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Homeracing

2016 Kentucky Oaks Most Likely Winners And Best Plays

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Ed DeRosa

May 6th, 2016

It's hard to think of today's 13-race Kentucky Oaks card as just an appetizer or a precursor, but with a 14-race Kentucky Derby card the next day that's pretty much what it is. But even as we look forward to sleep when the whirlwind Oaks-Derby week is over, we won't sleep on Friday's top opportunities.

Most likely winner: #2 Sheer Drama in race 6 (the La Troienne)

Best value: #3 Summer Reading in race 7 (the Eight Belles)

The Kentucky Oaks: I'm bullish on the form coming out of the Gazelle Stakes at Aqueduct, so the winner #3 Lewis Bay is my top pick and the runner-up #8 Royal Obsession is my second pick. For more on that, check out today's ON POINT video on the TwinSpires.com Youtube channel.

My ABC grid for the day is below. TP is top pick. Or as Beavis & Butthead would say, TP for my bankroll

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