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 […]
Midnight Storm Headlines Strong Field for $400,000 Eddie Read
The favorite in the competitive field at morning line odds of 8-5 is Midnight Storm for trainer Philip D’Amato. A four-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile, the dark bay colt […]
The favorite in the competitive field at morning line odds of 8-5 is Midnight Storm for trainer Philip D’Amato. A four-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile, the dark bay colt has been on the board in seven of his nine starts and is a four-time winner. He won the Del Mar Derby (G2) as a three-year-old and returned to the races in April off of an eight-month layoff to win an allowance race. He was second in the Shoemaker Mile (G1) last time out and will have Tyler Baze aboard from post three.
Finnegan's Wake back on preferred surface
Finnegan’s Wake has been tabbed as the second choice at odds of 2-1 on the morning line for trainer Peter Miller. A six-year-old son of Powerscourt (GB), he is switching back to turf after running fourth in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1). He is a seven-time winner and captured the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (G1) in May to earn his third win of the year. He will break from the outside post under jockey Victor Espinoza.
Class test for consistent Twentytwentyvision
Also in the field at morning line odds of 6-1 is Twentytwentyvision for trainer Richard Mandella. A four-year-old gelded son of Pollard’s Vision, he has been on the board in all six starts and is stepping up to stakes competition for the first time. He has three wins to his credit and is coming out of a runner-up effort in an optional claiming race. He will have Flavien Prat in the irons and they will break from the rail in his stakes debut.
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.