Malathaat is 5-2 choice in Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Malathaat is the 5-2 morning-line favorite and will start from the No. 10 post in Friday’s Kentucky Oaks. The race for 3-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs comes a day before the Kentucky Derby. Trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by John Velazquez, Malathaat has won all four starts. Pletcher is going for his fourth Oaks victory and first since 2013 with Princess of Sylmar. Search Results and Travel Column are co-second choices at 3-1 in the 1 1/8-mile race. Travel Column is trained by Brad Cox. He is a Louisville native and going for his second consecutive Oaks victory and third in four years. .