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Las Vegas, NV - The Grade 2 Super Derby comes our way this Saturday, September 6 from none other than Louisiana Downs. A group of three year olds will be featured as they chase down the winner's share of the $400,000 purse for 1 1/8 miles around Louisiana Downs's main track.
A solid group of 11 three year olds will line up in the Super Derby - race 11 on Louisiana Downs's Saturday card. Post time is 5:12 PM. Let's take a peek into the past performances of all 11 entries for this Grade 2 stakes.
Vicar's in Trouble - Michael Maker trainee was last seen running an OK third behind Tapiture and Candy Boy in the Grade 2 West Virginia Derby August 2 which followed another third as favorite in the Grade 3 Iowa Derby June 28 and a disappointing nineteenth in the Kentucky Derby. Before that he had three wins and two third place finishes in five career starts including two graded stakes wins by a combined 10 1/4 lengths. He won the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby March 29 after a third in the Risen Star and another win in the Grade 3 Lecomte back in January. Except for one bad outing four months ago Vicar's in Trouble has been very good against some top fields, placing in seven of eight starts. Rosie Napravnik has the mount from gate 4 in his return home to Louisiana.
Jessica's Star - Michael Stidham trained gelding is coming off a good second in the listed Ohio Derby at Thistletown July 19 which followed a nice three race win streak - the Grade 3 Iowa Derby over Vicar's in Trouble June 28, the minor Prairie Mile Stakes May 31 and an Allowance Optional Claiming score to go along with a second in an Allowance in April. He has never finished worse than second in seven career starts (four wins and three seconds) and will line up from the rail with James Graham aboard.
Ide Be Cool - has been impressive in his career - that`s for sure - eight starts with seven wins and a second place finish. Last time out was his only career blemish - a second in the minor Super Derby Prelude Stakes her August 2 after seven wins to start his career. The wins include the minor Pelican Stakes at Delta Downs in March, the minor LA Bred Premier Night Prince Stakes on that same track in February and the minor Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Stakes in December. Ide Be Cool steps into graded stakes company for the first time Saturday with Chris Rosier guiding him from post 3.
East Hall - had little success in graded stakes action at the beginning of the year - a fourth in the Grade 2 Fountain of Youth, an eighth in the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby and a fifth in the Grade 1 Florida Derby but he has placed in all three starts since. Last time out was a nice win over Jessica's Star at 9-1 odds in the minor Ohio Derby at Thistletown July 19 after consecutive seconds in minor stakes action - the Quality Road Stakes in June and the Sir Bear Stakes in May - both at Gulfstream. He has an incredible 16 career starts already with three wins, three seconds and four third place finishes and looks to be in career best form ahead of this weekend. Juan Leyva has the call from post 10.
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Alamo Heights - is coming off a nice win in the minor Super Derby Prelude Stakes on this track August 2 after a fourth in the minor English Channel Stakes in June and a third in an Allowance Optional Claiming on this track in May. He has three wins and a third place finish in six career starts and off his first stakes score should be confident ahead of this weekend. M. Clifton Berry rides from gate 7.
Louies Flower - Bret Calhoun trained colt is coming off a third in the minor Super Derby Prelude Stakes here August 2 after a tenth in the minor Centaur Stakes July 2, an ugly ninth in the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds in March and a twelfth to start his year - in the Grade 3 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park. He has nine career starts with three wins, a second and a third place finish but has just one third place finish in four starts this year. Louis Flower enters in less-than-spectacular from post 2 with Jamie Theriot in the saddle.
Victory Nor Defeat - Ralph Nicks trained colt makes his graded stakes debut Saturday having posted two wins and a third place finish in four career starts. He enters of an Allowance optional Claiming score at Gulfstream after an OK third in the minor Cherokee Run Stakes on that same track in July. He makes the step up in competition with Edgar Prado in the reins from post 6.
Gold Appointment - won the minor Crescent City Derby Stakes at Fair Grounds in March but hasn`t been great since - a tenth in the minor Louisiana Legends Cheval Stakes was followed by an Allowance score at Evangeline and a fourth last time out in the Super Derby Prelude here August 2. Gold Appointment makes his graded stakes debut Saturday in so-so form with Colby Hernandez in the irons from post 8.
Louisiana Flyboy - has six career starts for trainer Patrick Mouton with three wins and two second place finishes - his only off the board finish coming in his only graded stakes start - an eighth in the Grade 2 Nashua Stakes at Aqueduct in November. He enters on a two race win streak - the minor A.L. (Red) Erwin Stakes last time out August 2 on this track and the minor Lafayette Stakes in June at Evangeline which followed a pair of seconds in Allowance Optional Claiming races at Aqueduct. Richard Eramia has been tabbed to ride from gate 5.
Declan`s Fast Cat - has nine career starts already for trainer Steven Flint with two wins, four seconds and a third place finish. He enters in decent form - two wins and three seconds in his last five starts overall including an Allowance score last time out at Evangeline August 14 and a maiden score five back - in April. Declan`s Fast Cat makes his stakes debut Saturday with Gerard Melancon aboard from post 9.
Announcement - has just two career starts for trainer Kellyn Gorder with two wins - an Allowance last time out August 10 and a maiden score at first asking July 12 - both results at Ellis Park. He makes a gigantic step up in competition Saturday with Junior Alvarado in the saddle from the outside post.
Race 11 on Louisiana Downs's Saturday card with a Post Time of 5:12 PM.
|1||Jessica's Star||J. Graham||M. Stidham|
|2||Louies Flower||J. Theriot||W. Calhoun|
|3||Ide Be Cool||C. Rosier||H. Dunn|
|4||Vicar's in Trouble||R. Napravnik||M. Maker|
|5||Louisiana Flyboy||R. Eramia||P. Mouton|
|6||Victory Nor Defeat||E. Prado||R. Nicks|
|7||Alamo Heights||M. Berry||D. Pish|
|8||Gold Appointment||C. Hernandez||R. Rockwell|
|9||Declan's Fast Cat||G. Melancon||S. Flint|
|10||East Hall||J. Leyva||W. Kaplan|
|11||Announcement||J. Alvarado||K. Gorder|
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