2019 Lecomte Stakes odds and predictions: Expert who nailed Derby prep races makes picks

The 2019 Lecomte Stakes, a Kentucky Derby prep race that awards points to the top finishers, runs Saturday at the New Orleans Fair Grounds. A field of 14 is expected for the 6:49 p.m. ET post time. The Brendan Walsh-trained Keeneland winner Plus Que Parfait is the favorite at 9-2 Lecomte Stakes odds. Mr. Money is at 5-1, while Tackett and fellow Keeneland success story War of Will are at 6-1. Six horses are going off at 10-1 or better.

Before you make any 2019 Lecomte Stakes picks and predictions of your own, you’ll want to hear what SportsLine’s Jody Demling has to say. 

A fixture in the horse racing world who has been writing about, talking about and betting on races for years, Demling nailed winners all through 2018, starting with last year’s Pegasus World Cup. He crushed the exacta, picking Gun Runner to win it and West Coast to finishing a surprising second — and that’s exactly what happened. 

Among others, he also produced big winning tickets last year in Kentucky Derby prep races like the Louisiana Derby and Arkansas Derby. Plus, he has nailed nine Derby-Oaks doubles in the past 10 years at Churchill Downs and lodged his ninth Preakness win in the last 14 years at Pimlico. Anyone who has followed him is way, way up — you could be too.

Now that the 2019 Lecomte Stakes field is locked, Demling is revealing his entire projected leaderboard only at SportsLine. We can tell you he’s not high on Plus Que Parfait, the 9-2 favorite thanks to back-to-back solid efforts to end 2018. In fact, Demling says he finishes out of the top three entirely. 

“The son of Point of Entry is improving, and later in the year he could end up being the best of this field, but I can’t back him as the favorite in such a wide open race,” Demling told SportsLine. 

Instead, Demling is projecting an upset victory for a horse that has all the tools to put together a complete run and start 2019 with a big win in New Orleans. He’s including this horse in his exacta, trifecta and superfecta picks, and you should too. Anyone who follows Demling’s advice could hit it big. He’s sharing which horse it is, along with his entire projected leaderboard, only at SportsLine. 

Which horse wins the Lecomte Stakes? And what underdog steals the race? Check out the latest 2019 Lecomte Stakes odds below, then visit SportsLine to see Demling’s picks for the Lecomte Stakes.

Plus Que Parfait (9-2)
Mr. Money (5-1)
War of Will (6-1)
Tackett (6-1)
Tight Ten (8-1)
Manny Wah (10-1)
Chase the Ghost (12-1)
Hog Creek Hustle (12-1)
Roiland (12-1)
Wicked Indeed (12-1)
Malpais (12-1)
Admire (20-1)
Mo Speed (20-1)
Night Ops (30-1)

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