The race offers 50-20-10-5 Road to the Kentucky Derby points to the top four finishers. That 50-point bonanza to the winner means whoever crosses the wire first is virtually guaranteed a spot in the Kentucky […]
Full Field of Twelve Set for Long Distance $200,000 Waya Stakes
Chad Brown will saddle three fillies in the race including the favorite, Danza Cavallo (FR), at odds of 3-1 on the morning line. A four-year-old daughter of Sunday Break (JPN), […]
Chad Brown will saddle three fillies in the race including the favorite, Danza Cavallo (FR), at odds of 3-1 on the morning line. A four-year-old daughter of Sunday Break (JPN), she has won four of her fourteen starts and will be trying to earn her first graded stakes victory. She returned in April at Keeneland off of a five-month layoff to notch her first North American victory and was fifth in the Gamely Stakes (G1) last time out. Irad Ortiz, Jr. will be aboard and they will break from the outside post.
Queen's Parade trying for first stakes win
Second choice at 4-1 on the morning line is Queen’s Parade for trainer Claude McGaughey, III. A chestnut daughter of Giant’s Causeway, she was purchased for $200,000 as a two-year-old and has been on the board in seven of her ten starts. She is trying to earn her first black-type victory after a runner-up effort in the Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes (G3) and will have John Velazquez in the irons from post position ten.
Kitten's Point going for third win of the year
Also in the field at morning line odds of 6-1 is Kitten’s Point for trainer Graham Motion. A five-year-old daughter of Kitten’s Joy bred and owned by George Strawbridge Jr.’s Augustin Stables, she has won five of her sixteen starts and is a multiple graded stakes winner. She has won two of her five starts this year and comes out of a third-place finish at Delaware Park. Edgar Prado will be aboard and they are scheduled to break from post eleven.
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.