KINGSTON, Jamaica - The Classic Jamaica Oaks, run over 10 furlongs (2,000m) will be competed for tomorrow (May 4) at Caymanas Park.
The 2019 Jamaica Oaks is sponsored by Rum Fire White Overproof Rum.
An analysis of the 12 runners in the 80th running of the Jamaica Oaks follows below.
1 - CASUAL DRINK: (3-y-o b. f – Casual Trick – Zacapa) – Did well in the recent 1000 Guineas when finishing third. Going stronger though might be a stretch for this filly. Winning is not on the cards.
2 - REGGAE GONE GRAMMY: (3-y-o b. f – Western Classic – Little Thunder) – Developing late but not ready for these.
3 - SI ME NOW: (3-y-o ch. f – Forest Danger – Quiet Giant) – No chance.
4 - LADY BLUE: (3-y-o- ch. f – Blue Pepsi Lodge – The Vibes Lady) – Ran well to finish second in the 1000 Guineas but seems to prefer the shorter distances. Lady Blue is going to give a good effort but 10 furlongs might be her undoing.
5 – WINX CHOICE: (3-y-o-b f – Forest Danger – Hurricane Michelle) – In the wrong race.
6 - PRINCESS AVA: (3-y-o b. f – Mine Over Matter – Exotic Selection) – Princess Ava has no chance of beating I Am Di One but she could get into the exotic wagers.
7 - FORMAL FASHION: (3-y-o ch. f – Blue Pepsi Lodge – Onemorefashion) – Although coming into the Oaks after a win, Formal Fashion is going to be left behind.
8 - ENVISAGED: (3-y-o gr. f – Fearless Vision – Alpha Lupa) –Envisaged will be more effective going longer but lacks the class to beat these.
9 - BLACK RIVER: (3-y-o dk. b/br. f – Storm Craft – She Sell Off) – It is left to be seen if Black River has the class of her rivals here. Has a good chance of earning.
10 - PRINCESS ANNIE: (3-y-o b. f – Northern Giant – Millennium Princess) –Princess Annie is going to enjoy the distance of the Jamaica Oaks and is expected to earn.
11- I AM DI ONE: (3-y-o- b. f – Adore The Gold – It Is I) –. I Am Di One has more scope for improvement, and while this is racing where anything can happen, I Am Di One is going to be difficult to beat here.