Fusao Sekiguchi's Flying Dash was installed as the 7-5 morning line favorite when seven horses were entered for Saturday's $500,000 Virginia Derby at Colonial Downs.
The German import won the Transylvania Stakes at Keeneland in his North American debut and then followed with an impressive performance in the grade III Hawthorne Derby. will be ridden by Victor Espinoza for trainer Neil Drysdale.
The Virginia Derby has also attracted Orchard Park, who defeated Mr. Mellon in the $250,000 Jefferson Cup (Gr. III) at Churchill Downs. Trained by Bill Mott, Orchard Park will be ridden by Edgar Prado, who won riding titles at Colonial Downs in 1997 and 1998 before moving his tack to New York in 1999.Post Positiion-horse, weight, jockey
1--Sunkosi , 115, Ramon A. Dominguez
2--Jeremiah Jack, 117, Robby Albarado
3--Kris's Prayer, 115, Horatio Karamanos
4--Touring England, 115 (No Rider)
5--Orchard Park, 119, Edgar S. Prado
6--Flying Dash, 117, Victor Espinoza
7--Root With Style, 115, Phillip A. Teator