LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 6th: Jockey Martin Garcia (top), riding Plum Pretty #12 heads towards the finish line to edge out jockey Rosie Napravnik, riding St. John's River #13 for the win during the 137th Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on May 6, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Gulftream Oaks winner Grace Hall leads an overflow field of 15 fillies in Friday's Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs (post time: 5:45pm Eastern; TV: NBCSN). Grace Hall, the 5/2 morning line favorite for the Oaks, finished second in last fall's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies at Churchill Downs. Oaks Lily is an alternate entry and will need one of the fourteen other fillies to scratch out of the race in order to make the starting gate.
Grace Hall is a three-year-old filly by Empire Maker out of a Ezzoud (IRE) mare (Season's Greetings (IRE)) trained by Anthony Dutrow and ridden by Javier Castellano.
Below are the entries, post positions and morning line odds for the 2012 Kentucky Oaks.
|1||On Fire Baby||J. Johnson||G. Hartlage||4/1|
|2||Grace Hall||J. Castellano||A. Dutrow||5/2|
|3||Summer Applause||G. Gomez||B. Calhoun||15/1|
|4||Eden's Moon||M. Garcia||B. Baffert||12/1|
|5||Hard Not to Like||R. Albarado||G. Cox||20/1|
|6||Broadway's Alibi||J. Velazquez||T. Pletcher||4/1|
|7||Sacristy||M. Smith||W. Catalano||50/1|
|8||Jemina's Pearl||J. Talamo||B. Baffert||10/1|
|9||Believe You Can||R. Napravnik||L. Jones||10/1|
|10||And Why Not||J. Leparoux||M. Matz||15/1|
|11||Karlovy Vary||J. Graham||R. Arnold||20/1|
|12||Colonial Express||C. Nakatani||D.W. Lukas||50/1|
|13||Amie's Dini||J. Court||R. Mouquett||10/1|
|14||Yara||J. Castanon||J. Garofollo||30/1|
|15 AE||Oaks Lily||TBD||T. Hill||50/1|