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Kentucky Derby 2019: A full field of 14 is in for Friday’s Kentucky Oaks, with the top prize for 3-year-old fillies worth a record $1.25 in purse money as they go 1 1/8 miles at Churchill Downs. California-based Bellafina is squarely the one to beat, but she’ll offer little value in a race that includes division champion Jaywalk, the speedy Serengeti Empress and Lady Apple, an up-and-comer out of Oaklawn Park.
Post time for the Oaks, Race 11 of 13 at Churchill Downs, is 6:12 p.m. ET with NBC Sports Network providing live coverage. Here’s a look at the field in post order with trainers, jockeys and Mike Battaglia’s morning line.
Justify won the 2018 Kentucky Derby after being tabbed the race favorite with 7-2 betting odds. Justify became the first horse since Apollo in 1882 to win the Derby despite not winning a race as a two-year-old. He went on to win the the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, becoming the 13th horse in history to win the Triple Crown. Justify was trained by Bob Baffert, whose horses have won five Kentucky Derbies, seven Preakness Stakes and three Belmont Stakes.
It's not often that a Kentucky Derby favorite is scratched from the lineup only days before the race, but Omaha Beach suffered an entrapped epiglottis. That means longtime trainer Richard Mandella won't notch his first career Kentucky Derby win, and jockey Mike Smith, who rode Justify to last year's Triple Crown, won't be in this year's Run for the Roses.
But more importantly, Omaha Beach will be OK.
"I'm a little bummed out, but the horse is OK and we're going to be all right," Smith told the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com). "The good news is it wasn't anything that is life-threatening.''
Baffert has five career Kentucky Derby wins, including with Justify last year and fellow Triple Crown-winner American Pharoah in 2015. He has a good chance to secure another victory this year.
Game Winner is now the favorite to win with 9-2 odds (as of Thursday at 3 a.m. ET, per SportsLine). Improbable and Roadster each have 5-1 odds.
It will be interesting to see how Game Winner and Roadster come out of their posts, as they'll be starting alongside each other in the Nos. 15 and 16 spots—the horses in posts Nos. 13-20 have all moved up one following Omaha Beach's withdrawal.
Improbable could be the Baffert horse that finishes the best, perhaps even winning, after its favorable post draw of No. 5.
Improbable nearly won the Arkansas Derby on April 13, making a strong push down the final stretch but coming up short against Omaha Beach.