Badge Of Silver
T. Hills R. Bejarano 1st - MSW KEE 50-1
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