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2023 Louisiana Derby LIVE Post Draw Coverage & Analysis | Instant Coffee, Kingsbarns Top Contenders

2023 Louisiana Derby LIVE Post Draw Coverage & Analysis | Instant Coffee, Kingsbarns Top Contenders

The Racing Dudes team goes LIVE covering the post draw for the 2023 Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds, a major prep race for the 2023 Kentucky Derby (G1) scheduled for March 25, 2023. Following the post draw, the Dudes analyze the field & give their early win picks! See you in the live chat!

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The full field for the 2023 Louisiana Derby:

1Shopper's RevengeRicardo Santana Jr.Steve Asmussen12/1
2Instant CoffeeLuis SaezBrad Cox2/1
3Curly JackEdgar MoralesTom Amoss12/1
4Sun ThunderBrian Hernandez Jr.Kenny McPeek5/1
5DisarmJoel RosarioSteve Asmussen10/1
6KingsbarnsFlavien PratTodd Pletcher6/1
7CagliostroCristian TorresCherie DeVaux12/1
8Single RulerDavid CohenKent Desormeaux15/1
9Tapit's ConquestManny FrancoBrad Cox10/1
10DeningtonJunior AlvaradoKenny McPeek12/1
11Jace's RoadFlorent GerouxBrad Cox12/1
12Baseline BeaterCorey LanerieNeil Pessin20/1

The track press release:

Join us as we draw the official post positions and release the morning line odds for the 110th running of the Louisiana Derby (G2), to be run on Saturday, March 25. This prestigious Kentucky Derby prep is worth 100-40-30-20-10 points to the top five finishers.

Last year’s Louisiana Derby winner Epicenter, trained by Steve Asmussen, finished second in the Kentucky Derby and was eventually voted the Eclipse Award winner as the nation’s top 3-year-old of 2022.

Trainer Brad Cox has swept the trio of local preps leading up to the 2023 Louisiana Derby, winning the Gun Runner with Jace’s Road, the Lecomte (G3) with Instant Coffee and the Risen Star (G2) with Angel of Empire. Both Jace’s Road and Instant Coffee are expected back for the Louisiana Derby, along with Tapit’s Conquest. Cox won the 2020 edition of the Louisiana Derby with Wells Bayou.

Including the Cox trio, a field of 13 is expected to pass the entry box. Among the chief rivals for Instant Coffee is the Todd Pletcher-trained Kingsbarns, who is undefeated in two starts. Pletcher has won the Louisiana Derby four times – Noble Indy in 2015, Revolutionary in 2013, Mission Impazible in 2010 and Circular Quay in 2007.