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2011 Kentucky Oaks Field

PP ML Horse Jockey Trainer
1 5-2 Joyful Victory Mike Smith Larry Jones

Action’s Line: New horse since moving to barn of Larry Jones. Watch result of Arienza in 8th Friday before taking short price.

2 12-1 Lilacs and Lace Javier Castellano John Terranova

Action’s Line: Ran huge last out. Improved Beyer Speed Figure by 17 points. A bounce is possible. Only dirt try was not good.

3 5-1 Summer Soiree Gabriel Saez Larry Jones

Action’s Line: First start for Team Valor and Graham Motion. Could pay off right away. Seems like she really grew up over the winter.

4 4-1 Kathmanblu Julien Leparoux Kenneth McPeek

Action’s Line: Lone filly in the field with a win over the track. Needed her last start. Seems to get tired, but comes in off a five-week rest.

5 50-1 Suave Voir Faire Miguel Mena DM Smithwick

Action’s Line: Grade 2-placed on the surface. Beaten by four others in this field.

6 4-1 Zazu Joel Rosario John Sadler

Action’s Line: Grade I winner has been pointed toward this race since her last start. Needs a fast pace to develop.

7 20-1 Her Smile Garrett Gomez Todd Pletcher

Action’s Line: Her Beyer figures have improved in every start this year. If she moves forward again for new trainer Todd Pletcher, she could get the job done.

8 20-1 Bouquet Booth Robby Albarado Steve Margolis

Action’s Line: She could sit a good stalking trip, but I’m worried she just is not improving.

9 20-1 Daisy Devine Jimmy Grahama Andrew McKeever

Action’s Line: Working lights out in the slop. Connections hope the track stays that way.

10 50-1 Street Storm Shaun Bridgmohan Steve Margolis

Action’s Line: Her last race was her best, but she has been missing for two months.

11 50-1 Holy Heavens Kent Desormeaux Benard Chatters

Action’s Line: Big rider change for this well-traveled filly. Ran second, third in her past two starts to the heavy favorite.

12 5-1 Plum Pretty Martin Garcia Bob Baffert

Action’s Line: If she runs back to her last race, they will be running for second money, but she will have company up front.

13 30-1 St. John’s River Rosie Napravnik Andrew Leggio

Action’s Line: Speed figures rising every race. Raced wide every time out, and now starts from the widest post.

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Author Photo“Action” Andy Andrews, of Joppa, Md., first began to the racetrack at Pimlico in 1995. The first live race he ever saw was when Cigar won the Pimlico Special. He has been hooked ever since. He won a Delaware Park monthly handicapping tournament in 2009, earning an entry into the World Series of Handicapping in Las Vegas. He also finished second in the 2010 Laurel Park qualifier for the National Handicapping Championship in Las Vegas. More by  ›