Kentucky Oaks Odds and Picks for Today’s $1 million race. The Bob Baffert-trained Gamine will attempt to establish herself as the top three-year-old filly in the nation on Friday when she leaves the starting gate at the country’s top race for three-year-old fillies, the 2020 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs. This daughter of Into Mischief hasn’t trailed in any of her four career starts. She’s coming off a seven-length success in the Test Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 8.
Kentucky Oaks Odds: Favorite Gamine, Even Odds
Gamine is the even-money favored from the 2020 Kentucky Oaks chances. The Ken McPeek-trained Swiss Skydiver is one of the other best 2020 Kentucky Oaks contenders in 8-5. All the other seven fillies from the nine-horse 2020 Kentucky Oaks area is 5-1 or greater. Having a highly-accomplished field set to input the starting gate, you want to see what legendary handicapper Miriam Lee must say prior to making any 2020 Kentucky Oaks picks.
The former horse racing analyst became a mythical handicapper by going right to the source. In 2008, she nailed all exacta, trifecta and superfecta bets on the Kentucky Oaks.
In July she struck the exacta bet at the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks prep races for $458. Anyone who has followed this horse expert racing selections has seen enormous returns.
Now, Lee has analyzed the 2020 Kentucky Oaks lineup and has introduced his picks, predictions and exotic bets.
Kentucky Derby Odds: Swiss Skydiver
Peter Callahan’s Swiss Skydiver is trained by Kenny McPeek and she is going to be ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, who had been aboard when she shot the Alabama Stakes (G1) on Aug. 15, as they burst from the railroad.
Gamine and Swiss Skydiver, whose only loss in her final five races proved to be a runner-up ending from the boys at the Blue Grass Stakes (G2) two weeks before, seem poised to dictate the early speed in a race packed with speed.
“Tyler is a superb jock and we will likely let him do his thing,” said McPeek, that has gone winless in nine preceding Oaks attempts. “In the inside, we will let her conduct to the initial turn. It just requires one horse to eliminate somewhat awkward to change what.”
Top 2020 Kentucky Oaks predictions
Handicapper Lee is completely fading Donna Veloce, although she is coming off a win in the Santa Ysabel Stakes. This daughter of Uncle Mo was an $800,000 buy this past year.
But she hasn’t raced since March and will be facing several competitions who have shown proven form more recently. Additionally, her career-best Beyer Speed Figure of 91 is well shy of the very best in the field; she will have to improve significantly to compete Friday.
Additionally, Miriam Lee is reduced on Speech, although she is one of the favorites in 5-1. She’s coming off a three-length triumph in the Ashland Stakes on July 11.
But she will face a much tougher group than the one she faced in the Ashland. “This year, she has dropped to Gamine, Swiss Skydiver and Donna Veloce, three fillies who’ll be in the starting gate on Friday,” Lee told SportsLine. Miriam Lee isn’t featuring Speech in any of his 2020 Kentucky Oaks bets.
How to make 2020 Kentucky Oaks picks
Lee is high on a double-digit long shot who has mastered lately and is”capable of running well” on Friday. Miriam Lee is including this shock horse in his 2020 Kentucky Oaks stakes, and so should you.
Kentucky Oaks Odds
Gamine Even odds
Swiss Skydiver (8-5)
Donna Veloce (15-1)
Hopeful Growth (30-1)
Tempers Rising (50-1)
Dream Marie (50-1)