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 […]
Six Juvenile Fillies Set for $50,000 Letellier Memorial Stakes
On Saturday at Fair Grounds, two-year-old fillies will take center stage in the $50,000 Letellier Memorial Stakes. The six-furlong contest has drawn a field of six juveniles.
Promise Me Silver, tabbed as the morning line favorite at odds of 9-5, will put her undefeated streak on the line for trainer William Bret Calhoun. Bred in Texas by owner Robert Luttrell, the gray daughter of Silver City has won all three career starts including a pair of stakes victories. She was last seen defeating a field of seven rivals as the heavy favorite at Retama. She has been training steadily since then and will have Robbie Albarado back aboard from post two.
Stakes debut for I'm a Looker
Second choice at 5-2 on the morning line is I’m a Looker for trainer Pat Dupuy. A chestnut daughter of Henny Hughes, she broke her maiden at first asking at Churchill Downs in September. Last time out, she was second against a quality optional claiming field. She will be making her stakes debut as she goes for her second career win. Brian Hernandez, Jr. will be in the irons for the first time and they are scheduled to break from post three.
True to You training sharply at Fair Grounds
Also in the field at morning line odds of 3-1 is True to You for trainer Tom Amoss and Midwest Thoroughbreds. Purchased for $115,000, the dark bay daughter of Scat Daddy has won two of her four starts and is coming into this race off of a victory against allowance company in October. Since that win, she has clocked consecutive bullet workouts at Fair Grounds. James Graham will be aboard and they will break from the outside post.
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.