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International Star listed as early Louisiana Derby favorite

2 years 2 months 1 day ago March 25, 2015 Mar 25, 2015 Wednesday, March 25 2015 March 25, 2015 2:36 PM in Sports
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

NEW ORLEANS - International Star, which is aiming to sweep all three Kentucky Derby prep races at the New Orleans Fair Grounds, has been listed as a 3-1 early favorite and placed in the ninth post for Saturday's $750,000, Grade 2 Louisiana Derby.

Trained by Mike Maker and ridden by jockey Miguel Mena, International Star has already won the $400,000, Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes in February and the $200,000, Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes in January.

In both victories, International Star rallied to beat War Story, a Tom Amoss-trained horse listed as one of two 4-1 second favorites in Wednesday's draw.

War Story will break from the sixth post.

Mr. Z, trained by D. Wayne Lucas and listed as the other second-favorite in the nine-horse field, has drawn the second post.

Image: horseracingnation.com

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