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 […]
Undefeated Willow Hills Goes for Fourth Straight in $70,000 Roxelana Stakes
Willow Hills tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 for trainer Brent Colebrook. A four-year-old daughter of Distorted Humor bred and owned by Donamire Farm, […]
Willow Hills tops the field as the morning line favorite at odds of 2-1 for trainer Brent Colebrook. A four-year-old daughter of Distorted Humor bred and owned by Donamire Farm, she is undefeated from three starts and will be stepping up to stakes competition for the first time. Last time out, she won an optional claiming race at Churchill Downs by six lengths as the favorite. James Graham will remain aboard and they will break from post position eight.
Milam going for second career stakes win
Eddie Kenneally will saddle Milam as the second choice at 3-1 odds on the morning line. A four-year-old daughter of Street Sense, she has been on the board in eight of her eleven starts and is a three-time winner. She was fourth last time out in the Winning Colors Stakes (G3) and was a minor stakes winner in Florida last year. Corey Lanerie will be in the irons and they will break from post position two.
Chortle attempting to return to competitive form
Also in the field at morning line odds of 8-1 is Chortle for trainer Bernard Flint. A five-year-old daughter of Posse, she is a five-time career winner and is trying to earn the first black-type victory of her career. She has not hit the board from six starts this year and was fourth last time out against optional claiming company. Robby Albarado will be aboard and they will break from post position three.
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.