Dave Welch’s Picks for 2017 Kentucky Oaks Day

Dave Welch, guest Handicapper, gives us his picks for the 2017 Kentucky Oaks day at Churchill Downs.

 

Dave Welch
Dave Welch, Guest Handicapper

Race 6: 5-2-1-6

The 2 and the 5 will both win you bets. I’d suggest you exacta box all four of these horses.

Race 7: 3-12-6-9

Bet the 6 and the 9 across the board. You should be able to get decent prices for them. Again, use an exacta box on these four.

Race 8: 4-1-5-6-12

Bet the 4 and the 6 to win… Use an exacta box on all five.

Race 9: 3-7-4-12

Bet the 3 to win the race here,

Race 10: 2-5-1-7-10

Bet both the 2 and the 5 to win. Bet all in an exacta box.

Race 11: 4-12-13

Bet the 12 to win.

Kentucky Oaks
Abel Tasman won the Kentucky Oaks.

The horse broke well today,” Gaffalione said. “I had the horse inside, Dunph, going to the lead and then (Gun It) showed a little bit of speed. When I saw they were intent on going I just tried to get him back and got him to relax. He came back to me nicely and settled well down the backside. Got a little keen going into the far turn and wanted to move a little early. But I didn’t want to take too much away from him so I tried to sit as long as I could. He was waiting on horses down the lane but I kept him at task and there was plenty of horse there.”

“Mark (Casse, the trainer) and his team have done a great job,” Gaffalione said. “They’ve had a ton of confidence in this horse the whole way. It’s just an honor to be able to ride the horse. He’s just so professional, trains great and he’s a pleasure to be around.”

Tyler Gaffalione, Rode of War of Will to victory in the G2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds

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