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Posted Thursday, February 14, 2019
The $2.6 million yearling will hit the Derby trail from a tough Risen Star post.
Posted Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Keith Desormeaux will ship in looking to win his second straight Southwest Stakes.
Posted Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert confirmed Tuesday with Fair Grounds' publicity department that Clearview Stables' Kingly will not ship to Louisiana for Saturday's Grade 2, $400,000 Risen Star Stakes.

Rather Baffert said the full brother of Mohaymen, a Tapit colt out of the mare Justwhistledixie, will reroute to another Kentucky Derby 2019 prep: the $100,000 El Camino Real Derby this weekend at Golden Gate Fields.

The Risen Star attracted an overflow field of 15 entrants led by War of Will, the last out winner of the Lecomte Stakes (G3) in Louisiana. Kingly had drawn the No. 13 post position and stood at 12-1 on the morning line.

Run at 1 1/8 miles on the all weather track, the El Camino Real Derby pays out points on a 10-4-2-1 basis to the Top 4 finishers. Additionally, this year's winner will receive a fees-paid berth to the Preakness Stakes for the first time.

Kingly has raced twice, winning his Dec. 1 debut at Del Mar before progressing to allowance optional claiming company on Jan. 31 at Santa Anita Park. Running over a sloppy, sealed surface, colt finished a clear second to Extra Hope, another who could hit the trail in the March 9 San Felipe (G2).

Other Southern California shippers for the El Camino Real Derby include the Doug O'Neill duo of Weekly Call and The Creep; Jerry Hollendorfer's More Ice; Jeff Bonde-trained King of Speed; and Keith Desormeaux's Knight's Cross. They'll have to take on Anothertwistafate, a Scat Daddy colt who has won his last two at Golden Gate Fields by open lengths.

Additionally, Baffert said, the Grade 1 winner Chasing Yesterday will scratch from Fair Grounds' Rachel Alexandra (G2), a Kentucky Oaks prep. No plans are set for her next start.
Posted Monday, February 11, 2019
A two-turn stakes is next for Todd Pletcher's latest prospect to know.
Posted Sunday, February 10, 2019
With Dream Maker's win, Mark Casse has a pair of prospects at Fair Grounds.
Posted Saturday, February 09, 2019
The flashy Global Campaign will hit the trail after moving to 2-for-2 at Gulfstream.
Posted Saturday, February 09, 2019
Joel Rosario will continue riding both Hidden Scroll and Game Winner.
Posted Friday, February 08, 2019
Before Saturday's draw, get an early look at Risen Star Stakes contenders.
Posted Thursday, February 07, 2019
Could Godolphin have its next Thunder Snow in Estihdaaf, the UAE 2000 Guineas winner?
Posted Monday, February 04, 2019
Winchell Thoroughbreds should have a pair for the upcoming Risen Star.
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About the Derby Radar

New for the 2019 Kentucky Derby trail, Horse Racing Nation's Derby Radar seeks to identify promising maiden, allowance and even stakes winners who could target points-paying preps next out. We'll cover the buzz horses, of course, then using a systematic approach based on past years' Derby contenders identify other talented colts moving up the ladder.

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