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