TDN Kentucky Oaks Contenders

Pleasant Orb

10) PLEASANT ORB (OrbPleasant Home, by Seeking the Gold)
O/B-Charles E. Fipke (KY); T-Barclay Tagg. Lifetime Record: GISP, 5-1-3-1, $111,825.
Last Start: 2nd GI Longines Acorn S., BEL, June 20
Next Start: GI Test S., SAR, Aug. 8
Equineline PPs. Kentucky Oaks Points: 20

Pleasant Orb enters the picture after finishing a well-beaten second in the Acorn. The story is her trainer, Barclay Tagg. We know he has a horse for the GI Kentucky Derby in Tiz the Law. Might he also have an Oaks horse, albeit a longshot? She has a long way to go, but Pleasant Orb seems to be getting better with every start. She was third behind Tonalist’s Shape in the Hollywood Wildcat before her Acorn performance. Hard to gauge the horses that were trounced that day by Gamine, but a second-place finish in the Acorn is enough for her to fill out our 10th spot.