Las Vegas, NV - Santa Anita Park in Arcadia California will play host to one of three "Road to the Kentucky Derby" points races this Saturday, February 2. Three year old hopefuls will be after much coveted points and their share of the $200,000 purse in the Grade 2 Robert B. Lewis Stakes when they go 1 1/16 miles on Santa Anita's dirt track.
A miniscule group of four Kentucky Derby contenders will line up in the Robert B. Lewis - all of which will earn at least one point along the "Road to the Kentucky Derby". It is race 4 on Santa Anita's Saturday card with a post time of 2:03 PM. Here is a brief glance into the past performances of the four combatants ahead of this important Grade 2 stakes.
2013 Robert B. Lewis Stakes Race Favorites
He's Had Enough - Doug O'Neill trained colt is currently in a log jam in the points standings with four points and needs a good result for comfort sake. He has five career starts with a win in his debut and a very nice second place finish two back in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile behind Shanghai Bobby - by a head. Last time out was a disappointing fifth in the Grade 1 CashCall Futurity December 15 at Hollywood Park against a very competitive field. He's Had Enough needs to ramp it up and will be looking for his first stakes win in the Robert B. Lewis this week - 10 points is on the line for Doug O'Neill who won this race last year with I'll Have Another.
Den's Legacy - Bob Baffert trained colt that was second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Preview Stakes November 3. He followed that with an impressive win in the Grade 3 Generous Stakes on turf November 24. Last time out was a nice second in the Grade 3 Sham Stakes on dirt here January 5 after a decent third in the CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park December 15. Den's Legacy looks good following back-to-back five furlong bullet workouts on Santa Anita's main track He has nine career starts with two wins, four seconds and a third place finish and enters the Robert B. Lewis as the most experienced of the entries, although he is known more for his work on grass.
Robert B. Lewis Stakes 2013 | Remaining Field Entries
Robert B. Lewis Stakes betting at Santa Anita with OffTrackBetting.com
Flashback - Bob Baffert colt has just one career start - a Maiden Special Weight score by 3 1/2 lengths as favorite at Hollywood Park December 8. He makes his first start on dirt and around two turns this Saturday. He, like his stablemate has looked great in training leading up to the Robert B. Lewis.
Little Jerry - has just two career starts for trainer Richard Baltas - a Maiden Special Weight score at Hollywood Park November 18 in his debut at 25-1 odds and a distant eighth last time out in the Grade 1 CashCall Futurity at Hollywood Park December 15.