Vicar's in Trouble returns home
Updated: September 3, 2014, 4:40 PM ETBrisnet
Vicar's in Trouble, who captured the Louisiana Derby and Lecomte at Fair Grounds last winter by a combined margin of 10 ¼ lengths, returns to his home state Saturday as the one to catch in the Grade 2, $400,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs.The Into Mischief colt did not scare any of the competition away -- a total of 11 are in the Super Derby -- and there are other speed elements he will have to contend with, but class could carry Vicar's in Trouble a long way in the nine-furlong heat. Vicar's in Trouble hopes to snap a three-race losing streak in the Super Derby. Burdened with the disadvantageous 1 post in the Kentucky Derby, Vicar's in Trouble failed to make the lead, endured a troubled trip and trailed the field of 19. He also failed to make the lead in his comeback, the Iowa Derby over a sloppy Prairie Meadows strip, but hung on for third after a wide trip. He had everything his own way, though, in the August 2 West Virginia Derby, but was simply outfinished by two better horses -- Tapiture and Candy Boy. Vicar's in Trouble will be reunited Saturday with Rosie Napravnik, who was aboard Tapiture at Mountaineer and has guided Vicar's in Trouble to all three career wins.
SUPER DERBY DRAW
|3||Ide Be Cool||Rosier|
|4||Vicar's in Trouble||Napravnik|
|6||Victory Nor Defeat||Prado|
|9||Declan's Fast Cat||Melancon|