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.

I thought he ran well. It was his first time stretching out. He handled it well, the fact that he had to settle off that horse [Promises Fulfilled]. They were dead set on being there. Luis (Saez) said, “We broke sharp. If I tried to go, we’d be going to go too fast.’ He said, ‘Let me just set off him.’ He thought he had him when he switched leads but the horse kept going. I think he got a little tired. He went from 5 ½ (furlongs) to 7 to now this [1 1/16 miles]. Hopefully, he can keep moving forward.”

Mark Hennig, trainer of Strike Power, runner-up in the FOY Stakes

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