This Saturday sees the running of the premier race of the Indiana Grand race schedule, with the running if the Grade 3 Indiana Derby.
$150,000 Turf Sprint Stakes Draws Full Field of Twelve
Topping the field at morning line odds of 3-1 is Something Extra for trainer Gail Cox. A seven-year-old gelded son of Indian Charlie, he is a nine-time career winner and […]
Topping the field at morning line odds of 3-1 is Something Extra for trainer Gail Cox. A seven-year-old gelded son of Indian Charlie, he is a nine-time career winner and comes into this race off of a front-running score over a field of nine rivals in the Shakertown Stakes (G3) at Keeneland. He will be making his second start off of five-month layoff and will have Shaun Bridgmohan back aboard from post position eleven.
Undrafted rounding back into winning form
Undrafted, the runner-up in the 2014 Turf Sprint, is second choice on the morning line at 7-2 for trainer Wesley Ward. Owned by Wes Welker, the five-year-old gelded son of Purim has won four of his eighteen starts though has gone winless since June. He was third last time out in the Shakertown Stakes (G3) and will be breaking from the outside post under jockey John Velazquez.
Zee Bros making second start back on grass
Also in the field at morning line odds of 12-1 is Zee Bros for trainer D. Wayne Lukas. A five-year-old son of Brother Derek, he has won four of his nineteen outings and is trying to return to form after finishing off the board in his last three starts. He returned to the turf last time out and finished sixth. He will get a jockey change to Hall of Fame rider Mike Smith and they are scheduled to break from post seven.
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