TDN Kentucky Oaks Contenders


9) VARDA (Distorted HumorShe'll Be Right, by Sky Mesa)
O-Baoma Corporation. B-Masters 2013 & Distorted Humor Syndicate (NY). T-Bob Baffert. Sales History: $100,000 ylg '19 SARAUG; $700,000 2yo '20 OBSAPR. Lifetime Record: GISW, 3-2-1-0, $254,500.
Last Start: 1st GI Starlet S., LRC, Dec. 5
Accomplishments Include: 2nd GII Chandelier S., SA, Sept. 26
Next Start: GII Las Virgenes S., SA, Feb. 6
Equineline PPs. KY Oaks Points: 14

Another horse from the Baffert stable, the good news is that she is a Grade I winner, which she accomplished in the GI Starlet S. at Los Alamitos. The bad news is that she hasn't run nearly fast enough to be considered among the best in her division. Sent off at 17-1 in the five-horse Starlet, her time for the mile-and-a-sixteenth was 1:44 2/5, good for just a 68 Beyer. That puts her 25 points behind Vequist's best. That doesn't mean she can't improve. But will need to post a significantly faster number before climbing to the top of this list.