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.

Bolt d’Oro worked three furlongs in 36.80 seconds, and galloped-out with interest around the first turn. Jockey Corey Nakatani, who rode Bolt d’Oro in all four of his starts in 2017, was aboard. Bolt d’Oro worked alone. Nakatani positioned Bolt d’Oro off the rail entering the stretch. Santa Anita clockers timed Bolt d’Oro galloping-out a half-mile in 49.80 seconds.

“I thought it was incredible, in my eyes,” owner and trainer Mick Ruis said. “We know he’s not a sprinter….He’s been wanting it bad,” Ruis said. “We’ll get through this week and see how he’s going for next week when he goes a half.”

Trainer/Owner Mick Ruis, on the work of Bolt d’ora this weekend

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