Kentucky Oaks Odds: Grace Hall Favored

Grace Hall is the morning line favorite on Kentucky Oaks betting menus, but many horse players are focused on local favorite for the best value as the ladies run one day ahead of the Kentucky Derby.

On Fire Baby is listed at 4/1 odds, just behind the favorite at 5/2, according to the racebook odds at Bovada.

She won the Pocahontas and Golden Rod at Churchill Downs last fall and also won her most recent outing (the Honeybee at Oaklawn Park).

"It all points to some serious momentum and a chance to overtake Grace Hall on Friday," said Jack Randall.

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Broadways Alibi is also 4/1 odds, while the enthusiastically named Believe You Can is 10/1.

But Grace Hall is the favorite for a reason. She cruised to a nearly seven-length win in the Gulfstream Park Oaks and will break from the No. 2 post.

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She has won four of six career starts at Churchill Downs and looks to etch her name next to greats such as Rachel Alexandra and Rags to Riches as Oaks winners.

Current Kentucky Oaks Betting Odds - courtesy of Bovada:

Grace Hall    5/2
Broadways Alibi    4/1
On Fire Baby    4/1
Summer Applause    15/1
Believe You Can    10/1
Edens Moon    12/1
Jemimas Pearl    12/1
Amies Dini    10/1
And Why Not    18/1
Karlovy        20/1
Hard Not To Like    20/1
Yara        30/1
Colonial Empress    50/1
Sacristy    50/1

2012 Kentucky Oaks - Head to Head Matchups

Broadways Alibi                -125

On Fire Baby                      -105

Grace Hall                            -170

On Fire Baby                      +140

Jemimas Pearl                   -115

Edens Moon                      -115

Summer Applause           -105

Believe You Can                -125

And Why Not                     -115

Karlovy                 -115

Hard Not To Like               EVEN

And Why Not                     -130

Past Kentucky Oaks Winners


2011Plum Pretty Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Peachtree Stable 01:49.5
2010Blind Luck Rafael Bejarano Jerry Hollendorfer Hollendorfer/DeDomenico/Carver 01:50.7
2009Rachel Alexandra Calvin Borel Hal R. Wiggins D. Morrison/M. Lauffer 01:48.9
2008Proud Spell Gabriel Saez J. Larry Jones Brereton C. Jones 01:50.0
2007Rags to Riches Garrett Gomez Todd Pletcher D. Smith & M. Tabor 01:50.0
2006Lemons Forever Mark Guidry Dallas Stewart L. Willis/T. Horton/Stewart 01:50.1
2005Summerly Jerry Bailey Steve Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds 01:50.2
2004Ashado John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Starlight Stables 01:50.8
2003Bird Town Edgar Prado Nick Zito Marylou Whitney Stables 01:48.6
2002Farda Amiga Chris McCarron Paulo Lobo J. De Camargo01:50.4
2001Flute Jerry Bailey Robert J. Frankel Juddmonte Farms 01:48.9