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Envoutante

8) ENVOUTANTE (Uncle Mo--Enchante, by Bluegrass Cat) O-Walking L Thoroughbreds LLC & Three Chimneys Farm; B-Jumping Jack Racing LLC (KY); T-Ken McPeek. Sales history: $250,000 Ylg '18 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: GISP, 6-2-1-2, $125,748. Last Start: 3rd GI Ashland S., KEE, July 11. Next Start: GI Alabama S., SAR, Aug. 15. Equineline PPs. KY Oaks Points: 20 Among the reasons Kenny McPeek gave for running Swiss Skydiver in the Blue Grass was that he felt he could still win the Ashland with Envoutante. Facing proven stakes horses, it was a tall...

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Spice Is Nice

7) SPICE IS NICE (Curlin--Dame Dorothy, by Bernardini) 'TDN Rising Star' O-Lawana L. & Robert E. Low. B-B. Flay Thoroughbreds LLC (KY). T-Todd Pletcher. Sales History: $1,050,000 Ylg '18 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: GSP, 4-2-1-0, $106,080. Last Start: 1st Alw/Opt. Clm., BEL, July 3 Next Start: GI Alabama S., SAR, Aug. 15 Equineline PPs. KY Oaks Points: 20. A $1.05-million yearling purchase trained by Todd Pletcher, she fell out of the top 10 after a poor showing in the Gulfstream Park Oaks. She's back after winning a July 3 allowance at...

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Speech

3) SPEECH (Mr Speaker--Scribbling Sarah, by Freud) O-Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners. B-Gail Rice (FL). T-Michael W. McCarthy. Sales history: $65,000 ylg '18 OBSWIN; $95,000 RNA ylg '18 FTKJUL; $190,000 2yo '19 OBSMAR. Lifetime Record: GISW, 7-2-4-1, $353,840. Last Start: 1st GI Ashland S., KEE, July 11 Next Start: GI Kentucky Oaks, CD, Sept. 4 Equineline PPs. KY Oaks Points: 160. If ever a horse were due for a big win. Speech came into the Ashland having finished second in four straight races. She kept running into tough customers, whether it was...

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Swiss Skydiver

1) SWISS SKYDIVER (Daredevil--Expo Gold, by Johannesburg) O-Peter J Callahan. B-WinStar Farm (KY). T-Kenneth G McPeek. Sales History: $35,000 yrl '18 KEESEP. Lifetime Record: MGSW, 8-4-2-1, $677,980. Last Start: 2nd GII Toyota Blue Grass S., KEE, July 11 Next Start: GI Kentucky Oaks, CD, Sept. 4 Equineline PPs. KY Oaks Points: 310. We keep flip-flopping between Swiss Skydiver and Gamine for the top spot and return Swiss Skydiver to No. 1 after her second-place finish against males in the Blue Grass. Considering that she ran that well against the boys...

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Bonny South

9) BONNY SOUTH (Munnings--Touch the Star, by Tapit) O/B-Juddmonte Farms (Ky). T-Brad Cox. Lifetime Record: GSW, 5-3-0-0, $343,350. Last Start: 4th GI Ashland S., KEE, July 11 Next Start: To Be Determined Equineline PPs. KY Oaks Points: 110. Unraced since winning the GII Fair Grounds Oaks on March 21, Bonny South didn't show much in her return in the Ashland. She never seriously threatened and finished fourth in the five-horse field. With Beyer numbers in the mid-eighties, she appeared to be slower than her main rivals at Keeneland. Has more...

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Shedaresthedevil

5) SHEDARESTHEDEVIL (Daredevil--Starship Warpspeed, by Congrats) O-Flurry Racing Stables LLC, Qatar Racing Limited & Big Aut Farms. B-WinStar Farm, LLC (KY). T-Brad Cox. Sales History: $100,000 wlg '17 KEENOV; $20,000 RNA yrl '18 KEESEP; $280,000 2yo '19 KEENOV. Lifetime Record: MGSW, 9-4-2-2, $501,768. Last Start: 1st GIII Indiana Oaks, IND, July 8 Next Start: To Be Determined Equineline PPs. KY Oaks Points: 90. Rather than tackle the best of the division, trainer Brad Cox has been picking easier spots for Shedaresthedevil, a strategy that has been working. After winning an...

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Water White

10) WATER WHITE (Conveyance--Uzume, by Unbridled's Song) O-E V Racing Stable; B-Richard Forbush (KY); T-Rudy Rodriguez. Sales history: $50,000 Ylg '18 FTKOCT. Lifetime Record: SW, 7-2-2-1, $270,275. Last Start: 3rd GI Acorn S., BEL, June 20 Next Start: GI Coaching Club American Oaks, SAR, July 18. Equineline PPs. Kentucky Oaks Points: 64 After you get past the top three or four, the list gets pretty thin. That's why a horse like Water White makes it into the Top 10. Yes, she was beaten 19 1/4 lengths in the Acorn, but...

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Gamine

2) GAMINE (Into Mischief--Peggy Jane, by Kafwain) 'TDN Rising Star' O-Michael L. Petersen. B-Grace Thoroughbred Holdings LLC (KY). T-Bob Baffert. Sales History: $220,000 yrl '18 KEESEP; $1,800,000 2yo '19 FTMMAY. Lifetime Record: GISW, 3-3-0-0, $234,600. Last Start: 1st GI Longines Acorn S., BEL, June 20 Next Start: GI Longines Test S., SAR, Aug. 8 Equineline PPs. KY Oaks Points: 50. Considering that she turned in one of the best races by a 3-year-old filly in decades when destroying the opposition in the GI Acorn S, Gamine very well could turn...

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Tonalist’s Shape

6) TONALIST'S SHAPE (Tonalist--Hitechnoweenie, by Harlan's Holiday) O-Slam Dunk Racing, Doug Branham & Legacy Ranch, Inc. B-Sabana Farm (KY). T-Saffie Joseph, Jr. Sales History: $45,000 RNA yrl '18 KEESEP; $60,000 RNA 2yo '19 OBSAPR. Lifetime Record: MGSW, 8-6-0-0, $378,425. Last Start: 4th, GI CCA Oaks, SAR, July 18 Next Start: TBD Equineline PPs. KY Oaks Points: 70. She was scratched out of the Ashland to go in the Coaching Club American Oaks. That's a smart move by trainer Saffie Joseph, Jr., who, no doubt, figured out that the CCA Oaks...

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Venetian Harbor

4) VENETIAN HARBOR (Munnings--Sounds of the City, by Street Cry {Ire}) O-Ciaglia Racing LLC, Highland Yard LLC, River Oak Farm & Dominic Savides. B-Colts Neck Stables LLC (KY). T-Richard Baltas. Sales History: $110,000 yrl '18 KEESEP; $205,000 RNA 2yo '19 OBSAPR. Lifetime Record: GSW & GISP, 5-2-3-0, $323,400. Last Start: 2nd GI Ashland S., KEE, July 11 Next Start: To Be Determined Equineline PPs. KY Oaks Points: 90. This is a very talented filly, but probably not a Kentucky Oaks winner. The question with her all along has been how...

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