06/30/2014 11:17AM

Six probables for Delaware Oaks

Barbara D. Livingston
Got Lucky is one of four fillies trainer Todd Pletcher nominated to the Delaware Oaks.

As of Monday morning, Delaware Park stakes coordinator Lenny Rera had six probables for Saturday’s Grade 2, $300,000 Delaware Oaks. The race will be drawn Wednesday, along with three undercard stakes, and the field could change markedly between now and then.

The 1 1/16-mile Oaks heads the second most important day of the Delaware Park meet. The undercard stakes are the Grade 3, $200,000 Robert G. Dick Memorial for fillies and mares at 1 3/8 miles on the turf; and two $50,000 stakes, the Carl Hanford Memorial and the Oh Say.

A quick look at those expected for the Delaware Oaks:

* Got Lucky: Todd Pletcher has nominated four to the Oaks, but if he sends a horse it is expected to be Got Lucky, a Gulfstream Park maiden winner who has been a well-beaten second behind Untapable in the Grade 3 Rachel Alexandra at Fair Grounds and My Miss Sophia in the Grade 2 Gazelle at Aqueduct.

* Joint Return: John Servis-trained daughter of long-winded millionaire Include has a lot of upside as we reach the midpoint of the year. She has won 5 of 8 starts, including three stakes – the $100,000 Busher at Aqueduct, the $65,000 Calder Oaks, and the $50,250 Our Mims at Delaware while prepping for the Oaks. Her fourth-place finish in the Black-Eyed Susan was sneaky good and is a replay well worth watching.

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* Image of Anna: Set the pace in the Our Mims but was outfinished by Joint Return in a good runner-up effort. Trained by Rick Violette, she is quick and improving.

* Fortune Pearl: Followed up a first-level optional-claiming win at Pimlico with a third-place finish in the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes. Has four Delaware Park works since then for trainer Graham Motion.

* Pixie Dust: A winner of 2 of 4 starts sprinting against Pennsylvania-bred company for trainer James L. Lawrence II, she should appreciate the added distance of the Oaks.

* Honey’s Ryan: It’s a bit difficult to judge this filly’s races as they have come at Remington Park in Oklahoma City and at ThistleDown near Cleveland. Trained by Kenneth Marshall, she has easily won her last three starts and will be stretching out after two sprints. She was bred by the University of Kentucky.