10/22/2015 12:36PM

Weekend Warrior for Saturday, Oct. 24: Picks for Valley View, Jean Lafitte, Empire Classic


Since the Breeders’ Cup is just one week away, you might have expected a quiet stakes schedule Saturday, but that’s not the case. Santa Anita offers the Grade 2, $200,000 Twilight Derby along with the $70,000 Big Bear, an overnight stakes that marks the return of the talented Dortmund. Keeneland has the Grade 3, $200,000 Valley View; Belmont’s program is Empire Showcase Day for New York-breds, topped by the $300,000 Empire Classic; and Delta Downs offers the $200,000 Jean Lafitte, the local prep for the Delta Downs Jackpot.