Bellafina returns to the scene of her worst career defeat on Friday as the favorite in the 2019 Kentucky Oaks. Bellafina is the 2-1 morning-line favorite in the 1 1/8-mile race for three-year-old fillies. Post time is 6:12 p.m. ET.
Before you lock in any 2019 Kentucky Oaks picks, you ABSOLUTELY need to see what 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 is riding an impressive handicapping hot streak. In the last month he hit the exacta, trifecta and superfecta in the Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes, winning $408.38 on a $38.40 investment, and the exacta and trifecta in the Blue Grass Stakes and Wood Memorial on the same day.
Those picks continued Demling's astonishing start to 2019, in which he also nailed the superfecta at the prestigious Pegasus World Cup -- a $678 payout on a $1 bet -- and the superfecta at the Robert B. Lewis Stakes.
Plus, he's hit nine of the last 10 Oaks-Derby doubles at Churchill Downs. That means he's held a ticket with the winners of the Kentucky Oaks and Derby all but once in the last decade. Anyone who has followed him is WAY up.
Now, Demling has analyzed the latest Kentucky Oaks lineup and released where he says every horse will finish.
We can tell you that Demling is fading Champagne Anyone, one of the top favorites at 6-1. In fact, Demling says Champagne Anyone barely cracks the top 10. "She won the Florida Oaks but was up near the front of that race," Demling told SportsLine. "She can't hang on if she's close to the pace here."
Instead, Demling is especially high on a monumental long shot, saying she'll hit the board HARD at the 2019 Kentucky Oaks. If you include her in your exotics, you could be looking at a colossal payday.
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