This Saturday sees the running of the premier race of the Indiana Grand race schedule, with the running if the Grade 3 Indiana Derby.
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Reload has been tabbed as the morning line favorite at odds of 8-5 for trainer Claude McGaughey, III. A six-year-old son of Hard Spun, he is a homebred for Phipps […]
Reload has been tabbed as the morning line favorite at odds of 8-5 for trainer Claude McGaughey, III. A six-year-old son of Hard Spun, he is a homebred for Phipps Stable and has won six of his nineteen starts. A graded stakes winner last year, he returned this year off of a fifteen-month layoff to win an allowance race at Belmont Park and was fourth in the Forbidden Apple Stakes last time out. Javier Castellano will be aboard and they will break from the outside post.
Second choice at 2-1 on the morning line is Vyjack for trainer Bill Mott. A five-year-old gelded son of Into Mischief, he is a six-time winner and has been competitive on both turf and dirt. He has gone winless since taking the Kelso Handicap (G2) in September and was last seen finishing third in the Forbidden Apple Stakes. Junior Alvarado will be in the irons and they will break from post position three.
Also in the field at morning line odds of 8-1 is the veteran gelding Under Control (BRZ) for trainer Graham Motion. A seven-year-old son of Northern Afleet, he has been on the board in fourteen of his eighteen starts and is trying to earn his first stakes victory. He was second in an optional claiming race at Belmont Park last time out and will have Irad Ortiz, Jr. aboard from post position two.
Players looking to create betting value in the 2016 Preakness May 21 at Pimlico face a familiar dilemma in horse racing: create value underneath the heavy favorite or decide whether the heavy favorite is beatable for the top spot.
On Thursday at Churchill Downs, the Kentucky Derby week festivities will begin with the $100,000 Kentucky Juvenile Stakes. The five-furlong contest has drawn a field of nine two-year-olds.
Likely a top three betting choice in the Kentucky Derby, Santa Anita Derby winner Exaggerator is a bit of a puzzling case as handicappers begin the process of sorting out contenders in the weeks leading up to the big race.