Wet Paint will break from the middle of the field in post 7. Brad Cox stablemate Botanical, drawn next door in post 6, ranks as the 4-1 second choice as she aims to prove herself on dirt.
Southlawn is pegged as the third pick at 8-1, offering a father-versus-son story line. The Norm Casse pupil landed in post 4, beside Wonder Wheel, trained by his Hall of Fame father, Mark Casse. Last year’s champion juvenile filly seeking a return to form, Wonder Wheel is a 12-1 shot from post 5.
The joint 10-1 chances are Affirmative Lady, in post 13, and Pretty Mischievous, who adds blinkers in the outside post 14. On the rail is Dubai shipper Mimi Kakushi at 20-1.
Few could have imagined that onetime unbeaten sensation Hoosier Philly, who has fallen off form, is the last of three on the also-eligible list and a 30-1 longshot. Just ahead of her in order of preference are Taxed (20-1) and Julia Shining (15-1).
Carded as the 11th race on Friday, the 1 1/8-mile Kentucky Oaks is scheduled for 5:51 p.m. (ET).
Here is the field for the 149th Oaks:
|1||Mimi Kakushi||Mickael Barzalona||Salem bin Ghadayer||20-1|
|2||The Alys Look||Javier Castellano||Brad Cox||15-1|
|3||Gambling Girl||Irad Ortiz Jr.||Todd Pletcher||15-1|
|4||Southlawn||Rey Gutierrez||Norm Casse||8-1|
|5||Wonder Wheel||Joel Rosario||Mark Casse||12-1|
|6||Botanical||Chris Landeros||Brad Cox||4-1|
|7||Wet Paint||Flavien Prat||Brad Cox||5-2|
|8||Promiseher America||Jorge Vargas Jr.||Ray Handal||30-1|
|9||And Tell Me Nolies||Ramon Vazquez||Peter Miller||15-1|
|10||Flying Connection||Florent Geroux||Todd Fincher||15-1|
|11||Defining Purpose||Brian Hernandez Jr.||Kenny McPeek||12-1|
|12||Dorth Vader||Luis Saez||Michael Yates||20-1|
|13||Affirmative Lady||John Velazquez||Graham Motion||10-1|
|14||Pretty Mischievous||Tyler Gaffalione||Brendan Walsh||10-1|
|AE 15||Taxed||Rafael Bejarano||Randy Morse||20-1|
|AE 16||Julia Shining||Luis Saez||Todd Pletcher||15-1|
|AE 17||Hoosier Philly||Edgar Morales||Thomas Amoss||30-1|