This Saturday sees the running of the premier race of the Indiana Grand race schedule, with the running if the Grade 3 Indiana Derby.
Two-Year-Old Hopefuls Set to Compete in $125,000 Santa Anita Juvenile
John Brocklebank will saddle Duddubwatson as the morning line favorite at 2-1 odds. A ridgling son of Kipling, he was purchased in March for $75,000. He made his career debut […]
John Brocklebank will saddle Duddubwatson as the morning line favorite at 2-1 odds. A ridgling son of Kipling, he was purchased in March for $75,000. He made his career debut in May and finished third in a blanket finish. He came back to break his maiden in a front-running effort in his second start and will be stepping up to stakes company for the first time. Joe Talamo, aboard for his two prior races, will be back in the irons from post three.
Redamm homebred going for second win
Second choice at 5-2 on the morning line is Mrazek for trainer Doug O’Neill. A homebred son of Square Eddie for Reddam Racing LLC, he was well backed as the favorite in his career debut in May at Santa Anita and delivered by 5 ¼ lengths over a field of seven rivals. He will try to make it two in a row and is scheduled to break from the rail under jockey Mario Gutierrez.
Stakes debut for Swiss Minister
Also in the field at morning line odds of 8-1 is Swiss Minister for trainer Mike Harrington. A dark bay son of Lucky Pulpit, the colt will try to win his second consecutive race after breaking his maiden in his debut. He defeated seven rivals in that race and has been training steadily with a recent bullet workout. Rafael Bejarano will be aboard and they will break from post position five.
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.