The 2021 Kentucky Oaks takes place on Friday, April 30 at 5:51 p.m. ET at Churchill Downs. Malathaat is the betting favorite at 5-2, while other top contenders include Search Results (3-1), Travel Column (3-1) and Clairiere (5-1).
Before locking in any picks for the race that features the nation's best fillies, you ABSOLUTELY need to see what our resident horse racing guru, Jody Demling, has to say.
A fixture in the horse racing world who has been writing about, talking about and betting on races for years, Demling enters the 2021 Kentucky Oaks after a major heater in 2020: At one point last year, he picked the winners of six straight races: the Saudi Cup, Gotham Stakes, Rebel Stakes, Louisiana Derby, Florida Derby and Belmont Stakes.
This is the same handicapper who hit the Derby-Oaks double at Churchill Downs nine times in the last 12 years! That means he held a ticket with the winners of both the Kentucky Oaks and Derby all but three times in his last 12 tries.
He opened last season's Triple Crown schedule on a heater too. At last year's Belmont, Demling said Tiz the Law was clearly the class of the field, and Barclay Tagg's horse pulled away for a convincing 3 3/4-length victory. Anyone who has followed him is up HUGE.
For the 2021 Kentucky Oaks, we can tell you Demling is fading Malathaat, even though she is undefeated and the top Vegas favorite. In fact, Demling says Malathaat barely hits the board!
Instead, Demling is especially high on a HUGE double-digit underdog who will be "flying in the end!" If you include her in your exotics, you could be looking at a colossal payday.
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