It’s the last race leading up to the Derby Trial. Today at Keeneland, this Grade 3 race will serve as a practice round for a few of the Derby favorites and at least one Philly aspiring to the Oaks. Pure Fun (the Philly) is currently the 2:1 favorite, but Sunbean (3:1) and Winning Cause (4:1) are right there in the running. Sunbean has seen some disappointing finishes in qualifying races for the Derby and must have a strong showing to make the post. Winning Cause has been absent at all previous qualifying races and must win today’s race to have a chance at the Kentucky Derby.
For Lexington Stakes Coverage, check out:
- Daily Racing Forum: Lexington Stakes
- Blood-Horse Coverage
- Lexington Stakes 2013: Post Time, Odds & Predictions for Entire Field
- Kentucky Derby contenders clash: Lexington Stakes