09/07/2016 2:53PM

Super Derby: Mo Tom 7-5 favorite in seven-horse field

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Dalmore is the 2-1 second choice on the track's morning-line for Saturday's Super Derby.

The Grade 3, $400,000 Super Derby drew seven horses when entries for the 1 1/8-mile race were taken Wednesday at Louisiana Downs. Mo Tom, who will start from post 2, was made the 7-5 morning-line favorite by Louisiana Downs linemaker Russ Ramstad. The second choice at 2-1 is Dalmore.

The Super Derby is scheduled to go as the 11th race on a 13-race program that has a special early post of noon Central. Post time for the Super Derby is 4:55 p.m.

The field, from the rail with riders, is: Whateverybodywants, Jose Valdivia Jr.; Mo Tom, Joe Bravo; Mending Fences, David Cabrera; Classy Bird, John Jacinto; Texas Chrome, C.J. McMahon; Dalmore, Kent Desormeaux; and Fort Pulaski, Diego Saenz.

The Super Derby will be the final leg of an all-stakes pick four that starts in the eighth race with the $75,000 Sunday Silence for 2-year-olds on turf. The sequence continues with the $75,000 River Cities for fillies and mares on turf and the $75,000 Unbridled for 3-year-olds and up on turf.

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There is one additional stakes race on the card, the $75,000 Happy Ticket for 2-year-old fillies on turf.

The forecast for Saturday calls for a high of 90 degrees and a 70 percent chance of precipitation, according to The Weather Channel.

Mo Tom and Whateverybodywants arrived at Louisiana Downs aboard a flight from Kentucky on Tuesday, while Dalmore was due on a plane from Southern California on Wednesday, according to Trent McIntosh, director of operations for Louisiana Downs.