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2022 Kentucky Oaks Entries

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Nest winning the Demoiselle last year. She is the 5-2 favorite for the Oaks.
Date: 5/02/2022

The fillies never get the press the boys do, but on Friday they get the spotlight in the Longines Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs. On Monday morning the post positions were drawn for the 148th Longines Kentucky Oaks and a full field of fourteen 3-year-old fillies (plus one also-eligible) made the entry box for this $1.25 million Grade 1 event over 1 1/8 miles on the main track.

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Drawing the posts for the Kentucky Oaks
Nest is the 5-2 morning line favorite off a three race win streak including the Demoiselle (G2) at Aqueduct, Suncoast at Tampa Bay, and the Ashland (G1) at Keeneland. Regular rider Irad Ortiz Jr. gets the call for trainer Todd Pletcher from post 4. Kathleen O. is the 7-2 second choice, undefeated in 4 starts including the Davona Dale (G2) and Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2) both at Gulfstream. Regulr rider Javier Castellano breaks from post 10 for trainer Shug McGaughey. The third choice is Echo Zulu at 4-1, undefeated in 5 starts including the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) and Fair Grounds Oaks (G2). Regulr rider Joel Rosario will be in the irons again for trainer Steve Asmussen out of the 7 post.

Entries for the entire Kentucky Oaks card can be found on Equibase. Free past performances are available from BRISnet here (look for Nest). Post time for the Kentucky Oaks is 5:51pm (race 11) and you can watch it and the 5 undercard stakes on USA Network Friday afternoon from 1:00-6:00pm EDT.

Here are the entries for the Kentucky Oaks. Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and a photo from Churchill Downs. All starters carry 121 lbs.

1Secret OathLuis Saez6-1
2NostalgicJose Ortiz15-1
3Hidden ConnectionReylu Gutierrez20-1
4NestIrad Ortiz Jr.5-2
5Goddess of FireJohn Velazquez15-1
6YuugiriFlorent Geroux30-1
7Echo ZuluJoel Rosario4-1
8Venti ValentineTyler Gaffalione20-1
9Desert DawnUmberto Rispoli20-1
10Kathleen OJavier Castellano7-2
11Cocktail MomentsCorey Lanerie30-1
12Candy RaidRafael Bejarano30-1
13ShahamaFlavien Prat15-1
14TurnerlooseManny Franco20-1
AE-15BeguineRicardo Santana Jr.20-1

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