It’s 3yo graduation day at the Fairgrounds this Saturday as “10” 2014 Kentucky Derby hopefuls will go to post for this final Derby 140 prep race of the season here in the $1,000,000, GII Louisiana Derby , for 3yo’s, at 1 1/8 mile over the Fairgrounds main track where “100” KDCS Points and a sure-fire gate for Derby 140 waits the winner!
Heading this year cast of 3yo derby want-to-be’s are,
Intense Holiday, at 2/1, is the winner of the GII Risen Star here last out and already has enough Derby points for a gate in Derby #140.
Vicar’s In Trouble, at 4/1, was the winner of the GII Lecomte Stakes by a wide margin, was 3rd to Intense Holiday, here last out in GII Risen Star, needs more points to move on to Louisville on May 3rd!
In Trouble, at 4/1, winner of the GII Futurity Stakes at Belmont Park last fall and 3rd last out in the GIII Gotham Stakes right there with Samraat and Uncle Sigh at the line just 2 necks off the winner. A smart move here by the connections to get this one out of NYC!
Albano, at 9/2, was 2nd in the GII Risen Star by just a neck after handling the early lead duties in that race!
Rise Up, at 10/1, was 7th respectively in that same GII Risen Star last out did win the GIII Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes last winter.
Gold Hawk, at 12/1, was 5th in that same GII Risen Star last out after being the post time favorite in the GIII Lecomte Stakes here last winter!
Louies Flower, at 20/1, is the winner if the $250k Springboard Stakes at Remington Park 2 back, but was a distant 12th last out in the GIII Southwest Stakes.
Commanding Curve, at 20/1, was 6th in that same GII Risen Star stakes here last out!
So, it’s a big 3yo season ending finale and a fit finish to a big day of racing here in cajun country as this field of 10 will vie for a shot at Derby glory in the $1,000,000, GII Louisiana Derby here at the Fairgrounds this Saturday!
Post Time – 6:10 pm CDT
|1.||Intense Holiday||M E Smith||122||T A Pletcher||2/1|
|2.||King Cyrus||J Graham||122||T A Pletcher||15/1|
|3.||Louies Flower||M Mena||122||W B Calhoun||20/1|
|4.||Flat Gone||K J Desormeaux||122||J K Desormeaux||50/1|
|5.||Gold Hawk||S Bridgmohan||122||S M Asmussen||12/1|
|6.||Vicar’s in Trouble||R Napravnik||122||M J Maker||4/1|
|7.||Commanding Curve||R Albarado||122||D Stewart||20/1|
|8.||Rise Up||G Melancon||122||T M Amoss||10/1|
|9.||In Trouble||J Rocco, Jr.||122||A W Dutrow||4/1|
|10.||Albano||K D Clark||122||J L Jones||9/2|
Picks are – 1,6,10,8 exacta box, with the 5 or 9 at the back of a super play!
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