The 2014 Derby Trail makes one final stop this Saturday as it pulls into Keeneland for the $200,000, GIII Coolmore/Lexington Stakes for 3yo’s, going 1 1/16 mile out on the Keeneland poly track.
The Churchill fathers have designated this race to be a “Wildcard” race with 10-4-2-1 derby points awarded to the top 4 finishers here this Saturday!
Ami’s Holiday , at 10/1, was a last out 3rd in the $125k Display Stakes at Woodbine in early Dec. as this race looks a lot a prep for the Queensplate later this summer at Woodbine!
Solitary Ranger , at 6/1, met with modest success at Turfway Park this season, but was 9th by 14 lengths last out in the GIII Spiral Stakes
Divine Oath , at 3/1, is undefeated in 2 lifetime starts at G/P defeating Ring Weekend in his Mdn win there!
Global Strike , at 15/1, was 6th last out in that big GIII Sunland Derby as he had no late punch that day!
Supermonic , at 8/1, winner of a Keeneland 1x alw 1 1/6 mile poly tussle here just a few days ago will do the quick turn around here!
Z Lucky , at 20/1, Dynamic Impact , at 10/1, Ride Away , at 12/1, and Morning Calm , at 20/1, round out this field of 11, as all of them are but mdn winners, expect Ride Away, who sports a Tampa Bay alw win, as well!
So, as the last runner crosses the finish line here in the GIII Coolmore/Lexington Stakes this Saturday, the book will be closed on the 2014 Derby Trail season as all eyes will now turn towards Louisville, Churchill Downs, as the 2014 Triple Crown season beginning with the 140th “Run for the Roses” in the $2,000,000, GI Kentucky Derby presented by Yum Brands on Saturday, May 3rd!
Post time for Race #9 – 5:13 pm EDT
|1.||Mr Speaker||J Lezcano||120||C R McGaughey III||5/2|
|2.||Solitary Ranger||F Geroux||120||W M Catalano||6/1|
|4.||Poker Player||S Elliott||120||W M Catalano||10/1|
|5.||Z Lucky||J K Court||118||D W Lukas||20/1|
|6.||Divine Oath||J Castellano||118||T A Pletcher||3/1|
|7.||Ami’s Holiday||R Albarado||120||J Carroll||10/1|
|8.||Ride Away||J R Leparoux||118||H G Motion||12/1|
|10.||Supermonic||J Rosario||118||T A Pletcher||8/1|
Picks are – 1,2,4,7 exacta box, with the 6 or 10 at the back end of a super play!