TDN Kentucky Oaks Contenders

British Idiom

3) BRITISH IDIOM (f, Flashback–Rose and Shine, by Mr. Sekiguchi)
O-Michael Dubb, The Elkstone Group, LLC (Stuart Grant), Madaket Stables LLC & Bethlehem Stables LLC. B-Hargus & Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm LLC (Ky). T-Brad Cox. Sales History: $40,000 yrl ’18 FTKOCT. Lifetime Record: Ch. 2yo Filly & MGISW, 4-3-1-0, $1,441,250.
Last Start: 2nd GII Rachel Alexandra S., FG, Feb. 15
Accomplishments Include: 1st GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies; 1st GI Darley Alcibiades S.
Next Start: GII Fair Grounds Oaks, FG, Mar. 21 or GI Ashland S., KEE, Apr. 4
Equineline PPs. KY Oaks Points: 50.

Her connections are looking for an improved effort next time out after the 2019 champion 2-year-old filly finished second in her 2020 debut behind Finite in the Rachel Alexandra. It was her first start since the GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies and she was wide on both turns, but she was clearly second best. Nonetheless, her connections were pleased with the effort.

“It was a fantastic effort on her behalf,” trainer Brad Cox said. “[Finite] has had three races since we ran in our last race. I’m very pleased with our filly, I really, really am. She was wide on both turns, ran on down the lane and got a little tired late. I thought that was something that would come into play.”

She will need to improve to beat Finite or some of the other top fillies in this division. There is no reason why she can’t. But if not, she wouldn’t be the first filly who flattened out after her juvenile campaign while others caught up to and passed her.

British Idiom could emerge as a sentimental favorite after the congenial Cox tragically lost his other top 3-year-old filly, Taraz.