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The king of the Fair Grounds tries to conquer the Kentucky Derby

Gun Runner won the Louisiana Derby at the Fair Grounds. Gun Runner won the Louisiana Derby at the Fair Grounds.
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The king of the Fair Grounds in 2016, no doubt Gun Runner. Winning the Risen Star Stakes, and the Louisiana Derby in convincing fashion. The Steve Asmussen trained horse beat GMB Racing's pair of horses both times out, and hopes to repeat his winning ways come Saturday in the Kentucky Derby.

"Obviously happy with the trajectory he's shown to this point. We also know we need to be better. I feel we're in the process of it," said Gun Runner's trainer, Steve Asmussen. "The Louisiana Derby was a nice step in the right direction. We're expecting another step forward just from a fitness, finish, where he's at."

Early odds place Gun Runner with the fourth-best chance to win the Derby. Nyquist is the favorite, he's an undefeated 7-7. 

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