CLEVELAND - This Friday the fillies will get the spotlight in the $1 Million Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs. A field of 14 horses are entered in Friday's race and Grace Hall drew post 2 and is listed as the favorite at 5/2.
Grace Hall took second last fall in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies at Churchill Downs and won the 1 1/8 mile Gulfstream Park Oaks Grade 2 this year. She is trained by Anthony Dutrow.
On Fire Baby will get the inside rail and Broadway's Alibi who will break from post 6 are both listed at 4/1 as second choices on the card.
Previous Kentucky Oaks winning trainers with entries in Friday's race are Bob Baffert, Todd Pletcher, D. Wayne Lukas and Larry Jones.
Kentuky Oaks Day coverage begins this Friday at 9:30am on HRTV.
The following is a list of post positions from the inside rail out:
1. On Fire Baby - Jockey J. Johnson - Trainer G. Hartage- odds 4/1 2. Grace Hall - Jockey J. Castellano - A. Dutrow - odds 5/2 3. Summer Applause - Jockey G. Gomez - Trainer B. Calhoun - odds 15/1 4. Eden's Moon - Jockey M. Garcia -Trainer B. Baffert - odds 12/1 5. Hard Not To Like - Jockey R. Albarado - Trainer G. Cox - odds 20/1 6. Broadway's Alibi - Jockey J. Velazquez - Trainer T. Pletcher - odds 4/1 7. Sacristy - Jockey M. Smith - Trainer W. Catalano - odds 50-1 8. Jemina's Pearl - Jockey J. Talamo - Trainer B. Baffert - odds 10/1 9. Believe You Can - Jockey R. Napravni - Trainer L. Jones - odds 10/1 10. And Why Not - Jockey J. Leparoux - Trainer M. Matz - odd 15/1 11. Karlovy Vary - Jockey J. Graham - Trainer R. Arnold - odds 20/1 12. Colonial Express - Jockey C. Nakatani - Trainer D. W. Lukas - odds 50-1 13. Amie's Dini - Jockey J. Court - Trainer R. Mouquett - odds 10/1 14. Yara - Jockey J. Castanon - Trainer J. Garofollo - odds 30/1.
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