War of Will Wins the Lecomte Stakes, Grade III, at Fair Grounds

Race 12. Lecomte Stakes, Grade III. For three -year-old at 1 mile 70 yards on dirt. Purse $400,000.

Fifteen 3-year-olds are entered in the Lecomte, which is the first Road to the Kentucky Derby points race at Fair Grounds this season. Qualifying points will be awarded on a 10-4-2-1 basis to the Top 4 finishers.
Fair Grounds will host two more Derby points races in 2019: the Risen Star Stakes (GII) on February 16 (Qualifying points will be awarded on 50-20-10-5 basis to the Top 4 finishers) and the Louisiana Derby (GII) on March 23 (Qualifying points will be awarded on 100-40-20-10 basis to the Top 4 finishers).

Entries:

PP Horse Jockey Trainer M/L
1 Wicked Indeed Brian Hernandez, Jr. Steve Asmussen 12/1
2 Malpais Adam Beschizza Joe Sharp 12/1
3 Tackett Joe Bravo Michael Stidham 6/1
4 Mr. Money Gabriel Saez Bret Calhoun SCR
5 Night Ops Edgar Morales Keith Desormeaux 30/1
6 Hog Creek Hustle Florent Geroux Vickie Foley 12/1
7 Roiland James Graham Thomas Amoss 12/1
8 War of Will Tyler Gaffalione Mark Casse 6/1
9 Mo Speed Jerome Lermyte Mark Casse 20/1
10 Chase the Ghost Corey Lanerie Dallas Stewart 12/1
11 Tight Ten Ricardo Santana, Jr. Steve Asmussen 8/1
12 Plus Que Parfait Julien Leparoux Brendan Walsh 9/2
13 Manny Wah Channing Hill Wayne Catalano 10/1
14 Admire Robby Albarado Dale Romans SCR
Also Eligible
15 West Texas Marcelino Pedroza Bernard Flint SCR

$2 Wager Paid

Horse Win Place Show
War of Will 5.20 3.80 3.20
Hog Creek Hustle 10.00 6.00
Manny Wah 6.00

Wicked Indeed ran fourth.

Running time – 1:43.44

War of Will earned 10 Derby points.

 

Our Top Three Picks

    • Plus Que Parfait
    • War of Will
    • Mr. Money – SCR

 

 

 

 

 

 

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