Easy Shot is an 8-1 outsider on Jon White's morning line for Saturday's Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita, but trainer Keith Desormeaux is hoping with better racing luck the son of Trappe Shot can outrun his odds and post an upset in the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds.
“He steadied a couple times (in the Grade III Sham Stakes at one mile in which he finished fifth by 3 ¼ lengths on Jan. 5),” the trainer noted. “We're hoping better luck makes a difference tomorrow.
“It's about the same field (as the Sham) except for the addition of Mucho Gusto. If we can get a clean trip and finish strong, we'll see if we have a (Kentucky) Derby horse.”
The field for the Lewis, race six of 10 with 12 noon first post time: Kid Cantina, Geovanni Franco, 20-1; Magnificent McCool, Flavien Prat, 8-1; Easy Shot, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; Gunmetal Gray, Mike Smith, 9-5; Mucho Gusto, Joe Talamo, 8-5; and Nolo Contesto, Joel Rosario, 5-2.
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