03/28/2012 1:07PM

Gulfstream Park: Union Rags, El Padrino top field of nine for Florida Derby

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Tom Keyser
Union Rags trains Wednesday at Palm Meadows in preparation for Saturday's Grade 1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park.

HALLANDALE, BEACH, Fla. – Union Rags drew post 6 and El Padrino post 8 when a field of nine was entered Wednesday for the Grade 1, $1 million Florida Derby on Saturday at Gulfstream Park.

Union Rags, winner of the Fountain of Youth Stakes, is the 6-5 favorite on the morning line of Chuck Streva of Gulfstream Park. El Padrino, winner of the Risen Star, is next at 2-1.

 

[FLORIDA DERBY: Video previews, watch Saturday's full card live]

The field for the 1 1/8-mile race, from the rail out, is Fort Loudon, News Pending, Take Charge Indy, Neck ’N Neck, Z Camelot, Union Rags, Bartolome, El Padrino, and Reveron.

 

Florida Derby (G1), Post Time: 5:40 ET Saturday

Purse: $1,000,000; 1 1/8 miles

Post

Horse

Trainer

Jockey

ML Odds

1

Fort Loudon

S. Gold

L. Jurado

20-1

1

News Pending

D. Romans

R. Maragh

8-1

1

Take Charge Indy

P. Byrne

C. Borel

5-1

1

Neck n' Neck

I. Wilkes

E. Prado

20-1

1

Z Camelot

D. Romans

J. Bravo

50-1

1

Union Rags

M. Matz

J. Leparoux

6-5

1

Bartoleme

J. Garoffalo

J. Castanon

30-1

1

El Padrino

T. Pletcher

J. Castellano

2-1

1

Reveron

A. Bezara

E. Trujillo

12-1

 

Willian J. Brune More than 1 year ago
... can remmove the hint
Willian J. Brune More than 1 year ago
Matz hints that UR may be better than Barbaro. After the FD, he can the "hint."
JeanK More than 1 year ago
Neck n Neck shall be a formidable race horse in this derby. Key horse. Trainer is all business with this horse; would not waste a race on a horse.
mace More than 1 year ago
Cut the line in half and maybe just maybe youl get 3/5 on UR