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Fitz Just Right to Run in Kentucky Oaks

April 17, 2009 · By · Share

West Point Thoroughbreds to have Two Starters in Oaks

On the advice of trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, it has been decided Fitz Just Right will be entered in the G1 $500,000 Kentucky Oaks on May 1st at Churchill Downs.  "She's just been doing so well as of late, I think she deserves a shot," said McLaughlin.

WPT President Terry Finley echoed McLaughlin's comments.  "She really has never been better.  I saw her when I was at Keeneland for the sales event and she has really come into her own."

The decision to enter Fitz in the Oaks will give West Point a one-two punch in the world's most prestigious race for three-year-old fillies.  Justwhistledixie will also be entered in the G1 mile-and-an-eighth event which will be run on Friday, May 1st.

"Kiaran and I had a long discussion about it," said Finley "and we just thought to ourselves, 'this filly deserves a shot' so why shouldn't she run in the Oaks.  We wouldn't bring her over there (to Churchill Downs) if we didn't think she didn't have a chance.  We're excited about watching two of our horses run in this great event."

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