07/26/2015 10:24AM

Crist: Coaching Club American Oaks preview


This year’s 3-year-old filly division is in disarray, especially now that the brilliant grass star Lady Eli is sidelined while battling laminitis. The eight Grade 1 races in the division so far this year have been won by seven different fillies. Lovely Maria is the only dual winner (Ashland on April 4 and Kentucky Oaks on May 1), while one Grade 1 apiece has gone to Callback (Las Virgenes on Jan. 31), Stellar Wind (Santa Anita Oaks on April 4), Spanish Queen (American Oaks on May 30), Curalina (Acorn on June 6), Include Betty (Mother Goose on June 27), and Lady Eli (Belmont Oaks on July 4).