LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) – It’s the morning of the Kentucky Oaks and Weep No More trainer Rusty Arnold is as cool as they come.
“Between the time we saddle and the time they break (That’s where it changes),” said Arnold. “That’s because it’s not in our control.”
Weep No More enters the Oaks with current odds of 6-1. She will start the race out of gate 2, which Arnold admits, is less than desirable.
“We’re going to have to get lucky,” said Arnold. “We are going to have to pass a lot of horses. Maybe 13.”
Weep No More has no problems racing from behind. At the Grade I Ashland Stakes, she trailed by 13 and a half lengths at the half mile only to rally for the victory over Oaks favorite Rachel’s Valentina.
“What makes her special is her win streak,” said Arnold on Weep No More who has won 3 in a row. “From where she started, she didn’t’ have a lot of speed but she’s increasingly got better. “
Another Philly who has shown much improvement is John Servis’ Cathryn Sophia.
After receiving a morning line of 9-2 (As did Weep No More), she enters the Oaks Friday afternoon with 8-1 odds.
Cathryn Sophia started her career with four straight wins but enters the Oaks after a disappointing third place finish the Ashland Stakes.
Servis believes they’ve made improvement.
“She is doing great. She has progressed since the Ashland,” said Servis. “She will do well.”
Post time for the $1 million, 1 1/8 miles race is 5:49 p.m. Friday.
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