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Red Mile: Pinkman 2-1 favorite in 123rd Kentucky Futurity

Pinkman is the 2-1 favorite in Saturday's Kentucky Futurity at The Red Mile, the third jewel in the Trotting Triple Crown.
Pinkman is the 2-1 favorite in Saturday's Kentucky Futurity at The Red Mile, the third jewel in the Trotting Triple Crown.

Hambletonian Stakes winner Pinkman is the 2-1 morning-line favorite in Saturday's $527,000 Kentucky Futurity for 3-year-old trotters at The Red Mile.

The 123rd running of the Futurity is the featured event on a 14-race card that also includes the Kentucky Filly Futurity.

Pinkman will start from post No. 9 with Yannick Gingras driving for trainer Jimmy Takter.

Pinkman, who enters the Futurity off a victory in the $532,000 Canadian Trotting Classic on Sept. 19 at Mohawk Racetrack, has won 10 of 14 races this year and earned $1.48 million. He is owned by Christina Takter, John and Jim Fielding, Joyce McClelland, and Herb Liverman.

Takter has five of the 10 horses in the Futurity, with French Laundry, The Bank, Uncle Lasse, and Canepa Hanover joining Pinkman in the field.

Multiple stakes winner Crazy Wow is the 7-2 second choice. He will start from post No. 5 with Tim Tetrick driving for trainer Ron Burke.

The Kentucky Futurity is the third jewel in the Trotting Triple Crown. Pinkman won the first jewel, the Hambletonian, on Aug. 8 at the Meadowlands, and Habitat won the second, the Yonkers Trot, on Sept. 5 at Yonkers Raceway. Habitat was not entered in the Futurity.

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