Ohio DerbyOhio Derby is next on the thoroughbred racing calendar. This is held on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at  Thistledown racing track near Cleveland, Ohio.

The Ohio Derby is part of a 10 – race card affair on Saturday. The race drew a good field of horses which include some grade 1 winners. It is also open to fillies and mares.

Thistledown will  also will host the $250,000 Lady Jacqueline for open fillies and mares on tha date.

The Ohio Derby 2022 has some interesting horses enter in with plenty of history of winning, Included in the race  are winners of the G3 Lexington, G2 Florida Derby, G3 Holy Bull and the Tampa Bay Derby. Also, in the Ohio Derby, are three horses that were in the Kentucky Derby. This is quite field of horses!

Ohio Derby Analysis

This Ohio Derby is scheduled as the 11th race of 11 for the day and has a 5:35 EDT post time. One note to mention here before giving you the field is that in the state of Ohio, the medication Lasix is allowed in stakes races. Here are  the confirmed entries:

Barese-this horse trained by Mike Maker and is listed with 9-2 odds to win.He finished fifth in the Kentucky Derby and lost by five lengths in the (G2) Wood Memorial. He had won his first three starts at Aqueduct. In April Barese finished third in the Stallion Series in New York. The nine furlongs in the Ohio Derby may be a bit too long for this son of Laoban to be a winner.

Brigadier General is 12-1 odds to win the Ohio Derby. This son of Street Sense is trained by Dallas Stewart and may be out of his league in the race.The first win for this son of Street Sense came in April after seven start at Keenelend. this horse is likely out of it class in the Ohio Derby.

Droppin G’s has ten start and is the most experienced horse in the fild. However, success has been far and wide as the best accomplished was in March at Trufway Park on Tapeta surface.The son of Klimt and trained by Jerry Antonulk, this hose is best on turf. This rae is not on turf and has 8-1 odds to win the Ohio Derby.

Etheral Road is the son of Quality Road and trained b the esteemed D. Wayne Lukas. This horses last race was at Pimlico in the Sir Barton. He was a scratch for the Kentucky Derby which allowed Rich Strike, the eventual winner. This will be a good race for this horse at 4-1 odds.

White Abarrio is considered the front runner in the Ohio Derby with 7-2 odds to win. He is the sire of Race Day. His last start was the Kentucky derby where he finished 16th on 15-1 odds. Previous victories include the Florida Derby (G1) and the Holy Bull (G3). This horse will be hard to beat and will run with Lasix for the first time.

Pineapple Man is 10-1 odds to master the Ohio Derby.He has mostly ran in New York with little success. Trained by Michael Maker gives this horse some credence.

Tawny Port is trained by Brad Cox and one of the three horses that have won graded stakes, He won the Lexington Stakes  in April at Keeneland and finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby. The son of Pioneer of the Nile has a shot in this one. Odds are 3-1.

Classic Causeway enters with 6-1 odds to win the Ohio Derby and as of recently is trained by Kenny McPeek after a disastrous start in the Tampa Bay Derby and 11th place finish in the Kentucky Derby.He is the only horse without Lasix in the race.

Ohio Derby Prediction

This Ohio Derby has attracted a quality group of horses with a $500,000 purse. While White Abarrio is the favorite, look for Tawny Port to spoil the party but Ethereal Road will be very close third place. Classic Causeway fourth.

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