The Wood Field

The 2019 WOOD MEMORIAL STAKES is one of three Prep Races this weekend offering major qualifying points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby.  It is the final Derby Prep in New York.  This Grade 2 contest awards KD points to the top four finishers on a 100-40-20-10 scale, guaranteeing the Winner and possibly the runner-up a spot in the Churchill Downs starting gate on May fourth.

In addition to the points The Wood also offers a $750,000 dollar purse and has attracted a competitive field of eleven 3-year-olds to Aqueduct Park for the 1 1/8-mile race.  The race will be televised on NBCSN, with a scheduled Post Time of 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Here then is a brief look at the entire field, in Post-Position order along with Morning-Line odds.

 

1. TAX  (9-2)

Jockey:  Junior Alvarado

Trainer:  Danny Gargan

Career Record:  4 starts – 2 Wins – 1 second – 1 third

2.  TACITUS   (5-2)

Jockey:  Jose Ortiz

Trainer:  Bill Mott

Career Record:  3 starts – 2 Wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

3.  HOFFA’S UNION  (6-1)

Jockey:  Dylan Davis

Trainer:  Mark Casse

Career Record:  1 start – 1 Wins – 0 seconds – 0 thirds

4.  HAIKAL  (7-2)

Jockey:  Rajiv Maragh

Trainer:  Kiaran McLaughlin

Career record:  4 starts – 3 Wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

5.  FINAL JEOPARDY  (8-1)

Jockey:  Manny Franco

Trainer:  Jason Servis

Career record:  3 starts – 2 Wins – 0 seconds – 1 thirds

6.  OVERDELIVER  (20-1)

Jockey:  Kendrick Carmouche

Trainer:  Todd Pletcher

Career record:  2 starts – 1 Wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

7.  NOT THAT BRADY  (20-1)

Jockey:  Reylu Gutierrez

Trainer:  Rudy Rodriguez

Career record:  7 starts – 2 Wins – 2 seconds – 0 thirds

8.  GRUMPS LITTLE TOTS  (30-1)

Jockey:  Jose Lezcano

Trainer:  Jason Servis

Career record:  4 starts – 1 Wins – 2 seconds – 1 third

9.  MATH WIZARD  (30-1)

Jockey:  Eric Cancel

Trainer:  Saffie Joseph Jr.

Career record:  7 starts – 2 Wins – 1 second – 2 thirds

10.  OUTSHINE (6-1)

Jockey:  John Velazquez

Trainer:  Todd Pletcher

Career record:  4 starts – 2 Wins – 1 second – 0 thirds

11.  JOEVIA  (30-1)

Jockey:  Nik Juarez

Trainer:  Gregory Sacco

Career record:  3 starts – 1 Wins – 2 seconds – 0 thirds

On Friday the Daily Racing Blog will take a closer look at these runners, as we hope to find a Value horse (or two) among these 11 contenders.  Be sure to stop back and see if you agree with what we come up with.

 

 

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