Risen Star Early Edition: Maragh replaces Coa on Mucho after bad spill// Local articles// CTD Wager

Coa took a bad spill yesterday. Maragh will ride Mucho Macho Man// Lots of newspaper features on the Risen Star// // Howard discusses Machen// Gary West thinks Machen just a sprinter// My CTD wager for today’s Risen Star//

Risen Star:
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·       Trainer Neil Howard has successful track record (Times Picayune)
·       Risen Star features Derby Hopefuls (

·       Handicapping the preps: Risen Star (Star Telegram)
·       Day at the races: Risen Star (NY Daily News)
·       Derby contenders to interact today (Courier Journal)
·       Fans can catch a whiff with Derby Future wager (San Diego Union Tribune)

·       CTD’s Wager here

Neil Howard on Captial OTB TV:
Machen got a late start to his career due to "2yo syndrome." Needed work on his shins. Machen a "quick study around the barn." Says he was "cautiously optimistic" about colt's debut. He "didn't expect" the kind of move Machen made in his 2nd start. Colt is "doing great" for today's stakes debut. Howard says Wilkinson is "doing great" but the Lecomte was a "hard race" for him. Machen & Wilkinson could hook up in the Louisiana Derby. Not anxious to move his runners from FG. Howard says Zito's Dialed In is the perfect example of what Mineshaft's offspring can do & he had a "lump in his throat" when colt won @ CD. (Derby Conteders Twitter)