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Dec 19, 2014

Golden Soul seeks to extend winning streak at Fair Grounds


New Orleans. LA ( - Golden Soul, 2013 Kentucky Derby runner- up, will go for his third straight win Friday in the $50,000 Buddy Diliberto Memorial Stakes at Fair Grounds.

Trained by Dallas Stewart for Charles Fipke, Golden Soul will start the 1 1/16-mile turf race from post 5 in the nine-horse field. The Diliberto Memorial will be the 4-year-old chestnut colt's fifth consecutive grass start.

Golden Soul will be making his first stakes start since finishing sixth last June in Belmont Park's Brooklyn Handicap. He began 2014 with a fifth in the New Orleans Handicap at Fair Grounds and was seventh on May 2 in Churchill Downs' Alysheba.

Last year, Golden Soul rallied from far back to finish second to Orb in the Kentucky Derby as a 34-1 longshot. Prior to the Run for the Roses, the colt was fourth in the Louisiana Derby behind Revolutionary.

Here is the field for the Diliberto Memorial from the rail out: Gentleman's Kitten, James Graham; All Stormy, Kerwin Clark; Bim Bam, Miguel Mena, Treasury Bill, Andre Ramgeet; Golden Soul, Brian Hernandez Jr.; Grand Contender, Francisco Torres; Heuston, Chris Landeros; Adios Nardo. Jamie Theriot and Infinite Magic, Robby Albarado.

Post time for the Diliberto Memorial will be approximately 5:19 p.m. ET.

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