The Santa Anita Oaks is a prep race for the Kentucky Oaks. The points awarded for the Kentucky Oaks to the first four finishers are 100-40-20-10. The current point leader for the Kentucky Oaks is Swiss Skydiver with 110 points.
Race 5. Santa Anita Oaks(G2). For three-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles on the dirt. Purse $200,000.
|1||Swiss Skydiver||Mike E. Smith||Kenneth McPeek||6/5|
|2||Merneith||Drayden Van Dyke||Bob Baffert||2/1|
|3||Speech||Flavien Prat||Michael McCarthy||8/5|
|4||Regal Beauty||Abel Cedillo||Bob Baffert||10/1|
Swiss Skydiver seeks her third consecutive graded stakes victory.
Speech has finished second in her last three starts, including the Santa Ysabel Stakes (G3) in California two starts back on March 8.
Merneith will be stretching out off a 10 1/4- length maiden score at Oaklawn Park and could be good enough to spring an upset.
Regal Beauty will receive a nice check for her afternoon workout.
J’s Top Three Picks:
- Swiss Skydiver