This is the final chance to earn Kentucky Derby 2012 graded cash and morning line favorite Castaway can make the gate on the first Saturday in May with a win in the Grade 3 Coolmore Lexington Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday.
#7 Castaway (3-1) had his goose cooked on the front
end in the G3 Sunland Derby. The Baffert trainee captured the slower
division of the G3 Southwest before that and landed the place in his
synthetic bow at Del Mar last summer. He won’t offer much value and
could be in trouble if pressured early.
#6 Holiday Promise
(6-1) had the light bulb turned on after adding blinkers Feb 20. He
exits a fine place finish in the G3 Spiral and is working well at
Keeneland. He has enough positional speed to keep the leaders in his
sights and should offer a hint of value for Alvarado/Pletcher.