The most important race of the year is coming up on Saturday, May 6: the $3 million Kentucky Derby! A field of 20 of the best three-year-old horses will clash […]
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Philip D’Amato will saddle Papacoolpapacool as the morning line favorite at odds of 9-5. A gelded son of Temple City, he has won three of his seven career starts and comes into this race off of back-to-back victories on the turf at Santa Anita. He was last seen winning the Pasadena Stakes over a field of eight rivals. He has had several workouts since that race and will have Gary Stevens aboard for the first time from post position two.
Second choice at 7-2 on the morning line is Hero Ten All for trainer Jeff Mullins. A bay son of Rock Hard Ten, the colt has been on the shelf since finishing fourth in the Robert B. Lewis (G3) and will be switching surfaces to the turf for the first time after competing on dirt in all four starts. He broke his maiden as a juvenile at Los Alamitos and has been training on the turf recently. Tyler Baze will remain aboard and they will break from post four.
Also in the field at morning line odds of 4-1 is Ride Hard Kowboy for trainer Molly Pearson. A gelded son of Kodiak Kowboy, he will be making his first start outside of Arizona where he has won half of his six starts. He was last seen winning the Tempe Handicap by a neck as the favorite over a field of nine rivals. Drayden Van Dyke will be aboard for the first time and they are scheduled to break from the outside post.
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 […]
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.