Winning Cause , another 3yo out of that seemingly bottomless Todd Pletcher reservoir of 3yo’s, picked up 20 Kentucky Derby Points in a solid stretch move to win by 1 length in today’s $200,000, GIII Coolmore Lexington Stakes, at 1 1/16 mile over a “fast” Keeneland poly track!
2nd. went to General Election at 34/1 and winner of the Battaglia Stakes at Turfway Park 2 back.
Trainer, Todd Pletcher said, he wants to see how Winning Cause , comes out of this race before making any possible derby moves! If he runs again in Louisville on May 4th it would be his 3rd race in 4 weeks!
Payouts and Winning Time,
|Age Restriction: Three Year Old|
|Distance: One And One Sixteenth Miles On The All Weather Track|
|Track Condition: Fast|
|Winning Time: 1:43.93|
|1.||Winning Cause||Julien R. Leparoux||15.60||8.20||6.00|
|10.||General Election||Joseph Rocco, Jr.||29.60||17.80|
|2.||Pick of the Litter||Jesus Lopez Castanon||8.20|
|Also ran were: 8. – Cerro (IRE) , 6. – Sunbean , 9. – Wings of Fortune , 11. – Pure Fun , 3. – River Rocks , 7. – Examen , 4. – Hip Four Sixtynine|
|Scratched horses: Where’s Dominic (Trainer)|