Las Vegas, NV - The 68th running of the Grade 3 Discovery Handicap goes down this Saturday, November 17 from Aqueduct Raceway in the great state of New York. Three year olds will go 1 1/8 miles on Aqueduct's main track in search of their share of the $150,000 purse.
The Discovery has attracted a small field of 6 for race 8 on Aqueduct's Saturday card. Post time is 3:43 PM. Here is a look at the past performances of all six combatants and what brought them to this Grade 3 race.
2012 Discovery Handicap Race Favorites
Willy Beamin - enters the Discovery looking to rebound from a respectable second to Politicallycorrect last time out in the Oklahoma Derby after six, count `em six straight wins including the Grade 1 King's Bishop at Saratoga in August in his graded stakes debut. Prior to that race were two minor stakes wins in New York and a host of Allowance races. Willy Beamin hasn't been used to losing and is the 7-5 morning line favorite for good reason.
Our Entourage - has been up and down in nine start this year with three wins and a second to go along with a pair of sixths, a pair of fifths and a seventh last time out in the minor Montserrat Stakes here November 4. Before his most recent disappointment things were looking up for Our Entourage - two straight wins including the Temperence Hill Stakes at Belmont Park October 21 and an Allowance Optional Claiming score at Parx two weeks before that.
Discovery Handicap 2012 | Remaining Field Entries
Stephanoatsee - has two wins and a second in 2012 and has won two of his last three starts including the minor Barbaro Stakes at Delaware Park last time out October 20 and an Allowance Optional Claiming three back on that same track. Sandwiched in there is a respectable fourth in the Grade 2 Pennsylvania derby at Parx September 22.
Discovery Handicap betting at Aqueduct with OffTrackBetting.com
Called to Serve - made his stakes debut with a fifth in the Grade 2 Swaps Stakes at Hollywood Park on July 4 after two straight wins - an Allowance race and a Maiden Special Weight race at Aqueduct on April 14. Since then Called To Serve has two third place finishes - the Grade 2 West Virginia Derby on August 4 and the Oklahoma Derby September 30 and he most recently finished second behind Our Entourage in the Temperence Hill Stakes at Belmont Park October 21.
Adirondack King - has eight starts this year with only a second and a trio of thirds, one of the thirds being the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn in February. Last time out was a decent second behind Stephanoatsee in the minor Barbaro Stakes at Delaware Park October 20 to follow a third in an Allowance Optional Claiming at Parx September 23.
Guilt Trip - has only three career starts for trainer Chad Brown but is coming off two straight wins at Belmont Park - an Allowance Optional Claiming last time out October 27 and a Maiden Special Weight score September 26.
2012 Discovery Handicap Entries & Odds
Race 8 on Aqueduct's Saturday card with a Post Time of 3:43 PM.