Best Free Picks And Predictions For the Kentucky Oaks 2020

Best Free Picks And Predictions For the Kentucky Oaks 2020

The 2020 Kentucky Oaks will take place Friday, September 4, under the Twin Spires of Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. This page has your best free picks and predictions for the Kentucky Oaks, a 1 1/8 mile race for three-year-old fillies worth $1,250,000. 

 Kentucky Oaks Winner BetWay Bet365 Spin Palace Sports

Gamine

1.61 1.62 1.61

Swiss Skydiver

4.20 4.25 4.20

Speech

15.00 15.00 15.00

Donna Veloce

19.00 19.00 19.00

Shedaresthedevil

19.00 19.00 20.00

Kentucky Oaks Entries

The entries for the 2020 Kentucky Oaks, with jockey, trainer, and morning line odds:

1. Swiss Skydiver (Tyler Gaffalione/Ken McPeek) (8-5)
2. Tempers Rising (Julien Leparoux/Dallas Stewart) (50-1)
3. Donna Veloce (Ricardo Santana, Jr/Simon Callaghan) (15-1)
4. Speech (Javier Castellano/Michael McCarthy) (5-1)
5. Gamine (John Velazquez/Bob Baffert) (Even)
6. Bayerness (Rafael Bejarano/Cherie DeVaux) (50-1)
7. Shedaresthedevil (Florent Geroux/Brad Cox) (20-1)
8. Hopeful Growth (Manny Franco/A R Margotta, Jr) (30-1)
9. Dream Marie (Joe Talamo/M J Williams) (50-1)

Kentucky Oaks 2020 picks

Kentucky Oaks Predictions

Favoured Gamine has crossed the finish line first in all four of her races, although she was disqualified in an allowance at Oaklawn Park and thus her official record is three for four. That day she was all out to beat Speech in a 1 1/16 mile race, and this is further. Since then she has won going a mile and then seven furlongs, but this is a tough spot to prove she can relax and go two turns. 

If she falters, the race could go to Speech, winner of the Ashland Stakes (G1) at Keelenad last out. The daughter of Mr Speaker is bred to go further and has been improving all year for trainer Michael McCarthy.

Both of them have to get past Swiss Skydiver, the second choice in the race. She has been very special all spring, winning major races at four different tracks and even finishing second in a Kentucky Derby prep. If she runs well in the Kentucky Oaks she will head to the Preakness Stakes against males on October 3. Ken McPeek trains the daughter of Daredevil.

There are several horses with big odds that could definitely hit the trifecta or superfecta. Shedaresthedevil has twice won graded stakes, including the Indiana Oaks (G3) last out for trainer Brad Cox. She is being ridden by Florent Geroux; they teamed up to win this race in 2018 with Monomoy Girl.

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    Kentucky Oaks Free Picks

    • $15 Win on Speech
    • $1 Exacta box, Speech and Swiss Skydiver
    • $1 Trifecta box, Speech, Swiss Skydiver, and Shedaresthedevil
    • $2 Win/Place/Show on Shedaresthedevil

    Kentucky Oaks Post Time

    The Kentucky Oaks is scheduled to be the 12th of 13 races on the Friday card at Churchill Downs. It has a local post time of 5:45pm Eastern time, with the Twin Spires Turf Sprint (G2) coming as the next race afterwards. The day starts at 11:00am Eastern with a maiden special weight event, and includes six stakes in a row, including the Grade 1 La Troienne for fillies and mares.