Las Virgenes Stakes 2024 Picks

Nothing Like You seeks her third stakes win in Las Virgenes (Benoit Photo)

By Jarrod Horak

The road to Kentucky Oaks 2024 continues at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, February 10, and I have included Las Virgenes Stakes 2024 picks below. The Grade 3 event for 3-year-old fillies has a $100,000 purse and the five entrants will be journeying one mile on the main track. The Las Virgenes is the 5th race on Feb. 10 and the top five finishers will earn Kentucky Oaks points (20-10-6-4-2). Horses trained by Bob Baffert are ineligible to earn Oaks points.  

Las Virgenes Stakes 2024 Picks & Final Time Ratings

Nothing Like You won her last three starts for Bob Baffert. She stretched out and wired the field by 6 1/2 lengths as the favorite in her maiden win, and turned back and just got up in the Desi Arnaz on Nov. 18. She stretched back out and controlled the pace from the inside post in a sharp 5 1/4 length tally in the Grade 2 Starlet last time. She should be in the hunt from the outset under her new rider Frankie Dettori. 

Kinza romped by 7 1/2 lengths in her local dirt sprint bow on Dec. 29. Juan Hernandez chose this one over her stablemate Nothing Like You, and Bob Baffert’s $350k Carpe Diem filly could easily be this good.  

Kopion drew outside her two main rivals. She stalked the pace and dusted Saturday’s rival She’s a Tempest as the overwhelming favorite in her sprint bow at Del Mar. She was the strong favorite again in the Grade 3 Santa Ynez on Jan. 7, and she controlled the pace and dominated three overmatched rivals. Flavien Prat stays put and Richard Mandella’s $270k Omaha Beach filly stretches out after two sprints.

The Las Virgenes field also includes She’s a Tempest and Great Forty Eight. 

Las Virgenes Stakes 2024 Picks

The Las Virgenes Stakes is my 16th video on the road to Kentucky Oaks 2024, and my top choices have four wins, four runner-up finishes, and two show finishes. I will cover each points race on the Kentucky Oaks trail. Check out my Las Virgenes Stakes 2024 picks video below.