There are many perspectives and angles to handicapping the Kentucky Derby. Our experts can help you make good picks and plays for your Kentucky Derby betting. There are up to 20 horses that will leave the starting gate on Saturday, May 1.
Brad Cox trained two of the three Kentucky Oaks winners. He’ll be trying to make it three out of four when the 2021 Kentucky Oaks starts at 5:51 p.m. ET at Churchill Downs on Friday. Cox trained the 2020 winner Shedaresthedevil as well as 2018 winner Monomoy girl. Cox has two horses in 2021 Kentucky Oaks, 50-1 longshot Coach and Search Results. He is also one of the favorite 2021 Kentucky Oaks bets at 3-1.
These Kentucky Oaks 2021 hopefuls will be competing to beat 5-2 favorite Malathaat (an undefeated horse, trained by Todd Pletcher). The action is expected to be intense with 13 of the fastest fillies in the country competing for $1.25million in prize money. Be sure to check out SportsLine’s Jody Demling’s top 2021 Kentucky Oaks predictions and bets before you make any 2021 Kentucky Oaks selections.
Demling, an established horse racing journalist who has been talking, writing and betting about horses for many years, will enter the 2021 Kentucky Oaks. He did this after a significant heat in 2020.
This handicapper is the same one who has hit the Derby-Oaks double at Churchill Downs nine more times over the past 12 years. He held a ticket with both the Kentucky Oaks winners and the Derby winners all but three times over his 12 previous attempts.
Last season’s Triple Crown schedule was also opened on a heater. Last year’s Belmont saw Demling declare that Tiz the Law was the class of the field and Barclay Tagg’s horse won convincingly by 3 3/4 lengths. Anyone who has been following him is huge.
Demling shares his predictions and picks at SportsLine now that the 2021 Kentucky Oaks field is locked. These picks and predictions can be viewed at SportsLine.
Predictions for the 2021 Kentucky Oaks Top Ten
Unexpectedly, Demling is now fading Malathaat despite her being undefeated and the top favourite at 5-2 in the Kentucky Oaks odds 2021. Demling claims Malathaat barely makes it to the board. Pletcher made it clear that he believes Malathaat to be a superstar. However, there are concerns about this race.
Demling loves her upside, but she has to face multiple horses who have performed well at Churchill Downs. As a three-year-old, she only raced once and was victorious at the Ashland Stakes in April. Malathaat is a horse that should fade in your 2021 Kentucky Oaks wagers because there are better options in the talented 2021 Kentucky Oaks fields.
Another twist: Demling rates Clairiere highly, even though she is an underdog for the Kentucky Oaks 2021. Clairiere, the daughter of Curlin’s 2007 Preakness Stakes winner, is trained by Steve Asmussen. Asmussen also trained Curlin. Asmussen is a two-time Kentucky Oaks champion and has won three Triple Crown races.
Clairiere finished in the top 2 in each of her races with two wins, and two runners-up finishes. Clairiere won at Churchill Downs in October to start her season. She also improved her time at the same distance a month later at this track. Although she is a more close-knit stalker, her Equibase Speed Figure of 100 is enough to show her speed. She is one of only two fillies that has reached triple-digits. Demling says Clairiere is the right choice for your 2021 Kentucky Oaks betting.Last Updated on October 2, 2021