War of Will winning the Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) © Hodges Photography/Lou Hodges, Jr.

War of Will winning the Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) © Hodges Photography/Lou Hodges, Jr.

How to bet the Louisiana Derby depends on what you think of War of Will, the Lecomte-Risen Star winner looking to join International Star as the only horse to sweep Fair Grounds’ Kentucky Derby points series.

The War Front colt closed as the 12.5-to-1 third choice in Kentucky Derby Future Wager 3, and a win in this race would likely guarantee he is one of the top choices at Churchill Downs.

Is a win in this race a certainty? BetAmerica.com’s Ed DeRosa and Fair Grounds / Churchill racing analyst Joe Kristufek peg his chances in the 4-to-5 to even money range. More action than that could mean more opportunity on others, but who are the alternatives?

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