A field of 14 horses hits the track for at Saturday's Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans. The Grade 2, $400,000 showdown includes four of the top five finishers from last month's Lecomte Stakes, including the top three in War of Will (the 5-2 favorite), Hog Creek Hustle (8-1) and Manny Wah (12-1).
Before you lock in any Risen Star Stakes picks, you need to see what Jody Demling has to say.
He's gotten 2019 off to an astonishing start, nailing the superfecta at the prestigious Pegasus World Cup -- a $678 payout on a $1 bet -- and the superfecta at the Robert B. Lewis Stakes, too.
The veteran racing handicapper nailed winners all through 2018, starting with last year's Pegasus World Cup. He crushed the exacta, taking Gun Runner to win it and West Coast to finish a surprising second -- and that's exactly what happened. Among others, he also produced big winning tickets at the Arkansas Derby and Belmont, and he nailed his ninth Preakness win in the last 14 years.
Anyone who has followed him is way, way up -- you could be too.
Now, Demling has evaluated Saturday's big race from New Orleans (7:02 p.m. ET post time). He's released his entire leaderboard and locked in his exotics picks.
We can tell you he's not high on Frolic More at 10-1, saying this horse, "just appears to be a cut below the most talented horses in this race."
Instead, he is extremely high on a surprising double-digit long shot with the background to put it all together and be there at the end at the Fair Grounds. He's including this horse in all of his exotics picks, and anyone who follows Demling's advice could hit it BIG once again.
Who should you back in Saturday's Risen Star Stakes? And which should you absolutely include in your exotics bets? ... Join SportsLine here to get Jody Demling's winners and picks for the Risen Star Stakes, plus get optimal exactas, trifecta and superfecta picks, all from the expert with a whopping nine Preakness wins who nailed the superfecta at the 2019 Pegasus World Cup!