Coolmore Lexington Stakes 2013 Post Positions & Odds; Pure Fun Runs With The Boys
The Coolmore Lexington Stakes takes place this Saturday April 20, 2013 at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky. Eleven three-year-old horses are set to take the 1 1/16 mile polytrack field that includes ten colts and one brave filly, Pure Fun. The winner of the Coolmore Stakes not only takes home a $200,000 purse but also 20 points towards their 2013 Kentucky Derby entry.
Trainer Ken McPeek’s filly Pure Fun already holds twenty points on the 2013 Kentucky Oaks Leaderboard. She’ll race against the boys on Saturday to potentially stack up a few more points to solidify her entry into the Kentucky Oaks. Pure Fun is the only contender in the 2013 Coolmore Lexington Stakes “Wild Card” race that holds any points on the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard. Jockey Rosie Napravnik will lead Pure Fun to the finish line from post position #10.
Lady and The Track sat down with trainer Ken McPeek to learn more about Pure Fun. McPeek confirmed he is pointing Pure Fun towards the 2013 Kentucky Oaks with jockey Rosie Napravnik aboard. He seems to think Pure Fun’s biggest challenge in the Oaks will be Todd Pletcher’s Dreaming of Julia.
Pure Fun’s nickname around the barn is “sweetheart” because she’s truly a sweet-heart and loves people. Her favorite treats are peppermints.
When asked what his favorite moment has been thus far with Pure Fun, Ken McPeek responded, “taking the photos with the girls in the paddock at Gulfstream Park!” (see photo below)
Our guest handicapper this week for the Coolmore Lexington Stakes is Craig Trapp from PicksandParlays.net. Visit PicksandParlays.net for odds and updates on everything from horse racing to basketball.
Craig is a true handicapping professional and had this to say about the 2013 Coolmore Lexington Stakes;
“Coolmore Lexington will give Trainer Todd Pletcher one more derby contender as Winning Cause will romp over the Keenland Polytrack.”
Craig added, “Winning Cause has looked great going 2 for 2 at Keenland and will have Jockey “Mr Kentucky” Julian Leparaux on board. Price will not be great but Trainer Pletcher will have his 6th derby contender.”
Lady and The Track would like to wish all of the contenders in the 2013 Coolmore Lexington Stakes the best of luck. Good Luck! Safe Run!
Post time for the 2013 Coolmore Lexington Stakes is set for 5:13 PM EDT and is the 9th race of the day.
Coolmore Lexington Stakes 2013 Post Positions & Odds
1 Winning Cause 5-1 Leparoux/Pletcher
2 Pick Of The Litter 6-1 Castanon/Romans
3 River Rocks 12-1 Graham/Catalano
4 Hip Four Sixtynine 50-1 Saez/Barnett
5 Where’s Dominic 20-1 Prado/Trombetta
6 Sunbean 4-1 Stevens/Maker
7 Examen 5-1 Gomez/Proctor
8 Cerro 5-1 Rosario/Motion
9 Wings of Fortune 15-1 Borel/Maker
10 General Election 15-1 Rocco, Jr./Gorder
11 Pure Fun 7-2 Napravnik/McPeek