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The Road to the Kentucky Derby Championship Series will kick off Saturday in Louisiana as the top four finishers of the Lecomte Stakes (G3) will clash with eight rivals, including Springboard Mile winner Senor Buscador, in the 49th running of the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes (G2) at Fair Grounds.
The Risen Star is the first of 16 Championship Series races in the Road to the Kentucky Derby series. With 85 points to the Top 4 finishers on a 50-20-10-5 scale, win here and you are IN the Kentucky Derby!
Question is: Who wins?
This Inside Track to the Risen Star wagering guide gives you an inside look at the six stakes races running at Fair Grounds Race Course on February 13, 2021, including the Risen Star Stakes contested over 1 1/8 miles. The Risen Star, named for the 1988 U.S. Champion Three-Year-Old Colt, is worth 50-20-10-5 points to the top 4 finishers on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1).
The Racing Dudes have been at it for over 9 years, offering daily handicapping picks and analysis for every track across the country. For this year’s Inside Track to the Risen Star, our lead handicappers have been scouring through the card at Fair Grounds in search of winning tickets on this loaded day of racing.
The six stakes races total $1.25 million in purses and include both Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks (G1) prep races: the Risen Star, the $300,000 Rachel Alexandra (G2) for the Oaks, the $200,000 Mineshaft (G3), the $150,000 Fair Grounds (G3), the $100,000 Albert M. Stall Memorial, and the $100,000 Colonel Power.
But that’s not all! Along with the six major stakes races, this Inside Track to the Risen Star wagering guide also includes race-by-race analysis, betting suggestions, and multi-race plays for Fair Ground’s entire Saturday card.
For each of the six stakes at Fair Grounds, you will find the following:
FULL RACE PREVIEWS FOR EACH RACE, including:
You will also find specific wagering under the “Picks and Plays” section, which includes:
Each Win, Place, Show, or Across the Board wager comes with a confidence rating so that you can see how strongly we feel about each pick.
A sample of guide is available for download here. This INSIDE TRACK TO THE RISEN STAR wagering guide is included FREE with any subscription or can be purchased individually by clicking the banner below for $29.95.
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