Lecomte Stakes

Lecomte Stakes ware part of the Kentucky Derby qualifying races that make up the finalist for the May event. The Lecomte Stakes are held at the Fair Grounds Race Course on Saturday, January 22, 2022. There will be nine 3 year olds in the 1 1/16 mile Grade 3 race with the winner getting 10 qualifying points for the Kentucky Derby in 2022.

Lecomte Stakes Entrants:

Surfer Dude 15-1 odds to win-This horse is trained by Dallas Stewart and the pedigree comes from Curlin – Tiz Miz Sue by Tiznow and has plenty of racing experience. He broke his maiden on his fifth try and that was at Churchill Downs. In the Gun Runner he finished third. In order to get in the money Surfer Dude  must show tons of improvement.

Unified Report in 12-1 odds to win and also trained by Dallas Stewart- He won his first three races. He is a racer but not a decent sprinter to stay in the Lecomte Stakes winners circle.

Pappacap is 9-5 odds to win and is likely to horse to beat . Trained by Mark Casse and is a pedigree from Gun Runner. He is the only graded stakes winner in this field. Jockey Joe Bravo will continue this ride.

 Trafalgar is 6-1 odds to win and is trained by Al Stall, Jr. , This horse has shown improvement in each of last two victories and will look to lead the pack early.

Epicenter is 2-1 odds to win an reined by Steve Asmussen and recently won the Gun Runner. This is a great two turn horse and jockey Joel Rosario is right one to get it done. He has a tendency to win big and a is a top choice here at Lecomte Stakes.

Cyberknife at 6- 1 odds to win and trained by Brad Cox. In three maiden races he was disqualified, placed second and second and was given a win due to another disqualification. This race is a step up. This one could finish in the money.

Blue Kentucky and Call Me Midnight both at 20-1 odds. Both horses have distance concerns and out classed in this race.

Presidential is 15-1 odds to win and broke his maiden in August and now suddenly appears on this card. Tough road ahead for this Steve Asmussen trained horse.

Lecomte Stakes Prediction

Two horse race for finish with Pappacap and Epicenter. I am taking the Fair Grounds winner Epicenter as my first place finish, However, I will box Epicenter, Pappacap,  Trafalgar and Cyberknife. Good Luck and be sure to check late odds before wagering.