Fields Set for Louisiana Derby, Fair Grounds Oaks

 

Brad Grady’s lightly raced Girvin headlines the $1 million Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) set for April 1 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, which drew their Louisiana Derby Day card March 25.

The Louisiana Derby is the final Fair Grounds prep for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) and offers 170 qualifying points toward that May 6 event on a 100-40-20-10 basis. Girvin, who exits a facile two length win in last month’s Risen Star Stakes (G2), drew post 8 and will be ridden by regular rider Brian Hernandez Jr.

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Coffee Pot Stables’ hombred Rachel Alexandra Stakes (G2) winner Farrell highlights the $400,000 Twinspires.com Fair Grounds Oaks (G2), coming in on a three-race win streak for Wayne Catalano. Channing Hill has the return call from post 6 in a field of eight.

The undercard includes the $400,000 New Orleans Handicap (G2) and the $300,000 Muniz Memorial Handicap (G2T).

Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2)

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, April 01, 2017, Race 11
  • 1 1/8m
  • Dirt
  • $1,000,000
  • 3 yo
  • 5:21 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 Patch (KY) Tyler Gaffalione 122 Todd A. Pletcher
2 Hollywood Handsome (KY) Francisco C. Torres 122 Dallas Stewart
3 Local Hero (KY) Florent Geroux 122 Steven M. Asmussen
4 Senior Investment (KY) Channing Hill 122 Kenneth G. McPeek
5 Monaco (KY) Rajiv Maragh 122 Todd A. Pletcher
6 Guest Suite (KY) Robby Albarado 122 Neil J. Howard
7 Sorry Erik (KY) Kent J. Desormeaux 122 J. Keith Desormeaux
8 Girvin (KY) Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 122 Joe Sharp
9 Hotfoot (KY) James Graham 122 Joe Sharp

Twinspires.com Fair Grounds Oaks (G2)

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, April 01, 2017, Race 10
  • 1 1/16m
  • Dirt
  • $400,000
  • 3 yo Fillies
  • 4:41 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 Majestic Quality (KY) Richard E. Eramia 122 J. Keith Desormeaux
2 Daria’s Angel (KY) Robby Albarado 122 W. Bret Calhoun
3 Wicked Lick (KY) Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 122 Brendan P. Walsh
4 Corporate Queen (KY) Florent Geroux 122 Mark E. Casse
5 Vexatious (KY) Kent J. Desormeaux 122 Neil D. Drysdale
6 Farrell (KY) Channing Hill 122 Wayne M. Catalano
7 Summer Luck (KY) Patrick Husbands 122 Mark E. Casse
8 Queen Bernardina (KY) Miguel Mena 122 W. Bret Calhoun

Muniz Memorial H. (G2T)

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, April 01, 2017, Race 9
  • About 1 1/8m
  • Turf
  • $300,000
  • 4 yo’s & up
  • 4:06 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 Enterprising (FL) Tyler Gaffalione 119 Michael J. Maker
2 Blarp (KY) Miguel Mena 114 Thomas M. Amoss
3 Sky Flight (KY) Richard E. Eramia 114 Michelle Lovell
4 Roman Approval (KY) Rajiv Maragh 115 Michael J. Maker
5 One Mean Man (KY) James Graham 115 Bernard S. Flint
6 Granny’s Kitten (PA) Shaun Bridgmohan 119 Michael J. Maker
7 Pumpkin Rumble (PA) Mitchell Murrill 114 Gary M. Scherer
8 Kasaqui (ARG) Robby Albarado 118 Ignacio Correas, IV
9 Bullards Alley (KY) Marcelino Pedroza 116 Tim Glyshaw
10 Oscar Nominated (KY) Florent Geroux 119 Michael J. Maker
11 Special Ops (KY) Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 113 Brad H. Cox

New Orleans H. (G2)

Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Saturday, April 01, 2017, Race 8
  • 1 1/8m
  • Dirt
  • $400,000
  • 4 yo’s & up
  • 3:39 PM (local)
PP Horse Jockey Wgt Trainer M/L
1 Breaking Lucky (ON) Luis Contreras 118 Reade Baker
2 Iron Fist (KY) David Romero Flores 116 Steven M. Asmussen
3 International Star (NY) Tyler Gaffalione 118 Michael J. Maker
4 Honorable Duty (KY) James Graham 119 Brendan P. Walsh
5 Aglimpseofgabby (KY) C.J. McMahon 112 Dallas E. Keen
6 Hawaakom (KY) Miguel Mena 118 Wesley E. Hawley
7 Roman Approval (KY) Rajiv Maragh 114 Michael J. Maker
8 Mo Tom (KY) Robby Albarado 115 Thomas M. Amoss
9 Noble Bird (KY) Florent Geroux 121 Mark E. Casse
10 Eagle (KY) Brian Joseph Hernandez, Jr. 118 Neil J. Howard