Local News
1:22 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Dreaming of Julia Leads Field of 11 in Kentucky Oaks

A field of 11 is set for Friday’s running of the 139th Kentucky Oaks.

The post positions for the fillies-only race were drawn this  morning at Churchill Downs.

The early favorite, at 3 -1, is Dreaming of Julia, one of four Todd Pletcher-trained entries.    Jockey John Velazquez will be aboard.

Dreaming of Julia is coming off an impressive victory last month in the Gulfstream Park Oaks, which she won by nearly 22 lengths. 

She'll  break from post position eight in the Kentucky Oaks.

The co-second favorites, at 7 -2, are Beholder and Unlimited Budget.

Midnight Lucky, trained by Bob Baffert, has odds of 9-2.

Post time for the Kentucky Oaks is 5:45pm Friday.