`Gold' heads 14-horse Lexington Stakes field

April 18, 1999|By SPORTSTICKER

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- With just two weeks to go before the 125th Kentucky Derby, a full field of 14 runners will go postward in today's 18th renewal of the $378,700 Lexington Stakes at Keeneland.

The Grade II, 1 1/16-mile event will attract more than 11 starters for the first time.

Finder's Gold heads the field as the tepid 7-2 favorite from the No. 7 hole, with David Flores up. Flores guided the son of Seeking The Gold to a four-length victory in an allowance race at Santa Anita two weeks ago in his first time aboard the colt.

Two Florida-breds, Yankee Victor and Grits'n Hard Toast, are the 4-1 co-second choices.

All entrants will carry 115 pounds except Epic Honor, who will lug 120 pounds in search of the winner's share of $234,794.

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