Gun Runner continued to impress Saturday, taking the Louisiana Derby by 4 1/2 lengths over Tom’s Ready. It was his second major win in a row, having taken the Risen Star Stakes last month.
Gun Runner’s win puts him firmly in command of the Kentucky Derby points standings with 151.
The other story, though, was the continued bad luck of Mo Tom, who got trapped on the inside rail again trying to make a move, and jockey Corey Lanerie had to check him several times, forcing a fourth-place finish. The same thing happened in the Risen Star Stakes, leading Lanerie to wonder if he would be on the colt again.
Gun Runner started well and stalked the leaders, Candy My Boy and Dazzling Gem. Entering the homestretch, he made his move and turned on the accelerators, clearing the field easily. Tom’s Ready finished third.