Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Super Derby Draw

The field has been drawn for the Grade 2 $750,000 Super Derby on Saturday at Louisiana Downs. West Virginia Derby winner, Soul Warrior, trained by Steve Asmussen, drew post #2 and has been installed as the 2-1 morning-line favorite. Soul Warrior will be ridden on Saturday by John Velazquez. The other headliner in the field of seven is Regal Ransom, the Godolphin runner that finished 8th behind Mine That Bird in the 2009 Kentucky Derby. Here is the complete field in order (with jockeys):

1)- Red Lead- Francicso Torres
2)- Soul Warrior- John Velazquez
3)- Massone- Garrett Gomez
4)- Regal Ransom- Richard Migliore
5)- Blame- Jamie Theriot
6)- Uno Mas- Shane Sellers
7)- Electric Alphabet- Don Simington

They Are Off will be posting thoughts on the Super Derby tomorrow, as opposed to the normal Friday handicapping discussion. There will be no post on Friday this week. Tune in tomorrow for more from They Are Off. For right now, I am Gone... GOODBYE!

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