03/27/2013 12:22PM

Louisiana Derby: Revolutionary favored in field of 14

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Barbara D. Livingston
Revolutionary defeats Escapefromreality to win the Withers in his last start on Feb 2.

NEW ORLEANS – Revolutionary, who overcame severe traffic problems to win the Withers Stakes at Aqueduct in his last start, drew post 3 in a full field of 14 on Wednesday for the Grade 2, $1 million Louisiana Derby on Saturday at Fair Grounds.

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Track linemaker Mike Diliberto made Revolutionary the 3-1 favorite. Code West, second in the Risen Star here last month, is next at 9-2, with Palace Malice, third in the Risen Star, the 5-1 third choice for the 1 1/8-mile race.

The field, from the rail out, with rider and morning-line odds:

1. Hip Four Sixtynine, Jamie Theriot, 30-1
2. Palace Malice, Edgar Prado, 5-1
3. Revolutionary, Javier Castellano, 3-1
4. Golden Soul, Calvin Borel, 20-1
5. Whiskey Bravo, James Graham, 30-1
6. Sunbean, Colby Hernandez, 12-1
7. Departing, Brian Hernandez Jr., 8-1
8. Code West, Martin Garcia, 9-2
9. Proud Strike, Corey Nakatani, 10-1
10. Titletown Five, Jon Court, 8-1
11. Mylute, Shaun Bridgmohan, 12-1
12.Brazilian Court, Miguel Mena, 30-1
13. Ground Transport, Mark Guidry, 20-1
14. Nina’s Dragon, Julien Couton, 30-1
All carry 122 pounds

VON VON More than 1 year ago
LA DERBY IS AS EXCITING AS ALWAYS ...IF ONLY WE COULD HAVE THE BEST OF THE BEST 3 YEAR OLDS RUNNING IN IT..WHO'S IDEA WAS IT TO PUT THE FLA. DERBY AND THE LA. DERBY ON THE SAME DATE..SHAME ON YOU...GOES TO SHOW THE INDUSTRIES HEADERS ARE NOT LIKE THEY USE TO BE...VONVON
Jeremy Porter More than 1 year ago
Von von that makes no sense!!! Just stop and think about that
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Revolutionary - Can he repeat?
Thomas Cook More than 1 year ago
Like Palice Malice and Rev. But Departing a major sleeper!
Susan Huart More than 1 year ago
ITA on Departing-
Geral John Pinault More than 1 year ago
I'll be playing a 3 race Win & Place Parlay saturday - Unlimited Budget, Orb and Bourbon Courage. The Louisiana Derby is a crap shoot...
Robynrokn More than 1 year ago
Dont' mess with Jon Court and CalBo is overdue to steal one. The small guys are always hungrier at these preps, willing to push their horses full tilt.
Perl More than 1 year ago
Wait, so you're saying the lesser known jockeys are good bets in these races because they try harder and take more risks than the top jocks? Good luck with that.
Standiforx More than 1 year ago
In this race anything can happen, remember that trainer Gennadi Dorochenko saddled the winner last year.
edb More than 1 year ago
So far the horse of the week has been a fail. It is about time the horse becomes THE horse. Revolutionary should win in a wide open race and by far, the best betting trial to date. Good luck to a nice tri and super
JoyJackson21 More than 1 year ago
Much is made about the troubled trips that have found Revolutionary in the past, but one thing they never mention in the same breath: Revolutionary manages to work his way out of trouble with his talent and that is very admirable and not to be taken lightly. This horse is a Type A competitor with a capital C. Those that pooh-pooh him do so at their own risk. This is a great race! Fourteen horses - a big field that guarantees an exciting race with all sorts of scenarios happening within the race. With the presence of Code West, Proud Strike, Mylute, Departing, and, especially, the formidably intriguing Palace Malice, this is going to be a donnybrook of a battle for the win. It will make great betting options for bettors, especially in the exotics. We are going to be priviledged to see some great racing, and I'm excited to see this race unfurl before our eyes. I can see two or three from this race emerge to be in the starting gate at Churchill Downs the first Saturday in May. Good luck to all in this race, good luck to all of you bettors, and may all of the horses emerge healthy and fit from this race. May we all witness an interesting, exciting race!
Perl More than 1 year ago
Revolutionary has won a maiden race and beaten a bunch of nobodies in a weak G3 on the Big A Inner, a surface and track configuration that in no way resembles the test he will face on Saturday. Maybe the Toddster has something up his sleeve (cough), but he's a horrible ML favorite and I tend to think the punters realize this and he will not be the post time favorite.
JoyJackson21 More than 1 year ago
Perl, if he is not the post time favorite that will be great, because I don't as a rule, bet chalks. If he has a decent price, all the better! Hopefully, Revolutionary will take on this opportunity, step up to the plate, and deliver his "A" game. If he breaks the "trouble" curse that has haunted him in the past, I think he can and will deliver on the great promise he has flashed.
Grazyna Mianska More than 1 year ago
Ground Transport the one to beat with Guidry on board. Worth a few gold coins bet. Very nice odds.
Mark More than 1 year ago
Woo hoo !
redboy More than 1 year ago
Look for another longshot ala Hero of Order. Something weird down New Orlleans way ,called voodoo ,got my chicken bones ready!!!!