Kentucky Oaks 2021: See who's likely to start

Kentucky Oaks 2021: See who's likely to start
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The Kentucky Oaks, the Churchill Downs' premier race for 3-year-old fillies, will be run on Friday, April 30, with a potential field of 14.

Churchill Downs has provided an updated list of 13 probable starters and 1 possible, listed here with their likely jockey, trainer and points on the Kentucky Oaks leaderboard.

1. Search Results (Irad Ortiz Jr., Chad Brown, 150 points)

2. Travel Column (Florent Geroux, Brad Cox, 132 points)

3. Crazy Beautiful (Jose Ortiz, Kenny McPeek, 128 points)

4. Pauline’s Pearl (Ricardo Santana Jr., Steve Asmussen, 120 points)

5. Malathaat (Joel Rosario, Todd Pletcher, 110 points)

6. Soothsay (Flavien Prat, Richard Mandella), 100 points

7. Clairiere (Tyler Gaffalione, Steve Asmussen, 94 points)

8. Will’s Secret (Jon Court, Dallas Stewart, 80 points)

9. Millefeuille (TBA, Bill Mott, 44 points)

10. Moraz (Umberto Rispoli, Michael McCarthy, 42 points)

11. Ava’s Grace (TBA, Robertino Diodoro, 40 points)

12. Pass the Champagne (Javier Castellano, George Weaver, 40 points)

13. Maracuja (Kendrick Carmouche, Rob Atras, 40 points)

14. Competitive Speed (TBA, Javier Gonzalez, 30 points)

Next up in order of preference:

• Coach (Luis Saez, Brad Cox, 26 points)

• Souper Sensational (TBA, Mark Casse, 24 points)

• Moon Swag (TBA, Brendan Walsh, 22 points)

• Army Wife (TBA, Mike Maker, 20 points)

• Spritz (Chris Landeros, Rodolphe Brissett, 20 points).

Churchill Downs also lists the following fillies as being out of contention for the Oaks: Beautiful Gift, Wholebodemeister, Mnasek, Adventuring, The Grass Is Blue, Kalypso, Vequist, Miss Brazil and Nayefah.

2021 Kentucky Oaks (G1)

*Rating is based on HRN fan votes, which rank the Top Active Horses in training.
RankSilksHorse / SireRatingTrainer / JockeyLast StartStatus
 Malathaat
Curlin
7.24
T. Pletcher
1st, 2021 Ashland (G1) 
Probable
 Clairiere
Curlin
6.72
S. Asmussen
2nd, 2021 Fair Grounds Oaks (G2)
Probable
 Travel Column
Frosted
6.55
B. Cox
1st, 2021 Fair Grounds Oaks (G2)
Probable
 Souper Sensational
Curlin
6.52
M. Casse
3rd, 2021 Fair Grounds Oaks (G2)
Possible
 Search Results
Flatter
6.27
C. Brown
1st, 2021 Gazelle (G2) 
Probable
 Coach
Commissioner
6.20
B. Cox
3rd, 2021 Fantasy (G3) 
Possible
 Soothsay
Distorted Humor
6.17
R. Mandella
1st, 2021 Santa Anita Oaks (G2) 
Probable
 Crazy Beautiful
Liam's Map
5.73
K. McPeek
1st, 2021 Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2)
Probable
 Moraz
Empire Maker
5.67
M. McCarthy
3rd, 2021 Santa Anita Oaks (G2) 
Probable
 Pass the Champagne
Flatter
5.67
G. Arnold II
2nd, 2021 Ashland (G1) 
Probable
 Millefeuille
Curlin
5.66
W. Mott
2nd, 2021 Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2)
Probable
 Will's Secret
Will Take Charge
5.55
D. Stewart
3rd, 2021 Ashland (G1) 
Probable
 Beautiful Gift
Medaglia d'Oro
5.38
B. Baffert
2nd, 2021 Santa Anita Oaks (G2) 
Possible
 Army Wife
Declaration of War
5.34
M. Maker
3rd, 2021 Gazelle (G2) 
Possible
 Ava's Grace
Laoban
5.34
R. Diodoro
2nd, 2021 Fantasy (G3) 
Probable
 Pauline's Pearl
Tapit
5.34
S. Asmussen
1st, 2021 Fantasy (G3) 
Probable
 Maracuja
Honor Code
5.12
R. Atras
2nd, 2021 Gazelle (G2) 
Probable
 The Grass Is Blue
Broken Vow
5.09
C. Brown
4th, 2021 Gazelle (G2) 
Possible
 Competitive Speed
Competitive Edge
4.45
J. Gonzalez
3rd, 2021 Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2)
Possible
 Moon Swag
Malibu Moon
4.12
B. Walsh
4th, 2021 Ashland (G1) 
Possible
 Spritz
Awesome Again
M. Stidham
2nd, 2021 Bourbonette Oaks (LS)
Possible

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