LeComte choices vary/ Napravnik ready for 2nd try/ Friscan returns to winning ways

Bob Fortus at The Times-Picayune offers some perspective on maturing 3-year-olds and history of the LeComte Stakes.  The race has only produced one Kentucky Derby winner, War Emblem, who finished 5th in the LeComte.  This year’s running has 13 entries (2 coupled) and just as many handicapping angles.  From a scan of equine sites and Twitter feeds there is no consensus choice, with Exfactor, Hammer’s Terror, Capetown Devil, Dan and Sheila, Z Dager, Shared Property, Seven Lively Sins, Ted’s Folly, and Mr. Bowling all getting consideration// Nice feature on Rosie Napravnik who’s hoping for her second Kentucky Derby mount, this time with Seven Lively Sins// Friscan, last seen finishing third in the Bashford Manor (G3) in early July, returned to racing today at Laurel.  The colt dominated a 5.5 furlong optional claimer in which he led the whole way// Wynn Las Vegas updated Kentucky Derby futures for the second time this week. Several LeComte entries, including favorite Shared Property are 175-1 and up.

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Kentucky Derby 2012 dosage report (Horseracing Nation)

Fort Loudon- CRC- 5F- 1.01:80- B- 2/6
Team Six- FH- 5F- 1.02:00- B- 3/5
Il Villano- PRX- 5F- 1.02:45- B- 2/4
Creative Cause- HOL- 6F- 1.14:00- H- 5/16
Longview Drive- SA- 5F- 1.01:00- H- 21/53
Isn't He Clever- SUN- 5F- 1.01:40- B- 4/22
Stat- PMM- 5F- 1.02:22- B- 9/14