Big Derby Points

Saturday is the $400,000 dollar, Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes taking place at The Fairgrounds in New Orleans.  This is the first 2019 KD Prep-Race offering points on a 50-20-10 scale.  Essentially the Winner here punches his ticket to a starting spot at Churchill Downs on May 4th.  An overflow field of fourteen is entered, so it will be a hard fought victory, and there should be plenty of Value

Here is a glance at the Risen Star field with projected morning line odds, as well as Trainer, and Jockey.  It is the 12th race on the card with a scheduled Post Time of 7:05 Eastern Time.

1.  PLUS QUE PARFAIT  8-1  Trainer: Brendan Walsh  Jockey: Julien Leparoux 

2.  ROILAND  20-1  Trainer: Tom Amoss  Jockey: James Graham

3.  MR. MONEY  10-1  Trainer: Bret Calhoun  Jockey: Gabriel Saez 

4.  CHASE THE GHOST  30-1  Trainer: Dallas Stewart  Jockey: Mitchell Murrill 

5.  HENLEY’S JOY  20-1  Trainer: Mike Maker  Trainer:  Jockey: Manny Franco 

6.  HOG CREEK HUSTLE  12-1  Trainer: Vickie Foley  Trainer: Florent Geroux 

7.  MANNY WAH  12-1  Trainer: Wayne Catalano  Jockey: Channing Hill

8.  OWENDALE   6-1  Trainer: Brad Cox  Jockey: Shaun Bridgmohan  

9.  COUNTRY HOUSE  8-1 Trainer: Bill Mott  Jockey: Luis Saez 

10.  LIMONITE  10-1  Trainer: Steve Asmussen  Jockey: Brian Hernandez Jr. 

11.  DUNPH  30-1  Trainer: Mike Maker  Jockey: Jose Ortiz  

12.  FROLIC MORE  30-1  Trainer: Dallas Stewart  Jockey: Corey Lanerie 

13.  KINGLY  6-1  Trainer: Bob Baffert  Jockey: Drayden Van Dyke 

14.  WAR OF WILL  3-1  Trainer: Mark Casse  Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione 

Be sure to read the Daily Racing Blog Friday as we will take a closer look at this race and try to find Contenders, weed out Pretenders, and seek Value.

It’s worth noting that last week DRB gave out the Winning Exacta and Trifecta in the Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs, with our Value pick Winning easily.




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