Highly regarded 3-year-old colt Bind
makes his third career start in an entry level allowance race on the Kentucky Derby undercard.
Bind, trained by Al Stall Jr., made an instant splash with a facile six furlong tally in 1:08-4/5 at Fair Grounds on Feb 19. He was the overwhelming choice in an optional claiming route at that same venue second time out and lost by less than a length to subsequent Coolmore Lexington Stakes runner-up Prime Cut. It was more than twelve lengths back to the show finisher and that one came back to win his next start.
Rosie Napravnik will once again ride the promising son of Pulpit and he figures to have no excuses on Saturday. Don't be surprised if Bind points to a race such as the Super Derby at Louisiana Downs since his trainer has had so much success in that event recently (My Pal Charlie, Blame, Apart).
Worldly, a 4-year-old colt conditioned by Paul McGee, makes his first start in more than seven months and is the second choice at 2-1. He just missed in the Ohio Derby last year and has fired off a layoff before.
Supreme Ruler has served as a training partner for Derby entrant Archarcharch in recent weeks. He packs a decent late kick and would appreciate a pace meltdown.
Mr. Bristol, Eddie Set Go, El Grayling, Smokin Fast, and Lubango complete the 8-horse field.