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Like the King

Trainer: Wesley Ward
Jockey: Drayden Van Dyke
Owner: M Racing Group LLC

Post Position: 2
Morning Line Odds: 50-1
Foaling Date: 2-13-2018
Pedigree: Palace Malice - Like a Queen, by Corinthian
Dosage Profile: 3-2-5-0-0
Dosage Index / CD: 4.14   0.80
2020 Record: 4 Starts: 2 - 1 - 1, $39,380
Best Beyer Figure: 86
Auction Price: $170,000
Derby Points: 104

Note:   Like the King broke his maiden in his second start at Belterra Park in a maiden special weight, then went to Keeneland to finish third in an allowance, and finally he went Turfway to win an optional claimer. He made his 2021 debut finishing second in the John Battaglia Memorial Stakes then won the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) for his final prep. In the Kentucky Derby he finished 12th beaten 12 3/4 lengths as the 50-1 longest shot on the board.

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