Blue Grass Stakes tomorrow


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The Grade 1 action concludes with the Blue Grass, one of the most wide open Derby preps we have seen this spring. A field of 14 will go to the gate Grade 3 Spiral Stakes runner up Uncaptured the 7-2 morning line favorite.


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Blue Grass Stakes 2013: TV Schedule, Post Positions, Odds, Contenders and more.

With the Kentucky Derby less than a month away, this Saturday's Blue Grass Stakes will serve as an excellent first look at some of the top thoroughbreds set to compete for the Triple Crown this spring.

Dullahan won the annual one-and-an-eighth mile synthetic race a year ago and went on to finish third at the 2012 Kentucky Derby behind I'll Have Another and Bodemeister. That said, you can bet 2013's winner will be a favorite heading into next month's Kentucky Derby.

Here we'll get you set with everything you need to know for this weekend's much-anticipated race.

Where: Keeneland Race Course, Lexington, Ky.

When: Saturday, April 13, 2013

Post Time: 5:40 p.m. ET

Watch: NBC Sports Network

Top Contenders


The odds-on favorite in Saturday's race will be Uncaptured, who will start from post No. 7.

Uncaptured has won six of his eight career races, including four first-place finishes at Woodbine last summer. He finished second at the Spiral Stakes last month; his only race this year.

With 7-2 odds of winning this weekend, consider it a shock if Uncaptured doesn't finish toward the top. He's benefiting from a solid post number and should have no problem pulling to the front of the pack.

Jockey Miguel Mena will be atop Uncaptured at Keeneland Race Course on Saturday.

Java's War

Following a second-place finish at the Tampa Bay Derby last month, Java's War enters this weekend's Blue Grass Stakes as one of the favorites to win.

Java's War hasn't won since the Sunday Silence Stakes last September but has been consistently running toward the top. Trainer Ken McPeek is certainly confident in Java's War's chances on Saturday (h/t Claire Novak via ESPN):

His race at Tampa was fantastic and he has trained fantastic since he got here. He flew in [April 8]. His female family says grass, and I think that kind of transcends well into the synthetics. I think he'll run great; this colt has a lot of class.

Java's War will be ridden by Julien Leparoux, who has never won the Blue Grass Stakes.


Another contender to watch for on Saturday is Rydilluc, who will start from way outside on post No. 13. Although Rydilluc may not be receiving nearly as much attention as Uncaptured or Java's War, momentum is certainly on his side.

Rydilluc has won three straight races on turf, including two in 2013. Most recently he won the Palm Beach Stakes last month at Gulfstream Park.

He will be ridden by Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado this weekend. Prado is famous for having rode Barbaro to victory at the 2006 Kentucky Derby. He has two career wins at the Blue Grass Stakes, winning here in 2002 and 2003 atop Harlan's Holiday and Peace Rules respectively.

Post Positions and Odds

Post Pos. Horse Odds
1 Dynamic Sky 10-1
2 My Name Is Michael 15-1
3 Undrafted 10-1
4 Java's War 4-1
5 Palace Malice 8-1
6 Channel Isle 30-1
7 Uncaptured 7-2
8 Charming Kitten 10-1
9 Tesseron 50-1
10 Footbridge 20-1
11 Balance the Books 15-1
12 West Hills Giant 20-1
13 Rydilluc 4-1
14 Fear the Kitten 30-1
AE Divine Ambition 50-1
Re: Blue Grass Stakes tomorrow

Palace Malice beaten a head on the wire by Java's War......fucking brutal :puking:

At least he made it into the Derby. Can't say i'm crazy about his chances though. Looked like he was out of gas (and failed to change leads) nearing the wire today.

Java's War may have some trouble in the Derby just based on his running style. Hard to come from that far out of it when you have an obstacle course of 19 horses (or thereabouts) to get through. Like his talent though, and he figures to enjoy the distance.

John Kelly

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