TDN Kentucky Oaks Contenders


4) SPEECH (Mr SpeakerScribbling 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: GSP, 5-1-3-1, $73,840.
Last Start: 2nd Allowance/Optional Claimer, OP, May 2
Next Start: To Be Determined
Equineline PPs. KY Oaks Points: 0.

If you like Gamine, you have to like Speech as well. After finishing second behind Donna Veloce (Uncle Mo) in the GIII Santa Ysabel S., she gave Gamine all she could at Oaklawn and finished 6 1/2 lengths ahead of the third-place finisher. She’s probably not good enough right now to win a race like the Oaks, but she seems to be on the improve for the sizzling Michael McCarthy stable, which is winning at a 32% on the year.