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On March 21, 2020, the Louisiana Derby took place at Fair Grounds race course featuring all three-year-old thoroughbreds that competed in a 1 3/16 mile dirt track. It serves one of the Kentucky Derby prep races that gives successful racehorses a huge derby qualifying point to partake in this year’s Run For The Roses.
Earlier this year, Churchill Downs Inc. announced that the Derby would commence on September 5, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event is still held at the Churchill Downs racecourse, where horse racing fans can expect twenty participants showing the most impressive speed and agility inside the dirt track.
As the Louisiana Derby ends, new racehorses have become part of the odds ranking for the upcoming Kentucky Derby. Probably, if they make it to the Derby, these horses might complete Triple Crown races which are the Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. So, here are the top five horses who successfully finished in the Louisiana Derby with flying colors.
Wells Bayou has successfully recorded a convincing speed to clinch the $1 million Louisiana Derby last Saturday. The Lookin at Lucky son has made a huge comeback in Louisiana after he gets denied in one Derby trail, which is the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes. He had shown an impressive post position at Fair Grounds allowing him to earn the title.
Before joining the Louisiana Derby, Wells Bayou was competing in Allowance Optional Claiming and won last January 6, 2020. He then worked out to partake in Southwest Stakes, where he only got second place. After winning the Louisiana Derby crown, Wells Bayou is now prepared to compete in the Kentucky Derby this September.
Raised on April 29, 2017, NY Traffic is making a buzz in the 2020 Kentucky Derby trail. He is the closest competitor of Wells Bayou in the Louisiana Derby; however, he fell short and settled in second place. Despite being in second place, NY Traffic is still in for the recent Derby odds ranking.
Moreover, this racehorse has accomplished a lot of horse racing competitions before joining the Louisiana Stakes. Last November 5, 2019, he joined the Parx Juvenile Stakes and won fourth place. On November 17, 2019, he competed in the Notebook Stakes and placed fifth. Lastly, he was one of the great finishers in the Risen Star Stakes that happened last February 15, 2020, where he ended in the third spot.
Modernist continues to rock in the 2020 Kentucky Derby odds ranking. During the early weeks of Derby trail, Modernist was not visible in many Derby prep races. He was not even part of the list of horses that gained high odds value to bet in the Run For The Roses. However, February was a good start for Modernist after accomplishing a huge Derby trail.
On February 15, 2020, Modernist tried his luck and competed in the Risen Star Stakes Presented by Lamarque Ford. He hustled hard in the dirt track smashing out other horses in the field, which led him to earn the title. After that, he competed in the Louisiana Derby last Saturday, where he got third place.
The same with Modernist, Major Fed has recently made news in the 2020 Kentucky Derby odds ranking. Unlike other racehorses, Major Fed has not accomplished much in the past horse racing events. However, his recent Derby trail accomplishments have helped him to earn an excellent value to bet in the upcoming Kentucky Derby.
Last February 15, 2020, Major Fed joined the lineup for the Risen Star Stakes that happened at Fair Grounds. He had shown impressive performance, but only took place behind Modernist and fell to the second spot. He then proceeded to join the Louisiana Derby and settled in fourth place.
The son of Tapit, who competed in the recently concluded Louisiana Derby, had fallen short in the competition settling only in fifth place. Although he is the 5th position, he is still one of the horses that generate higher odds value in the upcoming Kentucky Derby betting game. It is because he is one of the racehorses that accomplished the most number of Derby prep races.
His racing forms included an impressive victory in the Lecomte Stakes that happened last January 18, 2020, at Fair Grounds. In the same field, he competed in the Risen Star Stakes last February 15, 2020, where he got second place.
Although the 2020 Kentucky Derby is postponed later this year, the race is still on for the Derby hopefuls who’d like to get a guaranteed spot running for the upcoming Derby. That said, as the Louisiana Derby gets done, the five racehorses listed above are now the strongest entries in the Run For The Roses, which you must consider wagering.