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

 

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