Anothertwistafate, Sueno Seek ‘Last Chance’ Points In Lexington Stakes

by | 04.10.2019 | 2:07pm
Anothertwistafate seen winning the El Camino Real Derby

Peter Redekop's Anothertwistafate and Silverton Hill's Sueno, both looking to acquire qualifying points toward the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), head a field of 10 3-year-olds entered Wednesday for Saturday's 38th running of the $200,000 Stonestreet Lexington (G3).

Run at 1 1/16 miles on the main track, the Stonestreet Lexington will be run as the ninth race on Saturday's 11-race program with a 5:34 p.m. ET post time. First post time Saturday is 1:05 p.m.

A total of 34 points toward the Derby are available on a 20-8-4-2 basis to the top four finishers. The Stonestreet Lexington and Saturday's Arkansas Derby (G1) are the final races on the road to the Derby and the current cut line is 37.5. The Derby is limited to the top 20 point earners and invitees that pass the entry box.

Runner-up in the Sunland Park Derby (G3) in his most recent start, Anothertwistafate stands 23rd in points with 30. Trained by Blaine Wright, Anothertwistafate will break from post position four and be ridden by Javier Castellano.

Sueno is trained by Keith Desormeaux, who won this race last year with My Boy Jack. Sueno, who has accumulated his 28 points (25th) with runner-up finishes in the Sham (G3) and Southwest (G3) and a third-place finish in the Louisiana Derby (G2), will be ridden by Corey Lanerie and break from post position three.

No other entrant has accumulated enough points to earn a Derby spot even with a victory Saturday.

Also in the field and returning to the scene of his biggest victory is KRA Stud Farm's Knicks Go. Trained by Ben Colebrook, Knicks Go won last fall's Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (G1) before going on to a runner-up finish in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1).

Seventh in the Gotham (G3) in his most recent start, Knicks Go will break from post position seven and be ridden by Albin Jimenez.

The field for the Stonestreet Lexington, with riders and weights from the rail, is: Shang (Irad Ortiz Jr., 120 pounds), Hawaiian Noises (John Velazquez, 118), Sueno (Lanerie, 118), Anothertwistafate (Castellano, 120), Harvey Wallbanger (Brian Hernandez Jr., 123), Chase the Ghost (Miguel Mena, 118), Knicks Go (Jimenez, 123),Owendale (Florent Geroux, 118), Zenden (Tyler Gaffalione, 118) and Roiland (James Graham, 118).

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