HorseCenter: Haskell picks and filly showdown in CCA Oaks


This week on HorseCenter, your hosts Brian Zipse and Matt Shifman analyze and offer picks for the Grade 1 Haskell Stakes at Monmouth Park featuring the undefeated Jack Christopher and preview the matchup of Secret Oath and Nest in Saratoga's Coaching Club American Oaks (G1).

Jack Christopher
will face the challenge of an eight-horse field in the Haskell, which includes four Grade 1 winners, as he races around two turns for the first time. The Chad Brown runner is undefeated after four starts, including the recent Woody Stephens (G1) by 10 lengths.

Bob Baffert returns from his 90-day suspension with Taiba to try to win the Haskell for the 10th time. Taiba has been off since running 12th in the Kentucky Derby (G1) after his sensational victory in the Santa Anita Derby (G1).

 

In the CCA Oaks at Saratoga, Secret Oath and Nest will meet again having finished 1-2 in the Kentucky Oaks (G1). Both fillies then faced the boys, with Secret Oath running fourth in the Preakness and Nest second in the Belmont Stakes.

 

Have a great day of racing on Saturday and, as always, thanks for watching the show.

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