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Five Set to Go in Tough Letellier Memorial
A competitive field of five is expected to go to the gate Saturday for the $60,000 Letellier Memorial Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, one of six […]
A competitive field of five is expected to go to the gate Saturday for the $60,000 Letellier Memorial Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans, one of six stakes races on the simulcast afternoon card. The morning line favorite Closing Report, is listed at 5-2, while with the scratch of Express Model, the longest shot in the ML is Street Story at 9-2. The race is for two-year-old fillies and will be run over six furlongs on the dirt. Louisiana-bred Closing Report has handily won her first two lifetime starts at Lone Star.
ive poised to take a step forward
Second choice Divine Beauty (3-1) will be making just her second start after breaking her maiden first out, holding on to win by a head after setting the pace at today’s distance at Churchill more than two months ago. Tony’s Holiday at 4-1 will be going for the fourth time, having needed two before breaking her maiden three weeks ago at Keeneland, stalking throughout before pulling away to win by three as the post-time favorite. She was fifth and then fourth earlier this year to start her career.
She's Offlee Good boasts a stake win already
Also at 4-1 is She’s Offlee Good, who showed lots of early promise when she won her first time out and then followed that up with a stakes score in the Arlington-Washington Laddie going a mile on the synthetic. That was enough to convince her connections to try her in higher company, but she appeared to be overmatched in the Grade I Darley Alcibiades when she faded to twelfth and last at 1 1/16 miles. Rounding out the field, the aforementioned Street Story makes her third appearance off her maiden score by 2 1/2 at Churchill way back in June.
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.