Kentucky Oaks Odds, Picks and Predictions: Gamine and Swiss Skydiver top the market

78% of bets in the last month have been on the favorite
Sam Eaton
Fri, September 4, 2:41 AM

Kentucky Oaks Odds

The Bob Baffert-trained Gamine tops the Kentucky Oaks odds market, the three-year-old has recently been backed into odds-on with the majority of UK bookmakers. Gamine was last seen blowing away the field at Saratoga, where she beat Venetian Harbor by seven lengths.

Looking at the Kentucky Oaks odds market, it would easy to see why plenty of pundits think this will be a two-horse race. Swiss Skydiver is the second-favorite, and can be backed at around 3/1 mark with most UK bookmakers. The three-year-old has finished in the top three on all three starts to date, which includes a couple of convincing victories.

The only other horse in the field under the 10/1 price is Speech. Speech is currently 6/1 to win the Kentucky Oaks with UK bookmakers. Like Gamine, she was also last seen beating Venetian Harbour, but only by three lengths. She also finished a distant second to Swiss Skydiver the race before at Santa Anita.

Kentucky Oaks Odds

Horse

UK Odds

US Odds

Implied chance of winning

Gamine

4/6

-150

60%

Swiss Skydiver

3/1

+300

25%

Speech

6/1

+600

14.3%

Donna Veloce

14/1

+1400

6.7%

Shedaresthedevel

20/1

+2000

4.8%

Hopeful Growth

33/1

+3300

2.9%

Dream Marie

50/1

+5000

2%

Tempers Rising

50/1

+5000

2%

Bayerness

66/1

+6600

1.5%

Kentucky Oaks Betting

Bettors have been backing Gamine like she can’t lose the Kentucky Oaks. Her Kentucky Oaks odds suggest she has a 60% chance of winning, but online bettors are a lot more confident than that. In the past month, just over 78% of all bets placed in the Kentucky Oaks betting market have been on Gamine being victorious.

As expected, Swiss Skydiver has been the second most supported in the market, accounting for just over 12.5% of Kentucky Oaks bets.

If you are looking for an upset, then Donna Veloce appears to be the most likely option. Just over 2.8% of Kentucky Derby bets have been on the 14/1 shot.

Horse

% of bets

Gamine

78%

Swiss Skydiver

12.5%

Speech

2.7%

Donna Veloce

2.8%

Shedaresthedevel

1.2%

Hopeful Growth

1.4%

Dream Marie

0.2%

Tempers Rising

0.5%

Bayerness

0.7%

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