Gun Runner Stakes 2021
Gun Runner Stakes is held at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans this Sunday, December 26th. These are the last races of the season for 2 year old horses that have thoughts of going to the Kentucky Derby. The length is 1 1/16 and the purse is $100,000. Points are awarded:
10-4-2-1 for the first four places and can be used to qualify for the Kentucky Derby. Post Time is set for this race at 6: 06 ET.
Gun Runner Horses
Garnering the pole position is Epicenter at 5-2 odds to win . Trained by Steve Ausmussen and will be ridden buy Brian J. Hernandez. In his second start at a mile he won impressively. This is the horse to beat at this race.
Waita Minute Hayes at 8-1 odds won the Jean Lafitte Stakes at Delta Downs but was disqualified for drifting a bit too far . He has three wins on dirt. Trained by Ricky Courville and will be ridden by Ashley Broussard. This horse deserves some money and it is likely for finish no worse than fourth.
Rocket Dawg was impressive on his debut as he was running seventh and in the stretch won by more that five lengths. The race is his length at and 3-1 to win. Trained by Brad Cox and Florent Geroux is the jockey. A contender.
Surfer Dude enters at 5-1 odds to win and is trained by Dallas Stewart. It took five starts for this race to break his maiden but did it by a neck at Churchill Downs. Longer than seven furlongs has proved to be too much for this horse. Middle of the Pack type.
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Kevin’s Folly is beginning at 8-1 odds to win, This Tom Amoss trained horse won his first race bur now has lost three in a row. Don’t look for this horse to challenge the fast horses at all.
At 3-1 odds is Tejano Twist. This horse it the most experience and has won the the most races in the field.Winner of the Lively Shively Stakes at 7 1/4 length. The knock on this horse is the lack of length running in it experience. This may be a build up of preparing for the Kentucky Derby and not so much winning this race.
Rich Strike is at 15-1 odds He was a troubled third last time but his lone win came in a maiden claimer and his speed figures say he’ll need to take a big step forward to be a factor here.
Gunner Runner Stakes Prediction
THE PICK: Rocket Dawg
LIVE LONGSHOT: Waita Minute Hayes