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Date: 04/18/2002

Trainer Nick Zito will make one last try at getting a Derby starter with American Style in the Lexington Stakes on Saturday.

This weekend is the last of the Derby preps and includes the Federico Tesio at Pimlico and the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland. No real Derby contenders are entered in the Tesio this year but favorite Magic Weisner is expected to go to the Preakness if he does well here. The Lexington has several horses making final attempts at earning a spot in the Derby field and the $325,000 purse could make a big difference in who gets in since preference is given in order of graded stakes earnings. Big hitters in the race are Officer and Easyfromthegitgo with several other hopefuls snapping at their heels. A good performance here could easily send any of these starters to the Derby.

Update: Officer has been scratched and will be out for 90 days with a tendon injury. Details here.

ESPN2 will show both races from 6:00-7:00pm EDT. You can also watch the Lexington online at the links provided below. Past performances for both races will be available free online from DRF and Equibase with links after the entries below. Here are the fields for each race with morning line odds where available and links to useful info for each.

Federico Tesio Stakes

Purse: $125,000     Distance: 1 1/8 miles     Post Time: 4:21pm EDT
1115 Derby Drive Dutrow Pino 6-1
1A115 Radio One Dutrow Pino 6-1
2117 Heir D'Twine DiMauro Dominguez 3-1
3115 The Sewickley Kid Motion Johnston 8-1
4117 Smoked Em Pletcher Migliore 3-2
5122 Magic Weisner Alberts Teator 9-5

Free past performances and analysis from Equibase
Glenners' Picks (substitute picks by Cindy and Tex)
Results chart Race 8
More Pimlico info

Lexington Stakes (G2)

Purse: $325,000     Distance: 1 1/8 miles     Post Time: 4:45pm EDT
1 116 Mucho Rapido Vanier Court 20-1
2 116 Proud Citation Lukas Smith 8-1
3 116 Easyfromthegitgo Asmussem Meche 3-1
4 116 American Style Zito Douglas 15-1
5 118 Tails of the Crypt Ross Ramsammy 12-1
7 116 Ethan Man Byrne Day 5-2
8 116 One Tuff Fox Dutrow Martin 30-1
9 116 Crimson Hero Zito Bailey 15-1

Free past performances from DRF
Free past performances and analysis from Equibase
Glenners' Picks (substitute picks by Cindy and Tex)
Live Video
Results chart Race 8
More Keeneland info

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