Derby Notes for 4/22
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This year, the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (G1) will not have a horse going for the Triple Crown, with Nyquist winning the Kentucky Derby and Exaggerator winning the Preakness Stakes. Unfortunately, Nyquist is out due to illness, so it will be Exaggerator against several horses who ran in either the Preakness or the Kentucky Derby plus a few newcomers.
Entries were taken and post positions drawn on Wednesday June 8, with 13 three-year-olds set to try the 1 1/2 mile "Test of a Champion" around Big Sandy on Saturday afternoon. As expected Preakness Stakes winner Exaggerator, who drew the 11 post, is the 9-5 morning line favorite off his Preakness win after finishing second in the Kentucky Derby. In to challenge him include 6-1 second choice Destin out of post 2, 6th in the Kentucky Derby after winning the Tampa Bay Derby (G2), and 8-1 third choice Cherry Wine from post 2, second in the Preakness after finishing third in the Blue Grass.
Live television coverage will be provided from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on NBC Sports Network and 4:30-7:30 p.m. on NBC, with post time for the Belmont Stakes scheduled for 6:52 p.m. All times are Eastern time zone.
Be sure to click the link on each horse's name to view full info, stats, and a photo.
|1||Governor Malibu||Christophe Clement||3.31||Joel Rosario||12-1|
|2||Destin||Todd Pletcher||1.43||Javier Castellano||6-1|
|3||Cherry Wine||Dale Romans||3.80||Corey Lanerie||8-1|
|4||Suddenbreakingnews||Donnie Von Hemel||4.20||Mike Smith||10-1|
|5||Stradivari||Todd Pletcher||2.69||John Velazquez||5-1|
|6||Gettysburg||Steve Asmussen||3.80||Paco Lopez||30-1|
|7||Seeking the Soul||Dallas Stewart||1.55||Florent Geroux||30-1|
|8||Forever d'Oro||Dallas Stewart||2.29||Jose Ortiz||30-1|
|9||Trojan Nation||Patrick Gallagher||3.44||Aaron Gryder||30-1|
|10||Lani||Mikio Matsunaga||1.92||Yutaka Take||20-1|
|11||Exaggerator||Keith Desormeaux||3.40||Kent Desormeaux||9-5|
|12||Brody's Cause||Dale Romans||1.38||Luis Saez||20-1|
|13||Creator||Steve Asmussen||3.00||Irad Ortiz Jr.||10-1|
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