The 1 3/16-mile Louisiana Derby offers a total of 170 qualifying points to the Kentucky Derby (G1) with 100 going to the winner. Here’s who Shap likes…
A total of eight black-type races are on the Louisiana Derby slate, with four of those being of the graded variety. My focus will be on the big events.
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The two divisions of the Risen Star (G2) on Saturday at Fair Grounds kicked off the Kentucky Derby Championship Series and awarded 50 points.
You would be hard-pressed to find a better-bred Kentucky Derby contender than Modernist, who joined the Road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby with his victory.
The second division of the $400,000 Risen Star (G2) will be run Saturday evening as race 13 at Fair Grounds. A 3-year-old series with 50-20-10-5 points going to the top four finishers.