Kentucky Oaks 2020 Report: Silverbulletday Stakes Recap + Points Race Previews

Finite picked up ten more points to move into third place in the Kentucky Oaks 2020 points race standings. The overwhelming favorite earned her victory the hard way in the Silverbulletday Stakes at Fair Grounds on Saturday, Jan. 18.

The next three Oaks points races on the docket are the Forward Gal at Gulfstream Park (Feb. 1), the Martha Washington at Oaklawn Park (Feb. 1), and the Busanda at Aqueduct on Feb. 2.

Tonalist’s Shape is the overwhelming 1-2 favorite in the Forward Gal at seven panels and she drew perfectly outside. Taraz is the strong even money chalk in the Martha Washington, and she might jump on the Kentucky Derby 2020 trail if she wins impressively. Finally, the Busanda attracted seven fillies and Persisto looks like the one to catch.

Kentucky Oaks 2020 Points Race Recaps

Silverbulletday Stakes Recap (1-18-20) – Winner: Finite ($3.20)

Finite worked hard throughout in a tougher than expected neck victory. Ursula set the pace and His Glory tracked her. Finite sat in 3rd and went up to engage the early leader at the six furlong mark. His Glory was the first to crack and Portrait joined the chase outside, and the race was on in the stretch. Finite and Ursula battled in the lane and Portrait started to flatten out. Tempers Rising was on the scene late but when the smoke cleared, Finite was a neck to the good of Ursula, with Tempers Rising a head back in 3rd. Portrait was a length behind that one, and was followed by His Glory, Pass the Plate, She Can’t Sing, and Maga Suite. This was not a fast race and the top finishers will have to improve to compete with the top horses in this division.

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Kentucky Oaks Points Leaderboard (thru Silverbulletday 1-18-20)

34 Points: Bast

30 Points: British Idiom

20 Points: Finite

12 Points: Donna Veloce

10 Points: Lake Avenue, Lazy Daisy, Wicked Whisper

6 Points: Perfect Alibi

4 Points: Auberge, Comical, Frank’s Rockette, His Glory, K P Dreamin, Maedean, Motu, Ursula

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Jarrod Horak’s Fabulous Five Kentucky Oaks 2020 Contenders (1-30-20)

1 – DONNA VELOCE – Just missed in BC Juvenile Fillies (G1) and Starlet (G1).

2 – BRITISH IDIOM – Juvenile fillies champ working steadily at FG since late last year.

3 – BAST – 3-time G1 winner fired half-mile bullet at SA Jan. 18.

4 – MAEDEAN – Demoiselle (G2) runner-up breezed half-mile at GP Jan. 25.

5 – MOTU – Golden Rod (G2) runner-up working at Summerfield Training Center in Florida.