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).
|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|
|15||West Texas||Marcelino Pedroza||Bernard Flint||SCR|
$2 Wager Paid
|War of Will||5.20||3.80||3.20|
|Hog Creek Hustle||10.00||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