Friday, May 1, 2015

Kentucky Oaks 2015

On Kentucky Oaks Day, here are the fillies (and their pedigrees) in post position order, with photos taken this week. The ones with no pictures trained very early in the mornings or in the case of Money'soncharlotte, arrived late to Churchill Downs, and I didn't get to see them.

The Larry Jones-trained pair of I'm a Chatterbox and Lovely Maria will be formidable against the morning line favorite Stellar Wind. I wouldn't count any of those three out, but I like Birdatthewire and look for longshots Forever Unbridled -- whose dam Lemons Forever won the 2006 Kentucky Oaks and whose full sister Unbridled Forever was third last year, but who may be compromised by an unfavorable post position -- and Puca to make an impression.

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1. Forever Unbridled (Unbridled's Song - Lemons Forever, Lemon Drop Kid)
    Owner/Breeder-Charles Fipke; Trainer-Dallas Stewart

2. Shook Up (Tapit - Sugar Shake, Awesome Again)
    O-Regis Racing; B-SF Bloodstock; T-Steve Asmussen

3. Include Betty (Include - Betty's Solutions, Eltish)
    O-Brereton Jones and Tim Thornton; B-Lavin Bloodstock and Brereton Jones; T-Tom Proctor

4. Eskenformoney (Eskendereya - But for Money, Not for Love)
    O-StarLadies Racing; B-Ramspring Farm; T-Todd Pletcher

5. Condo Commando (Tiz Wonderful - Yearly Report, General Meeting)
    O-Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables, and The Elkstone Group; B-Spendthrift Farm; T-Rudy Rodriguez (on Condo Commando in the photo)

6. Angela Renee (Bernardini - Pilfer, Deputy Minister)
    O/B-Siena Farm; T-Todd Pletcher

7. Lovely Maria (Majesticperfection - Thundercup, Thunder Gulch)
    O-Brereton Jones; B-Olin Gentry and Thomas Gaines; T-Larry Jones (on Lovely Maria in the photo)

8. I'm a Chatterbox (Munnings - Chit Chatter, Lost Soldier)
    O-Grayson Farms; B-Fletcher and Carolyn Gray; T-Larry Jones (on I'm a Chatterbox in the first photo)

9. Money'soncharlotte (Mizzen Mast - Something Wicked, Chimes Band)
    O-George and Lori Hall; B-Dr. Oscar Benavides; T-Kelly Breen

10. Oceanwave (Harlan's Holiday - Tamboz, Tapit)
      O-Gary and Mary West; B-Popatop; T-Wayne Catalano

11. Sarah Sis (Sharp Humor - Emerald Gal, Gilded Time)
      O-Joe Ragsdale; B-Catherine Rene White DVM; T-Ingrid Mason

12. Stellar Wind (Curlin - Evening Star, Malibu Moon)
      O-Hronis Racing; B-Keswick Stables and Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings; T-John Sadler

13. Birdatthewire (Summer Bird - My Limit, Wagon Limit)
      O-Forum Racing IV; B-Lynn and Kathy Jones; T-Dale Romans

14. Puca (Big Brown - Boat's Ghost, Silver Ghost)
      O-Donegal Racing; B-Jerry Crawford and Paul Pompa Jr.; T-Bill Mott

Also Eligible:
15. *Peace and War (War Front - More Oats Please, Smart Strike)
      O-Qatar Racing; B-Sally J. Anderson; T-Olly Stevens
      *she will run against three-year-old males in Saturday's Grade 3 Pat Day Mile instead of the Oaks

[training at Keeneland in March]

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