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Kentucky Oaks 2014; Sugar Shock

Kentucky Oaks 2014; Sugar Shock: Sugar Shock is a contender in this year’s Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs set to take place on May 2nd of this year. Sugar Shock is owned by On Cloud Nine LLC and is trained by Doug Anderson. Sugar Shock’s pedigree includes Candy Ride, an undefeated Argentinean Champion horse. She was foaled on March 22, 2011 and bred by Pam and Martin Wygod.

Sugar Shock Horse

Sugar Shock and Channing Hill (right) battle to the finish line in front of Kiss Moon (left) in the 2014 Fantasy Stakes at Oaklawn Park on Saturday, April 5, 2014.

Graded stakes winner Sugar Shock teams up again with regular rider jockey Channing Hill for the 2014 Kentucky Oaks. Sugar Shock has had an interesting race season this year so far. She was disqualified from first place and was given second place in the grade 3 Honeybee Stakes on March 9th, but then in the grade 3 Fantasy Stakes Sugar Shock showed why she is a contender by winning the race. Sugar Shock broke at the top and remained in the lead for the whole race. Sugar Shock has improved her record to three wins from six starts and is currently ranked second among all 3-year-old fillies coming into the Kentucky Oaks with 121 points towards eligibility.

Trainer Doug Anderson called Sugar Shock a “joy to be around,” and Sugar Shocks’ team has high hopes for her coming into the 2014 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs. Trainer Doug Anderson is not well decorated in Thoroughbred racing, however, Sugar Shock has really been proven as a capable filly and the Oaks could prove to be beneficial for both horse and trainer. In fact, Anderson calls Sugar Shock “the best horse I’ve ever had.”

Fans and handicappers will have to wait and see what Sugar Shock is able to turn out at the 2014 Kentucky Oaks.

Why we’d bet on Sugar Shock in the 2014 Kentucky Oaks?
Right now the wagering websites have Sugar Shock at 12-1 odds. If those odds stick, and we don’t think they will, Sugar Shock is a sure bet for us to cross the finish line in the top three. To us, and again we’re no experts, Sugar Shock has that little bit of “wild” that is needed to become a champion. We also like that Channing Hill is Sugar Shock’s regular rider and has brought the filly to victory three times.
Why we wouldn’t?
Honestly, at this point we see absolutely no reason not to bet on Sugar Shock. Go get em’ girl!

Kentucky Oaks 2014 Post Positions and Odds
1 Please Explain 50-1 Jose Lezcano
2 Ria Antonia 10-1 Mike Smith
3 Sugar Shock 12-1 Calvin Borel
4 Rosalind 8-1 Joel Rosario
5 Thank You Marylou 30-1 Julien Leparoux
6 Kiss Moon 30-1 Victor Espinoza
7 Fashion Plate 6-1 Gary Stevens
8 Aurelia’s Belle 50-1 Channing Hill
9 Unbridled Forever 12-1 Robby Albarado
10 Empress Of Midway 50-1 Corey Nakatani
11 My Miss Sophia 8-1 Javier Castellano
12 Got Lucky 20-1 John Velazquez
13 Untapable 4-5 Rosie Napravnik

Kentucky Derby 2014 Post Positions and Odds