Churchill Downs Selections, Day 5–Friday, April 30, 2021: Kentucky Oaks Day!

Aunt Pearl (Ire)
Madaket Stables, LLC, Michael Dubb, Michael E. Kisber, Peter Deutsch, and the Elkstone Group, LLC’s Aunt Pearl (Ire) will make her three-year-old debut in the $300,000 Edgewood Stakes (G2T) on Friday, April 30 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Coady Photography

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13 Fillies To Line Up For Lilies

Malathaat
Shadwell Stable’s undefeated Malathaat is the 5-2 morning line favorite for the $1,250,000 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) on April 30 at Churchill Downs. NYRA Photo

A stellar program featuring six stakes races is on the docket at Churchill Downs on Friday, April 30–Kentucky Oaks Day 2021 in Louisville, Ky.

The 13-race card is highlighted by the 147th running of the $1,250,000 Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) for three-year-old fillies to be contested at a nine-furlong trip on the main track.

Shadwell Stable’s Malathaat, winner of the Ashland Stakes (G1) at Keeneland in her last start and a perfect four-for-four lifetime, has been installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite in the two-turn dirt test. Jockey John Velazquez has the call on the bay daughter of Curlin for trainer Todd Pletcher.

The five other supporting stakes races on the Oaks Day program include the 66th running of the $300,000 Eight Belles Stakes Presented by Smithfield (G2), the 37th renewal of the $300,000 Edgewood Stakes Presented by Newport Racing & Gaming (G2T), the 18th running of the $400,000 Alysheba Stakes Presented by Sentient Jet (G2), the 36th renewal of the $500,000 La Troienne Stakes Presented by TwinSpires.com (G1), and the 27th edition of the $250,000 Twin Spires Turf Sprint Stakes Presented by Sysco (G2T).

Steam Touts Five Winners On Thursday’s Card

Steam gave out five winners on Thursday’s 11-race program at Churchill Downs and, as a result, four days into the 2021 Spring Meet in Louisville, Ky., its top picks are winning at a 35 percent clip and have finished in the money 63 percent of the time.

Post time for the first of 13 races on Kentucky Oaks Day at Churchill Downs on Friday, April 30 is 10:30 A.M. (Eastern). Additionally, there is a $25,696 carryover in the 20-cent Derby City 6 (races 6-11, 1:26 P.M. (Eastern) post time).

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Louisville, Kentucky updated forecast

Racing will be conducted at Churchill Downs this spring with limited spectators, in accordance with guidelines set forth by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the federal government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

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