Kentucky Oaks Roundup: Apr. 20, 2020
Stay up to speed on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks with a weekly roundup of all the latest news and developments:
Changes on the Kentucky Oaks Leaderboard
With all of April’s Kentucky Oaks prep races either canceled or postponed due to COVID-19, the Road to the Kentucky Oaks leaderboard remains unchanged for the third straight week.
On the Kentucky Oaks Work Tab
Alta’s Award: Honeybee (G3) runner-up clocked 5 furlongs in a quick 1:00.20 on Sunday at Oaklawn.
Antoinette: Cruised through a half-mile in :50.00 on Sunday at Payson Park.
British Idiom: Aiming for the Fantasy (G3), the reigning champion 2-year-old filly worked a half-mile in :48.00 on Saturday at Oaklawn.
Harvey’s Lil Goil: The Busanda S. winner recorded 4 furlongs in :49.00 on Saturday at Payson Park.
Kansas Kis: Clocked 5 furlongs in 1:01.74 over the Belmont Park training track on Friday.
Lake Avenue: Demoiselle (G2) winner turned in her first workout since finishing third in the Gulfstream Parks Oaks (G2) last month, clocking 3 furlongs in :37.00 on Wednesday at Payson Park.
Lazy Daisy: Stepped up to 6 furlongs for her seventh work of the season, clocking the distance in 1:13.80 at Oaklawn.
Lucrezia: Worked a bullet half-mile in :49.60 on Friday at Fair Hill.
Maedean: Posted a maintenance half-mile move on Saturday at Gulfstream, getting the distance in :49.03 for the second straight week.
Perfect Alibi: Turned in her fifth workout of the year on Wednesday at Belmont Park, clocking a half-mile in :49.46 over the training track.
Sharing: Stepped up to 5 furlongs for her fifth work of the season, going the distance in 1:02.20 over the all-weather track at Fair Hill.
Shedaresthedevil: Fired off a stiff workout on Saturday at Oaklawn, clocking 5 furlongs in a bullet :59.00.
Swiss Skydiver: The upset Gulfstream Park Oaks champion blazed 5 furlongs in a bullet :59.37 on Saturday at Gulfstream.
Venetian Harbor: Runaway Las Virgenes (G2) winner recently shipped to Oaklawn Park, where she clocked 5 furlongs in 1:00.80 on Friday. The Fantasy is next on her agenda.
Looking Ahead at the Kentucky Oaks
You can expect a large field to turn out for the May 1 Fantasy (G3) at Oaklawn, which will award 100 Road to the Kentucky Oaks qualification points to the winner. A total of 48 fillies have been nominated to the 1 1/16-mile race, including graded stakes winners British Idiom, Harvey’s Lil Goil, Lazy Daisy, Lake Avenue, Shedaresthedevil, Swiss Skydiver, and Venetian Harbor. With few other options for high-class fillies to consider right now, the Fantasy could wind up being almost as deep a race as the Kentucky Oaks itself.