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Following a sixth-place finish in the Grade 1 Arkansas
Derby, Storm the Court leads an overflow field of 15 for Saturday’s $500,000, Grade 3 Ohio Derby at
Winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile, Storm the Court, trained by Peter Eurton, has yet to notch
his first win in three starts since, with his best finish of the year being third place in the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita in March.
The Ohio Derby serves as a qualifying race for the 2020 Kentucky Derby this year, with points awarded on a 20-8-4-2 basis. Storm the Court is in 15th place on the leaderboard with
The son of Court Vision last worked out on Saturday, a bullet six furlongs on dirt
at Santa Anita in 1:12.00.
Looking to take down Storm the Court will be Rowdy Yates in his first start since finishing fourth in February’s Saudi Derby Cup. He previously
has victories at the Riley Allison Derby at Sunland Park and Don C. McNeill
Stakes at Remington Park. He has no points
so far towards Kentucky Derby qualification.
Another contender is Tennessee Whiskey’s Dack Janiel’s, who
will be looking for his first career stakes victory. Trained by Jack Sisterson, Dack Janiel’s most recently breezed five furlongs in 1:02.40 June 20 at Keeneland.