Weekend Lineup: Last Chances

by | 04.13.2018 | 10:20pm
Quip galloping at Oaklawn Park

The final chances for Kentucky Derby points are available in pair of graded stakes races this weekend, one at Oaklawn Park and another at Keeneland. The Grade 1 Arkansas Derby offers points on a scale of 100-40-20-10, and the G3 Lexington Stakes offers them 20-8-4-2.

The Arkansas Derby features Rebel winner Magnum Moon against the Bob Baffert-trained Solomini. A field of nine will face the starter three weeks before the Run for the Roses. Several other interesting contenders include Tampa Bay Derby winner Quip and Sunland Derby runner-up Dream Baby Dream.

In the Lexington Stakes, the Keith Desormeaux trainee My Boy Jack will attempt to overwhelm the 12-horse field to score enough points to make the Derby field. Also at Keeneland, the G1 Jenny Wiley features a trio of Chad Brown trainees. as well as the ultra-consistent Cambodia.

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