Iowa Derby 2021 Odds: Super Stock your 3-1 favorite on the Morning Line

Steve Asmussen trains your 3-1 favorite Super Stock on the Morning Line
Steve Asmussen trains your 3-1 favorite Super Stock on the Morning Line

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Last week we had the Ohio Derby over at Thistledown attracting some decent three-year-old talent. This Friday trainers such as Steve Asmussen, Brad Cox and Karl Broberg are shipping in horses to Prairie Meadows for the Iowa Derby.

Nine are set to run and our editor has an overview of the field along with all the Morning Line Odds and Post Positions after the PP draw…

Iowa Derby 2021 Entries & Post Positions
  • Post Position
  • Horse
  • Morning Line Odds

Post Position

  • 1.
  • 2.
  • 3.
  • 4.
  • 5.
  • 6.
  • 7.
  • 8.
  • 9.

Horse

  • Proxy
  • Super Stock
  • Bourbon Thunder
  • Flash of Mischief
  • Stilleto Boy
  • Rightandjust
  • Gagetown
  • Snow House
  • Nova Rags

Morning Line Odds

  • 5-1
  • 3-1
  • 15-1
  • 8-1
  • 12-1
  • 10-1
  • 6-1
  • 8-1
  • 9-2

It should come as no surprise that the line maker at Prairie Meadows has installed Super Stock as the 3-1 favorite on the Morning Line. The winner of the Grade I Arkansas Derby back in April has by far the best result of any of the nine horses entered for this one.

Before that the son of Grade I winner Dialed In bounced around on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, picking up points at the Iroquois, Breeders’ Futurity and Rebel. 16th in the Derby itself was not ideal and fourth place last time out at Lone Star for the Texas Derby was legitimately disappointing. No problem with him being the top choice but I’d be lukewarm on him at best.

Proxy was scratched from the Ohio Derby at Thistledown and will now race at Prairie Meadows for the Iowa Derby instead. The Michael Stidham trained horse is a 5-1 shot and I think is a real option for this race. Last time out he finished fourth when favorite at the Grade III Lexington but that yielding track surface that day did not suit. Would not be shocked if pool money moved him to the top choice come the start of the race.

The third horse who spent some real time trying to make the Kentucky Derby field who should race on Friday here is Nova Rags. He has raced in really good company in his past few outings and finished third ahead of Dream Shake at the Grade I Woody Stephens. A 9-2 play here is intriguing and should he drift in the pool, I’d have some interest.

Two 8-1 shots are very much worth considering when we come to handicap this race. Snow House, who is the son of multiple Graded Stakes winner Twirling Candy has won two straight down at Keeneland and Churchill Downs. Joining him with two straight wins is Into Mischief colt Flash of Mischief. This one is trained by Karl Broberg with the former a Brad Cox trained three-year-old. A dabble with turf racing was not successful but he has three wins from five on the dirt.

Gagetown, Rightandjust, Stiletto Boy and Bourbon Thunder round out the field of nine.

It is a big day of racing down at Prairie Meadows on Friday and our J.N. Campbell is down to handicap this race along with the Iowa Oaks and Cornhusker Handicap. So check back with us late on Thursday afternoon when his picks and previews of these races will go live...

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