Intense Holiday to break from rail in La. Derby
NEW ORLEANS - Intense Holiday has drawn the first post position and is listed as a 2-1 morning line favorite for Saturday's $1 million Grade III Louisiana Derby, one of the premier prep races for the Kentucky Derby.
Trained by Todd Pletcher, Intense Holiday already has a major victory at the New Orleans Fair Grounds Race course, taking the Grade II Risen Star Stakes last month.
There are two second favorites listed at 4-1: Lecomte Stakes winner Vicar's In Trouble, starting from the sixth post, and similarly named In Trouble in the ninth slot.
Risen Star runner-up Albano, trained by Larry Jones, drew the 10th post position and is listed at 9-2 odds.
Rise Up, trained by Tom Amoss, will start from the eighth post, opening at 10-1 odds.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Fire station on Government gets a facelift
Police thank woman for saving officer during attack
Police chief says no reason to be alarmed despite 8 shootings in...
Push for "City of St. George" could return, but with obstacles
Paratroopers jump into the Box as LSU welcomes military, baseball season