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Favored Malathaat wins 2021 Kentucky Oaks [VIDEO]

The 2021 Kentucky Oaks ran on Friday and the favorite won. Malathaat beat Search Results by a neck.

Horses head to the finish line during the second race of the day prior to the running of the 2021 Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on April 30, 2021 in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images

The favorite took down the lilies for the fillies, as the 2/1 chalk Malathaat won the 147th Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on Friday by a neck. With former Derby winner John Velazquez aboard, Todd Pletcher picks up the first major race of the weekend.

Here’s the full race video:

It’s the fourth Oaks win for Pletcher, who came in with the favorite and hung on. He’ll also have four horses in the Kentucky Derby tomorrow, including Known Agenda, Burbonic, Sainthood, and Dynamic One.

Search Results closed in the 5/1 range, and he picks up place money after taking a lead in the stretch run but coming up short at the wire. Will’s Secret rounds out the board, the 25/1 longshot gets there at the end for a nice payday on the exotics that placed him.

No. 10 Malathaat $7.00 $4.60 $3.40

No. 12 Search Results $6.80 $5.60

No. 11 Will’s Secret $9.60

$1.00 Exacta 10-12 $18.90
$0.50 Trifecta 10-12-11 $232.25
$1.00 Superfecta 10-12-11-3 $2,808.70

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