Review of Iowa Oaks at Prairie Meadows on July 5

Race 8.  Iowa Oaks, Grade III. For three-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles on dirt. Purse $200,000.

A field of 10 talented three-year-old fillies are entered Thursday’s 1 1/16-miles Iowa Oaks.

PP Filly Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Hold Her Tight Terry Thompson Larry Jones 12/1
2 Shes Our Fastest Alex Birzer Scott Gelner 15/1
3 Baydar Alex L. Canchari Jon Arnett 20/1
4 She’s a Julie Ricardo Santana, Jr. Steve Asmussen 5/1
5 Cosmic Burst Richard Eramia Donnie Von Hemel 6/1
6 Rayya Joseph Talamo Bob Baffert 5/2
7 Testing One Two Edgar Prado Victor Arceneaux 8/1
8 Terra’s Angel Sasha Risenhoover Karl Broberg 10/1
9 Sassy Sienna Florent Geroux Brad Cox 4/1
10 Tell Your Mama David Cabrera Robert Hess, Jr. 15/1


Sassy Sienna won the Fantasy Stakes, Grade III, at Oaklawn Park on April 13th over last weekend’s Queen’s Plate winner Wonder Gadot. She makes her first start since finishing sixth in the Kentucky Oaks on May 4th.

Cosmic Burst won the Honeybee Stakes, Grade III, at Oaklawn Park on March 10th. She ran fourth in the Fantasy Stakes.

She’s a Julie finished off the board in GII Rachel Alexandra Stakes, Grade II and in the Fair Grounds Oaks, Grade II. She won an Allowance Optional Claiming race at Churchill Downs on June 3rd.

Testing One Two won the Louisiana Legends Soiree Stakes on May 26th. She also won the Crescent City Oaks at the Fair Grounds on March 24th. She ran fifth in the  Rachel Alexandra, Grade II, at Fair Grounds on February 17th.

Terra’s Angel won the Panther Stakes at Prairie Meadows on June 7th. She won her previous race, an Allowance Race at Lone Star on May 5th.

Hold Her Tight ran second Panther Stakes. She won an Allowance Optional Claiming race at Keenland on April 6th.

Rayya won UAE Oaks, Grade III in March. She finished 13th in the Kentucky Oaks.

Our Top Three Picks are:

  • Cosmic Burst
  • She’s a Julie
  • Sassy Sienna


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