Lawyer Ron is morning line favorite in Super Derby field of eight.

Lawyer Ron is morning line favorite in Super Derby field of eight.

Anne M. Eberhardt

Lawyer Ron Tops Eight-Horse Super Derby Field

Lawyer Ron, whose only defeat in his last eight starts came in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), was installed the 8-5 morning line favorite when eight 3-year-olds were entered for Saturday's $500,000 Super Derby (gr. II) at Louisiana Downs.

Trained by Bob Holthus, Lawyer Ron will be ridden by regular jockey John McKee as the Langfuhr  colt seeks his second win since a break following the Derby. On Aug. 26, the colt won the St. Louis Derby at Fairmount Park.

The 5-2 morning-line second choice in the 1 1/8-mile Super Derby is Strong Contender, who is coming off a third-place finish in the grade I Haskell Invitational, followed by California shipper Strong Contender, the grade III Affirmed winner is listed at 2-1 morning-line odds.

Each horse will carry 124 pounds.

The field for the Super Derby, in post position order, with jockeys and morning-line odds:

1 -- Strong Contender, Robby Albarado, 5-2
2 -- Lawyer Ron, John McKee, 8-5
3 -- Follow the Storm, Kerwin D. Clark, 30-1
4 -- Majestic Stream, Donnie Meche, 30-1
5 -- His Eyes, Carlos Gonzalez, 15-1
6 -- Point Determined, Victor Espinoza, 2-1
7 -- Louisborg, Lonnie Meche, 12-1
8 -- Cost Rising, Mario Jose Reyes, 10-1