The name doesn't exactly roll off the tongue, but if he wins the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) on April 1 at Fair Grounds, Triple Crown fans better get used to saying Mark Valeski.
- Bay Colt
- Born 2009
As of March 21, a total of nine probables are expected for the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds on April 1.
El Padrino, the highly-touted 3-year-old from the barn of Todd Pletcher, proved he was worthy of the hype Feb. 25 at Fair Grounds when he outdueled Mark Valeski by a nose to win the $300,000 Risen Star (gr. II).
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El Padrino, who showed himself to be a Triple Crown contender with a sharp allowance win at Gulfstream Park Jan. 29, heads a field of 11 entered for the $300,000 Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) at Fair Grounds Feb. 25.
Brereton Jones' homebred Mr. Bowling delivered a game effort in his 3-year-old debut, turning back Z Dager and Shared Property in an exciting finish to win the $175,000 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III) Jan. 21 at Fair Grounds.
The $175,000 Lecomte Stakes (gr. III), Fair Grounds' first graded 3-year-old race leading up to the Louisiana Derby (gr. II), drew a field of 13, a handful of them thought to be early Triple Crown prospects.
|Trainer||Steven M. Asmussen|
|Jockey||Ricardo Santana, Jr.|
|Owner||Zayat Stables, LLC|
|Breeder||Glencrest Farm LLC|
|Z Dager View Five-Cross Pedigree||Mizzen Mast||Cozzene|
|Fees Waived||Wavering Monarch|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Zayat Stables||Four Star Sales, agent for Glencrest Farm||$100,000|
|Hard Not to Like|