Triple Crown Trail Vets Chase Big Pot in WV

GI Kentucky Derby runner-up Lookin At Lee ( Lookin At Lucky) and GI Belmont S. third Patch ( Union Rags) are among the 11 sophomores set to chase a $750,000 in Saturday’s GIII West Virginia Derby. Late-running Lookin At Lee ( Lookin At Lucky) gets the morning line nod at 3-1. The deep closer was third in the GI Arkansas Derby Apr. 15 before enjoying an advantageous rail-skimming ride in the May 6″ Run for the Roses .” Fourth in the GI Preakness S. May 20, he was a remote seventh three weeks later in the GI Belmont S. Popular ‘ TDN Rising Star Phat Man( Munnings) looks to add to his connects’ big operate( click here for more ). The chestnut earned his second straight victory when he got up in the shadow of the wire in Monmouth’s July 8 Long Branch S. Dale Romans took this race in 2006 with Bright One, and he’s got two chances for a second score. Watch Me Whip ( Smart Strike) was a promising debut win at Keeneland in April, good for ‘Rising Star’ honors. He’s failed to return to the winner’s circle in three subsequent endeavours, and was most recently fourth-two spots behind Colonelsdarktemper ( Colonel John )- in the GIII Indiana Derby July 15. The $330,000 KEESEP yearling might appreciate this nine-furlong trip-up. Impressive Edge ( Harlan’s Holiday ), describes one slot inside of his stablemate, was third in the GIII Iowa Derby July 7. McCormick ( Hard Spun) was second, while Silver Dust ( Tapit) was fourth.

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