Saturday Stakes: 3 Stops on the Road to the Kentucky Derby

by: Rich Bieglmeier

The Road to the Kentucky Derby runs through Hallandale Beach, Florida, Arcadia, California, and New York City, New York, this Saturday.

Ten Kentucky Derby hopefuls will go at in the HOLY BULL STAKES at Gulfstream Park.
Six boys will battle it out in the ROBERT B. LEWIS STAKES at Santa Anita.
And, seven three-year-olds will find their way around Aqueduct’s main track in the WITHERS STAKES.

The winner in each race will add 10 points to their 2019 Kentucky Derby qualifying total, second place gets 4 points, 2 points for third and 1 point for fourth.

The three biggest names hitting the track on their Road to the Kentucky Derby include MUCHO GUSTO and GUNMETAL GRAY in the ROBERT B. LEWIS STAKES and MAXIMUS MISCHIEF headlining the HOLY BULL STAKES.

MAXIMUS MISCHIEF is a horse that we and oddsmakers believe will make a lot of noise this weekend. Another dominating win in the Holy Bull Stakes and the Robert Reid, Jr trainee is likely to leap up the 2019 Kentucky Derby odds board.

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