TDN Kentucky Oaks Contenders


7) 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: 1-1-0-0, $33,000.
Last Start: 1st Maiden Special Weight, SA, Mar. 7
Next Start: To Be Determined
Equineline PPs. KY Oaks Points: 0.

It seems that not a weekend goes by when Bob Baffert doesn’t unveil a new potential superstar, yet most of them have been colts. Last Saturday it was a filly, a $1.8-million purchase named Gamine. Owned by Michael Petersen and purchased as the topper at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Old Sale, she romped by 6 1/4 lengths in her debut. Her time for the 6 1/2 furlongs was 1:16.59. Earlier in the Santa Anita card, a maiden race for males went in 1:17.19. The only obvious knock on her is that she faced just three rivals and was such an overwhelming favorite that she paid $2.20. The question now is whether or not Baffert can get a 6 1/2-furlong maiden winner in March ready for the Kentucky Oaks in less than two months? She’ll have to be very special to pull that off, but she may just be.


1st Maiden Special Weight