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Don't Leave Me Looms As Favorite in $150,000 Selene Stakes
Dont Leave Me has been tabbed as the slight favorite in the wide-open field at morning line odds of 5-2 for trainer Malcolm Pierce. Owned and bred by Pin Oak […]
Dont Leave Me has been tabbed as the slight favorite in the wide-open field at morning line odds of 5-2 for trainer Malcolm Pierce. Owned and bred by Pin Oak Stud, the gray daughter of Lemon Drop Kid is out of See How She Runs who won the Selene Stakes in 2002. Dont Leave Me has won three of her four starts and was last seen winning the Bourbonette Oaks (G3) at Turfway Park. Eurico Da Silva will be aboard and they are scheduled to break from post position six.
Season Ticket aiming for first stakes victory
Second choice at 3-1 on the morning line is Season Ticket for trainer Mark Casse. Also by Lemon Drop Kid, the bay filly broke her maiden at first asking in January and struggled in her next two starts against winners. She was second in an allowance race at Keeneland last time out. Patrick Husbands will be aboard and they will break from post position seven as she tries to earn the first black type win of her career.
Leading Edge making a step up in class
Also in the field at morning line odds of 6-1 is Leading Edge for trainer Roger Attfield. A gray daughter of Tapit, she has been on the board in three of her five starts and will be stepping back up to stakes competition after a third-place finish in an allowance race at Woodbine. She will be trying to earn the second victory of her career and will have Luis Contreras aboard from post position eight.
The field is set for the 2019 Preakness Stakes, and looking at the 13 rivals on paper is enough to make any serious handicapper's mouth water. There's simply a ton of betting value here.
Post positions have been drawn, and the oddsmakers have instilled Omaha Beach as the morning line favorite for the running of the 145th Kentucky Derby. The race goes Saturday, May 4th, with 20 runners set to battle 1 1/4 miles on the Churchill Downs dirt track, chasing a purse of $3 million and the first leg of the US Triple Crown.
The defending champ is back in the field for the 2016 Arlington Million on Saturday, but he's being overshadowed by a strong group of foreign invaders.