Shagaf headlines the field of horses in The Wood Memorial. He looks to win his fourth straight race and remain undefeated heading towards the Kentucky Derby.
Matt King Coal and Outwork are seen as the biggest threats to defeating Shagaf at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday. Heading into the race, Shagaf sits in ninth while Outwork is 21st in the Kentucky Derby points race. The Wood Memorial has a 100-40-20-10 points breakdown and $1 million goes to the winner.
The race is expected to get underway at 5:30 p.m. Eastern.
Here’s a look at the latest odds and post positions for The Wood Memorial 2016 courtesy of the Courier-Journal.
1. Shagaf (2/1)
2. Adventist (10/1)
3. Trojan Nation (30/1)
4. Tale of S’avall (20/1)
5. Flexibility (8/1)
6. Matt King Coal (3/1)
7. Dalmore (12/1)
8. Outwork (5/2)
Heavy’s Pick: We like Shagaf (2/1) to win his third straight race at Aqueduct and move up in the points race.