By Jarrod Horak
The road to Kentucky Oaks 2024 continues at Aqueduct on Saturday, December 2, and I have included Demoiselle 2023 picks below. The Grade 2 event for 2-year-old fillies has a $250,000 purse and the nine entrants will be traveling 1 1/18 miles on the main track. It is the 7th race on Dec. 2 and the top five finishers will earn Oaks points (10-5-3-2-1).
Demoiselle 2023 Picks & Final Time Ratings
Dolomite rallied from the inside post to finish a clear second as the beaten favorite in her six panel bow at Saratoga on Sept. 1. She got another furlong to work with second time out and she stalked and romped over next-out winner Munny Grab on Oct. 22. Those two races were New York-bred special weight events and Chad Brown’s filly stretches out and faces tougher stakes company. She earned an improved number second time out and could easily be this good.
Life Talk made up nice ground to miss by a head in her 6 1/2 furlong bow at Saratoga on July 30. She stretched out to a flat mile and easily graduated as the favorite at that same venue on Aug. 31. She caught the slop and finished an okay 3rd in the Frizette (G1), and was a wide, even 4th from post 11 in the BC Juvenile Fillies (G1) last time. Todd Pletcher’s filly is a logical contender but she won’t offer much value.
Most of All won by the length of the stretch in a local flat mile special weight affair in the slop at one mile on Oct. 20. The race was originally scheduled for turf and she only beat four rivals as the favorite, but she sure looked good visually. She probably rates a look for Bill Mott.
Caldwell Luvs Gold won her first two dirt sprints at Saratoga including the Seeking the Ante. She hit the board in her last two New York-bred stakes starts and Brad Cox’s Goldencents filly tries two turns for the first time.
Demoiselle 2023 Picks
The Demoiselle is the eighth race in my Kentucky Oaks 2024 video series, and my top choices won twice and landed the place on two occasions. I will cover each points race on the road to the Oaks. Check out my Demoiselle 2023 picks video below.